About Business breakfast with Wendell Weeks: Chairman and CEO of Corning

Presented by the Liveris Academy and UQ Get Involved, and MC’d by fellow business leader Andrew Liveris, this is a unique opportunity for UQ students, staff and alumni to hear from the leader of a multinational technology company and one of the world’s largest producers of glass and ceramics.

Wendell Weeks will speak about how he has built his entire career within the one company, working up from the finance team to becoming CEO, and will share his vision for how he hopes to create an even bigger, stronger, and more agile company in the future.

After the session we will host a networking ‘business breakfast’ where you can grab a coffee and a bite to eat, and chat with other guests about the event. We welcome all UQ staff, students and alumni to join us for this event.

Wendell Weeks Bio:

Weeks began his career with Corning in 1983 in the finance group. In his 38 years with the company, he has held a variety of financial, business development, commercial, and general management roles, including strategic positions in the company’s television, specialty glass, and optical communications businesses.

In 1996, Weeks was named vice president and general manager of Corning’s optical fiber business. In early 2001, he was named president of Corning’s Optical Communications division, where he led through both dynamic market growth and the subsequent challenges of market declines. Weeks became Corning’s president and chief operating officer in April 2002. In this role, he helped lead the company’s restructuring and return to profitability following the telecommunications industry crash. During his tenure as CEO, he has overseen acquisitions in Optical Communications, Life Sciences, and Display Technologies. He has also played an instrumental role in numerous innovations, including the development of Corning® Gorilla® Glass. Furthermore, he has earned 33 U.S. patents.

Weeks is a graduate of Lehigh University and earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University as a Baker Scholar. He serves on the board of directors at Amazon.com, Inc. and is a member of the Liveris Academy Honorary Board. He is also on the board of trustees for the Corning Museum of Glass and for the Institute for Advanced Study. Weeks received Harvard Business School’s 2014 Alumni Achievement Award. In November 2014, he was awarded the Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit from Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy for contributions to the display technology industry.

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