Gregory Marchand
Gregory Marchand

Lecturer of Global Initiatives in Management

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Gregory Marchand is a Principal at Avencion; an emerging market management consulting firm, and the Founder and Chairman, of Gizmos Solutions (GSL), a global IT consulting, engineering, and technology company with offices in Africa and North America. His professional background includes experience with Citibank, MCI Worldcom, AT&T, Exelon, Barclays Bank, State Farm Insurance, MTN, Airtel, UNICEF, and various departments in the United States government.

As one of the most respected thought leaders on African business today, Greg speaks regularly at major international business gatherings and has been featured in leading international publications among them the Wall Street Journal, Voice of America, and Black Enterprise. In 2012 Greg was invited by the US Secretary of State Clinton to speak at her first ever Global Business Conference and has also been a speaker at the University of Chicago, Harvard, Wharton and Cambridge Business School Africa Conferences. In 2010, Greg Marchand was named to Black Enterprise Magazine's 40th Anniversary List of The Next 40 Business Leaders. He has worked with African governments, the US Department of Commerce and State Department to execute trade and investment missions from Africa to the United States, and he frequently hosts US companies in Africa for trade and investment events, including hosting leaders in Africa such as former US Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Prior to starting businesses in Africa, Greg was a management consultant for Deloitte Consulting in the Financial Services, Energy and Technology practices. He attended Dartmouth College and received a BA degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) (INTL-473-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: International Business

This course offers students an opportunity to learn about non-U.S. business environments within an innovative and flexible framework that combines traditional classroom-based learning with structured in-country field research. From its inception in 1989 as one class of 34 students covering the Soviet Union, the program has grown to become a cornerstone of the Kellogg experience for many students. The school currently sponsors 13 GIM courses composed of approximately 400 students traveling to 15 countries. Evanston full-time students gain admission to GIM classes through the bidding process in the fall quarter. Classroom instruction is held during the winter quarter, followed by two weeks of field research abroad and seminar presentations of written student reports during the spring quarter. (TMP and EMP GIM classes sometimes follow different schedules.) GIM courses are organized by student leaders under the guidance of a faculty adviser. If you would like to become a GIM student leader, please contact the IBMP office for more information.