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Georgetown University McDonough School of Business graduate Mohammed Dewji (B ’98) was named “Person of the Year” by Forbes Africa magazine. Dewji joins James Mwangi, CEO of Kenya’s Equity Bank; Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank; and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, as the fourth recipient of the prestigious title.
The award honors an individual who has had the most influence on African business. Dewji is the CEO of Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania (MeTL), one of the largest industrial conglomerates in East Africa. The company’s business interests include textiles, manufacturing, agriculture, distribution, and real estate. Prior to his role as CEO, Dewji served two terms as a member of parliament in Tanzania. During his time in office, he founded and financed the Mo Dewji Foundation, a philanthropy that provides scholarships for poor Tanzanian children. He also is a member of the McDonough School of Business Board of Advisors.
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Reena Aggarwal
Alumnus Named Forbes Africa Person of the Year
At first it might seem like an unlikely match – a senior theology student in an MBA class on entrepreneurship. But, for Samuel Holley (C ’16), it’s a perfect fit.

Holley is one of 23 students in “Starting a Startup That Matters,” co-taught by Jeff Reid, founding director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, and Donna Harris and Evan Burfield, co-founders of 1776, a global startup incubator and seed fund headquartered in Washington, D.C. The seven-week course includes undergraduate and graduate students from across Georgetown University, including from the McDonough School of Business, Walsh School of Foreign Service, the Law Center, McCourt School of Public Policy, and Georgetown College.
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Congressional Testimony
The Best and Brightest Business Majors – Class of 2016
Georgetown McDonough seniors Vaibhav Agarwal and Sarah Renwick Long are featured in Poets & Quants for Undergrad's list of the "Best and Brightest Business Majors of the Class of 2016." Agarwal is a finance and accounting major who plans to join Morgan Stanley's New York investment banking division in the mergers and acquisitions group after graduation. Long, an operations and information management major, has received offers to work as a management consultant in New York City.
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Red Cross CEO Shares Leadership Advice
Changing the World, One Handbag at a Time
In a small village in Masoro, Rwanda, more than 150 women make handbags and jewelry that end up on the shelves of one of the biggest names in fashion, Kate Spade & Company. The bangles, inset with handwoven beading in vibrant colors, bear inscriptions: courage, dream, limitless, inspire.
The artisans in Masoro are employees of Abahizi Dushygikirane Corporation or ADC, the supplier of Kate Spade & Company’s on purpose label, which launched in May 2014. Professors Catherine Tinsley and Edward Soule at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business are studying this socially responsible business model and its impact on the employees and their community. They visited the village over the summer and will make another trip in February.
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Global Business
Global Business Initiative Convenes Supply Chain Experts
More than two dozen industry experts and scholars from around the world gathered at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business on Dec. 2 to discuss a global supply chain benchmarking project.
The one-year research effort focuses on current practices and strategies associated with the sourcing of production in a global supply chain.
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Former Secretary of Labor
Ambassadors, Small Business Administrator Discuss Global Entrepreneurship
Nearly 50 ambassadors, economic advisers, and officials of the U.S. Small Business Administration came together at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business on Nov. 16 for a roundtable discussion of global entrepreneurship policy. The discussion coincided with the opening day of Global Entrepreneurship Week. “The work of global entrepreneurship is about providing pathways out of poverty. It’s about helping people harness their talents, provide for themselves and their families, and make a contribution to the betterment of us all,” said Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the Small Business Administration, who provided opening remarks. “As innovators come together in cities across the world, Global Entrepreneurship Week also is a time for governments to come together to create new opportunities in our borderless marketplace.”
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BA Legend Shaquille O’Neal Holds Court at McDonough
MBA Students Log More than 700 Service Hours During MOVember
Every year at the McDonough School of Business, the month of November is dubbed MOVember as MBA students compete to see which group of their peers can volunteer the most service hours at almost 100 different events and locations throughout the Washington, D.C., area. This year, full-time and evening program students volunteered 706 hours of their time to help the community.
The Month of Volunteerism, promoted nationally by the Movember Foundation, is meant to raise awareness of men’s health issues, ranging from prostate cancer to mental health illnesses. Donations and proceeds go toward further research and finding cures for various health-related issues men face today.
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Walt Mossberg Talks Tech Trends
Walt Mossberg Talks Tech Trends
The futuristic Star Trek computer of the 1960s television show is closer to reality than we might think, according to tech expert Walt Mossberg. Mossberg, longtime technology columnist at the Wall Street Journal and co-founder of Re/code, who addressed students, faculty, and community members at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business on Oct. 15 at an event hosted by the school's Global Business Initiative.
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Finance Summit Examines Investments to Address Global Issues
Finance Summit Examines Investments to Address Global Issues
A large group of alumni, students, and industry professionals gathered for the “Investing in Global Innovation: The Role of Alternative Investments” conference in New York City on Oct. 22, co-sponsored by the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the Financial Times.
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Africa Rising: Business in Action, Feb. 6

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