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GLOBAL & EXECUTIVE MBA REUNION BERLIN, GERMANY MAY 28 – JUNE 1, 2012 CULTURE * CONNECTIONS * GLOBAL BUSINESS CONVERSATIONS Crossing Over to Connect.

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1 GLOBAL & EXECUTIVE MBA REUNION BERLIN, GERMANY MAY 28 – JUNE 1, 2012 CULTURE * CONNECTIONS * GLOBAL BUSINESS CONVERSATIONS Crossing Over to Connect

2 Reunion Host FIUBERLIN.COM Joyce J. Elam, Ph.D. Dr. Joyce J. Elam is Executive Dean and James L. Knight Professor of Management Information Systems in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Florida, and Dean, FIU Online. Dr. Elam was a Marvin Bower Fellow at the Harvard Business School during the academic year. She earned both her PhD in operations research (1977) and her BA in mathematics (1970) from the University of Texas. Dr. Elam is a recognized expert in the strategic use of information technology and the use of information technology to support both individual and group decision-making. She is responsible for an annual research study which surveys women-led businesses in Florida. She is also the faculty leader for Women on the Move, a women leadership development program offered twice a year through the FIU Center for Leadership.

3 Reunion Faculty Advisor FIUBERLIN.COM Walfried Lassar, Ph.d Walfried Lassar is the Ryder Research Professor, chair of the Marketing Department and Director of the Ryder Center for Supply Chain Management at Florida International University. Dr. Lassar teaches in the Executive MBA and Master of International Business Programs as well as Executive Seminars. He has won multiple teaching and research awards, created several new academic programs, and runs national conferences on Green and International Supply Chain Management. In addition he created the successful Marketing Roundtable series at FIU, a cooperation between the marketing department and with the Deans Alumni Circle. Dr. Lassar's research spans the topics of marketing strategy in channels of distribution, brand equity issues, and services marketing as well as supply chain strategy. His research projects deal with international dimensions of marketing and distribution strategy and integrate e-commerce aspects of competition. Dr. Lassars supply chain research focuses on supply chain strategies to create competitive advantage and investigates green supply chain managements effect on profitability. His research has been published in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing and the Strategic Management Journal among others.

4 Reunion Managers FIUBERLIN.COM Monique Catoggio, EMBA Director Advancement, Alumni & Corporate Relations FIU Business Stefanie Anding, EMBA Director Business Development FIU Business

5 Alumni Committee FIUBERLIN.COM Manlio Valdés President, EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India & Africa) Climate Solutions Ingersoll Rand Claus Schaale Manager, Cloud Business Development Cisco Systems, Inc. Claudio Cury Director Business Development FIU Business

6 Global & Executive MBA Program Profile Alumni of our Executive Programs benefit from: FIUs EMBA national ranking among the top 15% of graduate business schools Learning by doing with a group of experienced executives who bring unique and value experiences the program A focus on leadership, innovation and personal growth International trips and real-world case studies with hands-on application An executive, global network of more than 500 alumni What we want to achieve via this reunion: High-level networking among alumni. Scheduled times for alumni to share their successes, challenges and opportunities as seasoned executives Timely and lively conversations and visits touching on critical global business issues First-hand experience of the eclectic and dynamic city of Berlin, both from a cultural and business perspective An unforgettable week of life-long connections

7 Student & Alumni Profile Each Executive MBA cohort at FIU represents a diverse group of peers who share a similar level of professional experience, but vary greatly in terms of nationality, industry and background. The average age at the onset of the program is 37 EMBA Alumni now number over 500 FIUBERLIN.COM

8 Alumni Profile, cont. Top companies represented among Alumni: Cisco Microsoft Baptist Health Systems CitiGroup/Foundation Cordis Ryder System, Inc. Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch Caterpillar Eastman Kodak Aeronautic Investments AeroThrust Atlantic Financial Group International, LLC B/E Aerospace, Inc. Brightstar Hewlett Packard Jackson Health System Komatsu Latin-America Corporation Univision Network Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd FIUBERLIN.COM What positions do they employ today?

9 Reunion Snapshot FIUBERLIN.COM

10 Global Business Conversations

11 About FIU Business


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