Accidents Can Lead to Life’s Best Opportunities

Enderun Colleges’ president Dr. Edgardo Rodriguez was one of the guest speakers for the Asia CEO Summit 2014.

His topic, “Accidents Can Lead to Life’s Best Opportunities” discussed his career milestones with two of the most prominent financial institutions- the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

“Over the years that I have been with these two companies, I learned many important lessons. But, what I want to highlight is the power of accidents or situations that we encounter. So, we must always be ready to brave the storm and think out of the box to make the best out of the ‘accidents’ in our lives,” Dr. Rodriguez said.

Dr. Rodriguez’s current post as President of Enderun and Dean of the College of Business, Technology and Entrepreneurship, was a testament to fill his desire to educate students about business and social entrepreneurship.

Dr. Edgardo Rodriguez is the President of Enderun Colleges. He earned his MBA in The East-West Center at the University of Hawaii, and his doctorate in Management Sciences and Statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York. He was also part of the Special Program in Development Economics at Harvard University. He worked in The World Bank in Washington, D.C., culminating a career there as head of the bank’s Corporate Budget Unit. He then worked as a management specialist at the Asian Development Bank in Manila and retired as executive secretary to the Development Effectiveness Committee of the Board of Directors. While growing in his corporate career, he also taught for fourteen years at graduate schools in the United States, as associate professor at Graduate School of Industrial Engineering of Rutgers University in New Jersey, then as adjunct professor of Management and Information Sciences at The American University in Washington, D.C., and at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Virginia. He is concurrently president of XenXaTech, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in business intelligence systems.

Dean ed and Richard Mills

President Edgardo Rodriguez with Mr. Richard Mills, organizer of the Asia CEO Summit


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