UPDATED: February 22, 2024

Originally published in the inaugural edition of Carroll Capital, the print publication of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Read the full issue here.

From the coast of California to the mountains of Tibet, Carroll School alumni and faculty have far-reaching influence. Making their mark not just in business, but also in sports, politics, entertainment, and beyond, our community members are out shaping the world we live in every day. Here's a sampling.


Facing avalanches, frayed ropes, and limited oxygen, Juan Montes conquered Mount Everest’s Kangshung Face. As an associate professor of the practice in the Management and Organization department, he uses this experience to teach students how companies can face crises head-on with a “resilience toolkit.” 

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Vidya Subramanian


Blending her artistic aspirations with her entrepreneurial spirit, Vidya Subramanian, MBA '02, has been helping students across the world learn classical Indian Carnatic music for more than 15 years. Those efforts, along with her empowerment of working women through the creation of remote teaching jobs, earned her a Women Transforming India Award. 

Over in Mumbai, entrepreneur Anupam Mittal, MBA '97, is making waves as a judge on Shark Tank India. The founder of leading Indian online matchmaking service Shaadi.com, Mittal has a sharp eye for promising business ventures. He’s the shark you want in your corner.  

Hong Kong  

Issey Maholo '07, MS '08, is not only an executive director of prime finance at J.P. Morgan. He’s also a professional soccer player, taking the Hong Kong Premier League by storm as a goalkeeper. 


You might know Young-Kee Yu '97 as the Japanese rapper Verbal. Between producing albums and directing music videos, he even found time to start jewelry label Ambush with his wife, Yoon Ahn. 

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Bijan Sabet

Czech Republic

From Boston College trustee to diplomat: Bijan Sabet '91, P '21 recently began serving as US ambassador to the Czech Republic. He’s also a cofounder and partner at influential venture capital firm Spark Capital, which has invested in companies like Slack, Wayfair, and Warby Parker. 


An Irish philanthropist and founder of telecommunications operator Digicel GroupDenis O’Brien, MBA '82, P '23, takes great inspiration from his time in school. Not only did he help support future business leaders in Ireland with the O’Brien Fellowship at the Carroll School, he also gifted and named the O’Brien Centre for Science at his other alma mater, University College Dublin. 


Professor of Accounting and Joseph L. Sweeney Chair Mary Ellen Carter has joined the European Corporate Governance Institute as a research member. She will share insights on corporate governance issues with other members, including Carroll School Finance professors Rui Albuquerque, the Seidner Family Faculty Fellow, and Vyacheslav (Slava) Fos, the Hillenbrand Family Faculty Fellow, Clifford Holderness, Andrey Malenko, and Nadya Malenko.

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Heidi Fulton


With an extensive background in foreign service, Heide Fulton '92 is currently serving as US Ambassador to Uruguay. A career diplomat, Fulton previously worked for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement and the Office of Mexican Affairs. She also served as deputy chief of mission and chargé d’affaires for Honduras from 2016 to 2019.


With deep knowledge of the medical device and healthcare industries as well as the Latin American market, Luly Castellanos de Samper '91, P' 18 serves in Bogotá, Colombia as global head MedTech Education & global customer success for the MedTech division of Johnson & Johnson.

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Chris O'Donnell

Los Angeles, USA

Holy smokes, Batman! Before Golden Globe–nominated actor Chris O’Donnell '92 appeared on the silver screen as Robin in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, he was hanging out on the Heights, completing a marketing degree. These days, he’s best known for playing Special Agent Callen in the TV series NCIS: Los Angeles, which ran for 14 seasons.

Cambridge, USA

As Beth Israel Lahey Health's first chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer, Juan Fernando Lopera '99 is leading efforts to improve healthcare practices for underserved populations across Massachusetts. 


Isabelle Kehl '23 wrote this article as a contributing writer for Carroll Capital.