This new PBS documentary highlights the life of Reginald F. Lewis, the first African-American ever to close an overseas billion dollar leveraged buyout deal, acquiring a global conglomerate of 64 companies in 31 countries. We will also honor the first wave of African-Americans to serve on major corporate boards and celebrate their influence on the business of the nation.
Moderator: Michele Norris, Director, The Bridge at the Aspen Institute and Founding Director, The Race Card Project
Remarks: Loida Nicolas Lewis, wife of Reginald Lewis.
Participants: Hugh B. Price, former President and CEO, National Urban League, Ron Thompson, Member of Advisory Board, Plymouth Venture Partners II, L.P., Melody Barnes, CEO of Melody Barnes Solutions, LLC
Sponsored by Ariel Investments
PIONEERS: REGINALD F. LEWIS AND THE MAKING OF A BILLION DOLLAR EMPIRE
Director: Ann Benjamin
USA | 2018 | 30 MINUTES | ENGLISH