The First Cohort
Consistent with the goal of developing future global business leaders, the six members of the inaugural Wallenberg International Fellows cohort were from five different countries: Poland, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine and the United States.
Stockholm School of Economics Fellows
Marta Khomyn is a graduate of the Stockholm School of Economics with a Master’s degree 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 Rozwałka has a Master’s degree from 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 Tordengren is a Master’s graduate of 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 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 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 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.