GEMBA Alumnus Explores Opportunities in Africa
Shaun Gause, a 2011 graduate of the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA Program, recently served on a panel at ESADE Business School in Spain to inspire students to consider working in Africa. Gause is chief executive and co-founder of Global Group Inc., an international development, trade, and consulting firm that delivers solutions that help governments, businesses, and communities. The company established a presence in Sierra Leone as it prepares to embark on a major development project involving its core competencies in healthcare, food production, and energy.
“Especially coming from the West, there is a lack of appetite for Africa,” Gause said. But he believes that business school graduates can find rewarding experiences. “You can go there and learn not just how to survive, but how to thrive,” he said describing the learning opportunities offered by the complexities of working in Africa and the huge entrepreneurial spirit graduates are likely to encounter.
Read more about the panel discussion in the Financial Times.