July 08, 2014

UCLA Anderson Announces 2014 EMBA, GEMBA Commencement Speakers

GEMBA for Asia Pacific celebrates 10th graduating class

LOS ANGELES (July 8, 2014) - UCLA Anderson School of Management today announced the speakers for this year's Executive MBA (EMBA) and Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) commencement ceremonies.

  • Frank Carrere (MBA '97), senior VP of corporate development at Fox International Channels at 21st Century Fox, will address graduates of the Global Executive MBA for the Americas (GEMBA Americas) program at 3 p.m. on July 20, 2014, in Korn Hall. This graduation celebrates the second generation of the school's newest degree program.
  • John R. Muse (MBA '74), private equity principal at Kainos Capital, will address EMBA graduates at 3 p.m. on July 26, 2014, at Royce Hall.
  • Craig Ehrlich, chairman and co-founder of Novare Technologies, will address graduates of the Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific (GEMBA Asia Pacific) program at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23, 2014 on Alumni Plaza. The program celebrates its 10th anniversary this summer.

"We're celebrating Commencement with graduates of three vital Anderson programs who are preparing for global leadership careers," said Judy D. Olian, dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management. "It's fitting that our keynote speakers embody remarkable leadership records forged in different parts of the world, across a diverse set of industries. I know that our speakers' reflections on career and personal values will be invaluable to our graduates as they journey into new business endeavors in the U.S., and all around the world."

Frank Carrere ('97) has more than 20 years of professional experience, including positions in entertainment and media, banking, management consulting, new media and most recently, as senior VP at Fox International Channels, 21st Century Fox's International Television division with some 4,000 employees across more than 70 countries. At Fox International Channels, Carrere is responsible for corporate development, including strategy and the acquisition and integration of companies into the division. Prior to Fox, Carrere was COO for SkillJam/FUN, an online casual game company, served as senior manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers' corporate strategy consulting practice, and worked for Citibank's Private Bank both in New York City and Zurich in their corporate development group. Originally from Chile, Carrere earned an MBA at UCLA Anderson and a BBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Texas.

John R. Muse ('74) has been an icon in the private equity business for more than 24 years, starting with Hicks, Muse & Co., which he co-founded in 1989. In 1998, he moved to London to grow the firm's investment activities in Europe. Prior to that, he was an investment banker after serving as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He is currently private equity principal at Kainos Capital. He recently acquired control of Lucchese, the leading manufacturer of western boots, and serves as its chairman. He also serves on a number of private company boards, including UCLA Anderson School of Management's Board of Visitors, and is active as a founding member of the Klyde Warren Park Foundation. 

Craig Ehrlich is chairman and co-founder of Novare Technologies Ltd., a software development company based in Hong Kong that serves clients worldwide. In addition, he is the lead independent director of Bharti Airtel, the world's fourth largest telecom company, and member of several other public boards. Ehrlich is the former chairman of the GSMA, former chairman of Carmel Ventures Asia, and former chairman of kbro. He also served as managing director of Hutchison Cablevision in Hong Kong. Ehrlich is a founding member and board chair of the Center for Global Management at UCLA Anderson School of Management. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from UCLA, a master's degree from Occidental College and a postgraduate fellowship with the Coro Foundation.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world, with faculty members globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Located in Los Angeles, gateway to the growing economies of Latin America and Asia and a city that personifies innovation in a diverse range of endeavors, UCLA Anderson's MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs embody the school's Think In The Next ethos. Annually, some 1,800 students are trained to be global leaders seeking the business models and community solutions of tomorrow. Follow UCLA Anderson on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UCLAAnderson or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uclaanderson

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