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Posts published in “Volume 58”

Stern Somebody: Christian Blanchet

The Oppy staff is proud to continue a feature called “Stern Somebody,” telling the stories of remarkable classmates and how they became the exceptional people they are today.

Christian Blanchet is a second-year EMBA student at Stern. He has a B.S. in Business Management from the University of South Alabama, where he graduated as an NCAA Academic All-American in men’s golf. Over the past year, Christian launched a men’s swim and resort wear brand called Marèa Maréa. He found a partner his first year and leveraged the NYU network to help build it. I got the chance to sit down with Christian to discuss his exciting venture!

Stern Singles Presents: Jeetendra Khilnani

Spring is almost here, and we have another edition of Stern Singles for you. If you would like to nominate a classmate (or yourself) for future features of the Stern Spotlight, please email the Oppy staff at or fill out this form.

Meet Jeetendra, MBA1, originally from Mumbai, India, who came to Stern to pursue a career in investment banking or consulting. When he is not recruiting for every industry, you can find him relaxing at the nearest AMC. He describes himself as “a film critic gone wrong.” More on that to come…

Jeetendra! What a pleasure. What brought you to Stern?

The Graduate: Nadja Bellan-White, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Vice Media

This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

This month’s “The Graduate ” features Nadja Bellan-White, who is the Global Chief Marketing Officer of Vice Media. Since receiving her MBA from Stern, she has had an eminent 25+ year career in brand transformations at Digitas, Publicis Modem, and Ogilvy, where she became CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Africa and consequently Executive Partner/Chief Client Officer of Ogilvy in London. Her career, beginning in New York, has taken her across the world to help brands through pivotal transformations. Notable brand transformations Nadja has worked on include for clients such as American Express, LG Electronics, IKEA North America, RBS Citizens, Bharti Airtel, Coca-Cola, Siemens, and Safaricom/Vodaphone.…

Stern Faculty Spotlight: Ilan Lobel

Our Stern Faculty Spotlight this month is Dr. Ilan Lobel, Associate Professor of Technology, Operations and Statistics. Dr. Lobel received his Ph.D. from MIT in Operations Research in 2009 and came to Stern in 2010. His research focuses on how marketplaces are changing the nature of operations management and his teaching accolades include being named to the 2017 Poets & Quants Top 40 MBA Professors Under 40 list and receiving the 2018 Stern Distinguished Teaching Award.

This interview has been edited for clarity.

Would you please introduce yourself, your areas of expertise, and what you teach at NYU?

I grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but I have been living in the US for almost 18 years now.…

Social Innovation Symposium: How crisis drives world changing ideas 

Can you guys start by telling us your names, year at Stern and your role within SISA?

HR: Hannah-Rose Mann, Full-time MBA2, VP of Flagship Events for SISA 

LC: London Clark, Full-time MBA1, AVP of Flagship Events for SISA, incoming Co-President for the 2022-23 school year

This year’s conference team also included Maddie Montes de Oca, Hayley Mead, Julie Tzeng, Rowan Kurtz, Alessandra Nunez, Tyler Rice, and Juan Fernando Junca-Neira.

What is SISA?

LC: SISA stands for Social Impact and Sustainability Association. Our mission is to grow a community of past, present, and future Sternies who have the skills, network, and motivation to lead their organizations towards a more equitable, sustainable future.…

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