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The Center for Global Business is supported by a seasoned team of business executives who give their time, energy, expertise, and resources to build McCombs’ global influence.

Raj R. Mahale
  • Raj Mahale

    Raj is the Chair of the CGB Board of Advisors. He was ranked one of the top Corporate M&A attorneys in the USA and India in Chambers Global, 2013 and 2014 and has been recognized and ranked by SuperLawyer and SuperLawyer Magazine for the past decade.
Mark Mirelez
APAC, EUR, LATAM, N. America
  • Mark Mirelez

    Mark, Vice Chair of CGB’s Board of Advisors, is a seasoned leader with many years of profit-producing experience in high-stakes professions. Mark has a history of success transforming organizations into strategic, globally-focused enterprises. He has business experience with Asia, Europe, North and South America.
Ray Brimble
N. America, Eur, LATAM
  • Ray Brimble

    Ray Brimble, Emeritus Chair of the CGB Board of Advisors , is the founder and CEO of the Lynxs Holdings, LP, a group of approximately thirty companies throughout North America, Europe and Latin America. The company is involved in transportation infrastructure-related assets, with a specialization in airport facilities development.
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  • Rogelio Cueva Barrera

    Rogelio is an entrepreneur who has founded multiple foods businesses in Mexico. From 1979 to 2020, he focused on sales, administrative and finance of these, before retiring in 2020 from day-to-day operations. He continues to serve on the board of one, Mega Alimentos, where he has been active since 1987.
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  • Noël Ellison

    Noël is a global mobility tax consultant and partner at KPMG. Her work involves helping companies move human capital around the globe by developing tax-efficient policies and practices, implementing process improvements, and providing compliance and administrative services.
Scott Finkelstein
  • Scott Finkelstein

    Scott is Co-Founder & CEO of MyWorkout.AI and a Co-Founder of Executive Council Network. He is a P&L leader and advisor and mentor for startups. He helps businesses create sustainable growth via proven systemization and technology.
Linda Gerber
  • Linda Gerber

    Linda is a retired member of McCombs’ international business and marketing faculties and the former international business Academic Advisor. Despite her official retirement, she still teaches international business in McCombs’ summer program in Prague.
Rajul Kadakia
N. America
  • Rajul Kadakia

    Rajul is the Cofounder and Chairwoman of ayana, a 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to empowering and uplifting founders worldwide through education, mentorship and access. She is a serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor who is passionate about emerging trends in technology, mentoring female founders and working with early-stage startups.
Randall Kempner
  • Randall Kempner

    Randall is a Senior Advisor to the Energy and Environment Program at The Aspen Institute who works to address the climate crisis. Randall was instrumental in enhancing UT students’ exposure to international peers by promoting legislation to admit students from across the globe.
Aldor Lanctot
N. America, EMEA
  • Aldor Lanctot

    Al is the leader of Lenovo’s Pharmaceutical & Health business. He has extensive cross-functional experience in sales, marketing, finance and operations in the US and EMEA. At Lenovo, he works to boost customers’ business growth, leverage an entrepreneurial mindset to deliver results, and drive business process improvements.
Jeff Mihm
N. America, APAC
  • Jeff Mihm

    Jeff is the Former CEO of Noven Pharmaceuticals. He currently holds a joint appointment at UT as Executive in Residence at McCombs and the College of Pharmacy. Jeff teaches international business and strategy to McCombs students.
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  • Karlos Palmer

    Karlos is former Chief Product Officer for Sales and Marketing Solutions at Dun & Bradstreet. His background includes engineering, product management, strategy, and alliance development in consulting, insurance, technology, and information services.
Christopher Pardo
N. America
  • Christopher Pardo

    Chris is Chief Data Officer at apexanalytix. During his career, Chris has launched data-as-a-service initiatives, helped create an ecosystem of partnerships, and developed data acquisition strategies for business data and analytical insights.
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N. America, LATAM
  • Gretel Perera

    Gretel is a trilingual public relations professional who leads consumer public relations for Expedia and is the Founder and President of L500. She has 20 years of agency, corporate, startup and international experience, with a specialty in Latin America and U.S. Hispanic markets.
Austin Renfroe
N. America, APAC
  • Austin Renfroe

    Austin is Chief Executive Officer of E. A. Renfroe & Company, Inc., a workforce logistics company with tens of thousands of employees focused on providing turnkey staffing and technology solutions to the insurance industry.
Kumar Singirikonda
  • Kumar Singirikonda

    Kumar is a DevOps leader at Toyota North America whose expertise has earned him awards and publications in the field. An industry innovator known for his transformative achievements, Kumar builds upon his legacy by mentoring and empowering the next generation of DevOps leaders.
Marissa Vidaurri
  • Marissa Vidaurri

    Marissa is Vice President of Investor Relations and Communications Services at Cox Consulting Network. With more than 20 years of finance, communications, and global marketing experience, she brings diverse skills to marketing, finance, communication, M&A, and global team management.
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LATAM, N. America, Eur, APAC
  • Ana Villegas

    Ana is Board Director for Latinitas, an Austin-based non-profit that empowers students to innovate through media and technology. She is a senior marketing leader with an engineering background who uses both data analytics and creativity to get results. Ana has 26 years of Global Marketing and online experience working across diverse customer segments and world regions.
  • Robert Williams

    Robert currently serves as the CEO of Scotiabank Central America, steering the strategic direction and growth of the franchise in the region. His areas of expertise include wholesale and retail banking, wealth management and treasury, and is a staunch advocate for empowerment, innovation and higher education.


Together, we can enthuse and prepare students to offer their leadership skills, heart, and vision to organizations, businesses, and communities in all parts of the world. Your skill and perspective will make it happen. Join us in growing the UT international community.