The Business & Government Professional Interest Council serves as the dynamic forum for HKS students and fellows interested in the thought-leadership, partnerships, careers and innovations at the intersection of business and government.


B&G PIC Co-Chair: Paolo Fresia
After a brief stint as bond trader with Goldman Sachs and a year in Haiti with Doctors Without Borders, Paolo lived in Asia for the past two years before coming to HKS. He most recently worked at boutique CSR consultancy BSR, focusing on corporate sustainability strategy and integration. His projects have focused on working with global companies on opportunities in the Myanmar and Laos garment, forestry, and telecommunications industries, especially around labor and human rights topics. Moreover, Paolo has recently founded an impact investment fund with five friends, and therefore has a keen interest in the social enterprise ecosystem. Paolo is excited to Co-Chair the B&G PIC and looks forward to connecting with all those interested in sustainable development.

Questions? Please email Paolo for further information, to learn how to get involved, or with any questions or suggestions: Paolo_Fresia@hks17.harvard.edu

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Congratulations to the newly-elected 2016-2017 B&G PIC Leadership!

Co-Chairs: Paolo Fresia and Rebecca Barnes

VP Finance: Christopher Jan and Katharine Bodnar

VP Communications: Matthew Spector and Kristine Lee

VP HBS Relations: Amrita Vir and Kaitlin Klaustermeier

VP SECON Relations: Jen Smith


Chairs of CSR: Sabine Prinz and Henning Ringholz

Chairs of Impact Investing: Emma Morse and Ivan Rahman

Chairs of PPP: Hamada Zahawi and Diogo Faria

Chairs of Economic Development: Christoph Nedopil and Ali Nadeem

Chair of Sustainability: Alberto Rincon

Chair of Government Relations: Malini Bose

Chair of Fintech: Snigdha Kumar

Chair of Political Risk: Ben Yunmo Wang

B&G PIC Highlights