An Entrepreneur's Origin


Fritz Demopoulos,'97, never forgot Anderson.

After graduating, Demopoulos took a huge risk when he turned down a lucrative offer in Europe and headed for Asia. Demopoulos later founded Qunar, China’s biggest online travel company, and Shawei, its largest web-based sports portal. Demopoulos says he built “amazing relationships” while in business school, including the lifelong friendships he forged with Professors Bill Cockrum and Al Osborne (now Anderson’s interim dean). Demopoulos found Osborne especially inspiring, often asking himself “What would Al be doing?”

He now wants to provide opportunities for others, as his own Anderson experience did for him. He has made significant gifts to UCLA Anderson, and created a student fellowship. Read more about Fritz Demopoulos ('97).


Alumni Network Includes


Susan Wojcicki ('98)

CEO, YouTube
UCLA Anderson School of Management Board of Visitors

Ynon Kreiz ('93)

CEO, Mattel

Mike Hopkins ('01)

SVP for Prime Video & Amazon Studios

Paul Hanneman ('90)

Former President Worldwide Theatrical Marketing and Distribution, 20th Century Fox

Francesco Aquilini ('94)

Managing Director, Aquilini Investment Group, Owner Vancouver Canucks

David Nathanson ('04)

Former Head of Business Operations, FOX Sports Media Group

Dan Beckerman ('96)

President and CEO, AEG

Thad Levine ('99)

VP and Assistant GM, Texas Rangers


Alumni Board Members


Jacopo Bracco (’99)

DIRECTV Panamerican

Man Jit Singh (’84)

Former President
Sony Home Entertainment

Charles Burdick (’77)

Chairman and CEO
Virgin Connect Russia

Michael Williams (’88)

Former Director of Athletics, University of California; Former Vice Chairman, Barclays Global Investors