Olin alums headline spring graduation ceremonies

Dean Mark Taylor recently announced the speakers for Olin Business School’s graduation recognition ceremonies on May 18.

It gives me great pleasure to announce this year’s keynote speakers for Olin’s Undergraduate Graduation Recognition Ceremony and Olin’s Graduate Graduation Recognition Ceremony.

Razzy Ghomeshi

Razzy Ghomeshi

The undergraduate ceremony speaker will be Razzy Ghomeshi, BSBA ’09. The ceremony will take place on Friday, May 18, at 11:30 p.m. in the Athletic Complex, Field House.

In a very short time, Razzy Ghomeshi has built a widely recognized reputation for reliability, helpfulness, and investment savvy. In the nine years since graduating from WashU’s Olin Business School, he’s risen rapidly through the ranks at RBC Capital Markets, where he started a few weeks after earning his degree.

Today, Ghomeshi, 30, is managing director at RBC, heading up US investment-grade trading for the company. His rise began within two years of starting at RBC when he earned his own trading book and consistently notched the highest profit-and-loss and trading volumes across the investment-grade trading desk.

Five years later, he was running the desk. Business Insider highlighted Ghomeshi’s financial acumen when it named him a “Wall Street Rising Star” in October 2017. Finance industry analytics firm Greenwich Associates has named Ghomeshi one of its “most helpful traders on Wall Street” three times in his short career.


Sandeep Chugani

Sandeep Chugani

The graduate programs speaker will be Sandeep Chugani, EN ’89, MBA ’91. The ceremony will be on Friday, May 18, at 3:00 p.m. in the Athletic Complex, Field House.

Sandeep Chugani, senior partner and managing director for Boston Consulting Group, leads the firm’s Miami office. The range of his consulting expertise is broad, drawing on experience in developing more effective organizations, creating strategies for corporate transformations and turnarounds, creating paths for organizational growth, improving clients’ merchandise and marketing efforts, and optimizing corporate cash-flow performance.

Previously, Chugani has led BCG’s practices in transformation and retail in North America. Before joining BCG, he was a senior partner at A.T. Kearney and a managing director (partner) at DiamondCluster International, working in the consumer products and retail practice.

Chugani serves on Olin’s National Council and regularly visits the Washington University campus to advise students with insights on the consulting and client landscape, what it takes to be successful in consulting, and to engage in regular Q&A segments.

Get full details about both ceremonies at the graduation pages:

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One Response to "Olin alums headline spring graduation ceremonies"

  1. avatar Jill Kramer

    the ceremony is at 11:30 am, not pm!

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