Mission | Leadership Team | Membership Benefits
To raise internal and external awareness of our operations program while preparing students for careers in operations and supply chain related functions.
Edward Xu - President
Edward Xu graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to UNC Kenan-Flagler, he had six years operations work experience at TE connectivity and GM. He is currently pursuing a concentration in operations management, and will be interning with Amazon Pathways over the summer. In his free time, Edward enjoys traveling, watching sports games and eating different cuisines.
Ben Holmes - VP of Corporate Relations
Ben is from Durham, NC and graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in economics. Prior to coming to UNC, Ben worked in a variety of operations management roles, most notably for Shimano American Corp. He is currently pursuing concentrations in operations management and corporate finance, and will be interning this summer at Eastman Chemical Company. In his free time, Ben enjoys cycling, playing music, and rooting for North Carolina’s sports teams.
Mansi Goel - VP of Learning & Development
Mansi is from India. She graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree and thereafter worked in manufacturing firms in Chemical Industry. Her experience varies in diverse fileds such as technical consulting, marketing, project management. She is currently concentrating in Operations Management and Marketing. Mansi loves travelling, watching movies, playing chess and dancing.
Daniel Pelichek - VP of Finance
Daniel Pelichek is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has graduated in Electrical Engineering and, prior to business school, he worked with product development for more than 5 years. He is currently pursuing concetration in operations management and will be interning at Amazon in the summer. Daniel is an avid reader and enjoys watching sports and speaking with his friends.
Gad Eidels - VP of Communications
Gad was born and raised in Mexico City and studied hospitality management in Switzerland. He transferred to Kendall College in Chicago for his last year of undergraduate studies and worked at a hotel for 3 years after graduating. He spent the following 2 years working at Groupon with a POS system for restaurants before starting his MBA at Kenan-Flagler. He is currently concentrating in Operations Management and Corporate Sustainability. Gad loves travelling, trying different types of food and enjoying all of the outdoor activities that North Carolina has to offer.
Manoj Muthavarapu - VP of Corporate Relations for Internationals
Manoj Muthavarapu is a computer science graduate from India who started his software development career at Oracle. After close to 3 years, with a strong desire to gain hands on experience in other product engineering roles, he moved to a startup where he spent the next 2 years developing a unique platform for sports analytics. He then scaled his experience at UnitedHealth Group where he worked on building an enterprise Health Information Exchange (HIE) before joining UNC Kenan-Flagler. Manoj is looking to get concentrations in both Operations Management and Marketing and is headed to Dell for his summer internship. You can have great conversations with Manoj about cricket, movies, beer, food, travel, UNC and life in general.
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