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Business @ Fletcher Open House event - Shared screen with speaker view
Agnes Hatley
18:47
Welcome and thank you for joining! Please feel free to ask your questions here in the chat or put up your virtual hand and join the discussion.
Jette Knudsen
19:01
And we hope you join us!
Agnes Hatley
19:27
Bhaskar Chakravorti is the Dean of Global Business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and Executive Director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC). Having joined Fletcher in 2011, Bhaskar also serves as a Professor of Practice in International Business. Prior to Fletcher, Bhaskar was a Partner of McKinsey & Company and a leader of McKinsey’s Innovation and Global Forces practices, on the faculty of Harvard Business School and a Distinguished Scholar at MIT's Legatum Center. Bhaskar earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Rochester. He is a graduate of the Delhi School of Economics and Delhi's St. Stephen's College.
Gaurav Sharma
19:37
Dear Fletcher admissions and MIB Team, Thank you for hosting the event. Excited to be here. Looking forward to the session.
Agnes Hatley
24:44
Jette Steen Knudsen is a Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School. Her research centers on the interface between government regulation and business actions with a focus on CSR. She has published in journals such as British Journal of Industrial Relations, Comparative Political Studies and Regulation and Governance. From 2003-2007 Knudsen headed a government-sponsored think tank, The Copenhagen Centre for CSR. She also served as project leader of a CSR task force for the CEO at Maersk and consulted with the Asian Development Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte.
Agnes Hatley
31:42
Alnoor Ebrahim is a Professor of Management at The Fletcher School, and the Tisch College of Civic Life, at Tufts University. His research examines the challenges of performance measurement, accountability, and governance facing organizations with a social purpose. His recent book, Measuring Social Change: Performance and Accountability in a Complex World (Stanford University Press), received The Alliance for Nonprofit Management’s best book award for 2020. Professor Ebrahim serves on advisory boards to IRIS+ at the Global Impact Investing Network and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Agnes Hatley
32:31
Nathalie Hudson (she/her). After 5 years in marketing at Procter & Gamble, I completed a Master’s in International Business at the Fletcher School, focused on social business in sub-Saharan Africa. After Fletcher I joined Dalberg Advisors in Ethiopia and Kenya to work on international development issues as a strategy consultant. Now I use that combination of communication and strategy to support CEOs from across the Food System work together to accelerate change in the Food Collective, an entity in the new social venture, IMAGINE. Pre-pandemic I loved to travel around the world, now during Covid I have hit all the cliches, doing a lot of baking and cooking, fostering a kitten, and growing my own tomatoes.
Agnes Hatley
36:06
Fletcher Social Investment Group: https://fsig.org/
Jette Knudsen
36:47
It was really nice to met everyone. Feel free to reach out with any questions - Good luck! (and great to see you Nathalie!)
Agnes Hatley
37:02
Thank you, Prof. Knudsen!
Agnes Hatley
38:20
Ammar Karimjee currently serves as the Systems Lead for One Acre Fund (OAF) in Rwanda. One Acre Fund is a non-profit working in 10 countries, primarily in East Africa, dedicated to helping improve the livelihoods of small-holder farmers through better seed/fertilizer, access to finance, and training. In Rwanda, OAFs core program works with over 800,000 farmers. As "Systems Lead", Ammar manages the non-farmer facing aspects of the work in Rwanda - including logistics/supply chain, customer service, technology strategy, and client data management/analysis. Before OAF, Ammar was a MIB student (Class of 2017) and focused on Development Economics and International Finance.
Dorothy Orszulak
38:40
Nathalie is humble, she was also leader of the Fletcher Biz Club.
Nathalie Hudson - MIB'16
40:58
Yes absolutely. The International Business Club organizes a career trip every year to New York, meeting lots of great alums and companies. And a number of events throughout the year. Again very entrepreneurial, and a fantastic experience to build leadership skills and meet a variety of companies.
Agnes Hatley
45:20
Rebecca Kurland is a Master of International Business candidate focusing on finance and development economics. Before Fletcher, she managed the CEO office and Board of Directors at the Global Impact Investing Network (the GIIN), where she also helped to develop the organization’s first three-year strategic plan. While at the GIIN, Rebecca organized a market-defining convening with industry leaders at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center as well as a forum to increase engagement of government donor agencies in the impact investment field. Rebecca graduated from New York University in 2014 with a dual degree in Politics and French and a minor in Economics.
Agnes Hatley
52:35
Alnoor Ebrahim is a Professor of Management at The Fletcher School, and the Tisch College of Civic Life, at Tufts University. His research examines the challenges of performance measurement, accountability, and governance facing organizations with a social purpose. His recent book, Measuring Social Change: Performance and Accountability in a Complex World (Stanford University Press), received The Alliance for Nonprofit Management’s best book award for 2020. Professor Ebrahim serves on advisory boards to IRIS+ at the Global Impact Investing Network and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Agnes Hatley
57:03
Adam Robbins is Head, Future of Investing Initiatives at World Economic Forum, where he leads the Forum’s work on sustainable investing, corporate governance, and investor stewardship. He has published academic articles, policy research, and Forum reports on these topics, as well as on sovereign wealth funds, economic development, and the role of investors in economic policy. Prior to joining World Economic Forum, he worked with the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds, based in London. Adam has also worked on issues of institutional investment and economic policy at World Bank, Amundi Asset Management, and Columbia University. He is an Affiliate of the Network for Sovereign Wealth and Global Capital at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. Adam earned a Master of International Business degree at The Fletcher School and is a graduate of Colby College.
Dorothy Orszulak
01:04:38
https://sites.tufts.edu/dprize/
Agnes Hatley
01:05:24
Ming Dongfang is Chinese and joined Fletcher straight from her undergrad majoring in Economics. Prior to Fletcher she worked as a financial services consultant at Oliver Wyman and had experience in designing sovereign bonds earmarked for vaccine R&D during her work with GAVI, the vaccine alliance. In the past two years, she developed strong interest in ESG investing. She became the co-president of Fletcher Social Investment Group leading advisory projects for social enterprises, NGOs and impact investors. Mostly notably, she supported the rollout of the impact fund under Arab region's first venture philanthropy foundation. During the pandemics, she conducted equity research with Fidelity Investment based on companies' inherent resilience from their key business models and ESG integration; she also served as a research fellow under Responsible Asset Allocator Initiatives at New America, rating and ranking the ESG practices of 200+ SWFs and PPFs.
Agnes Hatley
01:09:49
Madhuri Mukherjee is a Senior Consultant at Dalberg’s Nairobi office. In her present role she has worked with a range a clients and on sectors - such as developing a universal health coverage strategy for an African country to working with a large Foundation to develop EdTech solutions for low resource environments. She is currently engaged with a large non-profit to develop digital agriculture solutions. Prior to Dalberg, Madhuri was an Assistant Vice President at Credit Suisse where she focused on market and credit risk management. Before that she worked at Goldman Sachs in corporate risk management. Madhuri has a Masters in International Business from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Delhi.
Dorothy Orszulak
01:10:36
If you have an entrepreneurial itch, the Fletcher D-Prize is great way to spend the summer working on proven poverty solutions and that last mile distribution in emerging markets. Our 2020 winners Mohit and Nitin are ready to launch their venture in Jharkhand, India now that we're starting to see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. https://sites.tufts.edu/dprize/2020/03/25/resonance-lab-nitin-malik-mohit-saini-win-fletcher-d-prize/
Emmanuel Gebremeskel
01:13:07
Madhuri will always be the TA of the year!
Rebecca Kurland
01:14:21
so many generations of FSIG leadership present :)
Agnes Hatley
01:14:58
Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) https://sites.tufts.edu/ibgc/
Agnes Hatley
01:15:34
Emmanuel Gebremeskel is an international student from Ethiopia in the MIB program. Pre-Fletcher, he was an undergraduate student of Economics. Post-Fletcher, he will be joining PayPal’s Market Research team. He loves life and is extremely passionate about purpose-driven leadership, strategy, and outcomes.
Dorothy Orszulak
01:15:49
Well seen Rebecca! Biz club too. Emmanuel and Nathalie both leaders there as well.
Ammar Karimjee
01:17:11
i'd love to see that project on MM usage, Emmanuel! such a cool subject for Econometrics
Sam Pearl Schwartz
01:17:40
I need to head off to a work meeting, thanks all for your time and insights!
Alnoor Ebrahim (he)
01:18:46
@Emmanuel — love your definition of Fletcher mafia — look after one another and not aggressive towards others!!
Nathalie Hudson - MIB'16
01:19:08
Fletcher is also a fun place to be! Beyond the academics and jobs, there's a kind body of students who also know how to have a good time - culture nights, ski trips, social hours. A great experience out of the classroom too.
Ammar Karimjee
01:19:41
agreed Nathalie. definitely the best friends you'll ever make, hands down! i'm still in touch with so many people.
Rebecca Kurland
01:19:48
Another benefit of studying with such an international body of students --> the food!!
Madhuri Mukherjee
01:20:23
absolutely agree! some of the best people I've met and the best friends I've made!
Nathalie Hudson - MIB'16
01:20:23
And a lot of international weddings (post pandemic of course)
Dorothy Orszulak
01:20:24
Culinary diplomacy at its best!
Agnes Hatley
01:22:27
Bhaskar Chakravorti is the Dean of Global Business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and Executive Director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC). Having joined Fletcher in 2011, Bhaskar also serves as a Professor of Practice in International Business. Prior to Fletcher, Bhaskar was a Partner of McKinsey & Company and a leader of McKinsey’s Innovation and Global Forces practices, on the faculty of Harvard Business School and a Distinguished Scholar at MIT's Legatum Center. Bhaskar earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Rochester. He is a graduate of the Delhi School of Economics and Delhi's St. Stephen's College.
Dorothy Orszulak
01:23:18
Are any of you attending Bhaskar's class Tuesday night when he's hosting Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilver? Let me share the registration link here.
Agnes Hatley
01:23:23
Digital Planet https://sites.tufts.edu/digitalplanet/
Dorothy Orszulak
01:24:21
Registration link for Bhaskar's Tues class https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ibgc-hosts-paul-polman-former-ceo-unilever-tickets-145129437053
Emmanuel Gebremeskel
01:25:27
Madhuri lol
Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi
01:28:26
Ruti: Cameroon is a part of our Digital Intelligence Index, which has benefited from contributions of generations of Fletcher/ MIB students, several of whom are on the screen at the moment. You can see how Cameroon compares with the rest of the world here: https://digitalintelligence.fletcher.tufts.edu/trajectory
Ammar Karimjee
01:28:35
+ 1 - take Corporate Finance your first semester for sure if you're gonna do finance. lots of nodding heads on that one.
Ruti Ejangue
01:28:44
Wonderful, thank-you!
Nathalie Hudson - MIB'16
01:29:40
(Just don't do like me and let your teammate build the financial model so you don't have to... it will cost you many hours when you enter a job post-Fletcher!)
Emmanuel Gebremeskel
01:30:45
+1 on Corporate Finance, also International Finance and Banking taught by Jacque (same professor from Corporate Finance) does a great job teaching the fundamentals
Nathalie Hudson - MIB'16
01:31:23
The Office of Career Services really helped me with my CV and Interview prep, taking the time to do practice interviews, and connecting me to alums where relevant.
Yihemba Yikona
01:32:19
How long is the professional development training program that Dorothy just mentioned?
Ruti Ejangue
01:33:27
Thank you for sharing Dorothy!
Agnes Hatley
01:34:08
The PDP is a six-week program during your first semester, meeting once or twice a week.
Ammar Karimjee
01:34:34
i unfortunately don't have anything to add - i did not take any Africa related coursework which I deeply regret :( i didn't have a geographic specialty at Fletcher and have learned a lot about East Africa after being here!
Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi
01:34:54
Kingsley Moghalu, Fletcher alum twice over, was the dy. Governor of the central bank of Nigeria and a presidential candidate in Nigeria’s recent national elections
Yihemba Yikona
01:35:07
Thank you, Agnes!
Dorothy Orszulak
01:35:09
Yihemba, the professional development program runs for 6-8 weeks at the start of the semester. But it starts in the summer with preparation on resumes. Some recruiting especially in finance and consulting starts in Aug/Sept so students need prep before that.
Emmanuel Gebremeskel
01:35:42
Fletcher Alum did run for presidency in Ethiopia and won, so we take our wins where we can get them ;)
Yihemba Yikona
01:35:51
@Dororthy Many thanks for explaining!
Yihemba Yikona
01:36:01
@Dorothy*
Agnes Hatley
01:37:21
Fletcher students have the opportunity to cross-register at Tufts and Harvard and take graduate level courses.
Ruti Ejangue
01:38:20
Thank-you for answering my questions!
Adam Robbins
01:39:32
I have to leave for another commitment. Great to speak with everyone, happy to follow up or answer questions via email/LinkedIn
Agnes Hatley
01:39:53
Thank you, Adam! It was great to see you.
Nathalie Hudson - MIB'16
01:41:33
I'm afraid I also need to run to a meeting. Happy to connect via LinkedIn or e-mail to answer any additional questions. Have a lovely weekend!
Hailee Donoghue
01:41:39
I have to jump off for a work call but thanks to everyone, very insightful session and great to hear more from current and past MIB students!
Agnes Hatley
01:41:59
Thanks for joining, Hailee!
Yihemba Yikona
01:42:28
I have to head out as well. Thank you all! I appreciated hearing your perspectives.
Emmanuel Gebremeskel
01:42:33
Thank you all! Always great to reconnect with the Mafia and future recruits lol :) Cheers
Agnes Hatley
01:43:13
Thank you, Emmanuel!
Agnes Hatley
01:44:11
Thank you all for joining today! Please feel free to reach out to us directly with any questions you might have in the upcoming weeks and months.
Gaurav Sharma
01:44:15
Thank you for the answer.
Dorothy Orszulak
01:44:18
In the consulting course, we have Deloitte teach their business chemistry team and relationship program. https://businesschemistry.deloitte.com/
Agnes Hatley
01:44:30
agnes.hatley@tufts.edu
Erika Ireland
01:44:33
This was great, thank you!
Ruti Ejangue
01:44:53
Can we please get a list of emails to follow up? Thank-you!
Jesse Nuese
01:44:56
Thanks to all the students, alumni and faculty for taking the time to chat with us.
Madhuri Mukherjee
01:45:03
Great seeing everyone, thanks for joining. Feel free to reach out via LinkedIn in case of any questions. Good luck and hope to welcome you'll into the family soon! :)
Henry Chambers
01:45:03
Henry.Chambers@tufts.edu
Ammar Karimjee
01:45:08
ammarkarimjee@gmail.com
Gaurav Sharma
01:45:11
Thank you for taking time for us. Appreciated. Very informative session.