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For Students & Alumni

Perspectives on a Post-COVID-19 Economy Series – Consulting / Corporate Strategy


How will business leaders deal with the emerging economy that has been ravaged by a significant decline in consumption, increase in business failures, and unpredictable swings in market value?

The post-COVID-19 economy is a global challenge that has real impacts on companies that struggle to survive and on others that look to take advantage of new opportunities that arise from these dynamic times.

Hear from top executives about the challenges and opportunities that leaders from different sectors will overcome and pursue.

This panel will focus on emerging issues in corporate strategy and consulting. Panelists include these two UC Davis alumni:

  • Hussain Sharifi Ph.D. 16, Specialist Consultant, McKinsey & Company

  • Greg Thomas MBA 98, Vice President, North Highland Consulting

The panel will be moderated by Associate Professor Elizabeth Pontikes.

The invitation-only event is exclusive to current students of the School. 


5-6 p.m.: Panel discussion

6-6:30 p.m.: Questions from the audience

Rules of Engagement During the Zoom Panel Discussion

  1. Since this is a zoom meeting that will start promptly at 5:00 p.m., please login to the meeting between 4:50-4:55 p.m. Keep your microphone muted. A pass code will be provided to access this meeting.
  2. Once you login to the meeting you will be taken to a waiting room and the host will let you in the meeting. 
  3. After 5:00 p.m. no new participants will be allowed into the meeting.
  4. If you have questions, please use the chat option. When the panelists have completed their discussion, your questions will be communicated in the order that they are received.
    • Note: in your chat identify the panelist with whom you want your question directed. If the question is intended for the entire panel, please state that in the chat.
  5. If you need to take a break from the meeting at any time during the panel discussion, do not leave the meeting, just turn your video off and remain muted.