About the IBD Team

Kristiana Raube, Executive Director, International Business Development, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Kristiana Raube, PhD is an Adjunct Professor at the Haas School of Business and the Executive Director of the International Business Development Program, a global management consulting program at Berkeley-Haas. She is also the Executive Director of the Graduate Program in Health Management at the University of California Berkeley, a program that prepares students for leadership roles in all aspects of healthcare, including care delivery and financing, biotechnology and medical devices, information technology, and consulting. In addition, she is the Associate Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, whose mission is to inspire and empower members of the Berkeley-Haas community to develop innovative solutions to pressing social and environmental challenges.

Dr. Raube has worked to increase health management capacity through executive education and program development in the US and around the world, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Her research focuses on the delivery and financing of health services and she has evaluated a large number of health programs, including ones focused on physician payment, quality of care, access to care, infant mortality, and community-based health care. Dr. Raube received her Doctorate in Public Policy from the Pardee RAND Graduate School of Policy Studies, her Masters in Public Health from UCLA, and her Bachelors of Arts degree in biology from the University of Colorado.

David Richardson, Director, Business Development, International Business Development, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Before joining Haas, David spent 26 years in sales and marketing for global investment banking firms, including JP Morgan in New York and London, and Bank of America in San Francisco. This included corporate finance relationships with sovereign entities, banks and companies in the Middle East and the UK, as well as investment management relationships in the mid west and west coast of the US. David has an MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia University, an MA in English from Indiana University, and a BA in English from Davidson College. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. 

 

 

Ursela Knezevic, Assistant Director, Operations, International Business Development, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

In her role as Assistant Director of Operations, Ursela oversees the adminstration of IBD. Previously, Ursela served as Assistant Director of Career Services and the PPIA Junior Summer Institute Fellowship Program at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. She has also worked with the Career Management Group at Berkeley-Haas, and in private wealth management. Ursela holds a Master of Public Administration from The Ohio State University, and a BA in Anthropology, with a minor in Political Economy, from UC Berkeley. As an undergraduate student Ursela rowed on the UC Berkeley Division-I Women’s Crew Team, winning both Pacific-10 Conference and NCAA Championship titles.

Ursela lives in Oakland, California with her husband, who is also a former Cal rower and UC Berkeley graduate.  

Dara McKenzie, Program Coordinator, International Business Development, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Dara McKenzie is the Program Coordinator for both the International Business Development (IBD) Program and the Center for Responsible Business (CRB) at the Berkeley-Haas School of Business. After a five-year career as a Teller Manager in Boston, Massachusetts, Dara decided it was time for a change of scenery and moved from Boston to Oakland, California. Prior to joining IBD, Dara worked as an Admissions Officer in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) Department at UC Berkeley. She joined the Haas School of Business in June 2013 and her main duties as IBD Program Coordinator include communicating with current MBA students and clients of the IBD Program. In her spare time Dara enjoys volunteering, and has been a member of the PTA council at her son's school.

Dara currently lives in Oakland, California with her son Jayden.

Flavio Feferman, Professional Faculty, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Flavio has been a member of the Professional Faculty at the Haas School of Business since the 2007-2008 academic year. He teaches courses on business, entrepreneurship, and innovation in developing countries, including “Business Strategies for Emerging Markets” and “Seminar in International Business (SIB)” in the MBA and EWMBA programs. He serves as Affiliated Faculty for the UC Haiti Initiative and collaborates with the Haas Latin American and Hispanic Business Association on its annual conference.

Flavio is also president of the Developing Markets Group, which specializes in international consulting projects involving the United States and Latin America, with special focus on Brazil. During his 25 years of professional experience in business and economic development, Flavio has directed several international projects for organizations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, as well as projects for corporations, private investors, and non-profit organizations.

Flavio is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Stanford University, with degrees in Business and Economics. He is a dual citizen of the US and Brazil and resides in San Francisco, California with his wife and two daughters.

Whitney Hischier, Faculty Director, Center for Executive Education, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Whitney Hischier is a lecturer at Haas and serves as the Faculty Director for its Center for Executive Education. Whitney has spent most of her career in change management and system implementation consulting, primarily on international assignments. She has worked for KPMG in the Netherlands and UK, ABN Amro Bank in Portugal and Spain and the Endeavor Initiative, on projects in Chile and Argentina. Following an undergraduate degree focused on security and arms control, she worked with NATO for ten summers to run presidential-level conferences on European security issues in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, and Russia. Whitney previously served as the Assistant Dean for the Center for Executive Education at Haas from 2004-2012, spending much of her time consulting to domestic and international clients on human capital challenges and designing educational programs to help solve them. Major international clients include Statoil and DNV (Norwegian), the Panama Canal, and universities in Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. Whitney serves as a faculty mentor in the International Business Development program. She holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA from Haas with a Certificate in Health Management.

Gary J. Katzenstein, Professional Faculty, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Gary J. Katzenstein, PhD is a Lecturer at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.  His career interests span the intersection of three areas: organizational behavior/leadership, international business, and critical thinking/communication/design. Professor Katzenstein has also taught at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, the NYU Stern School of Business, the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, and the Tepper School of Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

He has worked in Japan as a Luce Scholar, in South Korea as a business consultant and spent nearly nine years in Hong Kong as a professor and consultant at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Rounding out his teaching experience in Asia, he has guest lectured at Nanjing University, East China Normal University, Renmin University and the Hanoi School of Business.  He has also done research on outsourcing in Bangalore, India for the Conference Board.

As a consultant, Professor Katzenstein helps clients develop international strategies, manage cultural differences, enhance their leadership skills, and gain better organization-wide cohesion, both strategically and operationally. He is the author of Funny Business: An Outsider’s Year in Japan, as well as numerous articles about Asian business.  Professor Katzenstein received his Master’s degree in computer science from UCLA, and his Sc.B. in computer science from Brown University. He earned his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Jo Mackness, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Jo Mackness is Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Committed to challenging existing notions of business’ role in society and creating a new generation of business leaders, Jo leads Center efforts that engage students, faculty and companies in research, teaching and experiential learning that redefine good business. The Center has received global critical acclaim, most recently in January 2012 by The Financial Times that rated Haas number two in the world for MBA programs in corporate responsibility.

Before joining the Center, Jo served as the Corporate Responsibility Integration Leader at Ernst & Young, where she worked to embed social and environmental responsibility into core firm activities.
Prior to EY, Jo was a human capital consultant working in the US and the UK, primarily serving professional services and financial services firms on transactions, corporate governance and executive compensation issues.

Jo is a Haas alumna and has worked closely with the Center for Responsible Business since its inception in 2003 both as a corporate partner and as an instructor for the Strategic CSR & Consulting Projects course. Jo is former chairwoman of the board for Net Impact, a global network of 20,000+ next-generation leaders who are putting their business skills to work for a better world, and also serves as an Advisory Council member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

A dual citizen of the UK and US, Jo lives in Oakland, California with her Danish husband and two sons.

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George Scharffenberger, Program Director for Master in Development Practice Degree Program, UC Berkeley

George is program director for UC Berkeley’s Master in Development Practice degree program. George has 40 years experience in the design, management and evaluation of international economic and social development activities including long-term assignments in Senegal, The Gambia, Morocco and Madagascar. Over the past decade, his interests and work have had a particular focus on technology and information-based communities and networks. George was the founding executive director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley after having held executive positions in the international NGOs World Links, VITA and Pact. At Berkeley-Haas, George serves as an advisor to the International Busines Development program, as well as the international programs for the MBA Program for Working Professionals. He has a master's degree from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex (UK) and a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

Frank Schultz, Co-Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Faculty Coach and Professional Faculty Member, UC Berkeley

Frank Schultz, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Management of Organizations and Economic Analysis and Policy groups in the Haas School of Business. He teaches courses in Competitive Strategy and Leadership, as well as leading International Seminars to Brazil and China. He also serves as a faculty mentor for the International Business Development Program. Frank is the Co-Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence where he collaborates in the development of the long-term strategy of the Center, manages its day-to-day operations and acts as a faculty coach through the Center’s Coaching Connection program. His teaching has consistently placed him in Haas Club Six for outstanding teaching.  He is a past University of California Faculty Teaching Fellow as well as a recipient of the Haas School’s Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching.

His educational background includes a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington, an MBA in Finance/General Management from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Minnesota. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., he worked in a variety of functional areas for Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Chevron and Pillsbury.