Master of Science in Finance Program Announces Launch of Advisory Council

Georgetown MSF Advisory Council standing in a row in the Rafik B. Hariri Building

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The Master of Science in Finance program, the first technology-intensive degree program at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, has launched an advisory council.

The MSF Advisory Council will serve as a critical link between the MSF and industry. Members serve two-year terms and are charged with advising the program’s leadership on a wide range of areas including curriculum, new initiatives, student career readiness, corporate outreach, and corporate engagement. Council members also are encouraged to connect with alumni and current students during major events and to serve as ambassadors for the MSF program within the business community. 

“As we navigate the next stage of our growth as a program, we are delighted to welcome to the Hilltop 12 exceptional MSF council members who will work with us to continue to innovate, adapt to market demands, and strengthen our existing curriculum and programs,” said Allan Eberhart, founding director of the MSF program and senior associate dean for technology-intensive education. “The advice and insight that this group has already provided has been invaluable, and we look forward to seeking their guidance regularly as we move forward. I also appreciate my colleagues Thomas Stowell and Gina Palmer for their leadership and work with the council.”  

Inaugural members of the MSF Advisory Council include:

  • Chris Avella (MSF’15), chief financial officer, Hermitage Offshore Services
  • Eugene Chang (MBA’05), vice president for mergers and acquisitions, Airbus
  • Chip Hinkel (MSF’18), consultant, Boston Consulting Group
  • Maxine Garvey, senior strategy and operations officer, The World Bank Group
  • Ivan Goldwasser (MBA’08), senior product marketing manager, NVIDIA
  • Sherief Kahalil (MBA’13), head of strategic product partnerships, Citi FinTech
  • Casey Minnick (MSF’16), chief operating officer for foreign exchange rates and credit, UBS Investment Bank
  • Douglas Martin (MSF’15), vice president, HR chief data and analytics office, JP Morgan Chase
  • Kamila Rakhimova (MBA’11), head of Alexa VC and startup BD, Alexa Fund, Amazon
  • Corinne Rotermund (MBA’10), vice president, SEC reporting, The Carlyle Group
  • Abdou Ryouni (MBA’07), ERP finance lead, GE Switzerland
  • Aneeka Sajid (MBA’13), vice president, corporate and investment banking, Citi