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 programming, 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
Entrepreneurs Hall, Suite C301b
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
Managing Director
Access Equity Management Ltd.
United Kingdom

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Michael Riady

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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Kim Goodine

Operations Manager

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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 Courses

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Joanna Danielak

Assistant Program Manager

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Note From The Directors


Central to UCLA Anderson School of Management’s mission is preparing future global leaders for 21st-century careers in ever-changing organizations and markets — and for leading lives of significance. The broad view and programming effected by the Center for Global Management have expanded how UCLA Anderson students think, not just about their opportunities, but also their obligations as leaders to lift communities and societies. The CGM is making an impact on all six strategic priorities in UCLA Anderson’s five-year plan, Anderson 2021, and will continue to play a vital role in fulfilling these goals over the coming years.

The CGM has transformed the learning environment at UCLA Anderson and, with its vibrant programming in global management, serves as a linchpin for the rest of the UCLA campus. It provides an organized model for international activities at UCLA and has been commended for its role in globalizing the student experience, engaging faculty in global initiatives and interfacing with the rest of campus. The CGM is recognized for innovative programming and for increasing its scope through the involvement of an engaged and impressive board and the development of an encouraging plan toward self-sufficiency.

During the 2017–18 academic year, more than 1,000 students enrolled in 13 different on-campus global management electives and seven global immersion courses. New interdisciplinary global courses were introduced and our coverage of regions, topics and issues continues to further advance the global strategy of UCLA Anderson and the educational and research mission of the university. From exploring technology, entrepreneurship and innovation in Israel and the Nordic countries to studying government-supported monopolies in South Korea, and from learning about the risks and rewards in emerging markets with lessons from Brazil to understanding the business and economic environments of Peru, India and China, global immersion courses provided impactful and experiential learning as well as networking opportunities with alumni. Students enrolled in one-week international exchanges with nine partner schools, and in 2018 they will be participating in courses with new exchange partners that include London Business School in the U.K. and ESAN Graduate School of Business in Peru. We welcomed around 265 students for our global management seminars from top institutions in Australia, China, Costa Rica, France, Spain and Singapore.

The CGM continued to support global research projects that achieve double- and triple-bottom-line impact through increased community engagement and outreach that focused on conservation and preservation, sustainability and the environment, social entrepreneurship, international labor rights, development, eradicating rural poverty, global health and telemedicine in many emerging countries around the globe.

The center was engaged in around 40 events both on campus and around the world that provided tremendous opportunities for students in the MBA, MFE, MSBA and Ph.D. programs, along with prospective and admitted students and alumni, to learn engage and feel connected. The annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference brought together successful U.S. and Chinese leaders, investors and influencers for discussions on economic ties and bilateral investment, while the Latin American Business Conference explored the industries and sectors that are ripe for innovation and positive disruption. Microsoft chairman John Thompson discussed global leadership in the midst of disruptive change, and the 66th Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, addressed managing 21st-century political risk. Policy forums brought together business and law students for discussions on cybersecurity and climate change and the environment. We also hosted topical discussions with board members on strategic finance from a CFO’s perspective, and creating, running and managing businesses in emerging markets from the perspective of an entrepreneur, investor, CEO and chairman. We continued our partnership with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council to support students’ attendance at high-profile speaker events.

We will further advance diversity and inclusion by bringing a global and multicultural perspective to the Anderson community, and strengthen our partnerships with the broader UCLA campus and global alumni communities to encourage social impact. We are increasingly energized by the support and active engagement of faculty and alumni around the world and are deeply grateful for the generous support, vision and engagement of our board members, who play a crucial role in guiding and shaping the next generation of global leaders. We are always thinking more expansively and ambitiously about how UCLA Anderson engages students and faculty to further advance UCLA Anderson’s global thought leadership. As a center of global knowledge and expertise, we will continue to provide students the competencies to become well-rounded and well-informed global citizens. We warmly congratulate the Class of 2018 and look forward to welcoming our new and returning students in the summer and fall.

Lucy E. Allard ('06) and Sebastian Edwards

Executive Director and Faculty Director, Center for Global Management

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Support the CGM


The Center for Global Management is honored to have the support of individuals, corporations and organizations. Engagement with the center is welcomed at various support levels. There are a variety of ways to become involved and 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 project
  • Sponsor a student fellowship for a global immersion course
  • Serve as a guest lecturer in one of the on-campus global management courses at UCLA Anderson or in one of the CGM's 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
  • Serve as a mentor to a student

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