Kellogg Keynote Contest

Brendan will deliver his Kellogg Keynote address on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 3pm in Cahn Auditorium.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our inaugural Kellogg Keynote Contest and helped to make it a success! The votes are in – now it’s time to meet the winner: Brendan Belz. His video entry received the most votes of all student submissions (over 20% of total votes). As the winner, Brendan will receive one-on-one coaching from Professor Meghan Busse in preparation for the keynote and will also earn eligibility to be shortlisted for a Northwestern TEDx event in 2017.


Morgan Cerf Assistant Professor of Business and Neuroscience / Kellogg School of Management

Brendan Ray Belz Full Time MBA Program, Class of 2018; Kellogg Keynote Contest Winner (Student)

Brendan Belz has a deep passion for the emerging markets and the unique challenges presented by working in them. Most recently, he spent four years in Africa helping Cummins expand its global footprint by establishing six new businesses. Belz traveled across the continent learning about what it takes to not just launch, but to scale businesses in some of the world’s fastest growing markets. Belz is currently a first year Master of Business Administration candidate at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University.

Headline Speaker

3:00 p.m. Cahn Auditorium