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Speaker Series 2009-2010 Academic Year

Element Power: Raimund Grube

April 27, 2010

Speaker Mr. Raimund Grube
President & COO (North America)
Topic “Blowing Hard and Shining Bright: Discussion of the rapid growth and future prospects for wind and solar energy”

Raimund Grube was most recently employed by PPM Energy/Iberdrola Renewables where he was Managing Director of Renewable Energy Development in the Mid-Continent and West regions of the United States. Prior to joining PPM Energy, Raimund worked at Enron as a financial analyst for international pipeline and gas-fired projects and later as a Developer for gas-fired power projects in the United States. He has worked in the energy industry for 10 years with experience ranging from financial analysis to M&A, development and origination for thermal and renewable energy projects. Raimund holds a degree in Asian Studies and Economics from Colgate University and an MA in Finance and Natural Resource Management from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

State Street: Maureen Miskovic

March 3, 2010

Speaker Maureen Miskovic
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
State Street
Topic “Reassessing Risk Management and Governance in the Banking Industry.”

The events of the past 18 months have radically changed the outlook for the banking industry. Caught between politics and regulation, bank management teams and Boards of Directors are reassessing risk management and governance within their organizations. How are they responding to the challenges? What, if anything, has been fixed?

Join risk industry leader and expert Maureen Miskovic, executive vice president and chief risk officer at State Street, as she sheds light on banking's complex risk management and governance practices - past, present, and future.

Maureen J. Miskovic is executive vice president and State Street’s chief risk officer responsible for leading the company’s risk management function globally. She is also a member of the company’s Operating Group, State Street’s most senior strategy and policy-making team. Before being appointed to this role, Ms. Miskovic served on State Street’s Board of Directors and was senior advisor at Eurasia Group, a global political risk advisory and consulting firm based in New York. Previously, Ms. Miskovic spent six years as chief risk officer for Lehman Brothers and prior to this appointment she was Treasurer at Morgan Stanley in London responsible for capital planning, bank relations and cash management for its European and Indian businesses. She has also held senior management roles at S.G. Warburg in London. In addition to her State Street board appointment, Ms, Miskovic also served as a member of the board at NRG Energy. Ms. Miskovic has published a book entitled “Futures and Options – A Handbook for Institutional Investors” and serves as an honorary member of the Leadership Council of the Betty Ford Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian and German from King’s College, London University. In June 2009, The Boston Symphony Orchestra welcomed Ms. Miskovic to its Board of Overseers for an initial three-year term.

Quality Chemicals: Emmanuel Katongole and TLG Capital: Zain Latif

February 24th, 2010

Speaker Emmanuel Katongole
CEO, Quality Chemicals Ltd.

Zain Latif
Principal TLG Capital
Topic Africa, The Final Frontier
Download TLG – Profits with a Conscience, African Banker, 1st Quarter 2010 ArticlePDF
Link Africa The Final Frontier
Fletcher Feature Unraveling the World’s Best-Kept Secret

Emmanuel Katongole has served since 1997 as Founder Managing Director of Quality Chemicals Ltd. As Chief Executive of the Company, he has led a team of dedicated staff who have transformed the company into a leading life science company in Uganda dealing in importation and distribution of animal health care products, Environmental science products and Human pharmaceuticals products with a combined annual turnover of over shs.20 billion as at end of year 2007. Emmanuel holds a Master of Arts Degree in Economic Policy and Planning (MA-EPP) and a Bachelor of Statistics degree (B.Stat Hons) both of Makerere University.

 

 

Zain Latif is the principal of TLG Capital, a firm that focuses on frontier markets. Mr. Latif was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in the New Markets division focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa across all products. Zain joined Goldman Sachs from Merrill Lynch where he was involved in originating and executing a number of groundbreaking emerging market transactions in Africa. Prior to that, Zain spear-headed the special situations African effort at HSBC which culminated in the inaugural debt/equity hybrid structure for a leading Nigerian financial institution that was widely reported. Zain has a Masters degree in Finance achieved at the age of 19 from Cass Business School, City University in London.

 

Sponsors: Center for Emerging Market Enterprises, Fletcher International Business Club & TIE Boston.

The ACE Group: Dr. Stephen Collesano

November 12, 2009

Speaker Dr. Stephen Collesano, SVP, The ACE Group
Topic Profit and Prose: Multinationals and the Science of Corporate Research
Download “Profit and Prose: Multinationals and the Science of Corporate Research” [pdf]
Fletcher Feature Corporate Research Guru Offers Advice, Insight on AIG

In April, 2009, Stephen Collesano joined The ACE Group as Senior Vice President, Global Research and Development. ACE is one of the world’s leading global commercial property and casualty insurance and reinsurance organizations, with operations in more than 50 countries and a client base spanning more than 140 countries. He joined ACE with a two fold mandate: (1) upgrade and expand internal research capabilities; and (2) design and develop a commercial client and prospect data base. Two months after starting work, he was given a third mandate: (3) coordinate all eBusiness activities throughout the ACE Group.

For 24 years prior to joining ACE, Stephen was with American International Group. As Vice President of the parent company he was responsible for four corporate departments, collectively know as the Business Information Group. The four departments were: (1) Corporate Research and Development, a centralized, in-house research facility with offices in New York, London, Paris, Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong and Tokyo; (2) Global Risk Assessments, which responded to a variety of AIG specialty information and underwriting needs relating to security and socio-political issues around the world; (3) the AIG InfoExchange, which answered both internal and external queries about AIG; and (4) Corporate eBusiness, which was responsible for AIG’s corporate web properties and setting standards for the group.

In addition to his professional duties, Stephen was a member of the adjunct faculty at New York University for eight years where he taught a series of graduate courses in research methods. He has also lectured at The Ohio State, American University, St. Johns and William Paterson University. For eight years prior to joining AIG, he was Director of Survey Research for The American Council of Life Insurance in Washington, DC.

Dr. Collesano holds a BA in philosophy from William Paterson College, an MA in sociology from Kent State University, and a Ph.D. in sociology from The American University in Washington, DC. He has been a spokesperson on a wide range of information and research issues at professional gatherings, and on radio and television. In 1983 he co-authored a research handbook entitled Applied Research in Aging, published by Little Brown. He is a founding member of the DACKKS Group for Supportive Housing, a 501c3 organization that provides affordable housing. He also serves as a member of the advisory board to the Dean of the Business School at William Paterson University.

MFS Investment Management: David Antonelli

November 12, 2009

Speaker David A. Antonelli
Executive Vice President, MFS Investment Management
Topic “MFS: Building Domestic Investor Franchise in Foreign Markets"

David A. Antonelli is Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of non-U.S. and global equity investments for MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). In this capacity, he oversees the company’s global portfolio management, research, and trading functions. He also is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

David serves as portfolio manager for MFS® International New Discovery Fund, which he has managed since 1997. He joined MFS in 1991 as a foreign-stock research analyst.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University in 1981, and earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991.

European Investment Bank: Phillippe Maystade

November 4, 2009

Speaker Philippe Maystadt
President of the European Investment Bank
Topic The European Union’s Response to the Financial Crisis

The EIB's Board of Governors unanimously appointed Philippe Maystadt as President of the EIB and Chairman of its Board of Directors on 1 January 2000.

Philippe Maystadt's career has included various key posts within the Belgian Government over a period spanning almost twenty years. As Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Foreign Trade from 1996 to 1998 and Minister of Finance from 1988 to 1995, he served as Governor of the EIB for ten years. He had previously held the positions of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs (1985 - 1988), Minister of the Budget, Scientific Policy and Planning (1981 - 1985) and Minister for the Civil Service and Scientific Policy (1980 - 1981). From 1993 to 1998, Philippe Maystadt also chaired the Interim Committee of the International Monetary Fund.

Philippe Maystadt was elected President of the Christian Social Party (PSC) in 1998, when he relinquished his ministerial duties. He has again been a Member of the Senate since June 1999 (following an earlier term from 1991 to 1995) and served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 1977 to 1991 and from 1995 to 1999.

Philippe Maystadt is aged 51 and married, with three children. After studying law and economics in Belgium (Catholic University of Louvain - UCL) and the United States (Los Angeles), he later became professor at the UCL's Faculty of Law. He is the author of numerous studies and publications in the field of economic and financial law.

Mr Maystadt will be the sixth President of the European Investment Bank since its inception in 1958. He succeeds Sir Brian Unwin, who has been in office since 1 April 1993. The Bank's President is appointed for a term of six years.

Founded in 1958 by the Treaty of Rome, the European Investment Bank is the world's leading multilateral development institution in terms of the volume of financing provided. It is also the foremost non-sovereign borrower on the capital markets, raising some EUR 30 billion a year. Its lending operations, mounted, to a considerable extent, in partnership with around 150 banks, focus on both modernizing the economies of the Member States of the European Union (EUR 25 billion) and fostering the development of countries outside the EU (EUR 4.4 billion).

Amar Bhide

October 5, 2009

Speaker Amar Bhidé
Topic The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a
More Connected World

Amar Bhidé, previously the Laurence D. Glaubinger Professor of Business at Columbia University, is writing a book on the financial crisis. His most recent book, The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World, (Princeton University Press 2008) won the Association of American Publishers’ PROSE Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Business, Finance, and Management, and was in the "Best of 2008" lists of the Economist, BusinessWeek and Barrons. The author of The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses (Oxford 2000), and Of Politics and Economic Reality (Basic Books 1984), Bhidé been studying entrepreneurship for more than twenty years. Bhidé is a Member of the Center on Capitalism and Society and spearheaded the launch of its eponymous journal, Capitalism and Society (published by the Berkeley Electronic Press) which he now edits (with Prof. Edmund Phelps).

He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). Bhidé served on the faculties of Harvard Business School (from 1988 to 2000) and the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. A former Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company and proprietary trader at E.F. Hutton, Bhidé served on the staff of the Brady Commission which investigated the stock market crash. Bhidé earned a DBA (1988) and an MBA with high distinction as a Baker Scholar (1979) from Harvard. He received a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1977.

Bhidé has several publications in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategy, financial markets and firm governance. His eight Harvard Business Review articles include "Efficient Markets, Deficient Governance," "How entrepreneurs craft strategies that work," "Bootstrap Finance: the Art of Start-ups," and "Hustle as Strategy." His work on financial markets and governance includes "The Hidden Costs of Stock Market Liquidity" in the Journal of Financial Economics and articles in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. He has written numerous articles in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The LA Times.

NAYA JEEVAN: Dr. Asher Hasan

October 1, 2009

Speaker Dr. Asher Hasan
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NAYA JEEVAN
Topic “Scaling the Emerging World's First HMO for the Poor: What the Obama Administration can learn from South Asia”
Co-Sponsor
Presentation Scaling the Emerging World’s First “HMO for the Poor”PDF

Dr. Asher Hasan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NAYA JEEVAN, a not-for-profit social enterprise dedicated to providing socio-economically disadvantaged families throughout the emerging world with affordable access to quality, catastrophic healthcare.

Dr. Hasan was recently selected as a Draper Richards Social Entrepreneur Fellow for 2009-2011 that is accompanied with a $300,000 award and is an invited member of the Clinton Global Initiative. In addition, NAYA JEEVAN is also the recipient of a $75,000 1st prize in the 2008 NYU Social Entrepreneurship Business Plan competition.

Prior to launching NAYA JEEVAN, Dr. Hasan served in the capacity of Senior Director and Head of the US Medical Affairs Obesity team for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to relocating to California, Dr. Hasan served as the US Medical Director for sanofi-aventis, based out of their US headquarters in Bridgewater, NJ. During his tenure in New York City, Dr. Hasan also completed a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

After migrating to the US, Dr, Hasan attended Oberlin College where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and biology with an additional concentration in international relations.

Subsequently, Dr. Hasan moved to Harvard Medical School where he worked as a preclinical researcher along with a group of vascular surgeons at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. His research endeavors were focused on evaluating the incidence of restenosis in a rat carotid artery model following balloon angioplasty.

Graduating summa cum laude, Dr. Hasan successfully completed his MD degree from the State University of New York. He then went on to train in General Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

In addition to his affiliation with the biotech/pharmaceutical industry in the US, Dr. Hasan is an active member of NAASO-The Obesity Society, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. He also recently (2005-2006) served as a board member of the US National Business Group on Health: Institute on Cost & Effects of Obesity.

NYSE Group: Marshall N. Carter

September 24, 2009

Speaker Mr. Marsh Carter
Chairman of NYSE Group

Topic "Manias, Panics, and Crashes: How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do About It"

Marshall N. Carter is Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange Group and Deputy Chairman of the parent company NYSE Euronext. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the predecessor, New York Stock Exchange for two years prior to the merger. Mr. Carter served as a director of the NYSE since November 2003. Mr. Carter 69, most recently was a lecturer in leadership and management at the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Prior to the Exchange, Mr. Carter served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the State Street Bank and Trust Company, Boston, and of its holding company, State Street Corporation. He joined State Street in July 1991 as President and Chief Operating Officer, became CEO in 1992 and Chairman in 1993. During his nine years as CEO, the company grew more than six fold. State Street is a leading servicer and manager of financial, pension and mutual fund assets worldwide. Prior to joining State Street, Mr. Carter was with the Chase Manhattan Bank for 15 years, in positions related to finance, operations and global securities businesses.

A former Marine Corps officer who was awarded the Navy Cross and Purple Heart during two years’ service as an infantry officer in Vietnam, Mr. Carter served from 1975-76 as a White House Fellow at the State Department and Agency for International Development. Major projects during that year were the application of satellite technology to agricultural activities in West Africa, the use of high-level U2 photography for disaster relief activities in Guatemala and the use of sensor-surveillance equipment as a member of the project team that installed the U.S. Sinai Surveillance Mission in Israel after the 1973 Middle East War.

Mr. Carter holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; (1962) an M.S. in operations research and systems analysis from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California (1970); and an M.A. in science, technology and public policy from George Washington University (1976) which he attended on the GI Bill.

Mr. Carter was chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Medical Center, the primary inner city hospital for Boston from 2001-2009. Long active in industry affairs, he co-chaired the U.S. Working Group of Thirty, which developed recommendations for revamping world securities clearance and settlement processes after the securities markets problems of October 1987. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Honeywell International from 1997-2005. Mr. Carter also chaired the Massachusetts Governor’s Special Advisory Task Force on Massport and Logan Airport following the events of September 11, 2001. In 2006, Mr. Carter was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He was born in 1940 and grew up in Washington DC, Alaska and Colorado.

Climate Action: Samuel Goodman

September 22, 2009

Speaker Mr. Samuel Goodman
Author, Entrepreneur, COO, Climate Action
Topic "Where East Eats West: The Street-Smarts Guide to Business in China"
Article Sam Goodman - Where East Eats West

Mr. Sam Goodman, serial entrepreneur, started his first business at eleven years old. After moving to China in 1995, Goodman learned the language, built and sold the ‘World-famous-in-China” chain of cafes, Beijing Sammies; was a Client Partner for the world’s largest executive recruitment firm and a successful negotiator in English and Chinese on the Westinghouse, US-China $5.4 billion, nuclear power plant bid. His latest project, Climate Action, is about helping Chinese Green China.

In "Where East Eats West: The Street-Smarts Guide to Business in China", Goodman uses his unparalleled China experience to boil down the China business basics into fun, easy-to-digest lessons and ready-to-serve actions so you can steer clear of making China-rookie mistakes. While many books have been written for the corporate executive or the bigwig with deep pockets, Where East Eats West is refreshing as it’s written for the little guy who is on-the-ground and in-the-trenches.