Lessons in Leadership featuring Dr. Ángel Cabrera

September 26, 2017

Leadership Greater Washington is honored to welcome Ángel Cabrera, President of George Mason University, for an intimate conversation on leadership topics with Richard Bynum (’13) of PNC Bank – our gracious host and sponsor for the Lessons in Leadership Series.

This Lessons in Leadership session will take place on Tuesday, September 26 from 8:00-10:00 AM at PNC Place – 800 17th Street NW, 12th Floor, in downtown D.C. Guests are welcome to accompany LGW members to this event, but all must be registered. 


Event Details
Lessons in Leadership:
Ángel Cabrera
Tuesday, September 26 | 8:00-10:00 AM
PNC Place
800 17th Street NW, 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006


More about Ángel 

Ángel Cabrera is the president of George Mason University, Virginia’s largest public university. Established in Fairfax in 1972, Mason today operates several campuses across the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region and in Incheon, South Korea. Since 2016, Mason is one of the 115 universities in the U.S. selected for the highest research category of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. 

Before becoming Mason’s president in 2012, Cabrera led IE Business School in Madrid, and Thunderbird School of Global Management, now affiliated with Arizona State University. Cabrera is the first native of Spain to have served as president of an American university.

As a business educator, Cabrera played a key role in advancing professional ethics, internationalization, and corporate social responsibility. As a senior advisor to the United Nations Global Compact, he was the lead author of the Principles of Responsible Management Education, now adopted by more than 500 business schools around the world.  In partnership with the World Economic Forum and leading Harvard Business School faculty, he co-founded The Oath Project, an international initiative to establish a code of conduct for business leaders. In 2004, Businessweek named him one of 25 “Stars of Europe” and Financial Times in 2011 recognized him as one of the top 20 business school leaders in the world.

The World Economic Forum named Cabrera a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” in 2002, a “Young Global Leader” in 2005, and chairman of the Global Agenda Council for entrepreneurship in 2008. He was an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow in 2008, and a Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting topic leader in 2010.  

Cabrera chairs the Commission on International Initiatives for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and serves on the advisory boards of the National Science Foundation (Education and Human Resources Directorate), the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright Program), Georgia Institute of Technology, and ITESM in Monterrey, Mexico. He serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Bankinter Foundation of Innovation in Madrid and other organizations.

Cabrera holds BS and MS degrees in engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and MS and PhD degrees in psychology and cognitive science from the Georgia Tech, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar.

To view his complete bio, please click here.


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