If you've read up on UCLA Anderson, you've probably found mention of it's fantastic Network. Just how far does it reach? For a better idea of its breadth, just take a look at the outstanding leadership who's spoken on campus in the Fall Quarter.
From left: Larry Fink (MBA '76), Chairman and and CEO of BlackRock Inc.; Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company; Sandra Day O'Conner, Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Every day at Anderson you can find world-renonwned social, political and business leaders engaging the MBA community in thought-provoking, cutting-edge conversations. These alumni and friends of Anderson present big ideas that stretch the gambit of the business world and embody our "Think In the Next" credo. Below are three more exceptional individuals who've recently held engagements on campus and show just how deep and diverse is the Anderson community.
Rupert Scofield, President and CEO of FINCA International: Rupert Scofield is an entrepreneur, humanitarian and agricultural economist who has led FINCA International to become a leader in microfinance that provides a socially-responsible investment partnership for marginalized communities in Africa, Latin America, Eurasia, the Middle East and South Asia. Mr. Scofield visited UCLA Anderson through the Center for Global Management Lecture Series and spoke to students and faculty about the evolution of FINCA International and the tangible, life-changing effects of increasing the flow of capital towards social good.
Sajjad Jaffer, Managing Partner of Two Six Capital: Much like Billy Beane changed the rules of success in Major League Baseball through "Moneyball" statistics, Sajjad Jaffer is using high-level analytics to make big changes in private equity. Mr. Jaffer came to campus in partnership with the Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies to share how predictive unit economics and customer lifetime value are being used to more effectively invest in small and medium enterprises.
Theodore Garcia, Senior Vice President of FilmTrack: Ted Garcia knows a lot about digital content. He has 20+ years of experience within media and entertainment and currently helms a leading firm in content and rights management. In collaboration with the Anderson Entertainment Management Association, Mr. Garcia gave us a close look at the current state of digital distribution - from digital content creation to monetization across exhibition channels.
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Daniel Genter, MBA '15 - Follow UCLA Anderson on Twitter.