Two International Executives Visit Business Students

April 02, 2008

This week students have the opportunity to hear business wisdom literally gleaned from around the globe.

Two International Executives Visit Business Students On Thursday, all students, faculty and staff are invited to hear the School of Business’ featured Spring Semester Speaker, entrepreneur Uday Lele. Lele started his business career in his native India, and made a lasting impression on the American confectionary market years later with the introduction of a new twist on old-time gummy candies. He changed the production process - and the taste - by injecting the candies with real fruit juice. Lele now lives in Clearwater and is pursuing a new beachfront development. His presentation is scheduled for 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Thursday in Selby Auditorium, and will be broadcast to SLU’s regional education centers.

The international theme continues Saturday, April 5, when Tampa area executive Jeff Knott speaks on the logistics of international expansion. Knott is best known in the as the former vice president of international business for the furniture retailer Rooms to Go. He held that position for 10 years. Previously in his career, Knott also worked in international sales for Johnson and Johnson. He currently heads a new company. Knott will speak at noon, Saturday, in Selby Hall as part of the MBA program’s ongoing Lunch-and-Learn series. Students, faculty and staff are invited, and lunch will be served.

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