Benigno Salazar MBA 99

"The classes I took were enriching. More importantly, the people I met were crucial to my career successes. My UC Davis MBA has been invaluable, and I have benefitted tremendously from my UC Davis connections."


Professional Experience

  • Marketing Planner with Blue Shield of California
  • Marketing Analytics Strategist with Rabobank
  • Marketing Analytics Consultant with Wells Fargo
  • Credit Risk Consultant with Wachovia/Wells Fargo
  • Principal Software Consultant with Baan
  • Industrial Engineer and manager with Procter and Gamble

Student Leadership and Experience

  • President of LUChA (Mexican-American student club) at MIT.
  • Recipient of Albert G. Hill Prize from MIT (for academic excellence and contribution to the minority community).
  • Guest speaker at the GSM, speaking about analytics and my career path.
  • Participant in the 21-Week Anti-Racism Challenge at UC Davis GSM.


  • Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering, minor in French, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Masters of Business Administration, UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

Fun Facts

  • I love my large family—I’m one of eleven. 
  • I’m a Francophone and a Francophile. 
  • I love cooking and I’ve been writing my own recipes.