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Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network


Our ambition is to enhance and improve connections between our community of 1,500+ Berkeley-Haas alums in the Tri-state area (expanding to the wider community of UC Berkeley alums interested in business).


  • Event: the French-American Chamber of Commerce Technology Knowledge Fair, 9/17

    How to scan the web for consumer insights?

    How to target customers at the individual level?

    How to reduce customer acquisition costs?

    How to facilitate successful virtual meetings?

    How to recruit more efficiently?

    How to connect 3D technologies to hardware applications?

    How to protect  from cyber threats?

    Smart manufacturing, Supply chain control

    Real-time field service management

    How to digitally augment the shopping experience in stores?

    How to use A.I. for regulatory/legal compliance?

    Technology today is bringing new solutions to solve these challenges – in marketing, operations and human performance – that are at the top of business leaders’ minds in any industry.
    Come to the French-American Chamber of Commerce Technology Knowledge Fair, where you will see live demos by 10 American and French tech startups, interact with their leaders, and network with 100+ guests incl. decision makers from all industries. Wine and hors-d’oeuvres will be served.

    Where: Capgemini Applied Innovation Exchange, 79 Fifth Ave, NY NY

    When: Monday, September 17th, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm


    Use code UCBERKELEY for 50% off!


  • Event: Summer Networking Event at Microsoft Times Square, Aug 7

    The Berkeley Haas Alumni Network in NYC invites you to a professional and social networking event in Midtown!

    Join fellow Berkeley-Haas alums, current & prospective students, significant others, guests and friends for an evening of networking at a fantastic location in the heart of Midtown.

    This is the perfect way to network with alumni while enjoying the view over Times Square from the Microsoft Technology Center outside terrace.

    Ticket includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

    Space is limited so please RSVP early via Eventbrite!

    We look forward to seeing you there – don’t miss it!

    Tue, August 7, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

    Microsoft Technology Center, 11 Times Square, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036

    $30 early bird, $35 regular


  • Event: June 7 Panel Discussion on Driving African Innovation with Haas ’99 alumni Patrick Awuah and Nina Marini

    Panel Discussion on Driving African Innovation with Haas ’99 alumni Patrick Awuah and Nina Marini

    The McNulty Foundation in partnership with Ashesi Foundation will be hosting a reception and panel discussion entitled Driving African Innovation – The urgent need for ethics and entrepreneurship in higher education.

    To spark innovation across Africa, today’s university students must gain foundational skills in ethics and entrepreneurship. Join them June 7th for a discussion on nurturing these abilities through higher education. Panelists include Ashesi President Patrick Awuah MBA ’99, MIT Professor Emeritus Phillip Clay, and Leading Ladies’ Network Founder Yawa Hansen-Quao. The Moderator is Ashesi Co-Founder Nina Marini MBA ’99.


    The Harvard Club
    35 W 44th St.
    New York, NY 10036


    Thursday, June 7th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM


    To confirm your attendance and receive directions, email Ashesi Foundation, or call 206.545.6988.

  • FORUM: Blockchain – The Future of Finance? – May 1
    “Blockchain – The Future of Finance?” – Professor Adam B. Sterling

    Date: Tuesday, May 1

    Time: 6:30-9pm

    Location: Wilkie Farr & Gallagher, 787 7th Ave., 34th Floor New York, NY 10019
    Blockchain is one of the most significant technologies to impact law and business in many years. Blockchain is also one of the most interdisciplinary areas, bringing together new questions and opportunities at the intersection of technology, business and law. This lecture will provide an overview of the technology behind blockchain and explore current and potential real-world applications in technology, business, and law and explore the future of this fascinating technology.
    Panelist: Adam B. Sterling
    Adam Sterling is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business at Berkeley Law and co-founder of Startup@BerkeleyLaw. Previously he was a startup and venture capital attorney at Gunderson Dettmer and the co-founder and director of the Sudan Divestment Task Force and Conflict Risk Network. Adam’s writings and work have appeared extensively in the press; including contributions to The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and National Public Radio. He has appeared on a number of broadcast news programs, including CNN’s Situation Room and CNBC’s Street Signs.
  • Forum: Successful strategies for developing diverse and inclusive cultures – April 19
    Recruiting diverse talent is a challenge for many organizations, and fostering an inclusive climate in which talent will thrive can be even harder. Hear best practices from diversity experts and learn how they create inclusive cultures that enable their teams to thrive. Topics include:
    • Diversity and inclusiveness goals
    • Actions that support an inclusive climate
    • Leveraging affinity groups
    • The next steps for diversity and inclusion


    Moderator: Dr. Élida M. Bautista, Berkeley-Haas Director of Inclusion & Diversity
    Kenny Vaughn (Haas ’16), Diversity Outreach Officer at West Point
    Mike Burns, Chief Diversity Officer at Conduent and was formerly the Head of ICG Diversity at Citi
    Special thanks to our sponsors – WeWork and the Berkeley-Haas Master of Financial Engineering Program.
    Please RSVP so that we manage attendance appropriately. The event is free thanks to our generous sponsors.

    Where:  WeWork, 115 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10006

    When: Thu, April 19, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Cost: Free!


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Executive Board

Co-Presidents: Chris Nuttall, MBA ’02 • Pooja Saksena, MFE ’06 • Alex Pederson, MBA ’12
President-Elect: Judy Chou, BS ’96
Treasurers: Fennie Wang, BS ’06
Secretary: Tiffany Miao, BS ’06
Co-VP Communications and Marketing: Jacob Berman, BA ’07 • Caitlyn Kuan, BA ’98
VP Student Outreach: Owen Corso, MBA ’17
VP Social: Joyie Zhang
VP Professional and Career Development: Jabril Bensedrine, Post Doc ’02
Venue Scout: Vacant

Industry Champions

Finance: Pooja Saksena, MFE ’06 • Amy Prager, BS ’99 • Raja Khanna, MBA ’04 • Samir Mathur, MBA ’93
Real Estate: Neil Seth, MFE ’05
Health Care / Life Sciences / Medical Devices: Tanya Shah, MBA/MPH ’04 • Alind Sahay, MBA ’00
Media, Technology & Entrepreneurship: Caitlyn Kuan, BA ’98 • Alex Abelin, BS ’05 • Zach Stevens, BS ’08 • Michael Lapin, BS ’08
Marketing: Jeanne Washington, MBA ’00
Consulting: Chris Nuttall MBA ’02
Retail, Consumer:  Chris Nuttall, MBA ’02

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