Current Chairman & Former CEO (2006-2018) of PepsiCo
INDRA NOOYI is a business powerhouse, globally renowned for leading PepsiCo through a decade of tremendous growth and change, increasing the company's revenues from $35 billion when she became CEO, to $63.5 billion in 2017. Celebrated for her hallmark motto of "do well by doing good," Nooyi was chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world through sustainable growth initiatives. Consistently ranked in Forbes' "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women," Fortune's "Most Powerful Women," and TIME's "100 Most Influential People in The World," Nooyi has been sought-out for her unparalleled business insights and empowering messages on leadership, inclusivity and change everywhere from The World Economic Forum to The Aspen Institute. She is set to address an audience of 1,000 at the prestigious Growth Faculty's Women World Changers series.
U.S. National Security Advisor (2017-18)
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired
Lieutenant General H. R. MCMASTER is a preeminent voice on leadership, global security and international affairs. Named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People in the World" and Fortune's "50 World's Greatest Leaders", McMaster was described in a recent New Yorker profile as having "an impeccable reputation as a warrior-intellectual" who "in addition to excelling in combat... has written a Ph.D dissertation that became a landmark book, 'Dereliction of Duty.'" An in-demand speaker, McMaster is set to deliver a keynote for an audience of 1,400 at the 2019 MHA Business Summit, and just brought the house down for hundreds of senior executives at CME's Global Financial Leadership Conference, where he received two standing ovations. Recently named the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, McMaster was sought out for a fascinating conversation on affairs in Afghanistan for the bi-weekly show Uncommon Knowledge. McMaster is also working on a highly-anticipated, upcoming book
President of Colombia (2010-18); Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, 2016
President JUAN MANUEL SANTOS is recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the world, heralded for ushering in a new era of prosperity, peace, equity, and education throughout Colombia. The winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his “resolute efforts to bring his country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end,” Santos was twice-named to TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” and is a recipient of the World Economic Forum’s Global Statesman Award, among numerous other prestigious awards. Sought-out to speak everywhere from Harvard University to the World Economic Forum, Santos is set to address an audience of over 3,000 high profile attendees at the World Government Summit and recently engaged in a conversation on "The New Geopolitical World Order" at the inaugural Natixis Investment Managers Summit. Santos is also the subject of a powerful new documentary, Port of Destiny: Peace, which reveals how Santos' persistence and dedication to peace transformed a country that was once the murder capital of the world into a global destination for investment and tourism. 
Director, National Economic Council (2017-18)
President & COO of Goldman Sachs (2006-2017)
A finance industry legend who led one of the largest investment banking enterprises in the world, GARY COHN illuminates what's ahead for the global economy and markets worldwide. Named as President Trump's chief economic advisor in January 2017, Cohn was heralded as "an economic-policy powerhouse" (The Wall Street Journal) and a "go-to figure on matters related to jobs, business and growth" (The New York Times).  Thanks to his shrewd analysis and engaging style, Cohn has been sought-out to speak everywhere from the World Economic Forum to the Global Financial Leadership Conference. He recently headlined both the NIC Fall Conference and Bloomberg's New Economy Forum, and is set to deliver keynotes at the 2019 Context Summit. Recently, Cohn made headlines in Financial TimesCNBCFortuneVanity FairBloomberg, and more, with the news that he has joined blockchain startup Spring Labs as an adviser. With unparalleled insights into the inner workings of the current administration and its economic policy-thinking, Cohn translates uncertainty into tangible takeaways.
Co-Founder, The Home Depot
Founder & CEO, Invemed Associates LLC
New York Times Bestselling Author of "I Love Capitalism!"
Iconoclastic entrepreneur and business legend KEN LANGONE is renowned as the co-founder of The Home Depot, where he helped the company expand to a national chain with over 2,000 locations and 400,000 employees. A pillar of corporate America for decades, Langone is the Founder and CEO of investment banking firm Invemed Associates LLC, served as CEO and President of Geeknet, Inc. (2011-2013), and was a director of the New York Stock Exchange. Sought-out to speak everywhere from Yahoo Finance to Yale University, Langone provides on-the-nose business insights, sharp analysis on the current political and economic climate, and real-life, empowering, inspiration on success and leadership. His recently released New York Times bestseller, I Love Capitalism!: An American Story, which tells his compelling personal story rising up from a low-income family to becoming one of America's most successful businessmen, is also a passionate defense of the American Dream — of preserving a country in which any hungry kid can reach the maximum potential of his or her talents and work ethic. Langone recently inspired an audience at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting with a conversation on the value of free enterprise. 
These new HWA Speakers provide powerful programs for any audience. Global leaders and business icons they offer a refreshing perspective and unparalleled expertise for audiences of any size, from any industry.