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Devin Biogones
Devin Bigoness
Executive Director for Executive Education

dbigoness@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-254-3509

Executive Programs
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
130 East Seneca Street, Suite 520
Ithaca, NY 14850

As Executive Director for Executive Education at the Johnson School at Cornell University, Devin is responsible for the design, development and strategy for the growth and success of non-degree executive education offerings including both customized and open-enrollment programs.

Prior to joining Johnson in February 2013, he served as a Project Director for Duke Corporate Education based in New York and previously London as part of the organization’s joint venture with the London School of Economics since 2008. Devin facilitated the design and development of customized executive education programs including client relationship management, program design and deliveries, business development, budget creation and implementation, supplier engagement, and overall project leadership. Devin has also served as a classroom facilitator on global programs focused on leadership, brand management and communications.

With Duke CE, Devin worked globally on programs focused on leadership, innovation, marketing, strategy and development for clients including IBM, Google, Norwegian Shipowner’s Association, Honeywell, HSBC, Ingersoll Rand, and The Home Depot. He has worked in more than a dozen countries including the United States, China, Singapore, India, Germany, Norway, France, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Ecuador and the United Kingdom.

He is particularly interested in the leadership lessons that executives can learn from the sports environment. With this interest, Devin has written numerous “Business Lessons from Sports” articles for Forbes.com and The Globe and Mail newspaper (Canada) with his co-author, Karl Moore from McGill University.

Devin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Communications. Devin lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife, Celia; son, Cullen and daughter, Charlotte. He has dual citizenship between the Republic of Ireland and the United States. Outside of work, he is an avid golfer and traveler.


Oto M Alvares
Oto M Alvares
Regional Director – South America
Executive Programs
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
oma24@cornell.edu

As Regional Director – South America for Executive Education at the Johnson School at Cornell University, Oto is responsible for the design, development and strategy for the growth and success of non-degree executive education offerings including both customized and open-enrollment programs. This includes designing and delivering new and existing solution offerings, new business development in South America, financial forecasting and formulating strategic plans for the business.

Prior to joining Johnson in January 2014, Oto served as a Business Development Executive Manager for the Euvaldo Lodi Institute at the National Confederation of Industry – CNI/IEL since early 2009. He was responsible for organizing executive education programs in partnership with many business schools around the world –Wharton, Stanford, Duke, INSEAD, McGill, Steinbeis, which included design and development, planning, coordination, and successful execution of national client programs, and serving as a connection between companies, schools, faculty and staff to ensure an unique delivery. He also worked with Harvard, Cambridge - UK and HEC Paris on the Business School for the Industry School project.

Oto has earned the Certificate of Professional Development from The Wharton School; MBA at the University of Central Oklahoma – UCO; Postgraduate in Accounting from Getulio Vargas Foundation - FGV, and Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Brasília - UnB. Oto has taken Executive Education courses with emphasis in leadership, strategy, innovation and management at The Wharton School, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, DUKE CE, INSEAD – France and Singapore, London School of Economics, McGill University, Steinbeis. In Brazil, he has completed the Leaders Formation Program for Industry System by Dom Cabral Foundation, the Leadership Training and Executive Coaching by Dale Carnegie, and the Senior APG by Amana-Key.


Rajanish Dass
Dr. Rajanish Dass
Regional Director – India and Strategic Global Markets
Executive Programs
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University

As the Regional Director – India and Strategic Global Markets for Cornell Executive Business Education at Johnson School, Cornell University, Rajanish is responsible for the design, development and strategy for the growth and success of executive education offerings including both customized and open-enrollment programs in the markets of India, MEA, SEA and other strategic markets. Rajanish is also a member of the Cornell Executive Education Global Faculty Network in the areas of Information Systems, Advanced Analytics for Business and Strategy.

Prior to joining Johnson in October 2014, Rajanish created a super specialty value acceleration platform, Catallyst Constellations and have been teaching in top management executive education across Asia. Under his leadership, Catallysts has been ranked as one of the most promising consulting firms in India.

Rajanish is a visiting faculty at Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur and Hon. Adjunct Professor at the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research created by the Government of India for promoting Innovation in India. He features in the exclusive global network VIP First Class. Currently, he serves as a board member in a number of organizations and is a Standing Committee member for National Mission of Higher Education at the Ministry of Government of India.

He has served as a full time faculty at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and had joined Great Lakes Institute of Management as a Distinguished Professor & Director for Research. Rajanish had been awarded as the Best Professor in IT Management in Asia in Asia’s Best B-¬≠School Awards presented by the World Education Congress in 2012 at Singapore. Rajanish has extensively published his research in top category international journals, conferences, books and book chapters. He has done extensive real life project as consultant to many private organizations, government departments and ministries and have been key project lead in numerous multi country projects involving India, UK, Brazil and USA. Rajanish completed his Doctoral Studies from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in the area of Information Systems & Strategy. He is a foodie, an avid reader, practices Yoga and loves watching movies.


Mesa R. Mayton
Mesa R. Mayton
Program Coordinator; Cornell Executive Business Education
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
130 East Seneca Street; Suite 520
Ithaca, New York 14853
Office (607) 255-6715
Fax (607) 255-0018
E-mail: mrm47@cornell.edu

Catherine Perkins
Catherine Perkins
Program Coordinator, Executive Education
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
130 East Seneca Street; Suite 520
Ithaca, New York 14853
Office (607) 255-5899
E-mail: cp227@cornell.edu