HAASx Inspires

Haas Worldwide Events

HAASx Inspires

Short, lively talks illustrate the depth of the Haas alumni network

Offering insights on everything from Bitcoin and diplomacy to underwear and the power of the Haas network, 10 alumni charmed a huge crowd at the annual Alumni Conference in April. Watch all of the presentations at: insights.haasalumni.org/haasx2015.

Asia Business Conference

Naoko Miyamoto and Christen Chen, both MBA 15

Simon Yoo and Blake Street, both MBA 15

Dean's Speaker Series

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Shang-Jin Wei, chief economist, Asian Development Bank

Bengt Baron, BS 85, MBA 88, CEO, Cloetta

Lisa Perez Jackson, VP of environmental initiatives, Apple

Ed Catmull, president, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios

Women in Leadership Conference

Libby Hadzima, JD/MBA 15; Carmela Aquino, MBA 15; Adobe SVP Donna Morris; Julie Barmeyer, MBA 15

Kakul Srivastava, MBA 01

Gap Event

Roger Greer and Constance Moore, MBA 80

Prof. Laura Tyson with Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb

Latin American Business Conference

Victor Pucci, MBA 16; keynote speaker Megan Zoback, Uber; Sebastian Amenabar, MBA 16

Fernando Madeira, Walmart.com, and Pablo Bosch, MBA 15

Reunions & Alumni Conference

Maura Brachetti and Amr El Meleegy, both MBA 10

Hugo Pacanins and Juan Hernandez, both MBA 05

Lori Robson, Andrea Bornschlegel, and Mark Ross, all MBA 90

Cheryl Strachan, MBA 00

Dean Lyons with Suzann Priest Cabling, Emily Watkins, and Cynthia Morrow, all BCEMBA 05/06

Tim Campos, BCEMBA 10/11

Berk Algan and Steven Hardgrave, both MBA 05

NYC Event: Interview with Alum Ken Taylor

Ken Taylor, MBA 59, former Canadian ambassador to Iran

Ari Frankel, MBA 10, and Chris Nuttall, MBA 02

Frank Hundley, MBA 91; Gregg Solomon, BS 82; and Leslie Solomon


Linda Lang, BS 80, retired chair and CEO, Jack in the Box

John Stroup, MBA 95, CEO, Belden

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Front row: Marion McGovern, MBA 85, chairman of the board, ReSurge International, and director, Alliance of Chief Executives; Katie Fritts, MBA 14, founder, Underclub; Dirk Freise, MBA 00, founding partner, Shortcut Ventures, Germany; Ian Lee, MBA 10, senior vice president, Citi Ventures. Middle row: Laura Flores, MBA 95, Panama’s Ambassador to the U.N.; Laura Kray, Berkeley-Haas professor and emcee; Matthew Cooper, BCEMBA 10/11, CEO and founder, Carmenta Bioscience; Nikhil Arora, BS 09, co-founder, Back to the Roots. Back row: Paul Holland, MBA 90, General Partner, Foundation Capital; Michaela Rodeno, MBA 80, CEO, St. Supery Winery (retired) and co-owner, Villa Ragazzi Winery; Alejandro Velez, BS 09, co-founder, Back to the Roots.

Upcoming Events


Prof. Ross Levine: Interest Rate Hangover

September 16
San Francisco


October 3

SF Networking Night

October 20
San Francisco

Legalized Marijuana—A Market to Get High On?

October 19
Portland, OR

14th Annual Berkeley-Haas Gala

November 13
San Francisco

Old Blues Reunion

December 10

20th Annual Women in Leadership Conference

March 12, 2016

Reunion Weekend

April 29–May 1, 2016

All Alumni Conference

April 30, 2016