From the SOMAA Board of Directors: International Growth
The 17 Yale SOM regional chapters regularly host events, ranging from barbecues to faculty discussions, at which alumni get together with fellow SOMers and engage with the school. With hundreds of alumni attending chapter events each year, the chapters are vital nodes in the alumni network.
One of the strategic initiatives of the Yale School of Management is to strengthen ties with our alumni outside the United States, as the international alumni base continues to grow. SOMAA is pleased to announce the formation of a Mexico Chapter, SOMís first official regional chapter in Latin America. Tito Vidaurri í91, Joaquin Avila í82, and Arturo Gonzalez-Arquieta í86 have led the effort to launch the Mexico Chapter. More than half of the SOM alumni in Latin America currently live in Mexico.
Building on the work Tito and Joaquin have been doing locally for several years, the chapter has attracted membership from a diverse slice of SOM class years and sectors. Already their enthusiasm to connect is apparent: they hosted SOM interns this past July along with recent graduates working in Mexico City, and they hosted SOMís admissions director, Bruce Delmonico, during his September Mexico recruiting visit.
The chapter is planning a great schedule of events for its first year, including events that will focus on entrepreneurship. The goal of the Mexico chapter leaders is to involve as broad an array of SOM alumni and their interests as possible.
In the SOM spirit of collaboration, the New York Chapter has graciously offered to help the Mexico Chapter by sharing best practices and lessons learned over the years. A special thanks to SOMAA Board Member Julien Mininberg '90, who has been instrumental in helping the Mexico Chapter with its startup.
If you would like to contact leaders of the Mexico Chapter, please visit the chapter page in the Alumni Portal.
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