Students in the two Yale programs, both of which draw accomplished individuals from around the world, discussed their experiences starting businesses.
In a lengthy profile of Nancy Pfund '82, the managing partner of DBL Investors published on October 27, the New York Times describes her pivotal role in the development of impact investing over the last two decades and calls her "the go-to venture capitalist for companies looking to make a social impact."
Yale University President Peter Salovey and Yale SOM Dean Edward A. Snyder spoke at the start of the two-day conference to mark the opening of Yale Center Beijing.
Dr. Jiang Jianqing, chairman of ICBC, the world's largest bank in assets and market capitalization, and Mr. Gao Xiqing, the former president and chief investment officer of China Investment Corporation, China's sovereign wealth fund, will be honored for their leadership with awards by the Chief Executive Leadership Institute of the Yale School of Management at a ceremony to be held at the Yale CEO Summit in Beijing, China, on October 27.
Lynch, the director of the Yale Cancer Center and physician in chief of Smilow Cancer Hospital, spoke to students at the Yale School of Management as part of the Convening Yale lecture series.
Delivering the Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture, Odinga said that he sees Africa, with its resources, growing economies, and youthful population, as a continent on the rise.
Martin Shubik, Seymour H. Knox Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Institutional Economics, and Professor Emeritus Lode Li were recently honored with the inaugural Best Paper Award presented by the Interface of Finance, Operations, and Risk Management Special Interest Group of INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
Q: At a staff meeting, my manager stood up and told employees that her birthday was coming up soon and that we could buy gifts for her. During subsequent meetings over several weeks, she repeated this point. Of course, I bought her a gift. My question is: Was she taking advantage of her superior-subordinate relationship to, for the lack of a better term, extort presents?
Chris Cheever ’09 and Chris Thomas ’09 became friends as first-year students at Yale SOM. By the time they graduated, they’d launched a new investment firm together. Five years later, Fontinalis Partners has invested in a dozen smart transportation companies, and Cheever and Thomas say they couldn’t have done it without Yale.
Senior Associate Dean David Bach will join a Yale panel following a live webcast with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on U.S.-China relations on October 16.