Newly created executive board at the Pino Center aims to expand business and student connection.

 06-22-2022  Cynthia Corzo

Highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship, directors of the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center at FIU Business have established an executive board comprised of business and corporate executives.

Board members will collaborate to develop innovative projects that prepare students to be successful business leaders driven by experience and hands-on learning.

In 2023 Pino Center will offer three courses and a master class that focus on the principles of entrepreneurial management, marketing and leadership. These are based on “A Bridge Not Too Far, Where Creativity Meets Innovation” by Deepak Ohri, the new board’s executive chairman.

The center focuses on working with entrepreneurs to develop the skills and network they need to reach their goals as well to provide qualified graduates for global, regional and local corporations. Efforts include strengthening new community businesses to build entrepreneurs across South Florida and globally.

Executive Board Members:

Deepak Ohri
Executive Chairman
CEO of lebua Hotels & Resorts
Executive in Residence in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center

William G. Hardin III
Academic Chairman
Dean, FIU College of Business

Anna Pietraszek
Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Director of Global Operations

Steven Gretenstein
Chief Financial Officer, Dacra

Ornella Desiree Bellia
Head, Professional Football, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

John Moses
Senior Officer, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Onyeka Okoli
Portfolio Marketing Manager, JOTNA

About the Author:

Cynthia Corzo is assistant director of media relations & communications at FIU Business and a reporter for BizNews. An experienced journalist, before joining FIU Business she was editor-in-chief of Hispanic Market Weekly. Earlier in her career was a business reporter at the Miami Herald and senior reporter at El Nuevo Herald for 15 years.

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