WSJ CEO Council Features Interviews With Janet Yellen, Jamie 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

said he is “cautiously optimistic” about the prospects for the U.K. economy’s recovery after it suffered in 2020 the worst annual slump in 300 years. He said consumer and business confidence are improving as the country inches out of lockdown.

Mariana Mazzucato,

professor of economics of innovation and public value at University College London, said Covid-19 vaccines have exposed some of the shortcomings of cooperation between the private and public sectors in developing new technologies. “It’s not enough to have a vaccine,” said Ms. Mazzucato, who said patent protections have slowed their global rollout.

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.

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.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, seen here in 2019, is one of the participants in WSJ CEO Council.



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Andrew Harnik/Associated Press

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