Global Conference 2014

Speaker's Biography

Joel Klein

CEO, Amplify; Former Chancellor, New York City Department of Education


Joel Klein is CEO of Amplify (formerly the Education Division) and the former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. He is also executive vice president and a board member of News Corp. Klein became Amplify CEO and News Corp. EVP in 2011. Prior to that, as chancellor, he oversaw a system of more than 1,600 schools with 1.1 million students. In 2002, Klein launched Children First, a comprehensive reform strategy that brought coherence and capacity to the system and resulted in significant increases in student performance. A former chairman and CEO of the U.S. arm of Bertelsmann, a global media company, Klein was assistant U.S. attorney general in charge of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and was Deputy White House Counsel to President Clinton. He joined the Clinton administration after 20 years of public and private legal work in Washington, D.C. Klein earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School.


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