L. Rafael Reif

President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University. With Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): since 1980, Faculty Member; seven years as Provost, helped MIT weather the global financial crisis, drove the growth of MIT's global strategy, and spearheaded its latest experiment in online learning, MITx and edX; since July 2012, 17th President. Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and NAE. Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Member of the Board of Trustees, World Economic Forum.