2019 Eric Johnson ’72, P’08 President and CEO of Baldwin Richardson Foods
2019 Niraj Shah and Steve Conine Co-founders of Wayfair
2019 Roger Enrico ’65, H’86 Former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Inc.; Former Executive Chairman of DreamWorks
2019 Sara Blakely Founder and CEO of SPANX Inc.
2019 Jesse Itzler Co-founder of Marquis Jet
2018 Juan Roig President of Mercadona
2017 C. Dean Metropoulos ’67, MBA’68 Chairman and CEO of Metropoulos & Co
2017 Harry Susilo P'96 Founder and Chairman of the Sekar Group
2016 Sheila Lirio Marcelo Founder, Chairwoman and CEO of
2016 Stephen Kaufer CEO and Co-founder of TripAdvisor
2016 H.H. Sheikh ​​Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group
2015 Dorothy Cann Hamilton Founder of the International Culinary Center
2015 Doug Rauch Founder and President of Daily Table; Former CEO of Conscious Capitalism; Past President of Trader Joe’s ​
2015 Jaime Gilinski​ Chairman, Banco GNB Sudameris SA
2014 Diane Hessan​ Founder and Chairman of C Space
2014 Alan Trefler​ Founder and CEO of Pegasystems​
2014 Graham Weston Former Chairman of Rackspace Hosting Inc.
2012​ Scott D. Cook​ Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Intuit Inc.​
2012​ Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande President and Chairman of Sparta Group LLC
2012​ Howard H. Stevenson P'03 Sarofim-Rock Baker Foundation Professor emeritus; Former Senior Associate Dean, Director of Publishing and Chair of the Harvard Business Publishing Company
2011​ Ralph J. Roberts Founder of Comcast Corporation​
2011​ Brian L. Roberts​ Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation​
2011​ Eileen Fisher Clothing Designer and Founder of EILEEN FISHER Inc.
2010 Henri A. Termeer Former Chairman, President, and CEO of Genzyme Corporation
2008 Ernesto Bertarelli '89 Chairman of Waypoint Capital Group; Co-chair of Bertarelli Foundation
2008 Sunil Bharti Mittal Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises Ltd.
2008 Lee Man Tat Chairman of Lee Kum Kee
2007 Malcolm Stevenson "Steve" Forbes Jr. Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
2007 Geoff Molson MBA'96 Owner, President & CEO of Montreal Canadiens
2006 Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. Founder and CEO of Magic Johnson Companies
2006 Robert K. Kraft H’02 Founder, Chairman, and CEO of The Kraft Group
2003 Michael R. Bloomberg Founder of Bloomberg L.P.
2003 Ben Cohen Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Inc.
2002 Steven B. Dodge Founder of American Tower Corporation
2002 Leonard Riggio Founder and Executive Chairman of Barnes & Noble Inc.
2001 Robert Davis MBA’85 General Partner, Highland Capital Partners; Founder, Former President and CEO at Lycos Inc.
2001 Kay Koplovitz Founder of USA Networks
2001 Robert M. Rosenberg H'97, P'94 Former CEO of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins
2000 Robert Annunziata Founder of Teleport Communications Group
2000 Patricia Gallup Chairman, CAO, and Co-founder of PC Connection Inc.
2000 George N. Hatsopoulos G'20 Co-founder of Thermo Electron Corporation
2000 Pleasant T. Rowland Founder of The Pleasant Company (American Girl Brand)
1999 Ellen Gordon Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Tootsie Roll Industries Inc.
1999 Marie Gray Co-founder of St. John Knits Inc.
1999 Robert Gray Co-founder of St. John Knits Inc.
1999 Masayoshi Son Founder, Chairman, and CEO of SOFTBANK Inc.
1998 Richard J. Egan P'89 Co-founder of EMC Corporation
1998 Abraham D. Gosman P’88 Founder of The Meditrust Companies
1997 Willie D. Davis Former President and CEO of All-Pro Broadcasting Company
1997 Leo Kahn Co-founder of Staples Inc.
1997 Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Co-founder of Quick & Reilly
1997 Thomas G. Stemberg Co-founder of Staples Inc.
1996 Sir. Richard Branson Founder of The Virgin Group
1996 Ely Callaway Jr. Founder of Callaway Golf
1996 A. Andronico Luksic Former Chairman of the Luksic Group
1995 The Honorable Craig R. Benson '77, H'03 CEO of Soft Draw Investments; former Chairman and CEO at Cabletron Systems, Inc.; Former Governor of the State of New Hampshire
1995 Arthur M. Blank ’63, H’98 Owner and Chairman, Blank Family of Businesses; Co-founder of The Home Depot
1995 Edward C. Johnson III Former Chairman and CEO of Fidelity Investments
1995 S. Robert Levine Former President and CEO of Cabletron Systems Inc.
1995 Bernie Marcus Co-founder, former Chairman and CEO of The Home Depot
1994 Leon A. Gorman Former President and Chairman of L.L.Bean Inc.
1994 Earl G. Graves Founder of Black Enterprise Magazine; Chairman of Earl G. Graves Ltd.
1993 Jacob Stolt-Nielsen, Jr. P’87 Former Chairman and CEO, Stolt Tankers and Terminals (Holdings) S.A.
1993 Robert A. Swanson Co-founder of Genentech
1992 Ewing Marion Kauffman Founder of Marion Merrell Dow Inc.
1992 John C. Merritt '61 Owner and President of Dockside Marine Supply; Former Chairman and CEO of Van Kampen Merritt Holding Corp.
1992 Anita Roddick Founder of The Body Shop
1992 Leslie H. Wexner Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Limited Brands Corporation
1991 Amar G. Bose Founder of Bose Corporation
1991 John R. Furman Founder of Furman Lumber Inc.
1991 William G. McGowan Founder of MCI Communications Corporation
1990 Paul Fireman H'94, P'00 Chairman of Fireman Capital Partners
1990 Sandra L. Kurtzig Founder and Chairman of Kenandy; Founder of ASK Computer Systems Inc.
1989 Alan Bond Chairman of the Board, Dallhold Investments, Pty. Ltd.
1989 Patrick J. McGovern Co-founder of International Data Group (IDG)
1989 Sir Michael W.J. Smurfit Former Chairman and CEO, Jefferson Smurfit Group p.l.c.
1988 Kazuo Inamori Founder of Kyocera and KDDI
1988 Edward Lowe Founder of Edward Lowe Industries Inc. and the Edward Lowe Foundation
1988 J. Willard Marriott Jr. Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Marriott International
1987 Sir John Marks Templeton H’92 Founder of Templeton Growth Fund and John Templeton Foundation
1987 Gilbert Trigano Former President Club Méditerranée, S.A.
1986 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen Former Managing Director of The LEGO Group
1986 Trammell Crow Founding Partner of Trammell Crow Company
1986 Ueli Prager Founder of Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts
1985 Donald C. Burr Founder of PEOPLExpress Airlines
1985 Rupert Murdoch Founder of News Corporation
1985 Peter J. Sprague H’88 Chariman and Founder of Satellite Displays; Former Chairman of National Semiconductor Corporation
1984 Henry W. Bloch Co-founder of H&R Block Inc.
1984 John J. Cullinane President of The Cullinane Group Inc.; Former Chairman and CEO, Cullinet Software Inc.
1984 John K. Hanson Former Chairman of Winnebago Industries
1984 Heinz Nixdorf Founder of Nixdorf Computer AG
1983 Nolan K. Bushnell Chairman, Pizza Time Theatres Inc.
1983 Frederic C. Hamilton ’48, H'98, P'82 Former Chairman of The Hamilton Companies LLC
1983 Sidney R. Rabb Former Chairman of The Stop & Shop Companies
1983 Frederick W. Smith Founder and Chairman of Federal Express Corporation
1982 Wally Amos Founder of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Co. L.L.C.
1982 William C. Norris Former Chairman and CEO of Control Data Corporation
1982 Carl G. Sontheimer Founder of Cuisinarts Inc.
1981 Gustavo A. Cisneros ’68, H’19 Chairman of Cisneros
1981 Franklin P. "Frank" Perdue Former President and CEO of Perdue Farms
1981 Marcus Wallenberg Former Honorary Chairman of Skandinaviska-Enskilda Banken
1981 An Wang Co-founder of Wang Laboratories Inc.
1980 J. Peter Grace Former President and CEO of W.R. Grace and Company
1980 Mary Hudson Co-founder of Hudson Oil Company
1980 Mary Wells Lawrence H'72 Founding President of Wells, Rich, Greene
1980 Lewis E. Lehrman H'81 Founder of L.E. Lehrman & Co.
1979 Thomas Mellon Evans G'04 Former Chairman of Crane Company
1979 Lee Byung-chul Founder of Samsung Group
1979 John H. Johnson Founder of Johnson Publishing Company
1979 John Erik Jonsson Co-founder of Texas Instruments Inc.
1979 Diane von Fürstenberg Founder and Chairwoman of DVF Studio LLC
1978 Soichiro Honda Founder of Honda Motor Car Company Ltd.
1978 Ray A. Kroc Founding Chairman of McDonald's Corporation
1978 Royal Little Founder of Textron Inc.
1978 Kenneth H. Olsen Co-founder of Digital Equipment Corporation
1978 Berry Gordy Founder of Motown Records