Lloyd Greif delivers 2019 Undergraduate Commencement Speech

Keynote Speaker – Lloyd Greif ’77, President & CEO, Greif & Co.


On June 15, 2019, the UCLA Department of Economics held its Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony at Pauley Pavilion.  Keynote Speaker Lloyd Greif (Class of ’77), President & CEO of Greif & Co., a leading investment bank, congratulated nearly 800 graduates on their singular achievement and wished them success in their future endeavors.  During his speech, suitably entitled “Teaching Young Dogs New Tricks,” Greif spoke of his experience at UCLA, the time he spent working while pursuing his MBA and J.D. degrees, and the key life lessons he has learned since graduating.  He stressed the importance of having influential mentors and encouraged students to set about building their own personal networks to help them reach their career goals. To watch the video of his speech, please click on the link below:

Watch 2019 Commencement Video Here