Executive Director, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Strategy
Chicago Booth

Christina Hachikian

Christina Hachikian, AB ’02, MBA ’07, is the executive director of the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is responsible for leading the center’s work to serve as a destination for people tackling complex social and environmental problems, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to positively impact humanity.

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 has managed projects such as corporate capital actions, strategic planning, and financial and trend analysis.

Hachikian was also an assistant vice president and senior project manager for ShoreBank (now Urban Partnership Bank), a triple-bottom-line community development bank, and a research and planning analyst for Raytheon Company. Hachikian has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with a focus on strategic management and managerial and organizational behavior, and also earned an AB in public policy from the University of Chicago.

Christina Hachikian will participate in “Fireside Chat: Applying Business Practices to Nonprofit Governance.”