Bear in the Boardroom addresses leading business schools grads

Friday, 28 November 2014  Features

Outspoken entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Mark Carnegie joined former Australian Senator Cheryl Kernot, at a gathering of MBA graduates from the world's top business schools on Thursday 27 November at NSW Parliament House, Sydney.

Kernot, now the Director of Social Business at Centre for Social Impact, UNSW Australia, led Carnegie and the MBA audience in a lively debate about entrepreneurial funding and the need for greater social responsibility.

Minister for Family and Community Services, The Hon Gabrielle Upton, a UNSW Australia and Stern graduate welcomed almost 300 MBA graduates from the top 30 business schools around the globe at this prestigious evening of networking. Hosted by AGSM @UNSW Business School, the event included MBA graduates from Harvard, INSEAD, London Business School, Stanford, Wharton, IMD and National University of Singapore.

Carnegie, founder of venture capital, private equity and alternative asset management firm, M. H. Carnegie & Co has been referred to as 'the Ali G of business' and 'the bear in the boardroom'. He's a contrarian who, among other topics, argues for higher taxes for the rich and compulsory non-military civil service in Australia. This is a provocative and memorable talk not to miss.  

Dean of UNSW Business School, Prof Chris Styles joined Deputy Dean and Director AGSM, Prof Julie Cogin at the event.​