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Program conclusion at 9pm
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The Golden Door Award

The Golden Door Award has been an IINE tradition for more than 50 years. The honoree is an immigrant to the United States who has made outstanding contributions to American society. It is an occasion that calls us to stand together in celebration of the achievements of new Americans who have played an integral role in our community, economy, and society.

The award takes its name from Emma Lazarus’s words, which are inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty: “From her beacon hand glows world-wide welcome… I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

The 2023 Golden Door Award Honoree

Srikant M. Datar

Srikant M. Datar

Srikant M. Datar
Dean, Harvard Business School

Srikant M. Datar is the George F. Baker Professor of Administration and Dean of the Faculty and became the eleventh dean of Harvard Business School (HBS) on 1 January 2021. During his tenure at HBS he has served as Senior Associate Dean for University Affairs, for Research, for Executive Education, for Faculty Development, and for Faculty Recruiting.

A graduate with distinction from the University of Bombay, Dr. Datar received gold medals upon graduation from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. A Chartered Accountant, he holds two masters degrees and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Dr. Datar’s research in the areas of cost management and management control, strategy implementation, governance, and, more recently, management education, design thinking and innovative problem solving, and machine learning and artificial intelligence is widely published.

Before joining the HBS faculty he held appointments at both Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University, where he received the George Leland Bach Award for Excellence in the Classroom and the Distinguished Teaching Award, respectively.

Dr. Datar serves on the Board of Directors of ICF International, Stryker Corporation, and T-Mobile US, and has worked with many corporations on consulting and field-based projects.

Host Committee

Host Committee list is current as of February 6, 2023.

  • Stéphane Bancel, CEO, Moderna (Host Committee Chair)
  • Noubar Afeyan, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Flagship Pioneering and Chairman, Moderna
  • Dr. Albert Bourla, CEO and Chairman, Pfizer
  • Marc N. Casper, Chairman, President & CEO, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Jorge Conde, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • John P. Connaughton, Co-Managing Partner Bain Capital, LP
  • Desh Deshpande, Trustee, Deshpande Foundation
  • Oliver Ewald, Managing Partner, Trellis Holdings
  • Tracey Franklin, CHRO, Moderna
  • Jean Hynes, CEO, Wellington Management Company
  • Reshma Kewalramani, M.D., FASN, CEO & President, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Adam Koppel, M.D., Ph.D., Managing Director, Bain Capital Life Sciences
  • Jonathan Kraft, President, New England Patriots
  • Robert Kraft, CEO, New England Patriots
  • Oliver Leclerc, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Stuart Levinson, CEO & Co-Founder, OpenCompany
  • John Maraganore, Former Founding CEO, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Theo Melas-Kyriazi, CFO, Thoratec LLC, President, Thermo Neslab LLC
  • Michael Nally, CEO, Generate Biomedicines, CEO-Partner, Flagship Pioneering
  • Vas Narasimhan, CEO, Novartis International
  • Steve Pagliuca, Senior Advisor to Bain Capital Private Equity
  • Evan Rachlin – Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Ascenta Capital
  • Raj Sharma, Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor – The Sharma Group, Merrill Lynch
  • Mike Sievert, CEO, T-Mobile
  • Lisa Skeete Tatum, Founder and CEO, Landit
  • Mark Tatum, Deputy Commissioner and COO at National Basketball Association
  • Teresa A. Taylor, CEO, Blue Valley Advisors, LLC
  • John Wasson, Chairman, President & CEO, ICF

IINE Board of Directors

  • Avak Kahvejian, PhD, (Board Chair)
  • Christina Bai
  • Sam Épée-Bounya
  • Tuan Ha-Ngoc
  • Belinda Juran
  • William Krause
  • Shari Loessberg
  • Bopha Malone
  • Libby May
  • Theo Melas-Kyriazi
  • Frederick Millham, M.D.
  • Nia Tatsis, Ph.D.
  • Jeff Thielman (President and CEO)
  • Fereshtah Thornberg

Past Golden Door Award Honorees

  • M. Pei – 1970
  • Arthur Fiedler – 1971
  • Anthony Athanas – 1972
  • Stephen P. Mugar – 1973
  • Gisela Wyzanski – 1974
  • Jean Mayer – 1976
  • Charles Maliotis – 1977
  • Humberto Sousa Cardinal Medeiros – 1978
  • Joseph Pellegrino – 1979
  • Laszlo J. Bonis – 1981
  • Gerhard Neumann – 1981
  • An Wang – 1982
  • John D. Constable – 1983
  • Jill Ker Conway – 1985
  • Thomas J. Flatley – 1986
  • Arthur Loeb – 1987
  • Yo-Yo Ma – 1988
  • Bernard Lown – 1989
  • Farouk El-Baz – 1992
  • Charles L. Schepens – 1994
  • George N. Hatsopoulos – 1996
  • Lelio “Les” Marino – 1998
  • Henri A. Termeer – 1999
  • Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande – 2001
  • Orit Gadiesh – 2002
  • Gabriel Schmergel – 2004
  • Alex d’Arbeloff – 2004
  • Victor Dzau – 2005
  • Kenan E. Sahin – 2006
  • Benjamin Zander – 2007
  • Mike Lowell – 2008
  • Deborah Dunsire – 2011
  • The Honorable Margaret Marshall – 2013
  • Omid Farokhzad – 2014
  • Claudio Del Vecchio – 2016
  • Noubar Afeyan – 2017
  • L. Rafael Reif – 2018
  • Joseph Aoun – 2019
  • Reshma Kewalramani, M.D. – 2021
  • Stéphane Bancel – 2022

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