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UNC International Business Association Club

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To enhance cultural learning and integration, to build a stronger community between domestic and international students, and to promote successful career preparation for international students.

Leadership Team

Ishaan MalhotraIshaan Malhotra - President

Ishaan is from New Delhi, India. After graduating from Delhi Technological University, he worked at Cisco Systems in multiple positions across different verticals. At Kenan-Flagler, Ishaan is pursuing a concentration in Marketing with enrichment in Business Analytics and Technology. Ishaan is headed to the west coast to pursue product roles over the summer. Outside of work, he likes to try out new recipes, craft beer and is an ardent soccer fan. Contact: ishaan_malhotra@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Marina VarelaMarina Varela - Executive VP

Marina is a class of 2019 MBA student concentrating in Corporate Finance and Capital Markets & Investments. Prior to attending Kenan-Flagler Business School, Marina spent five years working for Whirlpool Latin America where she worked in Business Development and most recently in Mergers & Acquisitions for transactions in Latin America and Asia. Marina graduated from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. This summer, Marina is joining the Investment Banking Division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York. Contact: Marina_Varela@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Yelin Jie

Yelin Jie - VP of Finance

Yelin comes from China and holds a bachelor's degree in Finance Management from University of International Business and Economics, China. Before she joined the class of 2019, she has been working for Johnson and Johnson in corporate finance for six years. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, she is concentrating in Management Consulting and Corporate Finance with an enrichment in Healthcare and is pursuing a post-MBA career in healthcare space. In her spare time, she enjoyed watching history documentaries and detective dramas and making fun of her friends. Contact: yelin_jie@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Varada NarayananVarada Narayanan - VP of Marketing & Communications

Varada is from Mumbai, India and hold a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS). Before business school, she worked as an R&D and Operations Project Manager for Mylan Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Granules India Ltd. for 5 years. She is concentrating in General Management and pursuing a career in Healthcare. She enjoys watching sitcom reruns and dabbling in DIY home decor. Contact:  Varada_Narayanan@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Funmi OmolikiFunmi Omoliki - VP of Marketing & Communications

Funmi is from Nigeria. She joined the class of 2019 after five years working as an engineer and product marketer in Nigeria's burgeoning telecoms industry. Prior to her time in the industry, she obtained her Bachelor of Engineering degree from Covenant University, Nigeria. She will be spending the summer at Microsoft, in a marketing role. Funmi enjoys visiting friends, galleries and trying out new recipes. Contact:  funmi_omoliki@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Aditya Kapoor - VP of Corporate RelationsAditya Kapoor

Aditya is from India and holds a bachelor`s degree in Chemical Engineering from BITS Pilani, India. After completing his undergraduate, he was working with Honeywell`s UOP business and was lucky to travel extensively in his Field Services profile. Prior to joining MBA at Kenan-Flagler, he was working as a Technology Specialist out of Gurgaon office and joined MBA with an intent to transition to strategy roles in the industry. Aditya is focusing in energy consulting and operations management at school and would be interning over the summer at Schlumberger`s Corporate Ventures group. Binge-watching and cooking are his favorite past-times. Contact:  aditya_kapoor@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Peter KuoPeter Kuo - VP of Learning and Development

Peter is pursuing a concentration in management consulting at KFBS. After obtaining a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University, he worked in Shenzhen, China and San Jose for a high-tech manufacturing company as a new product introduction program manager. He is from Cary, NC, and still attends his home church Raleigh Chinese Christian Church in Cary. In his spare time, Peter likes to cook new recipes, read a wide variety of fiction, and practice Brazilian Jiujitsu. Contact: peter_kuo@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Shekhar KumarShekhar Kumar - VP of Learning and Development

Shekhar is from Ranchi, India. He holds a degree in Electronics and Communication engineering from Manipal institute of technology (MIT), Manipal. Before business school Shekhar worked for Nokia as a product manager for 8 years. He enjoys traveling has travelled to over 13 countries for work and leisure. Shekhar is a poet, avid reader and a very decent chef.

Snehita PeddiSnehita Peddi - VP of Careers

Snehita grew up in Hyderabad, India and graduated in 2014 from National Institute of Technology, Warangal with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering. After graduation, she joined Microsoft India Development Center as a Software Engineer. During the summer of 2018, she will be interning as a Summer Associate in Digital McKinsey in the Atlanta office. In her free time, she loves hiking, running, going on long drives and is a big food enthusiast. Contact: snehita_peddi@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Delphis VeraDelphis Vera - VP of Careers

Delphis Vera is from Lima, Peru and completed his MD degree at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Delphis is a public health specialist and he holds a master of science degree in Clinical Epidemiology with mention in quantitative methods from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and a post-graduate diploma in Applied Statistics from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. Prior to Kenan-Flagler, Delphis worked for the US Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 leading the Biomedical Informatics Department and then worked for Roche Pharmaceuticals as the Country Study Manager for Chile, Peru and Ecuador. Delphis is pursuing a double concentration in marketing and operations with an enrichment in Healthcare. In his free time, he enjoys playing the drums and spending time with his family. Contact:  delphis_vera@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Astha BaliAstha Bali - VP of Social Activities

Astha grew up in multiple cities at India and graduated in 2013 from Miranda House in the University of Delhi with a degree in Economics. After graduation, she worked at an Indian food-tech unicorn called Zomato, where she worked in sales and marketing across the different products and services launched by the company. At Kenan-Flagler, she is pursuing a concentration in Marketing and Business Analytics. During the summer of 2018, she will be interning as a Retail Leadership Development Intern at Amazon in Seattle. In her free time, she loves all kinds of food, hiking, swimming, and reading books! Contact:  astha_bali@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Nick LoukellisNick Loukellis - VP of Social Activities

Nick grew up in South Windsor, Connecticut and graduated from Babson College with a B.S. in Business Management and concentration in Finance. Before b-school, Nick worked at an advertising agency, outside of Boston, where he managed media campaigns, implemented digital strategies, and built analytical tools. Nick enjoys jamming on the guitar, pumping iron, and hiking. Contact:  nicholas_loukellis@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Alyssa SheinbaumAlyssa Sheinbaum - VP of Exchange Students

Alyssa is from Atlanta, GA and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. After graduation, Alyssa worked for a general contractor in Washington DC. Most recently, Alyssa was helping to build the new International Spy Museum in downtown DC. Alyssa is pursuing a concentration in real estate and will be interning with Hines in Atlanta this summer. Her hobbies include playing soccer and traveling the world. Contact:  alyssa_sheinbaum@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Eric LichtingerEric Lichtinger - VP of Exchange Students

Eric is from Mexico City, and hold a BS and MS in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. After graduation, Eric performed neuroscience research. He then transitioned to the biotech industry where he specialized in sensors and molecular diagnostics. He then went on to start a company in Mexico to bring financial services to the unbanked through the use of smart cards, and doing business development for a company that builds and operates water plants. Eric is pursuing an enrichment in Healthcare. His hobbies are cooking, MMA and spearfishing. Contact:  eric_lichtinger@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Andre SakaiAndre Sakai - VP of Integration

Andre Sakai is from Brazil and is a 2019 MBA student concentrating in Marketing and Data Analytics. After graduating his B.A. in Business Administration, he was an entrepreneur, owning his own manufacturer of custom-made uniforms, direct managing the operational and financial areas of the company. He will be interning at Dell this summer pursuing a career in product management. Andre is a huge soccer fan, tech-addicted and loves to do barbecues. Contact:  andre_sakai@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Libby Parsons

Libby Parsons - VP of Integration

Libby, originally from San Antonio, Texas, majored in International Relations at the College of Wooster in Ohio and researched microlenders in Ecuador. Since college, Libby has worked to make capital accessible for small businesses -- at a non-profit microlender, Accion, and the City of New York. Most recently, she launched two $10 million funds for NYC contractors. She will be interning at Bank of America Merrill Lynch this summer in investment banking. Libby enjoys casual hikes, hosting taco parties, "porch chilling", and recently discovered her love of the color "Carolina blue." Contact: Libby_Parsons@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Membership Benefits

As member of the IBA, whether you are a domestic or international student, you will be exposed to a variety of opportunities in career development and community building. School-wide events such as International Food Festival and Global Night gives you the opportunity to showcase your culture and talents, while career activities such as career treks and Globetrotter educational series prepare you to become a capable global business leader.

Major Events

Fall Semester:

  • IBA Kickoff Meeting
  • Exchange Student Welcome Party
  • Globetrotter Educational Series
  • Culture Buddy Social Night
  • International Food Festival
  • Thanksgiving Social
  • Habitat for Humanity Build 

Spring Semester:

  • International Career Trek
  • Career Prep Workshops
  • Exchange Student Farewell Party
  • UNC-Duke Mixer
  • Culture Buddy Movie Night
  • Globetrotter Educational Series
  • Global Night Talent Show

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