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Monday, February 23, 2009
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For Immediate Release:

“Navigating Uncharted Waters: The Global Economic Crisis”

Fremont, CA—Kausik Rajgopal comes to Ohlone from one of the most prestigious firms in financial management; he is a Partner in McKinsey & Company's San Francisco office. He is a leader of McKinsey's North American Financial Services Practice. He also leads the West Coast Payments and Organization practices and is active in the Public Sector practice. Kausik joined McKinsey in 1997, and has served a wide range of clients, including retail and wholesale banks, brokerages, asset managers, software companies, private equity firms, hedge funds, foundations and governments on a range of strategy, organization and operation issues. Kausik has worked with clients on change management issues including leadership team effectiveness, executive transitions, global restructurings and front-line performance transformations.

His recent engagements include an assessment of the U.S. consumer credit landscape for a private equity firm, a performance improvement program for a large consumer finance organization, an assessment of competitive challenges and strategic options for a global payments network, an analysis of U.S. household deleveraging and implications for financial services, and strategy development for an online banking provider.

Kausik has authored articles on performance transformation in banking and asset management, and on emerging payments strategies. He has spoken at industry and public forums on “The Future of Online Banking”, “The Psychology of Change”, “The Globalization of Supply Chains”, and “End of the Beginning: The Outlook for U.S. Housing”.

Kausik graduated from Stanford University with Distinction in Political Science and Honors in Industrial Engineering. He obtained his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

For additional information, please see www.ohlone.edu/go/worldforum.


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