What do you get when you combine a B.S. in electrical engineering from Lafayette, an MBA from University of Navarra in Barcelona, and three decades of high-level experience in international banking? You get George Morgan ’72, the energizer entrepreneur.
At an age when many professionals shrink commitments, Morgan is expanding. He’s an affiliated professor at ESCP Business School in Madrid, where he grew up and now lives with his French-born wife, Martine. He’s the manager/engineer for the 19th-century apartment building where they reside.
His financial consulting firm, GOM JR LLC, works with American and European companies to expand their businesses to the Middle East and Latin America. He is a partner and director of finances for Smart Green Holding, a renewable-energy engineering company based in United Arab Emirates.
As for non-business activities, Morgan teaches stained glass making, trains for his 10th marathon, volunteers as an Alumni Admissions Representative, and catalogs the contents of his family’s archives, which trace back to 605 A.D. in Glamorganshire, Wales.
“I’ve seen quite a few daunting career issues,” he says, citing his responsibilities when he was area director of Europe and the Middle East for a major brokerage house. “Each executive was responsible for five or six objectives, against which we were evaluated at the end of each year. I had about 12 CFOs and more than 20 additional objectives. Based on the analysis and procedures I learned at Lafayette, I was able to tackle each objective in an orderly and complete fashion and did very well.”