Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) is proud to partner with Human Resources Management Associates of Chicago (HRMAC) to offer professional development opportunities throughout the year. The HRMAC Business Essentials series includes half-day, skill-building courses led by Lake Forest’s experienced Business Leader Faculty™ to help HR leaders become better business partners.
Atakan Arica joined the Business Leader Faculty™ of Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) in 2013. He is the Managing Director of Arica International Corporation, a strategic management and consulting company, established in 2008. With extensive experience in international business, Atakan has established channels in emerging markets for manufacturing and the healthcare product sector in Europe and the Middle East.
Class of 2015 alum Jose Daniel Amata (Joel) shared some of the trepidation and adversity he experienced when he first applied for his MBA at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in his valedictorian speech. In the end, he says this hard decision had a serious pay-off. We asked Jose to share his inspirational story with us.