12 May 2017

Harvard Business School’s 2017 Class Day Student Speaker Announced

Andrew Cone

BOSTON—Andrew Cone (MBA 2017) has been chosen as the student speaker for Harvard Business School’s Class Day celebration, which will be held this year on Wednesday, May 24.

Andrew grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, after spending his childhood in the United Kingdom. He went on to study the history of art & architecture at Harvard College, where he also performed with the Krokodiloes and the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, two student musical and theatrical groups.

Before coming to Harvard Business School, Andrew worked in marketing and brand strategy for Ogilvy & Mather in New York and Hong Kong. After graduation, he will spend one year in strategic planning at the Whitney Museum of American Art as an HBS Leadership Fellow before joining McKinsey & Company in London.

Andrew was chosen by his peers through an audition process that included more than 50 student speeches.

Class Day honors graduating HBS students on the day before the School’s and University’s official Commencement ceremonies, and is planned and conducted by a committe of second-year MBA students. The ceremony, which will take place on the Baker Lawn on the School’s campus in Boston, will also include a welcome from the co-presidents of the MBA Class of 2017, presentations of the Alumni Achievement Awards and the Faculty Teaching Awards, and a keynote address by David Bradley MBA 1977. The proceedings are open to graduates, their guests, and the Harvard Business School community. More information is available on the Commencement website.


Christian Camerota

About Harvard Business School

Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 250 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and PhD degrees, as well as more than 175 Executive Education programs, and Harvard Business School Online, the School’s digital learning platform. For more than a century, faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching, to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. The School and its curriculum attract the boldest thinkers and the most collaborative learners who will go on to shape the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.