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Leslie Benning ’79


Chancellor's Global Leadership Council

Benning is the founder and chief executive officer of Benning International, based in New York and Switzerland. She has more than 30 years consulting and line management experience in developing customer market insights as the foundation for growth strategy, acquisitions and new products. Her work spans multiple industries and countries, with a focus on global brands. Prior to starting her own firm, she was in brand management at General Foods and a principal at Booz Allen and The Cambridge Group. She majored in international studies at UNC and has a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. Benning was an early member of the former UNC Global Advisory Board.