Global Business

Trustee James B. Bemowski
Trustee James B. Bemowski

Vice Chairman and CEO, Business Operations
Doosan Corporation
'76 P'07 P'09 M'10

Trustee James B. Bemowski

Mr. Bemowski is the Vice Chairman and CEO, Business Operations, of Doosan Corporation, Ltd., a holding company comprised of multiple business groups and subsidiaries in various industries. The company's business groups include Liquor, a producer of rice, plum, and grape wines; Electro-materials, a producer of copper-clad laminate (used in printed circuit boards); Packaging, a producer of glass bottles, cans, and polyethylene terephthalate bottles; and Publishing, a producer of text, reference books, and complete works. The company also has business groups in fashion, information technology services, and trading.

Professional
  • POSCO (Global Leading Steel Company), Board of Directors, Independent Director
  • Southern Bank Berhad of Malaysia, Senior Executive Vice President
  • SBB Mutual Malaysia, Chairman
  • McKinsey, Director (Senior Partner)
  • McKinsey, Country Head - Korea, Singapore, and Malaysia
  • McKinsey, Head of Asia Pacific Private Equity Practice
Leadership
  • Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association, President
  • Jack Stark '57 Distinguished Service Award Recipient
Services
  • Claremont McKenna College Board of Trustees
  • Keck Graduate Institute, Board Member
Education
  • Harvard University, M.B.A.
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Economics



Michael S. Jeffries
Michael S. Jeffries

CEO and Chairman,
Abercrombie and Fitch
'66 P'03

Michael S. Jeffries

Mr. Jeffries is the CEO and Chairman of Abercrombie and Fitch.

Professional
  • Abercrombie and Fitch, CEO and Chairman
  • Alcott and Andrews, CEO and President
  • Bullocks, EVP Merchandising and Stores
  • Abraham and Straus, GMM Women's Apparel
Service
  • Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College, Advisory Board Member
Education
  • Harvard University, M.B.A.
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Economics



Tom Linebarger
Tom Linebarger

Chairman and CEO,
Cummins Inc.
'86

Tom Linebarger

Mr. Linebarger became the Chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc. on January 1, 2012. Cummins Inc. is the largest independent maker of diesel engines and related products in the world.

Professional
  • Cummins Inc., Chairman and CEO
  • Cummins Inc., President and COO
  • Cummins Inc., Executive Vice President and President, Power Generation Business
  • Cummins Inc., Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Cummins Inc., Vice President, Supply Chain Management
  • Prudential Investment Corporation, Investment Analyst and Manager
Leadership
  • American Energy Innovation Council
Service
  • Harley Davidson Board of Directors
  • Energy Systems Network Board
Education
  • Stanford University, M.B.A.
  • Stanford University, M.S., Manufacturing Systems
  • Stanford University, B.A., Mechanical Engineering
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A. Management Engineering



Trustee Robert Nakasone
Trustee Robert Nakasone

Retired CEO,
Toys "R" Us, Inc.
'69 P'98

Trustee Robert Nakasone

Mr. Nakasone joined Toys "R" Us, Inc. as President, USA Toy Stores, in 1985. He then served as Vice-Chairman and President of Worldwide Toy Stores, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer. Nakasone holds the distinction of being the first Asian-American to be appointed CEO of a Fortune 500 service corporation. Prior to Toys "R" Us, Nakasone spent 13 years with the Jewel Companies in Chicago, serving in senior executive roles in the Jewel Food, Osco Drug and Brigham's Ice Cream divisions. Nakasone is currently a principal of NAK Enterprises, an investment, consulting and advisory firm.

Professional
  • NAK Enterprises, Principal
  • Toys "R" Us, Inc., Retired CEO
  • Staples, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Hormel Foods Corporation, Board of Directors
  • Grupo Bimbo, Board of Advisors
  • E-Funds Corporation, Board of Directors
  • Shaw's Supermarkets, Board of Directors
  • Toys "R" Us, Inc., Board of Directors
Leadership
  • Staples, Inc., Founding Board Member
  • Asian American Heritage Presidential (George H.W. Bush) Award for Leadership in Business
  • Clinton Administration's CEO Advisory Panel on Global Competitiveness
  • Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipient
Service
  • Claremont McKenna College Board of Trustees
  • "V" Foundation for Cancer Research Board of Directors
  • Direct Relief International Board of Directors
  • Japanese American National Museum, Honorary Board of Governors
  • Cottage Health System of Santa Barbara, Board of Directors
  • American Baseball Coaches Association Achievement Award
Education
  • University of Chicago, M.B.A.
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Economics



Bruce A. Soll
Bruce A. Soll

Senior Vice President and Counsel,
Limited Brands
'79 P'12 P'15

Bruce A. Soll

Mr. Soll is the Senior Vice President and Counsel of Limited Brands, a diversified specialty retailer based in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1963, Limited Brands operates specialty stores through Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, C.O. Bigelow, La Senza, White Barn Candle Co., and Henri Bendel. Prior to joining Limited Brands in 1991, he served as Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

Professional
  • Limited Brands, Senior Vice President and Counsel
  • U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Counselor
Leadership
  • Columbus Downtown Development Corporation Board
  • Ohio Export Promotion and Trade Council Board
  • Capitol South Corporation Board
  • Ohio Bicentennial Commission
  • Alliance Data Systems Board
  • River South Authority Board
Service
  • Columbus Foundation Board
  • Jewish Theological Seminary Board
  • Robert F. Wolfe & Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Board
  • Ohio State University Wexner Center for the Arts Foundation Board
  • Claremont McKenna College Center for Human Rights Leadership Board
Education
  • University of Southern California, J.D.
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Economics and Political Science