Alumni

Fireside chat with Pavan Bhalla, Executive Vice President and India Managing Director at Aon Hewitt

May 31, 2014: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Please join us to learn from the career experiences of our distinguished alumnus. This fireside chat will be moderated by Anita Brick, director, Career Advancement.

Corporate Strategy and Management Group (CSMG)

Where

Gleacher Center
Room # 206
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Please join us to learn from the career experiences of our distinguished alumnus Pavan Bhalla, Executive Vice President and India Managing Director at Aon Hewitt. This fireside chat will be moderated by Anita Brick, Director (Career Advancement - Chicago Booth).

Mr. Bhalla's Bio: Pavan is currently the Managing Director India for Aon Hewitt's outsourcing operations. Previously with Aon Hewitt in the greater Chicago area, he was Chief Financial Officer of Aon Hewitt's Global outsourcing operations (from 2008 to 2010). He was Corporate Controller of Hewitt Associates from 2006- 2008. Before this, he served as senior vice president, finance of MCI Inc., a global telecommunications company. In this capacity, he was part of the leadership team that led MCI (formerly WorldCom) out of the largest fraud and bankruptcy in corporate history. Prior to joining MCI in August 2003, Pavan spent over seven years with BellSouth Corporation, a telecommunications company, serving in a variety of executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer of BellSouth Long Distance Inc. from 1999 to 2002 and Corporate Controller of BellSouth Cellular Corp. from 1998 to 1999. Pavan has served on the board of directors and chaired the audit committee of Ebix Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX) since 2004. Ebix is a leading multinational software company that serves the insurance industry.


Pavan has an MBA in Analytic Finance from The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and an MBA in Management Science from Simon Fraser University, Canada.

 

Pavan's Linkedin Profile: http://in.linkedin.com/in/pavanbhalla

Cost

CSMG Members: Free

Non-Members (Lunch Included): $10

Non-Members (No Lunch): Free

Total Number of participants allowed: 70

Registration

Register Online

Please follow the instructions on the registration page.

Deadline: 5/27/2014

Program

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Speaker Series

Speaker Profiles

Pavan Bhalla (Speaker) '97
Managing Director India & Executive Vice President, Aon Hewitt
http://www.aon.com/india/

Pavan is currently the Managing Director India for Aon Hewitt's outsourcing operations. Previously with Aon Hewitt in the greater Chicago area, he was Chief Financial Officer of Aon Hewitt's Global outsourcing operations (from 2008 to 2010). He was Corporate Controller of Hewitt Associates from 2006- 2008. Before this, he served as senior vice president, finance of MCI Inc., a global telecommunications company. In this capacity, he was part of the leadership team that led MCI (formerly WorldCom) out of the largest fraud and bankruptcy in corporate history. Prior to joining MCI in August 2003, Pavan spent over seven years with BellSouth Corporation, a telecommunications company, serving in a variety of executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer of BellSouth Long Distance Inc. from 1999 to 2002 and Corporate Controller of BellSouth Cellular Corp. from 1998 to 1999. Pavan has served on the board of directors and chaired the audit committee of Ebix Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX) since 2004. Ebix is a leading multinational software company that serves the insurance industry.

Pavan has an MBA in Analytic Finance from The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and an MBA in Management Science from Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Anita Brick (Moderator) '81
Director of Career Advancement Programs at Chicago Booth, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
http://www.chicagobooth.edu

In a career of more than two decades that has spanned corporate, entrepreneurial, and academic sectors, Brick has demonstrated accomplishments in consulting, executive coaching, public speaking, writing, and video production to audiences worldwide.

She currently acts as director of Career Advancement Programs at Chicago Booth and is the founder of The Encouragement Institute, Inc., located in Chicago.

Previously, she served as product manager at a global bank, vice president of marketing for a start-up financial network, equity stakeholder in an organizational development and career management firm, and creative communications director of a motivation and media development firm.

 

Questions

Sebi Thomas, '16 
Co-Chair, Corporate Strategy and Management Group (CSMG)
309.750.9303

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