Haas Heads to Barcelona for Symposium on Leadership and Innovation

Leaders in finance, technology, and innovation will headline the Haas School's Barcelona Symposium on Saturday, June 2.

Titled "Lead & Innovate: Delivering Results on a Global Stage," the symposium will include talks by alumni Rodrigo Rato, MBA 74, former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, and Greg Greeley, MBA 98, vice president, Amazon EU. Rato, also former president of Bankia and Spain's minister of the economy, will talk on "The Influence of Berkeley on My Career."

From Haas, Henry Chesbrough, PhD 97, faculty director of the school's Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, will speak on open business models. Whitney Hischier, MBA 01, assistant dean of the school's Center for Executive Education, and Kristi Raube, executive director of the Berkeley-Haas Graduate Program in Health Management, will talk on "Succeeding in Emerging Markets."

As Spain grapples with 24 percent unemployment, alumnus Carles Vergara-Alert, PhD 08, MS 06, MFE 04, an assistant professor at IESE Business School at the University of Navarra, will discuss "Times of Change for Housing and Banking in Spain." The event also will feature Alfons Sauquet, dean of ESADE Business School in Barcelona.

Dean Rich Lyons will open the conference with an update from Berkeley-Haas. He also will meet with alumni at a breakfast on Sunday, June 3.

For more information and to register, visit haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/barcelona.