Inaugurated in 2016, the Lifetime Achievement Award represents Columbia Business School’s drive to honor stalwart leaders who embody the best of Deming’s teachings and create lasting impact through the practice of their leadership. The award recognizes a senior leader whose practice of principled, ethical, and values-based leadership salutes the legacy of Deming in the areas of management, operational excellence, and continuous process improvement. By honoring outstanding leaders for their achievements and legacy, Columbia Business School seeks to inspire its students—the next generation of business practitioners—to embrace excellence in leadership as a core guiding principle of their practice.
Former CEO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
72nd secretary of the US Treasury