Vincent Fennell, 2011, United States

Hitachi Europe Limited, Sales and Business Development Engineer - London, UK

Responsible for the development and support of new business strategies for Hitachi Smart Grid solutions in the EMEA region, helping Hitachi build new partnerships across countries and industries.

Fletcher thesis: An Analysis of Ireland's Knowledge Economy Strategy and Its Success in Driving Innovation in the Irish Pharmaceutical Sector

Why I chose Fletcher: Before choosing Fletcher I had looked at many traditional MBA schools. Each one fell short in my desire for a learning experience that aligned with my international professional background. After visiting Fletcher and talking to both alumni and potential classmates, I was convinced that Fletcher was the school for me. Fletcher's small class sizes offered an intimate and engaging learning environment. The nationalities represented offered me the opportunity not only to learn from the experiences of others but also prepare myself for a career in international business. 

How my experience at Fletcher changed the way I look at the world:  I look at the world with a new 'collective perspective'. In every class, my classmates taught me something new about the world in which we live. Every issue has now taken on a greater significance for me.  I have a deeper respect for the geopolitical challenges that lie ahead and a new vigor to tackle them. 

Favorite Book:

"An Ordinary Man", Paul Rusesabagina 

Favorite City:

Vienna, Austria 

Favorite Landmark:

Skellig Micheal,UNESCO world heritage site, off the west coast of Ireland 

Most rewarding trip:

Trip to Fifa World cup in Munich 2006 

Issue you know nothing about but you find fascinating:

International Energy Policy

Fletcher alumnus you admire:

Bill Richardson

Fields of Study

International Political Economy
Strategic Management and International Consultancy

Activities involved in at Fletcher

Co-President of the International Business Club
Member of the Fletcher Committee on Admissions
Member of the Committee on Academic Integrity

Education before Fletcher

BSc., Finance, University College Cork

Experience before Fletcher

State Street Corporation, Chief of Staff/Operations Analyst - Boston, MA and Munich, Germany

Languages

French
German
Irish
English

Summer Internship

Hitachi Research Institute, Technology Strategy Analyst - Tokyo, Japan