Babson Global CEO Shahid Ansari Keynotes International Congress
Prof. Ansari spoke on “Growing Entrepreneurs: The Babson Way.”
Palau de Congressos de Catalunya will host the I Catalunya Emprèn Congress, a meeting point for thousands of entrepreneurs seeking financing, businesspeople looking for solutions to their innovation challenges and investors operating both in Spain and abroad.
The Congress wasganized by the Catalonian Government and its first part featureda Corporate Venturing session. The aim of the session was to drive open innovation in large and medium enterprises through participation in the business projects of entrepreneurs, start-ups, TBCs and SMEs that meet their innovation challenges.
The Corporate Venturing session was followed by the Investment Forum. A total of 21 projects from a range of fields (life and health sciences, ICT and other technologies) gainedxposure among investors to raise financing. Congress attendees were able to vote for the best projects.
About Professor Ansari
Dr. Ansari has many years of experience in teaching, scholarly research, and consulting. He is an internationally known scholar in the area of behavioral and cultural aspects of management accounting, strategy, control, and change management. He has published numerous papers, monographs, and books. His recent publications include two books titled Target Costing: The Next Frontier in Strategic Cost Management and Hitting the Target: An Implementation Guide for Target Costing published by the Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing International (CAM-I). Before assuming the role of CEO of Babson Global, Dr. Ansari served as Provost of Babson College from 2008-2013. Form 2008 and 2010 he also served as the Dean of Faculty. His prior administrative positions also include being the chair of accounting area at UCLA, chair of the university senate budget committee at CSUN, and member of the university’s budget planning and advisory board. Professor Ansari has consulted with a wide variety of organizations and testified as a cost expert in many lawsuits. Prior to joining Babson, Dr. Ansari taught in graduate and undergraduate programs at UCLA, NYU, CSUN, and the Naval Postgraduate School. He has also been a Visiting Faculty at INSEAD, Macquarie University, Pretoria University, USC, the Shell Learning Center in Houston and Holland, Rice University and Darden School (UVA). Dr. Ansari has won several awards and honors for distinguished teaching during his career. He has also received CAM-I’s Bob Bonsack Award for “Distinguished Contribution to the Advancement of Cost Management”, and the Institute of Management Accountants’ “Jim Bulloch Innovation in Management Accounting Education Award”. Since 2010, he has been developing Babson Global as a new start-up within Babson College.
About Babson Global
Babson Global’s mission is to put the power of entrepreneurship, as the greatest force for social and economic value creation, in the hands of as many people in the world as we can. Babson Global supplements Babson College’s traditional approach of bringing the world to Babson with a global strategy of taking Babson to the world.
We infuse existing or brand new educational institutions across the world with Babson’s globally-recognized pedagogy – based on Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® and Social Environmental Economic Responsibility Sustainability. The primary focus of our solutions and services is on the design of curricula and co-curricular activities for our global partners. We also develop faculty from across the globe through a variety of on-site and off-site methods — including the use of partnered or flipped classroom methodologies. We work with institutions of higher education as well as community and vocational colleges. These programs extend our reach to audiences not touched by our current undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs.
We fulfill Babson’s unique social responsibility as a leader in entrepreneurial education by bringing Babson’s unique brand of education and pedagogy to populations that otherwise cannot afford a Babson on-campus experience. Our engagements are designed to globalize Babson College. While we preserve the values that make us unique, we are also respectful and ready to learn from other cultures.