Kellogg Convocation

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Keynote Speaker

 

Samir Mayekar '13
We are pleased to announce that Kellogg alumnus Samir Mayekar '13 will be this year’s Convocation speaker. Samir serves in the City of Chicago as the Deputy Mayor for Neighborhood and Economic Development. Samir previously served in the Obama administration in the White House and at a federal infrastructure finance agency. As co-founder and CEO of NanoGraf Corporation, a global manufacturer of advanced materials, Samir built a green energy company that continues to grow in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. Samir has deep neighborhood roots in Chicago, having served as board chair for a community-engaged youth theater in Albany Park and a GRAMMY-winning music ensemble serving the Back of the Yards. He holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management, where he received the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. He also serves on Northwestern’s board of trustees. Samir is fluent in Spanish and married to Dr. Emily Mayekar, an orthopedic surgeon working at Illinois' largest trauma center serving Chicago's South Side.

Class of 2021 Convocation

Monday, June 14, 2021
2:00pm CT - Ryan Field

Tickets are required


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