Undergraduate School/Major: I graduated from the University of Sankt Gallen in Switzerland and majored in business and management.
Prior to Booth: I started and sold a sporting goods company in Switzerland that was named "Europe's Young Enterprise of the Year 2003" and worked in management consulting with BCG in Germany and the US before joining Muhammad Yunus, Peace Nobel Laureate and founder of Grameen Bank, in trying to use the concepts of social business and microfinance to alleviate poverty in the developing world.
Activities: Active member of the European Business Group, the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group, the High-Tech Group and the Booth Soccer Club.
Career plans: Starting my own business.
Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? Having studied business and worked in consulting, I was looking for a program that was intellectually challenging and allowed me to learn something new. Booth's academic rigor, in particular in finance, stood out in that respect. Also, Booth has really gained prominence as a great place for budding MBA entrepreneurs, is a fantastic place for incredibly smart, but grounded individuals and is located in one of the top cities in the world! Don't hesitate to contact me to learn more reasons!
What do you consider a "must visit" place in Chicago? Jogging along Lakeshore Drive on a sunny morning! Not that I would do it on a regular basis, but when I did, it was just a great way to start the day.
Ask me about...: Starting a business while at Booth, pursuing a non-traditional path at one of the best business schools in the world, coming from Germany to Chicago.