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Mr. Ogg is the Founder of CEO.works, a consulting firm specializing in leadership and talent consulting. From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Ogg worked as an operating partner in private equity at the Blackstone Group, serving Blackstone’s nearly 100 portfolio companies. Prior to Blackstone, he was the Chief Human Resources Officer for Unilever, where he overhauled Unilever’s operating framework and leadership system. Throughout his career, Mr. Ogg has held positions at Motorola, Dove Associates, The Center for Leadership Studies, and The VIA Consulting Group - which he founded.
Mr. Ogg began his career performing sea rescues as a line officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy; he subsequently received a master’s in human development from George Washington University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He has served on the boards of INSEAD, The Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University, Netherlands), The European Academy for Business in Society (Vice Chairman), and BBH Advertising in London. In November 2015, he was inducted as a Fellow by the National Academy of Human Resources.
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