2015 Fellows

The First Cohort

Consistent with the goal of developing future global business leaders, the six members of the inaugural Wallenberg Fellows cohort are from five different countries: Poland, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine and the United States.

Stockholm School of Economics Fellows


Marta CropMarta Khomyn
is a Master’s student at the Stockholm School of Economics majoring in Finance. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. Ms. Khomyn has work experience in the financial and technology sectors. She worked as a consultant at the World Bank (ICT Innovation team), conducted macroeconomic research for Euromonitor International, was a Google ambassador, and has previously interned at Deutsche Telekom’s start-up accelerator hub:raum, allowing her to pursue her interest in technology. Ms. Khomyn’s Wallenberg Fellows Program internship was at the World Bank Group, where she worked on designing Rapid Technology Skills Training Programs to improve job creation in the developing world.

Piotr CropPiotr Rozwałka is a Master’s student at the Stockholm School of Economics. He also holds Master’s degrees in International Management and Philosophy from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Mr. Rozwałka has worked in an academic setting, conducting research and teaching, and also has experience at top-class consulting firms McKinsey, BCG, and ABB Group. He has an entrepreneurial mindset and has founded three start-ups focused on import and wholesale, retail, and online auctions. He is also an avid traveler and spent two years exploring more than fifty countries, with a particular interest in conflict-affected areas and the resulting social and economic problems in those regions. Mr. Rozwałka’s Wallenberg Fellows Program internship was at the World Resources Institute in the Land Resources Rights Initiative, where he co-authored an economic working paper on the cost/benefit analysis of secure community forest tenure.

Hannes CropHannes Tordengren is a Master’s student at the Stockholm School of Economics. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. Mr. Tordengren’s experience includes work in international, public, diplomatic and private sector positions. He served in Afghanistan with the Swedish Armed Forces and worked at the Swedish Embassy in Ukraine. Mr. Tordengren also serves as the Secretary General of the Stockholm Model United Nations. His Wallenberg Fellows Program internship was at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, where his work involved research on pension reform, energy efficiency, business regulation and innovation.

Georgetown University Fellows

Alec CropAlec Albright is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and Eastern European Studies, as well as an alumnus of the Landegger Program International Business Diplomacy. His global perspective is highlighted through experience in international business, research, economic analysis, and database evaluation. Mr. Albright has interests in private equity and venture capital activities in the technology sectors of Scandinavian and Eastern European markets. His Wallenberg Fellows Program internship was with Investor AB, Patricia Industries. Mr. Albright conducted analyses on existing investments as well as new potential investments while learning about corporate financial matters, commercial and strategic analysis and valuation.

Olivia CropOlivia Lamb is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in the Asian Studies Program, as well as an alumna of the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy. Ms. Lamb has experience with international business development in various markets, and has performed analysis of international economics and business policy, with a specific focus on China. Her Wallenberg Fellows Program internship was with the Merger and Acquisition Group of Electrolux, where she worked on acquisition projects in different stages of the process, spanning various business sectors and geographies.

Anastasia CropAnastasia Nedayvoda is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture, and Technology Program, as well as an alumna of the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy. Her global business interests are supported by work experience in emerging markets, where she witnessed the strategic decision-making process in companies of different sizes and structures. While at Georgetown, she worked as a lead teaching assistant on the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Globalization’s Winners and Losers: Challenges for Developed and Developing Countries at the School of Foreign Service. Ms. Nedayvoda works for The World Bank Group, in the Bank’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Unit. Her Wallenberg Fellows Program internship was with Ericsson, where she helped in strategy development and supported the execution of forward-looking technologies.

Highlights

  • International work experience gained through internships at top multinational corporations and organizations.
  • A high-impact curriculum at Georgetown University.
  • Custom-tailored networking and professional development opportunities, access to career workshops, technical skills workshops, and employer information sessions.
  • A wide array of lectures, seminars and conferences on the Georgetown campus.
  • A strong international alumni network encompassing rising executives across the spectrum of international business.
  • Access to Georgetown’s student clubs. Specific clubs in which students could participate include finance club, energy club, consulting club, emerging markets network, and social entrepreneurship club.

Innovative Internships

Based on their individual interests, Wallenberg Fellows will be matched to internships at premier institutions and organizations related to business, finance, economics, policy, and government.
The  internship is designed as an authentic international business experience, centered on a specific project, paper, or other corporate initiative. Given the background and distinction of the Wallenberg Fellows, the international companies that participate will benefit greatly as well, gaining access to some of the most talented students in the world.

SUMMER 2015 INTERNSHIPS


Electrolux-LogoOlivia Lamb’s summer internship was with the Merger and Acquisition Group of Electrolux, where she worked on acquisition projects in different stages of the process, spanning various business sectors and geographies.

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Anastasia Nedayvoda was an intern at Ericsson, where she helped in strategy development and supported the execution of forward-looking technologies.

World-Bank-LogoMarta Khomyn’s summer internship was at the World Bank Group, where she worked on designing Rapid Technology Skills Training Programs to improve job creation in the developing world.

Investor-AB-LogoAlec Albright interned at Investor AB. Mr. Albright conducted analyses on existing investments as well as new potential investments while learning about corporate financial matters, commercial and strategic analysis and valuation.

World-Resources-Institute-LogoPiotr Rozwałka was an intern at the World Resources Institute in the Land Resources Rights Initiative, where he co-authored an economic working paper on the cost/benefit analysis of secure community forest tenure.

Peterson-Institute-LogoHannes Tordengren’s summer internship was at the Peterson Institute for International Economics where his work involved research on pension reform, energy efficiency, business regulation and innovation.

Leadership Lessons

One of the primary goals of the Wallenberg International Fellows Program is developing future leaders of international businesses as well as public and private organizations around the globe.
All six members of the inaugural cohort had the opportunity to take part in internships at international organizations and companies. We asked them to share some of the key leadership lessons they learned as part of their experiences.

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