Alums Share Their International Business Expertise

CIB Online Fall 2009

(Right to left) David Rashid T'02 (Martinrea International), Peter Foyston T'90 (Campbell Soup), and Sarah Dwyer (Hypertherm) discuss global careers.

Peter Foyston T'90 Reconnects with Tuck

Mr. Foyston, returning to campus for the first time since graduation, discussed experiences from his 14-year tenure in China at P & G, Chiquita, and now Campbell Soup.  He also joined David Rashid T'02, General Manager, Martinrea International (Mexico) and Sarah Dwyer, Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Hypertherm in a panel discussion co-hosted by the CIB and Career Development Office entitled "Global Careers: Perspectives from International Executives." The panelists spoke about their international work experience and how they leveraged it to advance their careers.

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Didier Pineau-Valencienne T’57 Takes Students behind the Scenes of a Cross-Border Acquisition

As CEO of the French electrical distribution and industrial automation company Schneider, Mr. Pineau-Valencienne brought to fruition one of the first hostile acquisitions of a US company by a European acquirer. To this day, his successful bid for Illinois-based Square D Company offers a wide-ranging set of lessons for cross-border M&A. Professor Anant Sundaram – who wrote an M&A valuation case on Schneider/ Square D – moderated a discussion with the Tuck Overseer highlighting the lessons of the acquisition and their relevance to today’s environment.

New Content on the CIB Website

The Innovation Shortfall: America's Hidden Global Failure

Looking back, the Internet Decade in the U.S. (1998-2007) was much weaker on the innovation front than many realized.  Few successful new products or services were created outside the financial sector and a few narrow slices of IT. The result: virtually no growth in real wages and private sector jobs in the U.S.  Dr. Michael Mandel discussed his thesis that the lack of new innovation in America caused weak economic growth and may have been one of the underpinnings of the economic crisis. 


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The Selling of the American Economy -- Why International Investment Helps - Not Hinders -American Life

There is a great deal of discomfort about the influence that foreign companies exert on our economy. In her new book, The Selling of the American Economy, Micheline Maynard argues that despite the lingering xenophobia that colors American perception's of foreign-owned companies, foreign investments are actually an overwhelmingly positive force.

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Language Learning Success at Tuck

During this fall, the center offered non-credit language programs through Rosetta Stone. Students were able to select a foreign language to study through an online program that offers a multitude of different languages and levels. All sessions are of independent nature done at the learner’s convenience.  The program was an overwhelming success with about 100 students, faculty, and staff participating. The center also helped student groups organize non-credit Spanish and Mandarin Chinese classes.

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Tuck Students Will Travel to South Africa and Brazil during Spring Break

Each year the CIB organizes spring break Learning Expeditions for Tuck students to selected host countries. Students visit a variety of business-related organizations, participate in cultural activities, and network with alums and other business people in casual settings.  See below for more information on this year’s trips!

South Africa:

South African native Professor Phil Stocken will lead 18 students on this trip to Johannesburg, Cape Town and beyond. They will examine opportunities – such as the World Cup finals, which South Africa will host in the summer of ’10 – and challenges – such as the legacy of apartheid - in this vibrant young democracy. 


Tuck students Mauricio Sartori T’10 and Mariana Moreira T’10 are organizing this trip to the major economic and political centers of Brazil with the assistance of our active and enthusiastic Brazilian alumni. Participants will visit companies, sample the country’s famed cuisine and nightlife, and come away keen sense of why Brazil is the “B” in BRIC!