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Hinna Aftab

Hinna Aftab
MBA 10

Manager, Performance Assessment
Warid Telecom, Ltd.
Lahore, Pakistan

"No one can do everything on her own. Haas gave me skills I needed to work well with my peers and to motivate the people who report to me. Those skills are just as important as accounting and other subjects."

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Vandana Agarwal Verma

Vandana Agarwal Verma
MBA 08

Product Manager
Snapfish by HP
San Francisco, California

"It's exciting to know that something real will happen as a result of the work we did in Haas@Work."

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Millicent Anglin

Millicent Anglin
MBA 08

Assistant Vice President
Bank of America Merril Lynch
San Francisco, California

"Being on the UT Austin Real Estate Challenge team was a great way to meet people and an opportunity to wrestle with a practical problem in the area that interests me."

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Yossi Bachar

Yossi Bachar
MBA 85, PhD 87

Former Director General
Israel Ministring of Finance
Tel Aviv, Israel

"UC Berkeley was the first place in which I felt I was under pressure to study hard. During my first ten weeks at Berkeley, I studied more than in all of my undergraduate studies put together."

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Gonzalo Balarezo

Gonzalo Balarezo
MBA 09

Insights Consultant
KANA Software
Sunnyvale, California

"I started my MBA wanting to explore different industries and functions. Haas opened my eyes to so many opportunities that I didn't even know existed, especially in the technology sector."

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Bengt Baron

Bengt Baron
BS 85, MBA 88

CEO
Cloetta
Solna, Sweden

"My Berkeley MBA gave me a solid foundation to take on business challenges of various sizes and shapes."

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James Bender

James Bender
MBA 10

Senior Product Manager
a2z Research and Development
Orange County, California

"I think amazing minds coupled with the willingness to lend a hand sets Haas apart. These are without questioning the defining Haas characteristics that enables Haas grads to empower employers."

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Stuart Bernstein

Stuart Bernstein
BS 85

Global Head and Partner
Clean Technology and Renewables Business
Goldman Sachs & Co.
San Francisco and Menlo Park

Stuart Bernstein is the global head of the clean technology and renewables business for Goldman, Sachs & Co., the firm he joined after graduating from Haas in 1985.

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W. Michael Blumenthal

W. Michael Blumenthal
BS 51

Former US Treasury Secretary
Director
Jewish Museum Berlin
Berlin, Germany

"I developed a reputation for telling the president things he didn't want to hear."

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Sebastien Boifort

Sebastien Boifort
MBA 07

Investment Analyst
Passport Capital, LLC
San Francisco, California

"The school's network is simply amazing. Guest speakers, including managers of leading mutual fund companies and hedge funds, routinely visit classes to talk about their investment strategies."

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Tracy Cheung

Tracy Cheung
MBA 08

Principal Product Manager
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
San Francisco, California

"What I valued most about the MBA curriculum at Haas was its practicality and the fact that the concepts were taught so that I could apply them in the workplace."

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Thaili Chi

Thaili Chi
MBA 10

Associate, Real Estate Private Equity
Partners Group
Singapore

"It was great to take my first real estate elective at the end of my first year. It provided a coherent framework for understanding...every step of the real estate investment process."

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