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WE ARE THE DIAS FELLOWS

ABOUT US

The Dias Fellowship is a community of Europeans who came to the United States to study Business, Economics, Political Science or Government. It was established by Anne Dias to benefit a dozen Fellows each year during their time at Harvard and inspire them to give back to society.

a community
of Europeans   

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in the United States

We  are  thinkers  and  doers

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Conference is a three-day annual event organized for the fellows to get together and meet with American and European leaders in business, philanthropy, entrepreneurship and the arts.

  “The Dias Fellowship is a rare and special community of leaders and thinkers at a time when it remains difficult to build community but when sharing perspectives and ideas is increasingly critical for solving tomorrow’s problems. The Dias Fellowship makes me feel empowered and optimistic about the necessity of my role in building a brighter future for others.” – Peter Atkins

  The Dias Fellowship is a rare and special community of leaders and thinkers at a time when it remains difficult to build community but when sharing perspectives and ideas is increasingly critical for solving tomorrow’s problems. The Dias Fellowship makes me feel empowered and optimistic about the necessity of my role in building a brighter future for others. Peter Atkins
  The Dias Fellowship is a rare and special community of leaders and thinkers at a time when it remains difficult to build community but when sharing perspectives and ideas is increasingly critical for solving tomorrow’s problems. The Dias Fellowship makes me feel empowered and optimistic about the necessity of my role in building a brighter future for others. Peter Atkins

A FEW WORDS FROM ANNE DIAS

I established this scholarship to benefit European students who come to Harvard for graduate school wanting to mirror my own experience. Like the Dias Fellows, I benefited from a fellowship, during my time at Harvard Business School; and like them, the fellowship allowed study regardless of financial considerations. I was born near Strasbourg…

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Alexandra Attard-Manche
United Kingdom

Louise Baldwin
Ireland

Andrew Baxter
Scotland

Ana Gonzalez Escudero
Spain

ALEXANDRA ATTARD-MANCHE (MBA ’20) comes from the United Kingdom. She is currently a first year student at Harvard Business School.
LOUISE BALDWIN (MBA/MPP ’20) comes from Dundalk, Ireland. She is currently part of a joint degree at Harvard between the Business School and the Kennedy School.
ANDREW BAXTER (MBA ’20) comes from St. Andrews, Scotland. He is currently a first year student at Harvard Business School.
ANA GONZALEZ ESCUDERO (MBA ’20) comes from Madrid. She is currently a first year student at Harvard Business School.

Alex Hunt
Netherlands

Pascal Kriesche
Germany

Erica Santoni
Italy

Levent Sarioglu
Germany

ALEX HUNT (MBA ’19) comes from Amsterdam. He is currently a second year student at Harvard Business School.
PASCAL KRIESCHE (MBA ’19) comes from Munich. He is currently a second year student at Harvard Business School. Pascal is working on the launch of a start-up that will make healthy food accessible to everyone.
ERICA SANTONI (MBA ’19) comes from Milan.
LEVENT SARIOGLU(MBA ’19) comes from Braunschweig, Germany. He is currently a second year student at Harvard Business School. His post-MBA goal is to start a business introducing advanced mobility solutions in developing countries.

Kieron Stopforth
United Kingdom

Johannes Theissen
Germany

Eduard Torrella LLuis
Spain

Dan Waldron
United Kingdom

KIERON STOPFORTH (MBA ’19) comes from London, United Kingdom. He is currently a second year student at Harvard Business School. Kieron is passionate about sustainable energies and new technologies; he wants to build the skills through the MBA to have a real impact in the energy industry.
JOHANNES THEISSEN (MBA ’19) comes from Dusseldorf, Germany. He is currently a second year student at Harvard Business School. Johannes is passionate about politics and holds a bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics. After graduation he would like to work in the hospitality industry.
EDUARD TORRELLA LLUIS (MBA ’19) comes from Barcelona. He is currently a second year student at Harvard Business School.
DAN WALDRON (MBA ’19) comes from London. He is currently a second year student at Harvard Business School.

Sophie Weihmann
Germany

SOPHIE WEIHMANN (MBA/MPP ’19) comes from Berlin. She is currently part of a joint degree at Harvard between the Business School and the Kennedy School, studying both Business and Government. She previously worked as a consultant at McKinsey and graduated from Yale University.

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Peter Atkins
United Kingdom

Pascal Kriesche
Germany

Andrew Lambeth
United States

Levent Sarioglu
Germany

PETER ATKINS (MBA ’19) comes from the United Kingdom. He is currently a second year student at Harvard Business School. Peter would like to find a business solution to the global low-income housing crisis.
PASCAL KRIESCHE (MBA ’19) comes from Munich, Germany. He is currently a second year student at Harvard Business School. Pascal is working on the launch of a start-up that will make healthy food accessible to everyone.
ANDREW LAMBETH (MBA ’19) comes from Los Angeles, United States. He is currently a second year student at Harvard Business School and previously graduated from the University of Oklahoma.
LEVENT SARIOGLU (MBA ’19) comes from Braunschweig, Germany. He is currently a second year student at Harvard Business School. His post-MBA goal is to start a business introducing advanced mobility solutions in developing countries.

Nick Serna
United States

Kieron Stopforth
London, UK

Johannes Theissen
Germany

Dan Waldron
United Kingdom

NICK SERNA (MBA ’19) comes from Boston, United States. He is currently part of a joint degree at Harvard between the Business School and the Kennedy School. Nick wants to combine his MBA and MPP degrees to have an impact on transportation. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Chicago.
KIERON STOPFORTH (MBA ’19) comes from London, United Kingdom. He is currently a second year student at Harvard Business School. Kieron is passionate about sustainable energies and new technologies; he wants to build the skills through the MBA to have a real impact in the energy industry.
JOHANNES THEISSEN (MBA ’19) comes from Dusseldorf, Germany. He is currently a second year student at Harvard Business School. Johannes is passionate about politics and holds a bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics. After graduation he would like to work in the hospitality industry.
DAN WALDRON (MBA ’19) comes from London, United Kingdom. He is currently a second year student at Harvard Business School. Dan’s ambition is to start a retail business between East Asia and the West that helps consumers learn about different cultures while driving economic development.

Changhyun Bahn
South Korea

Sophie Weihmann
Germany

Clarisse Neu
France

Elian Pres-Gurwits
Germany

CHANGHYUN BAHN (MBA/MPP ’19) comes from Seoul, South Korea. He is currently part of a joint degree at Harvard between the Business School and the Kennedy School. Changhyun wants to become an impact investor and mobilize capital for people in need.
SOPHIE WEIHMANN (MBA/MPP ’19) comes from Berlin, Germany. She is currently part of a joint degree at Harvard between the Business School and the Kennedy School, studying both Business and Government. She previously worked as a consultant at McKinsey and graduated from Yale University.
CLARISSE NEU (MBA ’18) comes from Fontenay-aux-roses, France.
She graduated from Harvard Business School in 2018 and recently joined Google in Mountain View, California.
ELIAN PRES-GURWITS (MBA ’18) comes from Gelsenkirchen, Germany. He just graduated from Harvard Business School and recently joined a new venture in Los Angeles.

Abhishek Trehan
United Kingdom

ABHISHEK TREHAN (MBA ’18) comes from London, United Kingdom. He graduated from Harvard Business School in 2018. Abhishek is passionate about the biotechnology sector and wants to help bring new treatments to patients.

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Sabine Ronc
France

Michael Reich
Germany

Andrea Riposoti
Italy

Suzanne F. Stroeer
Germany

SABINE RONC (AB ’07) comes from Paris, France. She is the first Harvard student to enter the Dias Fellowship. Sabine graduated in 2007 and is now a Senior Engagement Consultant at Camber Collective where she uses her private sector experience to help clients in the social sector address their most pressing societal challenges.

MICHAEL REICH (MBA ’08) comes from Germany. He graduated from Harvard Business School in 2008. Michael is the co-founder and CFO of Language International, a leading global language travel agency.

ANDREA RIPOSATI (MBA ’09)  comes from L’Aquila, Italy. He is the Founder and CEO of Dante Labs, a start-up that makes advanced genomic testing accessible to everyone.

SUZANNE F. STROEER (MBA ’09) comes from Germany. She is a full-time mountaineer, climber and ultra runner. Suzanne previously worked as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company after graduating from Harvard Business School in 2011.

Thomas Reithinger
United Kingdom

Natalie Schmitke
Germany

Carolin Maria Oldenbuettel
Germany

THOMAS REITHINGER (MBA ’13) comes from Germany. He graduated from Harvard Business School in 2013. Tom is currently Vice President at Capital Group in London.

NATALIE SCHMITKE (MBA ’13) comes from Germany. She graduated from Harvard Business School in 2015. Nathalie is an Investment Manager at Burda Principal Investments in Munich.

CAROLIN MARIA OLDENBUETTEL (MBA ’17) comes from Munich, Germany. She graduated from Harvard Business School in 2017. Carolin is now a consultant at Bain & Company in Boston.

CONTACT

Faustine Dutreil
Program Director

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