WSJ CEO Council Features Interviews With Yellen, Dimon

The Wall Street Journal is hosting its CEO Council summit Tuesday with top executives, administration officials and policy experts, as the Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues world-wide but some countries, notably India, face a surge in cases.

The gathering comes as the U.S. economy is poised for a sharp rebound this year, and the new Biden administration recently hit its 100-days mark, with large infrastructure and antipoverty proposals in the works.

Here is a rundown of the featured interviews. You can see more details here.

First up, starting at 7 a.m. ET, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak discusses how the country’s economy will rebound after being roiled by Brexit and the pandemic. Then, Keyu Jin, professor of economics at the London School of Economics, and Mariana Mazzucato, professor of economics of innovation and public value at University College London, discuss governments’ role in driving innovation in technology and biotech.

The summit then pivots to a series of leaders of big businesses. At 8:30 a.m. ET, JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon discusses the economic rebound and the markets, and you can watch the interview live. Then, the co-founders of BioNTech, Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci, talk about vaccine innovation. Next up is Ben van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, on the future of energy in the face of climate concerns.

The chief of the U.K.’s MI6 Secret Intelligence Service, Richard Moore, talks about shifting world-wide threats. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, discusses state-sponsored online attacks.

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.

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Next up are Merck & Co. Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier and former International Business Machines Corp. Chairman Ginni Rometty to discuss how big companies can increase diversity and opportunity for employees.

Carbon CEO Ellen J. Kullman; James Manyika, chairman and director at the McKinsey Global Institute; and Zoom Video Communications Inc. CEO Eric Yuan discuss the future of work.

Around 1 p.m., Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s digital policy and antitrust czar, discusses the trade-offs between the power of big tech companies and consumer benefits. Mark Carney, the U.N. special envoy for climate action and finance, talks about the pressure on businesses to strive for a lower-carbon future.

Kurt Campbell, coordinator for Indo-Pacific affairs at the White House, will discuss the U.S.-China relationship.

Bruce Arians, coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, explains the leadership lessons of their Super Bowl win.

Amid a booming stock market, and growing interest in assets such as SPACs and digital currencies, Nasdaq Inc. CEO Adena Friedman and Blackstone Group President Jon Gray talk about what the rest of the year holds.

At 4 p.m., the summit wraps up with a live-streamed interview with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, focusing on President Biden’s spending and tax plans and the economic recovery, as well as the push for an international agreement on corporate taxation levels.

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