Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Sumner Redstone

Executive Chairman, Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp.


Sumner Redstone is Executive Chairman of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp., positions to which he was elected in 2006 following the creation of two separate, publicly traded companies from the former Viacom Inc. He was CEO of the former Viacom Inc. from 1996 to 2005 and chairman of the former Viacom Inc. since 1986. He has also been chairman, CEO and president of National Amusements Inc. and chairman of the National Association of Theatre Owners. He served in the Military Intelligence Division during World War II. While a university student, he joined a group working to break Japan's military and diplomatic codes; he subsequently received two division commendations and the Army Commendation Award. Redstone graduated from Harvard University and holds an LL.B. from Harvard Law School.


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