About The CGM

The Center for Global Management (CGM) prepares UCLA Anderson students to understand, shape, and succeed in the complex world of global business. Through a variety of academic, immersion and experiential programs, the center provides conceptual frameworks through which to view various regions and economies, and instills in students the necessary global, social, intellectual, and psychological competencies to become well-rounded global citizens.

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UCLA Anderson School
of Management

Center for Global Management
Cornell Hall, Suite D304
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
+1 (310) 206-5317 

The CGM Board


The board serves as the center's primary advisory body, providing strategic guidance and financial support. The board is comprised of a dedicated and actively engaged group of visionary global leaders spanning a variety of geographies and industries who have invested in the center in recognition of UCLA Anderson's role in preparing the next generation of global leaders. UCLA Anderson is extremely grateful for the board's generous support, guidance, engagement and commitment to the center in support of the school's global strategy.

Jim Allen

MBA '93
Head of M&A - Latin America
Morgan Stanley

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Joseph Barragan

MBA '79
Managing Director
Strategic Financing Advisors LLC

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Rick Beleson

MBA '80
Capital Group Companies

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Mike Berchtold

MBA '87
Private Investor; Berchtold Capital Partners; Former President
Morgan Stanley Asia-Pacific

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Kevin Berryman (’87)

Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.

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Craig Ehrlich (Board Chair)

BA Political Science '78
Chairman and Co-Founder
Novare Technologies Inc.
USA/Hong Kong

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Francisco Gil Diaz

President, Avanzia;
Former President, Telefonica Mexico;
Former Treasury Secretary

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William Grabe

MBA '63
Advisory Director
General Atlantic

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Olivier Jarrault

EMBA '98
President and Chief Executive Office
Albany International

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Gary Kuo

BA Economics '85
Chairman and Co-Founder
KHL Capital Funds and KHL Investment Advisors Ltd.

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Christopher Legallet

MBA '88
Newport Asia LLC

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Hwee Hua Lim

MBA '89
Executive Director
Tembusu Partners Pte. Ltd.

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Loay Hisham Nazer

MBA '89
Nazer Group Co. Ltd.
Saudi Arabia

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Jon Niermann

President & Chief Executive Officer
Loop Media;
Former President, Electronic Arts
Hong Kong

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Bernardo Quintana

MBA '68
Chairman of the Board
Empresas ICA SAB de CV

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Toby Raymond

MBA '86
Founder and Managing Partner
Access Equity Management Ltd.
United Kingdom

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Michael Riady

UCLA-NUS GEMBA for Asia-Pacific '11
Chief Advisor to Group Chairman
Overseas Union Enterprise
Lippo Group of Companies

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Brent Smith

MBA '86
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
LevelOne Capital Ltd.

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Sebastian Edwards

Faculty Director
Senior Associate Dean for Global Initiatives, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management

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Lucy Allard ('06)

Executive Director

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Carla Hayn

Director, Global Initiatives,
Immersion & Exchange Programs

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Masha Taylor

Operations Manager

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Lisa Finelli

Program Coordinator

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Elizabeth Medrano-Jimenez

Program Manager

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Anna Karlik

Program Manager

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Alena Kim

Program Manager, Global Immersion & Exchange Programs

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Note From The Directors


The scale and influence of the CGM has grown tremendously - within UCLA Anderson, across the UCLA campus and externally in the global business, academic, nonprofit and alumni communities. Our coverage of regions, topics and issues continues to further advance the global strategy of UCLA Anderson and the academic and research mission of the university. We have focused on enhancing the UCLA Anderson experience and strengthening intellectual and social connections and have sought more opportunities to embrace and integrate alumni into our programming. Expansion of internal and external partnerships, promotion of student-faculty collaboration and investment in global research and course development efforts of faculty and doctoral students that advance global management thinking have further helped to strengthen the reputation and footprint of UCLA Anderson and UCLA globally.

In April, the annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference celebrated its 10th anniversary at UCLA Anderson and brought together successful U.S. and Chinese leaders, investors and influencers who shared their thoughts on the future of the U.S.-Sino relationship. The annual Latin American Business Conference addressed the future of the region as it returns to stronger economic growth and continues in its social transformation. UCLA Anderson was also the proud host of the fifth annual MBA Chile Conference that promotes the gathering of Chilean MBA students in the United States and provides a platform for discussion on important issues facing the country and the region. We hosted important and influential business leaders, philanthropists, world-renowned authors, economists and government officials who shared insights on key regions of the world and discussed critical issues that impact global business, leadership and the political economy. Global forums brought together business and law students for discussions on Brexit, Greece's debt crisis and the future of Europe, and climate change and the environment. Through our partnership with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, students heard from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke and UC President Janet Napolitano.

Programming and global immersion opportunities that focused on the school's target regions of Asia and Latin America provided memorable and impactful learning experiences. Over 970 students enrolled in 11 different on-campus global management electives as well as eight global immersion courses. They traveled abroad and studied the economy, political environment, major industries and businesses and key historical events of the countries they visited and experienced local culture, learning about the many aspects of conducting business in Austria and the Czech Republic, Brazil, Chile, China, Greece, India, Israel and Vietnam. We witnessed significant growth in our global management seminars and welcomed students from top institutions in Chile, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and Switzerland. The CGM continued to support international field study projects focused on social enterprise and community impact, including telemedicine, mobile health, conservation and social entrepreneurship. We supported 17 teams to carry out primary research in Bali, Chile, China, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Nepal, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, the United Kingdom and Zambia.

Each year, we become increasingly energized by and grateful for the support and active engagement of faculty and alumni around the world. the wisdom and generous support of our board members play a crucial role in guiding and shaping the next generation of global leaders through mentorship of our students and engagement in our programs. We are invigorated by the growing number of engaged, intelligent and passionate students who share a desire to develop a global perspective and mindset and increase their understanding of global cultures and markets. Our international culture and diversity enrich the UCLA Anderson experience for everyone. We look forward to continuing to provide a vital and innovative platform on which to engage, network and feel connected to the world around us, deepening the global roots of the school and advancing UCLA Anderson as a global thought leader.

Sebastian Edwards and Lucy E. Allard ('06)
Faculty Director and Executive Director, Center for Global Management

Support the CGM


The Center for Global Management is honored to have the support of both individuals and corporations. Engagement with the center is welcomed at various support levels. There are a variety of ways to become connected:

  • Serve as, or identify a guest speaker for a CGM-sponsored conference or event
  • Volunteer to speak to a student organization on global issues
  • Introduce a global field study project for UCLA Anderson students
  • Sponsor a student scholarship or an international field study program
  • Serve as a guest lecturer in one of the on-campus global management courses at UCLA Anderson or in one of the global immersion courses abroad
  • Host an informal Dinner for Eight to share experiences and global perspectives with students interested in global business and management
  • Serve as a Global Executive in Residence

For more information on how to become involved with the Center for Global Management, please contact Lucy Allard.
Contact Lucy Allard