Corporate CEOS dominate White House state dinner with Chinese president
Steve Ballmer of Microsoft with wife Connie. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
The state dinner Wednesday night for Chinese President Hu Jintao was heavy on corporate executives. Among those in attendance:
General Electric Co. chief executive Jeff Immelt. Bloomberg says Immelt "has aggressively staked out new business in China."
Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer
John Chen, chairman, CEO and president of Sybase. Chen is also the chair of the Committee of 100, the group of influential Chinese Americans.
MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren. The Associated Press reports that "the Las Vegas-based casino company has joint ownership of casino in Macau, the Chinese gambling enclave. MGM Resorts also has deals to build and manage non-gambling hotels in China under its hospitality division."
Intel CEO Paul Otellini
Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan
Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman
JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon
Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
John Thornton, chairman of HSBC Holdings Plc's North American division
American Express CEO Ken Chenault
David Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of Carlyle Group
W. James McNerney, CEO of the Boeing Company
Dow Chemical Co. CEO Andrew Liveris