December 15, 2010

Los Angeles, CA - December 8, 2010 - UCLA Anderson School of Management today announced that Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Inc., will address this year's MBA, Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA), and Ph.D. graduates.  The ceremony will take place on June 10, 2011 at 4 p.m., on Wilson Plaza at the UCLA campus.   

As Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Inc., Sandberg oversees multiple aspects of the firm's business operations including sales, marketing, communications, human resources, public policy and business development.  Prior to joining Facebook, Inc., Sandberg was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google.  Sandberg was influential in launching Google's philanthropic arm,, which utilizes the company's strengths in information and technology to advocate for policies that address global challenges.

As Chief of Staff to Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, Sandberg helped guide the department's efforts to forgive debt in the developing world. She has also held positions as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and as an economist with the World Bank.  Sandberg has been listed among the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" by Fortune and as one of the "50 Women to Watch" by the The Wall Street Journal.  She currently sits on the boards of The Walt Disney Company, Starbucks, The Brookings Institution and V-Day: A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls.

"Sheryl Sandberg has been a trailblazer and bold leader in every role she has held," said Judy Olian, dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management and John E. Anderson Chair in Management. "Throughout her career she has demonstrated deep commitment to public service in the US and around the world, and has led transformation in two of the most forward-thinking companies in the 21st century.  I know she will inspire our graduates as they embark on their own life journeys."

During her undergraduate years at Harvard University, Sandberg was awarded the John H. Williams Prize for the top graduate in economics and received a B.A. summa cum laude in economics.  She later returned to Harvard for her M.B.A., which she earned with highest distinction. 

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty members are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,800 students enrolled in MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA, Master of Financial Engineering, and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs. Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 39,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

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