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Global Gateway Director Named

Christopher Carey

William Brustein, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs, has named Christopher Carey, Director of Global Gateway Initiatives. As part of the newly created position, he will be tasked with developing self-sustaining Gateway offices in key locations around the world to expand Ohio State’s global reach.

“Christopher’s extensive international experience and business savvy will enable Ohio State to develop and implement a portfolio of executive education and corporate training programs that we will be able to offer through our Gateway offices once they are fully established,” Brustein said. “We envision sharing Ohio State’s expertise with business executives and community leaders in other parts of the world as part of the university’s land grant mission.”

Ohio State recently opened a Gateway office in Shanghai, China and is exploring similar opportunities in India, Brazil, Turkey, sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. When the Gateway offices are fully implemented, they will serve as state-of-the-art facilities for recruiting international students, networking with alumni, teaching, establishing academic institutional partnerships, business consulting and executive training.

In his role as Director of Gateway Initiatives, Carey’s duties will include the development, marketing, delivery, and evaluation of revenue-generating programs as well as providing support to Ohio State faculty, students and departments in pursuit of research, teaching, and service goals.

Carey came to Ohio State from Battelle Memorial Institute, where he has been working as a Deputy Program Manager in Battelle’s National Security Global Business Unit. He possesses a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and served as a Captain in the U.S. Army in Germany and Washington state, as well as an assignment with NATO in Bosnia. During his service he was responsible for a variety of tasks, including supply logistics, operations management, strategic planning, and financial analysis. Following his military tenure, he worked as a Financial Advisor for Morgan Stanley and a Production Supervisor for Nestlé.

Carey recently earned a Master of Business Administration from Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium, for which he completed a thesis project in South Africa. His military service and extensive international management experience have taken him around the world.

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