C-Level Briefings

About the C-Level Briefings (launched Fall 2013)
Tuck C-Level Briefings are research and analysis projects where small teams of Center for Global Business and Government MBA Fellows work with global executives and government leaders on projects that bridge the gap of understanding between business and government policy. The Tuck C-Level Briefings will contain content coming from leaders and intended for leaders, facilitated by the Tuck CGBG.

Execution and Dissemination
Briefing projects will be selected based on the combination of compelling interest, executive engagement, government engagement, and impact assessment. MBA Fellows will work with CGBG staff members and partner executives or policy makers to determine needs and desired outcomes. The final briefing, ideally, is made in person by the MBA Fellows to the business or government leaders involved (video conference is also an option). The C-Level Briefings, if allowed by the partner company or agency, will also be made public.

Projects for 2013-2014
Vantageport -- Detroit is now struggling to rebuild an economy. VantagePort is a regional public/private partnership focused on driving expansion and new investment in and around Wayne County’s Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airport system. The project involves creating a business plan to leverage a proposed new connected vehicle research center to be developed at a former General Motors manufacturing plant and to attract business around the center. (Our partner is Tim Keyes, the CEO of VantagePort. The MBA Fellows working on this project are: Ali Bachani, Hemali Sangani, Violet Li, Kiera O’Brien.)

World Bank -- This project will broadly cover the topic of government action and impact on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Southeast Asian countries. The project will focus on one or two countries to understand the universe of government instruments intended to help SMEs, their track record, and success and failure lessons from their deployment. (Our partner is Pranav Kumar, finance and private sector development specialist with The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, Singapore. The MBA Fellows working on this project are: Bryan Cory, Difu Li, Cara Lodigiani, Maggie Misztal, Michael Pierre.)

Shale Gas -- The boom in America’s energy sector is in full swing. The Energy Information Administration projects that America’s natural gas output will reach a record high this year – for the sixth year in a row. This project will explore whether newly abundant “wet gas” can be profitably transported and used as feedstock in certain manufacturing operations in the United States or United Kingdom. (Our partner is Dan Revers T’89, the managing partner at ArcLight Capital Partners. The MBA Fellows on this project are: Wrishi Sutradhar, Brian McKenzie, Jeff Nitz, Martin Biely.)

UAE -- Currently, UAE nationals comprise only 20-25 percent of the population and even less of the labor market. The UAE government is looking into economic diversification outside of the oil sector and educating a local work force that has the skills to drive the economy forward. The project will identify businesses in the UAE – outside of the energy and construction sectors – that have been most successful in creating new employment, and see what they have in common. (Our partner on this project is Peter Fisher, a CGBG Senior Fellow and Government and the Senior Director of the BlackRock Investment Institute. MBA Fellows on this project include: Kate Cosgrove, Caroline Bressan, Josh Mellen, Jed Talvacchia, Tomoko Tadome.)

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