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WINTER 2005

Alumni in the News

Bengt Baron, BS 85, MBA 88, became CEO of Sweden's Vin & Spirit, the state-owned company that produces Absolut in mid-2004 and was interviewed by the Financial Times on November 18 on the future of the Absolut brand.

The planned promotion of Paul Otellini, MBA 74, to CEO of Intel in May 2005, was covered by multiple media outlets including the New York Times, Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times.

Scott Adams, MBA 86, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, was profiled in the Financial Times on November 1 in an article titled "Business Savvy and a Funny Way of Looking at Life."

Sarah Takesh, MBA 03, and her Afghan clothing line, Tarsian & Blinkley, were covered in the Wall Street Journal's opinion section on August 23 in an article titled "Fit for a King: A Roundup of the Past Month's Good News from Afghanistan."

Priya Haji, MBA 03, and Berkeley Business Incubator participant, had extensive coverage in the August 15 Contra Costa Times articles titled "Working for a 'World of Good'" and "'Fair Trade' Trend Slow to Catch on." The articles covered the founding of her company, World of Good, which sells fair-trade goods online and in kiosks from craftspeople around the world.

Barry Gilbert, MBA 77, CEO of Smith & Hawkin, was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle on August 10 in an article titled, "Selling to Miracle-Gro; Scotts Buys Upscale Smith and Hawkin." Gilbert commented that he is excited about the change and will stay at the helm of Smith & Hawkin.

Jennie Winslow and Doug Donovan, both MBA 04, were featured in the August 10 Business Week story on MBAs who choose a career in sports, titled "Field of Dreams."

Helen Chan, MBA/MPH 05, was the subject of a Bay Folk illustration that ran in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 7 in the Sketchbook comic section.

James Hong, MBA 99, commented on his Internet rating site, Hot or Not, in the New York Times on June 3 in the article "Facing the World With Egos Exposed."

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