2011 Milken Institute Summit
President and CEO, Milken Institute
Michael Klowden is president and CEO of the Milken Institute. He is responsible for dramatically enhancing the Institute's research capabilities and worldwide outreach. During his tenure, the Institute's annual Global Conference has become one of the world's premier business, finance and policy events. Klowden also initiated specialized research centers, including the California Center, the Israel Center and the Center for a Sustainable Energy Future; established a major presence in Washington, D.C., with the founding of FasterCures and the new Center for Financial Markets; and expanded the use of Financial Innovations Labs that suggest solutions to specific challenges. Previously Klowden was president of Jefferies Group Inc.; senior partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; and partner at Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago, where he is now a trustee, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He has served on numerous for-profit and charitable boards.