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Colin Emerson

MBA Program:

Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

McGowan Class of:


Current position (2021): Senior consultant at Deloitte.

Before Fuqua: He was head of talent development at the Ministry of Education, Singapore. “I care deeply about quality education and workforce opportunities for all.”

On the social impact project: “We worked with the Chicago Jobs Council to understand and tackle challenges that people experiencing homelessness face. One thing really sticks out from my fellowship year: Many people experiencing homelessness want opportunities to improve their situations rather than simple charity.”

Ethical leadership is:  “Leadership for the common good. It is not leadership based on making everyone happy, but rather leadership based on fairness and respect for all.”