columbia business school’s 2017 reunion lots of highlights

Published on May 3, 2017

At Columbia Business School’s 2017 Reunion Weekend, four of the school’s most successful investors from the class of 1967 discussed investment prospects with moderator, Professor Tano Santos.

Featured Panelists:
Tano Santos – David L. and Elsie M. Dodd Professor of Finance; Co-director of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing
Russell L. Carson ’67 – Co-founder and General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, New York, Chair Emeritus, Columbia Business School Board of Overseers
Leon G. Cooperman ’67 – Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Omega Advisors Inc., New York, Columbia Business School Board of Overseers
Mario J. Gabelli ’67 – Chairman and CEO, GAMCO Investors Inc., New York, Columbia Business School Board of Overseers
Arthur Samberg ’67 – Manager, Hawkes Financial Services LLC, New York, and Co-chair, Columbia Business School Board of Overseers

Published on May 3, 2017

At Columbia Business School’s 2017 Reunion Weekend, Professors Bruce Greenwald and Joseph Stiglitz discussed globalization with moderator, Dean Glenn Hubbard.

Published on May 3, 2017

At Columbia Business School’s 2017 Reunion Weekend, alumni entrepreneurs discussed identifying, valuing and capturing opportunity, with moderator, Vince Ponzo of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center.

Vince Ponzo ’03 – Senior Director, Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center
Yael Alkalay ’97 – Founder and CEO, Red Flower
Tom Flickinger ’87 – President and CEO, Flickinger Fine Wines
Esther Ma ’92 – CEO and Founder, Prestique Limited
Brian Rich ’87 – President and CEO, O’Connor Capital Partners
Nina Tandon ’12 – CEO and co-founder, EpiBone

Published on May 3, 2017

At Columbia Business School’s 2017 Reunion Weekend, alumni in the Healthcare sector discussed trends driving innovation in healthcare and life sciences with moderator, Bunny Ellerin of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program

Featured Panelists:
Bunny Ellerin – Director, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program
Shahram Ebadollahi ’16 – VP, Innovation & Chief Science Officer, IBM Watson Health
David Epstein ’87- President and Managing Director, Remedii LLC
Rachel Stahler ’07- Co-founder, CB Insights

Published on May 3, 2017

At Columbia Business School’s 2017 Reunion Weekend, alumni in the Real Estate sector discussed investing with moderator, Professor Chris Mayer.

Featured Panelists:
Chris Mayer – Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate in the Finance and Economics Division at Columbia Business School
Lisa B. Amzallag ’82- Managing Principal, LBA Advisors
Robert Berne ’62- Berne Realty Inc.
Wilson Lee ’87- Founding Partner, Cale Street Partners LLP

Published on May 3, 2017

On April 19, a team of Columbia Business School students won the first-place prize of $100,000 for their pitch of Yum China (YUMC) stock to a panel of experts led by Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management LP, while another team clinched second prize — $50,000 — for their short on Smucker’s (SJM). The first-place winners were Windsor Cristobal ’18, Anji Lin ’18, and Isabella Lin ’18; second-place winners were Nick Briody ’18, Vy Huynh ’18, and Antonio Lequerica ’18.

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