Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: April 19, 2013
HAMMOND – Social entrepreneur Tal Dehtiar, named one of Fast Company's Most Creative Business
People for 2012, will speak on "Doing Good and Doing Well" at the 2013 College of
Business Ethics Lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 25.
Free and open to the public, the lecture will be held in the War Memorial Student Union Theatre.
Dehtiar, 31, co-founded the international charity MBAs without Borders, which sends volunteer MBAs to build businesses in developing countries. In 2009, he left that nonprofit to launch Oliberté Footwear, the first premium shoe brand made in sub-Saharan Africa. Oliberté's partner factories and main operation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, demonstrate fair and equitable practices for men and women, with the goal of contributing to the development of the economy and a thriving middle class.
"Mr. Dehtiar is proving that profitability and social responsibility can go hand in hand," said College of Business Dean Randy Settoon. "We are pleased to host him on campus so he can share his experiences with Southeastern students."