Africa Webinar Series: Admissions Interview with Costa Economou, ’10 (EXP-15)
October 1, 2019: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
NEW DATE, 1 October 2019
Join us online for the second in a series of themed webinars organised by the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Africa. This session will be hosted by the Executive MBA Admissions Team in London and will feature an interview with Costa Economou, '10 (EXP-15), CEO, Colourfield Liability Solutions (Pty) Ltd.
During this online session you will hear about Costa's transformational Booth experience:
- Learn how the MBA led him to make an unexpected entrepreneurial u-turn in his career and return to his native South Africa
- Understand how Costa leveraged the Chicago Booth network to create a successful career as well as forge lifelong friendships
- Learn more about the impact of our unique Chicago Booth curriculum
- Hear about the opportunities and challenges within Africa today
There will be an opportunity to submit questions ahead of the webinar.
Time: 1:00 PM Central Africa Time (CAT)
Costa Economou, '10 (EXP-15) (Speaker)
CEO, Colourfield Liability Solutions (Pty) Ltd
Costa Economou is a 2010 graduate of the Executive MBA Program in London and is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. He first saw Booth's international network as a way to start a career in the United States or the United Kingdom. However, he graduated during the financial crisis and suddenly found abundant opportunities in his home country. The powerful Booth network helped Economou leave his longtime career as an actuary and cofound Colourfield Liability Solutions, an investment management firm in Johannesburg where he is now CEO. He connected with David Booth, '71, cofounder and executive chairman of Dimensional Fund Advisors, which has more than $500 billion in assets under management. "If you look at the size of our market relative to the size of the business David runs, it's not even a drop in the ocean," Economou said. "Despite that, his level of commitment to helping us on our own journey has been remarkable." The two firms established a joint venture agreement, and now Colourfield partners with Dimensional to serve the retirement-fund industry in southern Africa