AACSB Influential Leaders

Graduates of AACSB-Accredited Business Schools Combine Business Leadership With Passion and Purpose

Each day, graduates of AACSB-accredited schools are creating lasting impact in their communities, industries, and around the world. The annual Influential Leaders initiative recognizes these graduates and the business schools that prepared them. Read more to learn how each honoree represents the business education—and business community’s—past, present, and promising future. To view an entire class, click View More at the bottom right.

Honoree companies and titles are accurate as of the time of recognition.


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Zak  Ammar

Founder and CEO, Vixster

Honoree Year: 2021

Alma Mater:

Appalachian State University

Walker College of Business

United States

Area of Impact: CSR or Sustainability

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April  Anthony

CEO, Encompass Health - Home Health and Hospice

Honoree Year: 2021

Alma Mater:

Abilene Christian University

College of Business Administration

United States

Area of Impact: Healthcare or Wellness

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Carl  Carande

U.S. Vice Chair, Advisory, KPMG LLP and Global Head of Advisory, KPMG International Limited

Honoree Year: 2021

Alma Mater:

California State University, Northridge

David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

United States

Area of Impact: Financial Services

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Alforde  Charumbira

Co-Founder, Utando Social Impact Solutions

Honoree Year: 2021

Alma Mater:

University of Cape Town

Graduate School of Business

South Africa

Area of Impact: Social Enterprise

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