USC IBEAR 44 MBA Class

IBEAR MBA-44

Argentina

Estanislao Vazquez

Estanislao Vazquez

Sr. Executive Strategic Account
Salesforce, Buenos Aires

Estanislao Vazquez joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 11 years of work experience in the Tech industry. He started working in a boutique consultancy firm as junior analyst, where he conducted due diligence for a venture capital firm with a focus on specific market analysis. Next, Estanislao worked 8 years at Microsoft, where he started in a marketing position before moving to manage enterprise accounts in the public sector segment. He was promoted to Education Segment Leader, where he managed a 6-person team. From there, Estanislao was offered a position at Salesforce, which at the time was launching its LATAM Hub in Argentina. He was one of the first employees to join the team. He worked a Regional Account Executive for Strategic Accounts for almost two years before moving to USC Marshall School of Business. Upon completing the IBEAR MBA Program, Estanislao wants to keep growing in managerial roles in Tech companies and gather the skills needed to lead large teams.

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Brazil

Diego Benech

Diego Benech

Head of Market Intelligence
GRENDENE, Sao Paulo

Diego Benech joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 12 years of experience in leadership positions in CPG and Tech firms. He served as Head of Market Intelligence for Grendene, a major Brazilian footwear company with several proprietary brands, local and international licenses. Diego implemented several initiatives to support strategies and innovation for product management, brands, and communication. He has extensive knowledge of consumer and market insights methodologies, and business analytics. Diego had the opportunity to work on several new product launches across different geographical locations that reached millions of consumers. He has also led long-term projects applying cutting-edge tech systems for analytics that have enabled effective business decisions and supported digital transformation. Diego earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil, and a Certificate in Business Management and Marketing from UCSD. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Diego plans to assume a senior leadership role in a CPG or technology companies.

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Carlos Eduardo G.Dauricio

Carlos Eduardo G. Dauricio

CEO and Founder
Wk Empreendimentos e Representações, Sao Paulo

Carlos Eduardo G. Dauricio joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 17 years of experience in the financial and real estate industry. He was responsible for acquiring land, designing projects, developing a feasibility analysis, evaluating and searching for funds, and leading a sales team of more than a hundred real estate brokers. As a Brazilian lawyer, Carlos founded his own legal office, gathered experience in the execution of financial contracts, conducting due diligence, and valuing land deals, real estate companies, and manufacturing industries. Carlos also implemented a 100-megawatt solar farm in a semi-arid region in Brazil. This project is designed to provide clean energy to a city with 150,000 habitants. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Carlos intends to transition into the Investment Banking industry.

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Rafael Pedreira Lessa

Rafael Lessa Pedreira

Head Writer
Globo/Globoplay, Sao Paulo

Rafael Lessa Perdreira joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 14 years of professional experience in the entertainment industry. He graduated with honors from the MFA program in Film at Columbia University, where he was the recipient of fellowships and grants from organizations such as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Rafael has worked as a screenwriter for both scripted and non-scripted projects for numerous companies including Netflix, Turner and LATAM Airlines. Most recently, Rafael led diverse teams as Head Writer and Executive Producer, developing a series of different genres for major streaming platforms such as Amazon and Globo. Rafael is seasoned at identifying trends, generating engagement through marketing, and developing talent for cast and crew. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Rafael aims to assume a position as a senior executive in the entertainment industry. He aims to work at a global company at the forefront of innovation and social transformation.

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Canada

Aohua Sang

Aohua Sang

Brand Manager in Omnichannel
AstraZeneca LTD, Shanghai

Aohua Sang joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 9 years of working experiences in four multi-national corporations such as Medtronic, AstraZeneca, Novartis and Servier. Aohua has taken responsibilities ranging from integrated product marketing to product lifecycle management and pipeline management. Aohua is experienced in innovative bio-pharmaceutical product life cycle management from pre-launch phase to post-patent market promotion with focus in strategic marketing, academic profiling, and market shaping. His duties also extend to Commercialization/Medical /Marketing access /Government relations in the healthcare sector. Aohua graduated from the University of British Columbia with major in Chemistry, and he is also a HeartSaver for First Aid CPR AED certified by the American Heart Association. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Aohua wants to assist biotech and pharmaceutical companies to expand businesses through AI transformation, digitalization, and internet+ healthcare initiatives and to develop multiple cross-sector cooperation.

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China

Ms. Karsi Muk

Karsi Muk

Business Development Manager
Kone Corporation, Shanghai

Karsi (Sissi) Muk joins the IBEAR Program with 14 years of experience in several industry-leading, multi-national companies. She has taken leading roles in marketing and business development and successfully implemented the digital transformation strategy. In the most recent role, she served as the Business Development Manager leading the Major Projects Global Team at Kone to expand its business in China and APAC. With her efforts, the early engagement activities and awareness have been greatly improved. Karsi holds a Bachelor’s in International Economics and Trades from Shanghai University. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, she is eager to expand her marketing expertise in the emerging sector, such as healthcare industry or data driven business in traditional industries. In her spare time, Karsi is a big fan of outdoor activities; she has been to trail hiking in Kailash, Tibet with the highest reach of 5,670 meter in altitude.

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Yan Hua

Yan Hua

Director
Fuwah International Group, Beijing

Hua Yan joins the IBEAR MBA Program with over 17 years of work experience in finance. She has led teams to invest over $1 Billion and earned 50% returns in the past three years. She is eager to connecting advanced technologies with capital to improve people’s lives. She has also led internal audit projects for Fuwah International Group, which helped the leadership team to develop strategic and operational plans for investment projects in real estate and hospitality industries. Yan holds a bachelor's degree in Economic from Liao Da University. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA program, Yan intends to continue to improve people's lives by developing advanced technologies.

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Germany

Alexander Alt

Alexander Alt

Category Purchasing Sensors
Continental AG, Regensburg

Alexander Alt joins the IBEAR MBA Program with more than 8 years of experience in the automotive industry where he spent seven years at Continental Automotive. There he gained diverse experience in strategic purchasing while managing various technologies such as power inductors and pressure sensors for car access technologies. He furthermore honed his negotiation skills as well as expanded his supplier management experience by working with global businesses. In his latest role, Alexander worked on introducing Ultrawide Band (UWB) technology into the next generation of car access and driver assistant systems. He received his BS and MS from the University of Bayreuth in Germany, where he focused on Organization Theory and Supply Chain Management. With knowledge in technology management and business analytics obtained through the IBEAR MBA, he intends to lead the transformation of our automotive landscape into a data and technology driven environment.

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Mathias Alt

Mathias Alt

Group Lead Buyer
Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg

Mathias Alt joins the IBEAR MBA with 7 years of experience focusing in international automotive purchasing and supply chain management. Most recently, Mathias worked at Volkswagen Group in Germany in their connectivity and infotainment unit defining supplier strategies and leading globally-bundled negotiations for Volkswagen's future car cockpit. Mathias worked closely with global automotive suppliers as well as technology companies that just entered the automotive industry. Mathias also was responsible for early purchasing activities of a new midsize carline for the Chinese market, making good use of his fluent Chinese language skills which he gained at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Mathias holds BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Upon completion of his MBA, Mathias will focus on innovations and startups that reshape the automotive industry landscape.

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India

Gaurav Batish

Gaurav Batish

Senior QAlead
Generali Global HealthServices, Markham, Canada

Gaurav Batish joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 12 years of experience in the fields of finance, telecom, eCommerce, and information technology. He kickstarted his career as a marketing manager with Axa Insurance and has gradually transitioned into digital transformation roles over the years. Most recently, he co-founded an IT start-up aimed at providing cutting edge technologies with the proven level of proficiency. Gaurav has experience of leading high intensity fintech projects in over 15 countries in North America, Europe, and Asia. His clients include TD Bank, Axa Insurance, SBI-IAG, and Generali group to name a few. In addition to working for several MNCs, Gaurav has successfully spearheaded a couple of start-ups as well. Given his passion for innovation, Gaurav works on various app-based start-up ideas in his free time. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Gaurav intends to get into product management, focusing on companies in fintech and analytics.

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Bhanu Dutta

Bhanu Dutta

Lead Engineer
Baker/Hughes, Dubai

Bhanu Dutta joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 14 years of professional experience at Baker Hughes (formerly GE Oil & Gas) providing highly customized Turbo machinery solutions in the downstream segment of the O&G industry. He was responsible for technical and commercial negotiation of contracts with major O&G companies in the Middle East and helped generate over $100 Million in revenue. Bhanu has led an international multi-disciplinary team, including sales, supply chain and engineering personnel, working on complex projects involving highly engineered turbo machinery equipment. He has extensive experience in working with the global leaders from end users such as Saudi Aramco and engineering firms such as Worley Parsons to contractors such as Samsung. In his last role, Bhanu worked closely with the product leadership team developing new technologies and supporting their market launches. He has represented his company at prestigious O&G conferences including ADIPEC, Abu Dhabi. Bhanu thrives in an action-oriented environment. Post his IBEAR MBA, Bhanu plans to blend his corporate experience and knowledge of strategic consulting by transitioning to a corporate strategy role in the renewable energy space.

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Vikas Gupta

Vikas Gupta

Commanding Officer (Colonel), Air Defense Regiment
Indian Army Sena Bhawan, New Delhi

Vikas Gupta joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 20 years of military experience. He has provided strategic leadership in the areas of project management and defense operations. Vikas strategized & directed operations of an equipment-intensive, multi-cultural unit with assets worth $25 Million comprising of 1,000+ technical personnel in an inhospitable terrain. He is the only Army officer to be selected for three consecutive ‘raisings’ – greenfield projects where a team is built from scratch. While heading an intelligence unit, he spearheaded policy creation for Electronic Warfare for the Indian Army. As General Staff Officer, Vikas planned and synergized active operations of 4 units comprising of 5,000 personnel in a highly sensitive area with additional charge of Military and Civil Intelligence agencies. He has also been a consulting specialist (Aerospace and Defense at EY India, where he managed projects with leading defense PSU’s, and authored several white papers. Post IBEAR MBA, Vikas aims to work in an operations or program management role in the renewable energy or eCommerce space.

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Shubra Jyoti Hazra

Shubhra Jyoti Hazra

Regional Sales Manager
COATS India Ltd., New Delhi

Shubhra Jyoti Hazra joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 7 years of experience in the retail and consumer goods industry. He is a passionate data driven professional with extensive experience in channel sales, business development, key account management and vendor management. Shubra has worked with Coats, Sun Pharma, Conagra and Prione (an Amazon Venture) as a Regional Manager in Mumbai. At Prione, he was part of the New Sellers Acquisition Team, with a focus on Apparel & Footwear manufacturers. He took ownership of a team of 80 people helping SME’s to run their online verticals profitably by onboarding them on Amazon. Armed with a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Diploma in Management, Shubhra has spent his career building and developing high performing teams with a focus on continuous customer obsession and delivery. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Shubhra intends to continue his career in the eCommerce domain.

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Mohit Joel Lartius

Mohit Joel Lartius

Founder
Mysociolife, Bangalore

Mohit Joel Lartius joins the IBEAR MBA Program with more than 17 years of professional experience. Mohit holds a degree in Bachelor of Technology. He joined Suzuki Motors in India as an Area Manager and was responsible for expanding the dealer network for Suzuki in Southern India. Mohit then joined the Honda Motor Company, where he led a sales and marketing team, and managed a network of 126 dealers. In this role, Mohit was able to contribute a 9% increase in market share during his time with the company. For the past 6 years, Mohit has managed and scaled various companies in the eCommerce, digital marketing and advertising space. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Mohit intends to pursue product management roles with eCommerce companies.

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GunAngad Maini

GunAngad Maini

Assistant Facilities Manager
Barakah Nuclear Power Plant, Abu Dhabi

GunAngad Singh Maini joins the IBEAR MBA Program with over 13 years of experience leading multiple cross-functional teams in the real estate and infrastructure industries. His focus has been the automation and optimization of several high-performance buildings making them connected, safe and smart. GunAngad successfully led and managed large scale engineering projects for industry leaders including Schneider Electric and Ingersoll Rand across the Middle East and Africa. He spearheaded the digital transformation of several flagship projects resulting in improved energy efficiency, reduced operational costs and increased longevity of systems. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, GunAngad is eager to continue in leadership positions focusing on emergent technologies and digital transformation. In his spare time, GunAngad enjoys competing in drug-free bodybuilding competitions, donating blood platelets for cancer patients and volunteering his time at animal shelters.

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Abhishek Pasricha

Abhishek Pasricha

Manager
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India, New Delhi

Abhishek Pasricha joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 11 years of consulting experience with EY, Deloitte, and IBM. He has extensive digital transformation experience in the Telecom, Automotive, Healthcare, Technology, and Oil & Gas domains. Abhishek started his career with IBM as a consultant responsible for the world’s largest automotive digital transformation. He managed IBM’s leading telecom strategic outsourcing account, implementing technology strategy for a 160 Million customer base for a revenue uplift on a $92 Million business. He has also played a key role in transforming India’s largest Oil & Gas company digitally for its Retail, Lubricants, Aviation, LPG, and Industrial customers. Abhishek has designed and implemented digital transformation for various fortune 500 client in client-facing roles. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Abhishek intends to pursue a career in product management for technology-backed customer service products in the United States.

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Nirmalya Sharma

Nirmalya Sharma

Assistant Consultant
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Kolkata

Nirmalya Sharma joins the IBEAR MBA program with 10 years of experience in software development and IT support services. A successful leader with extensive experience in software development and administration with a focus on retail, travel & transportation, banking & finance, and manufacturing domains, Nirmalaya has had the opportunity to execute multimillion dollar development, enhancement and support projects for clients based out of the USA, UK, Norway, Australia, Canada and South Korea. Notably, he played a key role in the implementation of "Ship To Home" and Seamless integration projects for retail giant, Kroger Inc., creating an online marketplace enabling the company to add 50,000 items to its shipping service, which resulted in the doubling its number of offerings. Nirmalya is an alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication. On completion of the IBEAR MBA program, Nirmalya envisions progressing into senior leadership roles concentrating on digital transformation and business strategy.

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Sujit Singh

Sujit Singh

Senior Manager
INMOBI, Bangalore

Sujit Kumar Singh joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 11 years of experience in the technology industry. He started his career with Infosys Technology Ltd as a Software Engineer. For the past 9 years, Sujit has been working in InMobi Technologies Ltd in various roles including Engineering, Product Management and recently Strategy & Operations. During this period, he has led and executed several projects including reporting and analysis, automation of financial processes, automation of sales and services processes, working with senior executives to implement KPI methodology and develop incentive calculation tools. This has resulted in efficiency gains and cost savings. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Sujit intends to pursue a career in product management in a technology firm.

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Virender Thakur

Virender Thakur

Colonel General Staff
Western Army Headquarters, Chandigarh

Virender Kumar Thakur joins the IBEAR MBA Program after 20 years of serving in the Indian Army. As an Infantry Colonel, he led a 1,000 men composite unit in a challenging operational environment. Virender has varied leadership experience in command and staff, from handling combat situations in high altitude areas on the international border and counter-insurgency operations to managing equipment and logistics of large military formations. His extensive experience includes managing the supply chain for fighting units in inhospitable terrains. Virender has led cross-functional, multi-cultural, and multi-national teams in various appointments, including with the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to leadership and supply chain logistics experience, Virender has technical expertise as he has an undergraduate degree in engineering, and a graduate degree in military technology. After completion the IBEAR MBA Program, Virender intends to pursue a career in an operations or product management role in a technology company.

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Indonesia

Chusnul

Chusnul Bakhriansyah

Accounting Manager
PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Jakarta

Chusnul Bakhriansyah joins the IBEAR MBA program with 10 years of experience at Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), the largest and the most profitable bank in Indonesia. He started his career as a budget officer, preparing, managing, and controlling all company expenses. He later became a budget coordinator, leading a team to prepare, manage, and control trillions of rupiah of BRI’s full-cycle budget. He successfully recreated BRI’s budgeting worksheets that consolidated all company activities with its budgets. In the last five years, he worked as a BRI Volution team member to create BRI’s corporate plan. He also led a team to create IFRS 9 internal policy for BRI and its subsidiary and developed a financial asset classification internal website for BRI. Chusnul holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Indonesia. Upon completing the MBA program, he intends to return to BRI to lead the accounting and finance team.

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Yandy Anggara

Yandy Anggara

Assistant Vice President
Bank Mandiri, Jakarta

Yandy Anggara joins the IBEAR MBA Program from Bank Mandiri, Indonesia’s leading state-owned general bank. He started in 2009 in the Management Trainee program, gaining experience in service quality management, branch distribution, and marketing. He also worked in Strategic Marketing Communications, where he end-to-end planned and executed 360 marketing campaigns and promotion. He led strategic world-wide partnership launch campaigns such as Lombard Odier, Visa, MasterCard, and JCB. He also has experience working with sponsors for world-wide concert tours such as Celine Dion, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, One Direction, and Peter Cetera private concerts. He also served his country by representing his company for “Indonesia Less-cash Society” and “Indonesia Financial Literation Campaign Committee.” He holds an Engineering Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Institute Technology of Bandung, with first class cum laude recognition. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, he plans to continue his career with Bank Mandiri.  

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Romanos Radityo

Romanos Radityo

Treasury FX Manager
PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Jakarta

Romanos Radityo joins the IBEAR MBA Program with over 10 years of experience in Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), the largest Bank in Indonesia, focusing on microfinance. As the Treasury Foreign Exchange (FX) Manager at BRI, Romanos has managed the bank's FX position with daily exposure of over $300 million and $40 billion in the annual transaction volume. He successfully led the BRI's FX Business Transformation, which improved the bank's currency position management, resulting in a more sustainable FX income. In the process, he gained the BRI Treasury "Game Changer" Award in 2020 to acknowledge his achievement. While formerly working as a fixed-income trader, he focused on managing the Indonesian bond trading portfolio and providing client bond transaction service. He holds a Bachelor's in Accounting from the University of Indonesia. Upon completing the IBEAR MBA program, Romanos plans to advance his career as the Treasury Business Division Leader at Bank Rakyat Indonesia.

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Israel

Miri Ben Zvi

Miri Ben Zvi

AI QA Management and Imagery
Satellite Operator, IMAGESAT International, Tel Aviv

Miri Ben Zvi joins IBEAR with over 9 years of experience. As an officer in the Israeli Air Force, Miri developed an integrated communication system between Air, Navy and Land Forces; performed technological research; and was responsible for the development of operations protocols for Air Force units. While in the army, she pursued her BA in Business and Human Resources. Miri joined ImageSat where she operated sophisticated imagery satellites and characterized automated AI systems for control and planning missions of imagery satellites. Since her promotion, Miri’s role included operating two satellites, developed User Interface for satellite operation, and conducted quality assurance of multimillion-dollar automated AI systems. Miri is passionate about Satellite Imagery and AI which she considers cross-disciplinary and will have a huge impact on mankind’s future. Learning functional management skills hands-on, with the guidance of Marshall’s expert faculty, will equip her to take on a strategic role at an innovative global aerospace company.

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Japan

Hisashi Hasegawa

Hisashi Hasegawa

Business Administration Advisor
Japan International Cooperation Agency, Tokyo

Hisashi Hasegawa joins IBEAR with 12 years of experience in the steel industry and government-run international cooperation. He worked at Metal One Corporation, a steel trading company, for 10 years engaging in exporting in the Asia, business development and established a new factory in China. During his work in China, Hisashi worked at a new steel processing factory as the youngest member of the management team and managed sales, quality control and feasibility study in the new market. In his most recent role in a Japanese International Cooperation Agency as a business administration advisor, he went to the Kingdom of Bhutan and worked for Farm Machinery Corporation Limited. He provided advisement in procurement knowledge, inventory management, sales development and financial analysis. Hisashi holds a Bachelor of Law from Peking University, China.  His future goal is to work in the international non-profit organization and stimulate growth in the developing countries. 

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Takashi Konishi

Takashi Konishi

Headquarters Assistant Manager
West Japan Railway Company, Tokyo

Takashi Konishi joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 12 years of experience at West Japan Railway Company, a leading transportation company which provides transportation, retail, and real estate services. Takashi started his career as an architectural engineer for several railway station renovation projects and then became a Project Manager for various capital railway construction projects. In his most recent role as led for the project team that formulates the medium- to long-term railway business strategy for the core area of Western Japan, he led a large cross-functional team and successfully finalized the plan. Through the experience of planning and managing projects consisting of diverse members, he gained project management skills as well as technological skills. Takashi holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Tokyo. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA program, he intends to broaden his career in corporate strategy including international business developments in elevated leadership roles.

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Koichiro Kuno

Koichiro Kuno

Deputy Manager
Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo

Koichiro Kuno joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 13 years of experience at Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions Corporation, supplying components for power plants and offering power system solutions. Koichiro led various projects in the nuclear division of his company, ranging from component maintenance in domestic nuclear power plants to manufacturing structural modules of primary containment vessel for the U.S. nuclear power plants. As a lead engineer in leading diverse teams, he earned strong engineering and project management skills. Koichiro holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering from Keio University. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, he plans to return to Toshiba and expand his role in creating new business and planning business strategy.

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Naoki Nishida

Naoki Nishida

Assistant Manager
Electric Power Development Co., Ltd., Tokyo

Naoki Nishida joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 15 years of experience at Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER). He has held a wide range of positions in J-POWER, including budget administration at a regional branch and recruitment in the company’s HR Department. Recently, Naoki has overseen project management, such as conducting the first mega-sized geothermal power plant project in Japan in 23 years. In addition, he managed several joint venture power plant projects with other companies. These achievements showcased his adaptability to diversified situations and the ability to collaborate with others productively. Naoki holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Social Science Studies from the University of Tokyo. Upon completing the IBEAR MBA Program, he will return to a leadership role in J-POWER to grow its overseas business and provide a sustainable energy supply worldwide.

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Hideto Saishu

Hideto Saishu

Project Manager
Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo

Hideto Saishu joined the IBEAR MBA Program with 12 years of experience at Hitachi, Ltd., a leading electric conglomerate. Hideto has in-depth experience in project management in all aspects of large-scale projects from pre-contract to post-contract phases. Hideto had led nuclear new-build projects in global markets for more than 8 years. While working on a project in the UK, Hideto was delegated by Hitachi to establish a joint venture with global contractors coordinating the division of responsibilities and work process. Hideto also consolidated multi-billion steering ponds estimate for the entire project scope as a cost manager in the joint venture. Leveraging his global project management skills and team-oriented leadership, Hideto managed cross-cultural teams with over 200 members. Hideto holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Hokkaido University. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Hideto intends to expand his role in business development for energy infrastructure to address energy and environmental issues globally.

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Keigo Sudo

Keigo Sudo

Manager
Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Tokyo

Keigo Sudo joins the IBEAR MBA Program with more than 18 years of professional experience. Upon demonstrating strong leadership in the finance and accounting department of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Keigo was assigned to the Sao Paulo office in 2017. He developed a great network with the talented coworkers in Brazil. In the financial field, he was involved in creating financial strategy for corporate and constructing financial modeling for M&A valuation and project financing. In the accounting area, he was responsible of managing the overall fiscal accounting process and disclosing its financial statement to the public. Keigo passed CPA exam in California in 2009 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Waseda University. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Keigo plans to broaden his career in finance and accounting in greater leadership roles.

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Haruka Suzuki

Haruka Suzuki

Transfer Pricing Manager
Ernst & Young Tax Co., Tokyo

Haruka Suzuki joins the IBEAR MBA Program with nearly 9 years of experience in the consulting industry where she spent most of her time in EY Japan. As a transfer pricing manager, she has helped large multi-national, public companies develop and implement global tax policy and compliance strategies. She also has extensive experience in negotiation of bilateral advance pricing agreements with tax authorities. In addition to client delivery, she took various managerial roles in EY Japan where she helped develop training curriculum, assignment protocols, and diversity and inclusion strategies. Haruka is a licensed CPA in the US and holds a B.A. in Linguistics and minor in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude from University of California, Los Angeles. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA program, she intends to broaden her career in the consulting industry with greater leadership roles.

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Michiko Tanaka

Michiko Tanaka

Senior Researcher
Hitachi Ltd, Tokyo

Michiko Tanaka joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 15 years of experience in R&D division of Hitachi Ltd., a leading Japanese conglomerate. She started her career as a researcher on database management system and contributed to the productization. In her most recent role as a research team leader on Internet of Things data management, she worked with a global team to design the reference system architecture to accelerate customer activity to turn data into insights. She also worked at a Hitachi subsidiary in San Francisco Bay Area for 3 years, where she experienced collaborative work with the tech community. Michiko holds a Bachelor of Engineering and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kyushu University. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, she intends to leverage her career in the global IT business.

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Takuya Watanabe

Takuya Watanabe

Vice President, Kansai Branch
Development Bank of Japan, Tokyo

Takuya Watanabe joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 14 years of experience at Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ), a financial institution contributing to industry’s growth by providing risk capital and advisory service to growth sectors and restructuring industries. He has diverse experiences serving various roles in multiple departments, including providing risk capital in aviation manufacture projects and investment advisory services to Japanese companies in China as an expatriate in Beijing, as well as renewable investments in Japan and globally. In his most recent role as a Vice President in energy sector, he has initiated in investing a number of renewable projects with reliable partners. Takuya holds a Bachelor of Economics from Osaka University. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, he intends to return to a leadership role and establish global investment business in DBJ.

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Korea

Jinsu Ahn

Jinsu Ahn

Senior Petrochemical Product Marketing Manager
S-OIL Corporation, Seoul

Jinsu Ahn joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 14 years of experience in S-OIL, a Korean oil and petrochemical company with annual sales exceeding $20 Billion. As a senior marketer, Jinsu is responsible for the sales strategy and marketing of S-OIL’s core petrochemical product “Para-xylene”. Jinsu started his career in the logistics division, where he conducted a seaborne trade optimization and chartered a record number of Very Large Crude Carriers globally as a top 10 charterer in the world. After he moved to Crude Oil team, Jinsu traded yearly 240 Million barrels ($10~$23 Billion) of crude oil and managed pricing risks through futures and options. He also generated $11.8 Million in profits from ‘contango storage play’ through trading inter-month spread derivatives by capitalizing on global oil slump in 2015. Jinsu holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Sungkunkwan University. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Jinsu intends to expand his role to the company-wide business strategy and new business investment divisions at S-OIL.

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Wook Kyung Ha

Wook Kyung Ha

Senior Manager, Global Planning Department
Korea Securities Depository (KSD), Seoul

Wookyung Ha joins IBEAR with 11 years of experience at the Korea Securities Depository (KSD), the central securities depository of Korea. Throughout the decade she has built a solid track record in marketing, global security trading and fund management. Wookyung successfully promoted three crucial systems in Korea capital market. First, she launched a global security borrowing and lending trade scheme; second, she introduced a crowdfunding system; third she set up the robo-advisor platform in Korea. Financial Action Task Force training institute is one of her major achievements which can train international governmental officers according to AML/CFT (Combating money laundering and terrorist financing). Wookyung holds a B.A. in Customer Science and Human Development and MBA from Ewha Womans University.  Upon completion of IBEAR MBA Program, she intends to return to a leadership role focusing on female work in Asia Pacific and establish a consulting system of a developing nation’s financial market.

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Hyunsoo Kim

Hyunsoo Kim

Principal Engineer
Samsung Electronics, Seoul

Hyunsoo Kim joins the IBEAR Program with 15 years of experience in engineering at Samsung Electronics Mobile Business. As an engineer, he successfully developed more than 20 smartphones, contributing to more than 150 Million units of smartphone sales and $100 Billion in revenue. Recently, he led Radio Frequency Technical R&D team in designing circuit and antenna for the Flagship smartphones. He has seven U.S. patents and many of his inventions have been applied to all Samsung’s smartphones, enhancing performance of smartphones. Hyunsoo has a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Ajou University, and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from KAIST. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, he will continue with his career in leading the mobile industry.

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Yongsu Kim

Yongsu Kim

New Business Development/M&A Team, Home Appliance
LG Electronics Co., Ltd., Seoul

Yongsu Kim joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 12 years of experience in LG Electronics, a Korean home appliance company. As a new business developer, Yongsu discovered business opportunities from analyzing market trends, and promoted it by collaborating with global companies, especially with Japanese companies. Recently, he successfully planned and launched robot businesses, which strengthened the company’s portfolio and became a promising business of LGE. Yongsu began his career as a mechanical engineer, improving sound quality of washing machines and contributing successfully to developing world-class systems. Yongsu holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Kyushu University and a Master’s in Acoustic Analysis from Tokyo Technology Institute. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Yongsu intends to expand his career in business operations and M&A.

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Bongkyu Lee

Bongkyu Lee

General Manager/Director/VP in the US
LG Electronics Co., Ltd., Seoul

Bongkyu Lee joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 21 years of LG Electronics work experience through comprehensive managerial tasks including strategic audit, finance, marketing, and legal. In the Ethics Bureau, he accomplished three major achievements: led the development of ‘Chatbot’, a deep learning program based on AI; the automatic setting of the disciplinary action in compliance with weight of violation against company regulation; winning $1.1 Million in the embezzlement case as a person in charge of a lawsuit. Prior to that, his roles were in CFO Credit Insurance Team, Korea Marketing and Sales Division-B2B Contract Sales Team, and Korea Marketing and Sales Division Domestic Legal Support Team. Some of his responsibilities were in legal & credit management, conducting collateral valuation & write-off, and collection of bad account receivable.  Bongkyu received his Bachelor of Law from Kangwon National University. 

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Jung Hun Lee

Jung Hun Lee

Manager, Global Implementation Team
KT Corporation, Seoul

Jung Hun Lee joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 10 years of experience at Korea Telecom (KT). As a Consultant and a Network Engineer, he successfully implemented network strategy, policy, and solution consulting, which led to winning an $8 Million network expansion project and contributed to ratification of UNESCAP (UN Social and Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific) resolution to bridge the information gap among Asian nations. In his most recent role, he focused on business development and project implementation for KT's sales growth and profit. Previously, Jung Hun operated core network of Korea’s largest telecom company by troubleshooting and problem prevention of core network. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering from Ohio State University. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Jung Hun intends to leverage his career in international business development and consulting at Korea Telecom.

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Yongdae Park

Yongdae Park

Deputy General Manager
Korean Air, Seoul

Yongdae Park joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 14 years of experience at Korean Air. Yongdae worked in Korean Air’s Human Resources Division, which forecasts supply of manpower in different business divisions, along with restructuring of diverse HR policies. He served as an HR manager in Europe’s Regional HQ located in Paris, supervising HR operations and employee relations within the EU area. Most recently, he supervised HR related issues in the liquidation of Korean Air’s In-Flight Catering & Duty-Free Division, along with leading projects related to Korean Air’s acquisition of Asiana Airlines. Yongdae holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Korea Aerospace University. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, he intends to return to the HR Division, continuing his career as a core asset and leader of Korean Air.

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Taesuk Yoon

Taesuk Yoon

Project Manager
LG Electronics Corp., Seoul

Taesuk Yoon joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 12 years of professional experience in the IT and automotive industry. Most recently, Taesuk worked at LG Electronics for 8 years, where he was responsible for carrying out winning proposals for RFQs on automotive cockpit systems, conducting proof-of-concept projects, and creating a product roadmap for LG’s next cockpit platform. He was at the frontline of the OEMs across the world. Taesuk started his career as a software development engineer in startup and tech companies and developed his career into a Project Manager, building logical, analytical, and managerial skills. Taesuk holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Taesuk intends to continue his career at LG

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Mexico

Miguel Cabrera Urbina

Miguel Cabrera Urbina

Global Procurement Media & Advertising Manager
IBM, Mexico City¬

Miguel Cabrera Urbina joins IBEAR with 13 years of dedicated experience in Supply Chain and Consulting advisory. He has supported Fortune 100 companies in their strategic initiatives with Global scale, focused on the total cost of ownership, and achieved breakthrough results from actionable insights and efficient account management. He has successfully led relationships working closely with executives of large international groups ranging from IT, Consumer Goods, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Chemicals, Retail, Home Appliances, Proteins and Banking. Miguel has worked at Accenture, GEP and most recently at IBM as the Global Procurement Category Manager for Media & Advertising where he was responsible for the Global strategy, and he delivered a 16% of annual savings. Miguel holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering and Organizational Systems from La Salle University in Mexico. Upon completion of the IBEAR Program, he intends to obtain a leadership role in the Tech industry

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Peru

Arnold Huaman

Arnold Huaman

Manager
PwC Consulting, Lima

Arnold Huaman joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 10 years of industry and consulting experience mainly in Banking, Mining and Healthcare sectors. He specializes in the consulting sector helping large corporations to define growth strategies, value propositions, assess operational models, and address business challenges using Customer Centric Models. Arnold also a Manager at PwC in the Customer Consulting practice where he helped clients achieving their commercial and customer experience outcomes from strategy design to technology implementation. Previously at Deloitte in Strategy & Operations practice, he served as manager of Peru and Colombia where he helped global companies in supplier risk management, shared services center for Latam, internationalization strategy and customer experience initiatives. Arnold is an Industrial Engineer from the National University of Engineering in Lima, Peru. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Arnold intends to develop his career internationally focusing in consulting

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Russia

Nikita Olifer

Nikita Olifer

Manager
EY Advisory (Strategy), EY-Parthenon, Moscow

Nikita Olifer joins the IBEAR with 5 years in consulting and over 5 years in supply chain & product management. Among the project he has managed are national logistics strategy of an ex-USSR country with estimated implementation effect to GDP of $500 Million per year; a concept of a transformative digital solution for maritime shipping aimed at uncovering value currently locked in inefficiencies; a strategy of a regional airline serving Arctic regions and needing to reduce dependence on subsidy; and a national strategy of reducing the shadow economy for one of Central Asian countries. Nikita holds a Specialist in Mechanical Engineering from Rostov State University, and a Master in Analytics from Georgia Institute of Technology. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, he intends to continue a consulting career serving tech companies in the US. 

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Taiwan

Shih-Min Chen

Shih-Min Chen

Vice General Manager & Successor
Yi-Jiou Industrial Co., Ltd., Taipei

Shih-Min Chen joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 7 years of experience in the footwear and semiconductor industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from National Sun Yat-sen University and a Master of Electronics Engineering from National Tsing Hua University, cultivating him as a well-rounded science and engineering professional. As a Corporal in the Cyber Warfare Section, he led subordinates to conduct missions locating dozens of military hacker facilities; as a Process Integration Engineer at TSMC, he collaborated with engineers from six different units to solve complicated chip manufacturing issues, and consulted American, Japanese, and Chinese clients on product crisis, especially in chip yield rate and advanced chip development. In his family business, a laser cutting service provider, he recycled shoe wastes, generating 20% in revenue. Upon completing the IBEAR MBA Program, Shih-Min intends to pursue a tech consulting/product development career for companies focusing on environmental technology and sustainability.

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Yu Han Lai

Yu Han Lai

Senior Engineering Program Manager
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Taipei

Renata (Yu Han) Lai joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 12 years of experience in information technology. Renata is Senior Engineering Program Manager and has been the leader to remove roadblocks for the projects. During her tenure at IBM server hardware development, she achieved one of the shortest product development cycles. At Lenovo networking group, Renata earned best performance awards 3 years in-a-row and was awarded top-20 talents in 2017 DCG BU award (2000-people organization). Due to Renata's expertise in project management and negotiation, HP Enterprise recruited her to lead the most challenging server networking product line. She has helped the company successfully launch 7 server networking products within 1 year, projecting to bring $200,000 potential revenue. Renata holds bachelor’s degree in accounting from National Taiwan University. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Renata intends to pursue her career as the Product Manager or Program Manager in global technology companies

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Mi-Chieh Lee

Mi-Chieh Lee

Vice President
Mega International Commercial Bank, Chicago

Mi-Chieh Lee joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 8 years of experience in the financial industry spanning Chicago and Taipei in diverse positions. Started in the corporate finance banking field, she has comprehensive experience serving enterprises from start-ups to listed corporates, providing local fund-raising solutions to international financing projects. In her most recent position, she was expatriated to Chicago to implement an Anti-Money-Laundering system and improve the bank's compliance rating. After successfully achieving the goal, she switched her role to the Syndicated Loan Department Manager, leading the Chicago team to manage and increase the fixed-income portfolio. Mi-Chieh holds a M.A. in International Relations and two B.A. degrees in Economics and International Relations from National Taiwan University. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, she plans to pursue a career in FP&A/Corporate Finance.

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Kuo Wei Lin

Kuowei Lin

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder
Zuvio Tech Co., Ltd., Taipei

Kuowei Lin joins the IBEAR MBA program with over 8 years of entrepreneurship and three successful fundraising experiences totaling over $3 Million funds raised. He has expertise in the Internet industry, including digital education, social network, and dating services. Kuo Wei has founded two companies after graduating from National Taiwan University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Computer Science. The first one is a science-based tutoring school, which focuses on STEM education. The second one is a software company, which provides the second-largest educational system (with over 60% of universities in Taiwan adapting its services) and a second-largest communication forum for undergraduate students (accumulated over 1,00,000 users). Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, he intends to pursue a career as the Product Manager or Program Manager in the tech industry

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Ting-Hui Lin

Ting-Hui Lin

Business Planning Manager
Mean Well Enterprises Co., Ltd., Taipei

Annie (Ting-Hui) Lin joins the IBEAR MBA program with 9 years of diverse experience in accounting, business development, and management.  Post completing her B.A. in Accounting and Finance from University of Wisconsin-Madison, she started her career as an Auditor and moved on to sales and business planning. With her accounting and finance background, she has used financial analytical approach to evaluate and execute business expansion for an electronics manufacturing company. Recently, she has not only established a new oversea office but also led a team and set KPI to develop new business in Southeast Asia. In addition, she has created and implemented a new BI module which gives more insight into margin analysis. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Annie intends to pursue a career in operations and strategy in America.

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United Kingdom

Ayesha Ghoshal

Ayesha Ghoshal

VP of Product and Investment
Grovth.ai, New Delhi

Ayesha Ghoshal joins the IBEAR MBA program with over 8 years of experience across Management Consulting, Venture Capital and Product Management. Most recently, Ayesha worked as a Product Manager for an early stage SaaS-FinTech startup that looks at revenue-based funding for early-stage businesses. She has led multiple Million dollar investments in tech-driven startups as an Investment Associate in a Venture Capital fund. Ayesha started her career at Ernst & Young as a Consultant assisting clients in the Telecom and Smart Cities sector to design GTM and performance improvement strategies. Ayesha holds a Bachelor’s in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering from University of Warwick. After the IBEAR MBA, she is looking to work as a Product Manager at a Technology driven enterprise company.

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USA

Marcus Brander

Marcus Brander

Reserve Officer, Firepower Control Team Leader, 4th
Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Collinsville, CT

Marcus Brander joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 7 years of experience in the US Marine Corps and an additional 4 years of experience in sales as a Territory Manager for British American Tobacco (BAT).  Born and raised in New York and New England, Marcus has lived throughout the U.S., Australia, and Asia during his time with the Marines and BAT.  While working as a Territory Manager for BAT he was both promoted and re-located twice.  In 2012 Marcus took leave to join the Marine Corps.  Since completion of training, he has served in both Active and Reserve capacities, deploying three times to Africa, Asia, and Australia.  During this time, he has been a deputy or commander of units ranging from 40 to 280 men, also earning four personal merit decorations.  Marcus holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Boston University, with a specialization in Marketing.  Marcus is looking to transition into corporate strategy and sustainability.

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Taylor Jauregui

Taylor Jauregui

Property Accountant
Shopcore Properties (The Blackstone Group), San Diego

Taylor Jauregui joins the IBEAR MBA Program with over 5 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate. He started as an acquisitions analyst for Acropolis Capital, a real estate investment firm, and then transitioned to Navarra Properties, a privately held commercial real estate portfolio, where he managed several of the assets, analyzed potential acquisitions, oversaw capital improvement projects, and negotiated leases and renewals. Most recently, Taylor worked for ShopCore Properties, the retail real estate arm of The Blackstone Group, managing the accounting for a portion of the portfolio. He is an active real estate agent in California, where he has successfully represented both buyers and sellers alike. Taylor pursued his passion for entrepreneurship, co-founding HorseShare, a thoroughbred racing syndicate which allows people to purchase and own a percentage of a racehorse. Upon completion of his MBA, Taylor intends to pursue a career in real estate development or private equity.

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Seth Knutson

Seth Knutson

Director & CTO
Puraloop Microwave Technologies, Dallas

Seth Knutson joins the IBEAR MBA Program with 13 years of experience scaling startups and small businesses. While running a small data center equipment recycling company and attending business school in Hong Kong, an encounter with an immense pollution challenge which had no commercial solution prompted him to develop a new technology and launch a startup to commercialize it. He built a frozen meat wholesale business, scaling from zero to offices in Hong Kong; Changsha, China; and Ho Chi Minh and Haiphong, Vietnam. He has worked alongside and learned from a wide spectrum of professionals including a Cardinal while at the Vatican’s first attempt at a startup accelerator, CEOs, engineers, and smugglers and tradesmen in China and Vietnam’s informal business sectors. Seth’s interests are in mission driven, for-profit, scalable impact startups, focusing on environmental impact in emerging economies. He enjoys solo backpacking as well as trad and clean-aid big wall rock climbing.

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Moran Braycy

Braycy Moran

Sales and Operations Manager
First Republic Bank, Los Angeles

Braycy Moran joins the IBEAR MBA with over 10 years of experience in financial services and is a transformational leader in customer experience. As the Sales and Service Manager of First Republic Bank, she oversaw multiple department initiatives which contributed to the financial growth of the regions market. Recently, she worked directly with the founder of First Republic Bank to implement Covid protocols and organized a task team to assist business clients with applying for the Payment Protection Program. She has curated an in-house audit program and developed a customer experience sales strategy that led to a consecutive 30% growth in profit for the Beverly Hills Office. She has experience in restructuring retail branches and cultivating an environment that is built around fostering meaningful client relationships. As an expert in executing B2B and B2C initiatives, Braycy also lends her knowledge to the University of Irvine’s Customer Experience Program where she serves as a current Advisory Board Member. As a board member, she collaborates with various industry leaders to design compelling course content by utilizing her experience in customer acquisition and business development. Braycy holds a BA in Liberal Arts from Woodbury University. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, she intends to continue a career in finance. 

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Jesse Nadel

Jesse Nadel

Private Placements
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, New York

Jesse Nadel joins the IBEAR MBA program with over a decade of capital markets experience. Jesse was a member of SMBC's Debt Private Placements team. Prior to joining the bank, Jesse worked for J.P. Morgan within their Debt Capital Markets business where he led the Corporate Finance Dashboard initiative. Previously, Jesse spent five years with Goldman Sachs. Most recently as a member of the Investment Grade Syndicate desk, he advised on and executed over 300 transactions on behalf of corporate and financial issuers. Earlier in his career, Jesse worked on GS' Public Sector Infrastructure Syndicate desk where helped execute over 150 tax-exempt and taxable offerings in both the municipal and corporate bond markets. Jesse earned a BS in Finance, with a minor in Economics, from Quinnipiac University and studied in London with NYU. He holds FINRA Series 79 (Investment Banking Representative), Series 7 (General Securities Representative), and Series 63 (Securities Agent) securities licenses

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Dongwoo Won

Dongwoo Won

Director of Engineering
Spokeo Inc., Los Angeles

Dongwoo Won joins the IBEAR MBA Program with over 13 years of industrial experience in the field of software engineering. He served as a Director of Engineering in his most recent role at Spokeo. There he led the backend engineers, architected, and built the backend data pipeline on AWS, which is the backbone to aggregate, process, and serve over 12 billion records from thousands of data sources. He also worked for Handysoft as a software engineer in Korea. He holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Engineering from the Seoul National University, Master's and PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California with emphasis on data mining. Upon completion of the IBEAR MBA Program, Dongwoo aspires to develop into a global business leader.

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