FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – GREENWICH, CT, October 31, 2014 – Chief Executive magazine is pleased to announce that Leslie H. Wexner, Chairman and CEO of L Brands, will receive Chief Executive’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the CEO2CEO Summit conference, Dec. 4, 2014, at the New York Stock Exchange.
An American businessman and avid philanthropist, Wexner is a retailing legend and the current longest-serving CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Born in Ohio to Russian immigrants, Wexner started The Limited in 1963 with a $5,000 loan from his aunt. He nurtured that investment into a $12 billion company whose brands include Victoria’s Secret, Victoria’s Secret PINK, Bath & Body Works, White Barn Candle and Henri Bendel, among others. Through the years, he has grown and spun off top retail brands such as Lane Bryant, Abercrombie & Fitch, Lerner New York, Express and his flagship property, The Limited, as the retail environment has evolved.
In addition to his business pursuits, Mr. Wexner is committed to giving back and making a difference. In 2012, Ohio State University renamed its Medical Center the Wexner Medical Center in honor of his generous support. And L Brands employees and Victoria Secret supermodels regularly participate in volunteering events. For example, for this year’s 22nd Komen Race for the Cure celebration in Columbus, Ohio, L Brands brought in nearly 10,000 participants and guests.
“Les has the complementary skills of being an extraordinary visionary and entrepreneur, while at the same time having the leadership prowess to scale that business into a giant and consistently maintain it over the long-term,” said J.P. Donlon, editor in chief of Chief Executive magazine.
Chief Executive is proud to be presenting Mr. Wexner with the Lifetime Achievement Award at its CEO2CEO Summit, an annual conference that brings together 100 CEOs to talk about how to create sustained growth through technological innovation and agility.
Mr. Wexner will speak on developing a vision that constantly transforms and rebuilds a company.
Speakers joining Mr. Wexner include:
- Andrew N. Liveris, President and CEO, Dow Chemical Company
- Eric Spiegel, President and CEO, Siemens USA
- Bob Nardelli, CEO of XLR-8
Attendees will have the opportunity to network with their CEO peers in this intimate setting.
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