Christian Hackikian

Christina Hachikian, AB ’02, MBA ’07

Director of the Social Enterprise Initiative, Chicago Booth

Christina Hachikian, AB '02, MBA '07, is the director of the Social Enterprise Initiative at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and is responsible for leading the growth of the initiative to enhance the impact of social sector organizations through research, communication, and education.

Prior to joining Booth, she was vice president and head of investor relations and corporate development for Cole Taylor Bank. In this role, Hachikian was responsible for building relationships within the investment community and crafting financial communications. In addition, she managed projects such as corporate capital actions, strategic planning, and financial and trend analysis.

Prior to joining Cole Taylor, Hachikian was an assistant vice president and senior project manager for ShoreBank (now Urban Partnership Bank), a triple-bottom line community development bank. There, she was responsible for managing projects including growth strategy, capital-raising initiatives, and operational efficiencies. She held several other related positions at ShoreBank during her six-and-a-half-year tenure. Hachikian has also served as a research and planning analyst for Raytheon Company, where she directed research projects and developed leadership curriculum.

Hachikian received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with a focus on strategic management and managerial and organizational behavior. She also earned an AB in public policy from the University of Chicago.