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Alumni in the Spotlight – Patrick Yau


Patrick Yau, Cohort 44, May 2009

MSGL Graduate Patrick Yau

Job Title: Business Analyst for the Strategic Sourcing and Global Logistics Department. (Dole Food Company, World Headquarters).

Responsibilities: – Directly support the VP of Strategic Sourcing and the VP of Global Logistics. Responsible for cost savings projects, supplier negotiations, financial analysis, cost-benefit analysis, supplier performance management, commodity hedging and corporate reporting. Gathering and preparing information for corporate earnings calls and financial reports such as the 10-Q and 10-K.

Personal: I continue to dance salsa for fun and serve as a big brother in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ventura County. I recently started training Kung Fu and Dole is sponsoring my participation in finance certification at a UCLA Extension.

“The MSGL program gave me a good foundation in project management. These skills became critical in my most recent cost reduction project where I worked as project manager. Skill sets I learned in the MSGL program also aided me in strategic business planning, supplier negotiations and internal change management.”

More alumni profiles of MS in Global Leadership graduates can be found on our website.

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