Celebrating 75 Years of Business Beyond Usual

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  • Bernee D. L. Strom

    Bernee D. L. Strom (’80)

    • Chairman and CEO, WebTuner
    • Serial Entrepreneur, Founding 8 Successful Companies
    • Seattle, WA
    • Bio
  • Lisa Brummel

    Lisa Brummel (’89)

    • Turned Around Company Employee Experience at Microsoft
    • Seattle, WA
    • Bio
  • Guy Kawasaki

    Guy Kawasaki (’79)

    • CEO & Chairman, Garage Technology Ventures
    • Changed Technology Marketing
    • Bay Area, California
    • Bio
  • Mitch Kupchak

    Mitch Kupchak (’87)

    • General Manager, Los Angeles Lakers
    • Brought in Talent that Lead to Back-to-Back Titles for the LA Lakers
    • Los Angeles, California
    • Profile
  • William H. Gross

    William H. Gross (’71)

    • Manages the World's Largest Bond Fund.
    • Newport Beach, CA
    • Bio
  • Susan Love

    Susan Love, M.D. (EMBA ’98)

    • Breast Cancer Advocate and Change Agent.
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Profile
  • Marshall Goldsmith

    Marshall Goldsmith (Ph.D. ‘77)

    • One of the Most Influential Business Thinkers in the World.
    • Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    • Bio
  • Linda Smith

    Linda Smith (’95)

    • Founder, Reading Village
    • Promotes Children’s Literacy in Rural Guatemala
    • Boulder, Colorado
    • Bio
  • Linda Victor

    Linda Victor (’89)

    • President, Athena Marketing Solutions
    • Business leader.
    • Greenwood Village, CO
  • Tobias Moskowitz

    Tobias Moskowitz (’98)

    • Fama Family Chaired Professor of Finance
    • Fischer Black Prize Winner and Finance Innovator
    • University of Chicago Booth School of Business
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • Bio
  • Jim Matheson

    Jim Matheson

    • U.S. Congressman
    • Public Servant and Energy Policy Leader
    • Utah
    • Profile
  • Lauren Ward Larsen

    Lauren Ward Larsen (’88)

    • President and Chief Ambassador, Foundation for America’s Blood Centers
    • Tirelessly Fights for Blood Donation Advocacy
    • Washington, D.C.
    • Bio
  • Henry Hernandez

    Henry Hernandez (’85)

    • VP, Diversity and Inclusion, SAIC
    • Thought leader in diversity practices.
    • McLean, VA
    • Bio
  • Yuda Saydun

    Yuda Saydun (’82)

    • President and Co-Founder, ClimeCo
    • Sustainability Leader and Entrepreneur
    • Miami, Florida
    • Bio
  • Phoebe Wood

    Phoebe Wood (’80)

    • Mentoring Women to Master Leadership Roles
    • Louisville, Kentucky
    • Bio
  • Brian Biro

    Brian Biro (’85)

    • America's Breakthrough Coach
    • Inspires Leaders around the Globe to Think Differently
    • Asheville, North Carolina
    • Bio
  • Carolyn Flowers

    Carolyn Flowers (’90)

    • Innovated Transportation Systems in Large Cities
    • Charlotte, N.C.
    • Bio
  • Randy Ransom

    Randy Ransom (’94)

    • SVP Marketing, Sales & Distribution for Latin America, SABMiller
    • Oversees SABMiller's rapid growth in Latin America.
    • Bogota, Columbia
  • Pablo Sanchez (’02)

    • VP, Virtus Partners
    • Business leader.
    • Columbia
  • Alberto Velasquez (’71)

    • President, Pro Sante Fe
    • Business leader.
    • Columbia
  • Juan Pablo Villegas Karpf

    Juan Pablo Villegas Karpf (’10)

    • Senior Consultant, Virtus Partners
    • Business leader.
    • Columbia
  • Pedro Moreira Salles

    Pedro Moreira Salles (’81)

    • Chairman, Banco Itau
    • Business leader.
    • Brazil
  • Sergio Foguel

    Sergio Foguel (’71)

    • Member of the Board of Directors, Odebrecht S.A.
    • Business leader.
    • Brazil
  • Antonio Boralli (’73)

    • Chairman, Metodo Engenharia S.A.
    • Business leader.
    • Brazil
  • Manuela Artigas

    Manuela Artigas (’02)

    • Principal, McKinsey & Co.
    • Business leader.
    • Brazil
  • Alexandre Gouvea (’90)

    • Partner, McKinsey & Co.
    • Business leader.
    • Brazil
  • Mauricio Endo (’99)

    • Partner, KPMG
    • Business leader.
    • Brazil
  • Gustavo Petito

    Gustavo Petito (’97)

    • Director of Business Development, Pfizer
    • Strategy professional in the pharmaceutical industry.
    • Brazil
  • Marcelo Sanchez (’92)

    • Director, InterBank Peru
    • Business leader.
    • Brazil
  • Marcelo Sanchez (’92)

    • Director, InterBank Peru
    • Business leader.
    • Brazil
  • Robert Young (’91)

    • Partner, Accenture
    • Business leader.
    • Brazil
  • Richard Leon (’97)

    • President of Finance, Walt Disney Co.
    • Business leader.
    • Brazil
  • Alceu Lima

    Alceu Lima (’92)

    • Country manager, Barclays capital
    • Oversees the firm's investment banking activities in Brazil.
    • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • GAP Project (2010)

    • A FEMBA team researches the U.S. market entry viability of an established insecticide product.
    • Paraná, Brazil
  • Gianfranco Polastri

    Gianfranco Polastri (’04)

    • Country Manager, Google Peru/Ecuador
    • Business leader.
    • Peru
  • Alex Dias

    Alex Dias (’00)

    • Country head and director, Anhanguera Educational
    • Runs three levels of education including vocational, distance learning and undergraduate education.
    • Brazil
  • Martin Ruete

    Martin Ruete (’00)

    • Head of corporate planning and investment planning, Arcos Dorados
    • Bringing McDonald’s to Argentina.
    • Buenos Aires
  • Juan Procaccini

    Juan Procaccini (’01)

    • Partner, Pegasus Capital
    • Business leader.
    • Argentina
  • Sebastian Edwards

    Sebastian Edwards

    • Henry Ford II Chair in International Management
    • Consultant to multilateral institutions including the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the IMF, and the OECD
    • Latin America
    • Bio
  • Guillermo Tagle Quiroz

    Guillermo Tagle Quiroz (’91)

    • Executive Director, IM Trust Stock Brokers and Financial Services
    • Financial Thought Leader in Chile
    • Chile
    • Bio
  • Dirk Foch

    Dirk Foch (’90)

    • Managing Director, Renaissance Learning
    • Business leader.
    • London, England
  • Salvador Viramontes

    Salvador Viramontes (’96)

    • VP, Sales Retail and Marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Warner Bros., Consumer Products
    • Building global brands
    • London, U.K.
  • Joao Assuncao

    Joao Assuncao (’90)

    • Professor, University of Lisbon
    • Shapes Economic Policy for Lisbon
    • Portugal
    • Bio
  • Felipe Caro

    Felipe Caro

    • Assistant Professor
    • Optimized distribution process for retail giant Zara
    • Spain
    • Bio
  • GAP Project (2003)

    • FEMBA team worked with Sea Marconi in Italy to refine a strategic plan for soliciting strategic partners and commercialization of an innovative system for environmentally friendly treatment of end-of-life waste electrical and electronic equipment.
    • Italy
  • GAP Project (2006)

    • FEMBA students analyze the operations of an established jewelry company and provide recommendations to management to expand U.S. revenues and achieve profitability.
    • Italy
  • GAP Project (2005)

    • Carcerano, an established Italian design and engineering studio engages a FEMBA student team to identify and evaluate market opportunities for its services and to provide a high level strategy to capitalize on viable prospects.
    • Italy
  • Koen Pauwels

    Koen Pauwels (Ph.D. ’01)

    • International Marketing Thought Leader.
    • Istanbul, Turkey
    • Bio
  • Denis Florin

    Denis Florin (’88)

    • Managing Director, BearingPoint
    • Expert in energy solutions
    • Paris, France
  • John Harris

    John Harris (’74)

    • President and CEO of Nestle Waters
    • Worked his way through the ranks of a leading global firm
    • Paris, France
    • Bio
  • GAP Project (2004)

    • FEMBA students create a comprehensive business plan and growth strategy for Sulake, a Finnish interactive community-based massively multiplayer online games company aimed at successfully extending the brand to the European and North American markets.
    • Finland
  • GAP Project (2008)

    • FEMBA students devise a market strategy and framework to apply the products of Clothing Plus to potential new e-textiles markets.
    • Finland
  • Ariella Herman

    Ariella Herman

    • Senior Lecturer
    • Spoke to the European Parliament on health literacy training
    • Brussels, Belgium
    • Bio
  • Loay Nazer

    Loay Nazer (’89)

    • Founder and Executive Chairman, Nazer Group
    • Fosters Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Bio
  • Gary Ryals

    Gary Ryals (’08)

    • U.S. Navy
    • Awarded the Bronze Star for heroic service in Iraq
    • Iraq
    • Bio
  • Alex Lawrence

    Alex Lawrence

    • Director, the Riordan Programs
    • Served as a cultural ambassador to the Middle East
    • Egypt
    • Feature
  • Al Osborne

    Al Osborne

    • Founder, Management Development Institute
    • Revitalizing Healthcare Administration in Africa
    • Kenya, Africa
    • Bio
  • AMR Project (2008)

    • UCLA Anderson students developed a plan to grow international demand for the SME hotel industry in Kenya.
    • Kenya
  • AMR Project (2006)

    • UCLA Anderson students surveyed microfinance clients in Kenya to discover which features of savings products are most important.
    • Kenya
  • AMR Project (2008)

    • UCLA Anderson students explored ways to increase the benefits of the UCLA Anderson/J&J Management Development Institute for HIV service providers.
    • Ghana
  • SMR Project (2007)

    • Team of Executive MBA students work on a project sponsored by Johnson & Johnson to create a business plan for viable self sufficient operations at a Surgical Skills Training Center.
    • Accra, Ghana
  • Loay Nazer

    Victor Tabbush

    • Faculty Director, Management Development Institute
    • Revitalizing Healthcare Administration in Africa
    • South Africa
    • Profile
  • Man Jit Singh

    Man Jit Singh

    • Chairman of the Board, Multi Screen Media Private Limited
    • Leads Sony’s operations in India.
    • India
    • Bio
  • AMR Project (2006)

    • UCLA Anderson students developed a blueprint for securing microfinance loans in India.
    • India
  • Mayura Kona

    Mayura Kona (’08)

    • Founder, One Thread
    • Transforms the lives of poor women in India
    • India
    • Profile
  • Hwee Hua LIM

    Hwee Hua Lim (’89)

    • Member of Parliament
    • Serves as first Female Full Cabinet Minister in Singapore Government
    • Singapore
    • Bio
  • SMR Project (2008)

    • Executive MBA students work with the Aceh Medical Equipment Services Center (AMESC) to create a plan for financial sustainability independent of International Aid funding.
    • Aceh, Indonesia
  • Eddie Ma

    Eddie Ma (’09)

    • CEO, Mylab China
    • Bringing Western technology to medical labs in China
    • Beijing, China
    • Profile
  • Cheng Si-Wei

    Cheng Si-Wei

    • Chairman, China National Democratic Construction Association
    • Considered the father of venture capitalism in China.
    • Beijing, China
    • Feature
  • Matsuo Iwata

    • CEO, Starbucks (Japan)
    • Successfully Grows Western Companies in Japan
    • Japan
    • Bio
  • Nobutada Gary Saji

    Nobutada Gary Saji (’71)

    • A Modern-Day Renaissance Man Leads a Socially Responsible Multinational Corporation
    • Tokyo, Japan
    • Bio
  • Atsuo Shibota

    Atsuo Shibota (’84)

    • Director-general for the Customs and Tariff Bureau in Japan's Ministry of Finance
    • Economic and trade leader in the Japanese Government.
    • Japan
    • Bio
  • Sanford M. Jacoby

    Sanford M. Jacoby

    • Howard Noble Distinguished Professor
    • Authored breakthrough study comparing H.R. practices in U.S. and Japan
    • Japan
    • Bio
  • Leland Sun

    Leland Sun (’86)

    • Founder, Pan Asian Mortgage Company
    • Pioneered new mortgage products.
    • Hong Kong
    • Bio
  • Thomas Wu

    Thomas Wu

    • Founder and Chairman, Taishin Holdings and Taishin International Bank
    • Fostered company growth in Taiwan’s financial sector.
    • Taiwan
    • Bio
  • Nancy Adler

    Nancy Adler (’74)

    • S. Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University
    • Artist who Advances Global Leadership Theory & Practice
    • Montreal, Quebec
    • Profile
  • Larry Fink

    Larry Fink (’76)

    • Leads the World's Largest Asset Management Firm
    • New York, NY
    • Feature
  • John Fargis

    John Fargis (’92)

    • Managing Director, Jefferies Group
    • Business leader.
    • New York, NY
  • Doug Blagdon

    Doug Blagdon (’84)

    • Managing Director, SAC Capital Advisors
    • Business leader.
    • New York, NY
  • Richard Chase

    Richard Chase (MBA ’63, Ph.D. ’66)

    • Professor Emeritus, Marshall School of Business, USC
    • Considered the Founder of Service Operations Management
    • Cambridge, MA
    • Bio
  • Frank Flynn

    Frank Flynn (’87)

    • President, Sager Electronics
    • Business leader.
    • Middleborough, MA
  • John Haugen

    John Haugen (’94)

    • VP, Health and Wellness, General Mills
    • Coordinates key health initiatives.
    • Minneapolis, MN
  • Gil Penalosa

    Gil Penalosa (’84)

    • Executive Director, 8-80 Cities
    • Opened 50-miles of Car-Free Roads for 1.3 Million to Enjoy
    • Toronto, Canada
    • Bio
  • Bernardo Quintana

    Bernardo Quintana (’68)

    • Chairman, Empresas IXA SA de CV
    • Developing Infrastructure in the Americas & Europe
    • Naucalpan de Juarez, Mexico
    • Bio
  • AMR Project (2007)

    • UCLA Anderson students developed a fund-raising strategy for a Honduran-based microfinance agency.
    • Honduras
  • AMR Project (2007)

    • UCLA Anderson students did a strategic assessment for an early-stage artisan cooperative in Nicaragua.
    • Nicaragua
  • Scot Rank

    Scot Rank (’89)

    • President and CEO, Walmart Mexico and Central America
    • Oversees operations in Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala.
    • Mexico City
  • Fernando Suarez (’02)

    • CFO, Volaris
    • Leads Mexico’s second-largest airline.
    • Mexico City
  • Kathy Magliato

    Kathy Magliato M.D. (’06)

    • Surgeon
    • Fights Heart Disease for the Medically Underserved
    • Guam
    • Profile
  • AMR Project (2008)

    • UCLA Anderson students did a strategic assessment of Fiji for microfinance.
    • Fiji
  • GAP Project (2010)

    • UCLA Anderson students analyzed market opportunities for dye solar cell technology.
    • Queanbeyan, Australia
  • GAP Project (2009)

    • FEMBA team works with a New Zealand winery to develop an actionable strategy for increasing market share in the United States.
    • New Zealand
  • GAP Project (2006)

    • FEMBA students review operations of Gencom Technology, a New Zealand based provider of technical equipment and engineering expertise in the television broadcast industry, to develop recommendations for strategic growth.
    • New Zealand
  • GAP Project (2005)

    • Inference Communications, an Australian developer of innovative software of speech to interactive voice response applications, works with a FEMBA team to obtain a strategy for capitalizing on US market opportunities and relocating its headquarters to the US.
    • Australia
  • GAP Project (2005)

    • FEMBA team worked with an early stage Australian company to create a strategy for commercializing its first diesel engine emission reduction product.
    • Australia
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