Master of Science in Accountancy Alumnus Returns to Campus to Discuss Economic and Financial Issues in Nicaragua

9.10.2012 Alumni News, Article, General, Global

Wake Forest University Schools of Business will welcome alumnus Robert Lindenberg Strachan (MSA '01) back to campus as part of a Nicaragua Nexus Symposium.

Strachan, a certified public accountant, currently serves as the financial and programs director of Fundación Uno, a Central American private foundation. He also works as a financial consultant in the microfinance sector for Habitat for Humanity International in seven countries in Latin America and manages Fundación Adelante, a small microfinance fund which works to promote tourism and economic development on the San Juan River in Nicaragua.

He will present "Microfinance and Economic Development in Nicaragua" at the Wake Forest University campus in Winston-Salem on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Attendees have the option of a 10-11:00 a.m. session in room 1102 of the Worrell Professional Center or 1-2:00 p.m. in Kirby 005.

A presentation on "Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions in Central America" will follow in the Worrell Professional Center room 1102 from 2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Strachan will be among Wake Forest's Nicaraguan Advisory Council members taking part in a panel discussion at 4:00 p.m. on public health, economic development, national policy and environmental issues in Nicaragua. That event is in room 102 of the Scales Fine Arts building.

Dr. Christine Wade, co-author of Nicaragua: Living in the Shadow of the Eagle will present the Nicaragua Symposium keynote address at 6:30 p.m. in the Byrum Welcome Center Auditorium.

All events are free and open to the public. Wake Forest students, faculty, staff and alumni will have priority seating.