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Wednesday, February 06 2019 - 12:00
AACSB Announces 2019 Class of Influential Leaders
TAMPA, Florida, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

     - Fourth annual Influential Leaders challenge recognizes 33 outstanding 
                       business school graduates

Through passionate commitment to leadership development, education, disability 
inclusion, and more, business school graduates make a positive global impact. 
Today AACSB International (AACSB) ( 
) -- the world's largest business education alliance -- honors 33 such 
graduates as its 2019 Class of Influential Leaders ( 
). An annual initiative, the challenge recognizes notable alumni from 
AACSB-accredited schools whose inspiring work serves as a model for the next 
generation of business leaders. 

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Included among the AACSB 2019 Class of Influential Leaders are the following 

    -- Kiyo Ogushi, president and CEO of Fuji Xerox Learning Institute, Inc. 
       and alumna of the International University of Japan Graduate School of 
       International Management 
    -- Phil Hayes-Brown, CEO of Wallara Australia and graduate of Monash 
       Business School–Monash University 
    -- Mamta Saikia, COO of Bharti Foundation and alumna of the Institute of 
       Management Technology, Ghaziabad 

Each honoree is recognized as a leader or innovator within their industry, a 
contributor to their community or society, and an inspiration to future 
business leaders. The stories of how each of the 33 honorees, representing 
schools in 13 countries, have positively influenced their industries and 
society are available at ( 

"The diversity of backgrounds, industries, and career paths of the 2019 Class 
of Influential Leaders demonstrates that AACSB-accredited schools are preparing 
graduates to succeed as they pursue their passions," said Thomas R. Robinson, 
president and CEO of AACSB. "We are honored to recognize these alumni, and the 
business schools that prepared them, as leading examples of business education 
as a force for good in the world."

Now in its fourth year, the Influential Leaders challenge has recognized almost 
200 business school graduates for creating lasting impact in business and 
society. All honorees have earned an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral 
degree from one of the more than 800 AACSB-accredited business schools 
worldwide. For more information on the Influential Leaders challenge, and to 
view a full list of honorees, visit ( 

About AACSB International
As the world's largest business education alliance, AACSB International (AACSB) 
connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create 
the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of 
excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education 
intelligence, and professional development services to more than 1,600 member 
organizations and over 800 accredited business schools worldwide. AACSB's 
mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in 
business education. The global organization has offices located in Tampa, 
Florida, USA; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Singapore. For more information, 

SOURCE  AACSB International

CONTACT: Amy Ponzillo, Director, Public Relations, AACSB International,