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Manuel D. Ron, JD, MBA

After college, Professor Ron served as an active duty United States Army officer in the Corps of Engineers and United States paratroopers, in Korea, Central America, and the US. Professor Ron earned a JD from St. John’s University School of Law and an MBA in Finance from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and in federal courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; he is also admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Professor Ron has held various operating and finance positions throughout his career, including CEO and COO of financial services companies and co-manager of a private investment fund; he has also been on the founding team of companies in the US, UK, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. He has engaged in finance and business as entrepreneur, principal, advisor, or capital arranger. Much recent investment and advisory related work has been in the Gulf Cooperation Council states, with a focus on cross border technology, expertise, and capital transfer. Professor Ron is author and speaker on private investments and markets and entrepreneurship in the US and Saudi Arabia, where he guest-lectured at King Saudi University (Riyadh) and presented at the first annual conference of the Arabian Knowledge Economy Association (Jeddah).