Lunch & Learn: Food For Thought

Visionary leaders stir others and inspire them to discover and cultivate their best gifts and talents. They are a blessing to their organizations, their communities, and the world beyond.

Through our Lunch & Learn Series, The University of Mary and the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce invite our community to gather, learn and share with us.

February 2016 Lunch and Learn

Andreas Widmer

Andreas Widmer

Former Swiss Guard, CEO and business leader

February 23, 2016
Arno Gustin Hall*

11 am - Presentation begins*
12:15 pm - Lunch & book signing

*Note change of time and venue

Professor Andreas Widmer is the Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at Catholic University of America’s School of Business & Economics. He is the author of The Pope & The CEO: Pope John Paul II’s Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard, a book exploring leadership lessons that Widmer learned serving as a Swiss Guard protecting Pope Saint John Paul II, and refined during his career as a successful business executive.

His experience spans the fields of high-tech, international business strategy consulting and economic development. He was an executive in residence at Highland Capital Partners, a venture capital firm. He served as CEO of OTF Group (formerly part of the Monitor Group) and helped lead Eprise Corporation, Dragon Systems and FTP Software. He has worked extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, and has brought more than 100 leading-edge technology products to market.

He was previously the co-founder of SEVEN Fund, a philanthropic organization promoting enterprise solutions to poverty, where Andreas and his business partner Michael Fairbanks initiated the Pioneers of Prosperity Awards, a first-of-its-kind industry program that finds and promotes the best entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Andreas Widmer is on the Board of Directors of The Carpenter's Fund, a senior collateral lender to Small and Medium Size Businesses and Projects in emerging markets.

Save the Date and Reserve Your Seat

*Please note the change of time and venue from previous Lunch and Learn events. The February 23 Lunch and Learn with Andreas Widmer will begin at 11 am and take place in Arno Gustin Hall.


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