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December 2011 Newsletter

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Greetings from Guy

Guy PfeffermannIt has been quite a year for GBSN as we added over a dozen new schools, engaged hundreds for our webinar series, held a fantastic conference in Mexico City, and most recently welcomed two spectacular new members to our board of directors. We also launched our MBA Challenge Video Contest, which we are delighted to be holding again in 2012, and we celebrated our first "theme" month with "Case Method Month" in September.

To top it all off we end the year welcoming two more member schools to GBSN. As you can tell, our entire staff, including new Communications & Media Officer Page Buchanan, who joined us in April, has had a busy year working to foster this unique network and advance management education for the developing world.

On behalf of our entire staff I wish you all the best this holiday season and a very happy and healthy 2012.

Two More Leading Schools Join GBSN

With the acceptance of the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Suleman Dawood School of Business (Pakistan) and ESCA, Ecole de Management (Morocco), our network now counts 50 leading business schools from 25 countries as members.

INSEAD: The Business School for the World
ESCA Ecole de Management was founded in 1992 in Casablanca with a strategy of internationalization. Their vision is "to be the reference school in educating and research in management in Morocco. ESCA School of Management aims to strengthen its international reputation and contribute to knowledge development and management practices in emerging markets.”
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LUMS The Suleman Dawood School of Business at LUMS has been in existence since the inception of the university in 1986 and is today ranked as one of the top business schools in the region. With close attention to the significance of applied learning and professional advancement, they have incorporated a method of teaching that incorporates real world skills in the curriculum through local and international case studies.[Click here to read more]

Welcome to GBSN's Newest Board Members

Jim Dean, Dean UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business SchoolJames Dean, Dean of Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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James W. Dean Jr., became the Dean of The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School on Aug. 1, 2008. Before being appointed Dean, Dean was a professor of organizational behavior and strategy and senior associate dean of academic affairs at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Dean’s research, teaching and work with companies focus on leadership, organizational change, strategic decision making, international management and organizational performance improvement. He has participated in research, teaching and/or consulting projects with many companies, including Alcoa Inc., Boeing Co., Corning Inc., DuPont, Exxon Mobil, General Electric Co., Honeywell International Inc. and the U.S. Navy. [Click here for full bio]

Carol Realini, Founder of ObopayCarol Realini, Entrepreneur, CEO and Board Member
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Carol Realini is a successful CEO, entrepreneur and board member with technology and financial services industry experience. She is a globally recognized technology innovator and has successfully led companies through initial public offerings, as well as into acquisitions. She is driven by a passion to improve people’s lives through technology.

Carol has extensive experience in financial services (mobile, payments) and technology (mobile, smart phone applications, payments and banking, enterprise software, distributed computing) and has worked extensively in India and Africa on mobile money. Learn more about Carol’s efforts in mobile financial services for the developing world in this video from the World Economic Forum. [Click here for full bio]

2011 by the Numbers...

22 LBS of Chocolate Eaten
187,362 Miles Traveled
305 Webinar Registrants
13 New Schools
45 Blog Posts
1 Earthquake
16 Campuses Visited
25 Countries Represented

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