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 courses and 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)

President and
Chief Financial Officer
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

Former President, Avanzia;
Former President, Telefónica México;
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 Courses and Ernst & Young Chair in Accounting

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Kim Goodine

Operations Manager

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Elizabeth Medrano-Jimenez

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


What another remarkable year this has been. The CGM continues to globalize and enhance the student experience and transform the learning environment at UCLA Anderson. Through its breadth of academic courses, innovative programming, engagement of faculty across disciplines and interface with the broader UCLA campus, the CGM had enjoyed making enormous impact - 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 equips our students to become successful global leaders and active participants in shaping a better world while broadening their understanding and awareness of global issues and their impact on international business. By supporting the research efforts of faculty, MBA and doctoral students, the CGM further advances UCLA Anderson as a global thought leader and contributes to the educational and research mission of the university. The involvement of an engaged and impressive board, coupled with expansion of partnerships and alumni engagement, continue to strengthen the reputation and footprint of UCLA Anderson and UCLA globally. 

Innovative new courses were offered on global trends and non-market and political risks affecting business and management practices. During the year, around 900 students enrolled in nine different on-campus global management electives and seven global immersion courses. From exploring technology transformation in Shenzhen and Hong Kong to understanding entrepreneurship and innovation in Vietnam and South Africa, and studying the business environments and opportunities in Japan and Chile; and from examining the long-lasting effects of authoritarian central planning on economic development in Central Europe, and learning how Colombia has transformed itself into one of Latin America's leading economies; our global immersion courses have provided many transformative learning experiences, embodied "One Anderson" and offered significant networking opportunities. These courses were complemented by international exchanges with partner schools such as London Business School in the U.K., Insper in Brazil and Tel Aviv University's Coller School of Management in Israel. We also welcomed more than 250 students from top institutions in Australia, France, the Netherlands, Singapore and Spain to our global management seminars. 

Advancing the global research and course development efforts of UCLA Anderson faculty and students is at the core of the CGM’s mission. The CGM continued to support research projects that focus on global social enterprise and community impact to broaden students’ awareness of entrepreneurial development within emerging markets. Projects focused on environmental conservation and preservation, social entrepreneurship, empowering low-income women, microfinance, education, sustainable infrastructure investments, mobile technology, global health and eradicating rural poverty. On campus and around the globe, the center was engaged in around 50 events that provided opportunities across various platforms for students enrolled in the MBA, MFE, MSBA and Ph.D. programs, along with prospective and admitted students and alumni, to learn, engage and feel connected.

Lucy E. Allard Nelson ('06) and Sebastian Edwards

Executive Director and Faculty Director, Center for Global Management

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