The GBF Alumni Team consists of former GBC participants who wish to continuously strengthen the relationships amongst GBC alumni. Important initiatives for the team include the annual Alumni Summit and the Reconnection Project.
VP, Alumni Relations – Nicolai Michelsen
Nicolai joined the executive team in 2017. He is the Executive Assistant to the Global Head of Business Banking at Danske Bank. He graduated from Copenhagen Business School and is currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Alumni Team Officer – Joe Sciarrino
Joe joined the executive team in 2017. He is a Director at FTI Consulting, where he advises clients on capital raising, due diligence, deal structuring, valuation analysis, and execution of Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Venture Capital transactions. He has an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. Joe is currently based in New York.
Alumni Team Officer – Jörg Kohlbacher
First attending the 2011 GBF Barcelona Conference, Jörg joined the Alumni Team to keep the motivating GBC spirit he experienced in Spain moving. After graduating from the MBA program at Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium, he returned to Germany and joined Deutsche Bundesbank (German Central Bank) in their Bank Regulation department. Prior to his MBA, Jörg worked as a Credit Analyst for a large German Bank, mainly in Luxembourg but also in Germany, Belgium and Hong Kong; covering large European Multinationals as well as Public Finance and Specialized Lending Deals.
Beyond his professional interests, Jörg is passionate about mountains with their special atmosphere and likes to hike, mountainbike or snowboard. He loves to combine that with travelling around the world to experience new countries and their cultures.
Alumni Team Officer – Marie Kruse Irvine
Marie’s first contact to the GBF was as a student delegate at the GBC 2009 in Taipei. In 2012, she attended the Alumni Summit in Rochester, where she decided to join the GBF Alumni Committee. Marie has a CEMS Master’s in International Management from HEC Paris and a Master’s in Leadership & Management Studies from Copenhagen Business School. Since graduation, Marie has undertaken a number of exciting projects in marketing, most of them in an entrepreneurial and high-tech environment. She is also the founder of an eCommerce selling fashion jewelry, art and accessories to the Danish market.
Alumni Team Officer – Brian McMahon
Brian first attended the GBC in 2012 as a student delegate in Rochester, and joined the Alumni Team shortly thereafter. Brian is currently the Chief of Staff of the Student Committee at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, where he will graduate in 2013. As a strong believer in the importance of an alumni network, a value instilled into him by his alma mater at the University of Southern California (USC), Brian is currently working on establishing a “CEIBS International Alumni Association” in Shanghai. Brian has five years of consumer investment banking and public accounting experience. He provided investment banking services for consumer industries as an M&A Advisory Associate at Demeter Group and as an Analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners. Previously, he was an Audit Associate at Deloitte & Touche. Brian received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Accounting while at USC.