Harvard Business School Appoints Matt Segneri Director of Its Social Enterprise Initiative
Thursday, July 31, 2014
BOSTON—Harvard Business School (HBS) has named Matthew M. Segneri (MBA 2010) the new Director of its Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI), succeeding Laura Moon, who has become Managing Director of the School’s wide array of Initiatives, which focus on research and course development in specific topics such as leadership, health care, and digital technology.
Established in 1993 with the help of a generous gift from John C. Whitehead (MBA 1947), the SEI pioneered the concept of “social enterprise” with the adoption of a problem-focused approach toward understanding the management and leadership challenges facing organizations involved in creating social value regardless of their structure (profit, nonprofit, or hybrid) or the source of their funding (from grants to commercial transactions).
As Director, Segneri, who recently arrived on campus to start in his new role, is responsible for working with the Initiative’s faculty co-chairs, Professors Herman B. “Dutch” Leonard and V. Kasturi “Kash” Rangan, to oversee SEI’s strategic objectives and operational goals and manage a range of programs and activities, including those that support research and teaching, educational programs within the MBA and Executive Education curricula, MBA field-based learning and career support programs, and alumni outreach and engagement.