Ming Xu, MBA ’08, receives Wrighton Award

Olin graduate Ming Xu, MBA’08, has received the Mark S. Wrighton Award from the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.

Xu is the director of Global Category Management at Emerson Systems and Solutions. She manages more than $200M across electrical, mechanical, computing and software categories for the company’s control system platforms.

She is an alumna of McDonnell partner Tsinghua University in Beijing and decided to pursue her MBA after she moved to St. Louis. Xu started her career at Emerson the same year she graduated, and over the past 13 years has held positions in analytics, logistics, strategic planning and sourcing, and category management across supply chain functions, according to the McDonnell website. Today Xu is an influential global supply chain leader.

Watch her interview with Kurt Dirks, vice chancellor of international affairs and Bank of America Professor of Leadership.

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