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CEO Dinner with Baiju Shah, President and CEO - Greater Cleveland Partnership

  • 02/15/2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Union Club, 1211 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
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  • Attendance costs $35 for professional members, which includes dinner with Jeffrey Stern and a beverage at the Union Club.
  • Attendance costs $35 for Union Club members, which includes dinner with Jeffrey Stern and a beverage at the Union Club.

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The CEO Dinner series is one of the organizations longest standing institutions. Professional Members have the opportunity to join a local company's CEO and courageous Community leaders for a private dinner. These events are intentionally limited to 15 to 20 people, so everyone has a chance to listen, learn, share and grow together through honest discussion. The speakers represent a wide range of companies and industries, both big and small. Members costs $35, which includes dinner and  a beverage at the Union Club.

Baiju R. Shah is the President & CEO of Greater Cleveland Partnership, the region’s leading economic development organization and with over 12,000 members, the largest metropolitan chamber of commerce in the nation. Guided by a board of corporate and entrepreneurial CEOs, the organization focuses on accelerating growth and prosperity through strategic initiatives, business services, real estate, and advocacy.

Prior to GCP, Shah served as the Senior Fellow for Innovation at The Cleveland Foundation, the world’s first community foundation with assets of $2.8 billion. His work centered on catalyzing economic growth initiatives including leading the Cleveland Innovation Project. Shah remains a member of the Impact Investing Board Committee which directs a $150 million portfolio allocation of the foundation.

Previously, Shah was the CEO of BioMotiv and co-leader of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development, a national drug development initiative. During his tenure, the company established strategic partnerships with Takeda, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson. Prior to that, he was CEO and co-founder of BioEnterprise, an accelerator and industry growth initiative formed with Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, and University Hospitals of Cleveland. In those roles, Shah developed strategic alliances with pharmaceutical companies, health institutions, universities, and foundations, and raised significant funds for health ventures.

Shah serves on numerous civic boards including as a Trustee of Destination Cleveland, Global Cleveland, TeamNEO, Ohio Excels, and Ohio Business Roundtable. Previously, Shah served as a Director of Invacare and Athersys, and an Advisory Board member of Citizens Financial Group. He began his business career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Shah has been named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and recognized as one of Cleveland’s most influential leaders. He received a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA from Yale University.

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