David Gelles

Reporter, Climate desk and the Corner Office columnist, New York Times

Tuesday, June 7
Afternoon Plenary | 4:05–5:20 PM



David Gelles is a reporter for the Climate desk and the Corner Office columnist for the New York Times. At the Times, he previously covered mergers and acquisitions for DealBook. Before joining the Times in 2013, he spent five years with the Financial Times. At the FT, he covered tech, media and M&A in San Francisco and New York. In 2011, he conducted an exclusive jailhouse interview with Bernie Madoff, shedding new light on the $65 billion ponzi scheme.

His latest book is The Man Who Broke Capitalism: How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America — and How to Undo His Legacy,to be published by Simon & Schuster in May 2022. His first release, “Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out,” was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015.

David currently lives in New York City with his family.

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