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Our talented team of officers consists of distinguished business leaders from many industries. They are also dedicated club members who serve in a volunteer capacity, without remuneration. Members in good standing who have been actively involved in the club’s operation and have a deep understanding of our visions and goals, they donate their time to strengthening the alumni network and providing overall direction, decision-making, and management of the club’s activities.

Officers are responsible for implementing the broad directives provided by the Board of Directors. They manage the day-to-day operations of the club with responsibility for recruiting volunteers, overseeing the club’s events calendar, managing club finances, and making executive decisions in financial, legal and operational matters.

Officers are elected by membership vote.


Aziza Jamgerchinova, '13

Aziza was elected President of the Club in 2016. Previously, she served as a member of the Board of Directors of CBSACNY and as a Co-Chair of Media & Technology Committee, which aims to build a vibrant community of alumni with interest in high-tech and new media.

She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School.


Jeffrey Ferguson, JD/MBA

    Jeffrey is the Treasurer and a Board Member of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York. He is a Manager of Alternative Investments Valuation at KPMG, a position he has held since March 2015. He provides valuations of privately-held securities and assets for investing, transaction, and corporate planning purposes. Previously, he worked for Empire Valuation Consultants as an Associate and Senior Associate, where he used his advanced financial modeling skills and analytical abilities to build financial models and provide equity research for hedge funds.

In addition to receiving his MBA from Columbia Business School, Jeffrey is an attorney (Brooklyn Law School) who used his legal talents for Deutsche Bank for five years prior to working in finance, specializing in financial regulation, compliance, and regulation Jeffrey lead and organized a popular and informative Emerging Markets Event for CBSAC/NY in 2015. 

Laura Thompson
    Laura is the Corporate Secretary at the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York. As past Co-Chair of the Distinguished Leaders Committee, she played an instrumental role in organizing events featuring high profile leaders from many industries. She is an international Certified Executive/Life Coach, marketing communications consultant, and writer who has worked with leading companies in the financial services, legal, hospitality, and non-profit industries. Please visit Laura Thompson Coaching for more information about her coaching business and Loralia LLC , Global Media Ventures, for her award-winning literary works. Laura has served as a Governing Board Member and Officer for over 12 years in the arts, educational, and media sectors. She is the UN Permanent Representative for a French NGO, O.M.E.C.A., based in Paris, and, a founding member of the UN Parliamentary Assembly. Laura received a BA in Finance & Management at Simmons College, an MA in International Relations at Boston University in Paris, France, studied at INSEAD, and, also at Columbia Business School’s Institute for Personal Leadership.
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