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Robert L. Joss

Robert L. Joss

American businessman
Robert L. Joss
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Intro American businessman
Is Businessperson Business executive
From United States of America Australia
Type Business
Gender male
Birth 5 June 1941, Ticonderoga, USA
Age 79 years
Star sign Gemini
Stanford University
University of Washington
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Centenary Medal 2001
Companion of the Order of Australia 2016
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Robert Law Joss AC (born June 5, 1941) is an American businessman, banker and former university administrator.

Early life and education

Robert Joss received his BA degree in economics from the University of Washington in 1965. A Sloan Fellow at Stanford in 1965-1966, he received his MBA degree there in 1967 and his PhD degree in 1970.


After service as a White House Fellow, he was Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy.

In 1971, he began his banking career with Wells Fargo Bank, rising to the post of Vice Chairman in 1986. In 1993 he left Wells Fargo to accept the position of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Westpac, one of Australia's largest banks. During six years with Westpac in Sydney, he helped modernize and streamline operations and refocus the bank's business culture to emphasize teamwork, open lines of communication, customer focus and community support.

He returned to the United States in 1999 to become Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford, where he remained until 2009. He is currently a member of the school's faculty, as an Emeritus Professor.

He formerly served on the boards of Westpac, Wells Fargo, Agilent Technologies, Inc., BEA Systems, E.piphany, Inc., Makena Capital and Shanghai Commercial Bank, Ltd. of Hong Kong and SRI International. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Citigroup, Bechtel, Makena Capital Management and C.M. Capital. He also serves as Co-chair of the Advisory Council for the U.S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He has served as Chairman of the Australian Bankers' Association.


On 26 January 2016, Joss was named a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to business and finance through executive roles with major banking institutions, and as a contributor to taxation policy and reform, to education as an academic and administrator, to professional organisations, and to the community. Joss was also awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for service to Australian society through banking and reform of the Australian taxation system.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 09 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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