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BERKELEY MBA FOR EXECUTIVES PROGRAM

Olivier Carteret

Olivier Carteret
EMBA 17

Founder & CEO Aristeia Sport Communication Paris, France

Three-time French windsurfing champion and Olympic athlete Olivier Carteret parlayed his sports career into a first-of-its-kind sports hospitality firm, Aristeia, with clients such as Prada, Oakley, and Taittinger Champagne. With the Rio Olympic Games now behind him, Carteret is embarking on his next innovative venture—one with a social impact aspect. The entrepreneurial culture and social impact thinking at Berkeley-Haas play into Carteret’s game plan.

PREVIOUS DEGREE

Masters, Management L’Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris ESCP Europe Paris, France

CAREER GOAL

"Try my best to contribute to make our world a better place by better using sport and the wealth it generates."

ON BUSINESS BOOKS

"I do not read business books. I try to meet people who impress me and discuss directly with them their management style."

Being able to relax and socialize together after class is a real bonding experience.

“Berkeley-Haas has such an entrepreneurial spirit and a deep commitment to social impact, which is just what I want as I launch my next venture. Plus, the proximity and connections to Silicon Valley give me access to all the newest tools being developed here.”

“I love having classmates who are so open-minded and interested in diverse things. Yes, we study and work hard in class, but we also enjoy a good meal together, a jog, or a surf session together, getting to know each other as complete human beings.”

“Spending nine hours in class can be intense. Being able to relax and socialize together after class is a real bonding experience.”

This is a way of broadening myself to encounter people in different fields with such vast experiences.

“I’ve always strived to get out of my ‘village.’ I left Olympic competition behind to create my company. I have lived in several countries on three continents. Being in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program is once again a way of broadening myself to encounter people in different fields with such vast experiences.”

“I’m French, so I know all about attitude. Here, at Berkeley-Haas, everyone is super-clever, but their confidence is totally without attitude.”

“Being an athlete, you always Question the Status Quo. You strive to have a better performance every time. In my 14 years in business, I have always enjoyed Questioning the Status Quo, both to improve the way business is done and take better care of the world we live in.”