01 May 2013
Experience of a Lifetime
Duke Buchan III (MBA 1991)Topics:
Growing up in rural North Carolina between two towns with fewer than 300 people combined, Duke Buchan dreamed big. After living in Spain during high school and college, and earning a BA in economics and Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Buchan established himself as a banker in Miami, Florida. Today, he's the CEO of Hunter Global Investors, a money management firm he founded just two weeks after 9/11.
"The HBS experience was transformational for me," Buchan says. "Case studies provided a framework to help address issues and solve problems, no matter how large or small." Reflecting on the School's international reach, Buchan notes, "From the student body, to the professors, to the case studies, a global perspective was constantly reinforced. That broad outlook has been invaluable throughout my career." HBS has personal meaning for him as well. "My best friends are HBS classmates."
The Buchan family "is honored to give back to an institution that has given us so much," says Buchan. "With our contribution, the School has the flexibility to direct resources to priority, high-impact areas. We are confident that our support will help take HBS students, professors, and the institution itself to a higher level."
Class of MBA 1991, Section H