Udayan Chattopadhyay, WG’01, Vice President of University Relations
Udayan Chattopadhyay, WG’01, (Udi), grew up in London, and came to the US to perform his studies at Wharton. Udi has since lived in New York, applying his talents to strategic consulting and business development at startups, nonprofits and midsize companies.
Udi is currently Chief Operating Officer at Four Rivers, an investment company focused on Myanmar, launched by Ergo, a leading emerging markets advisory and intelligence firm. He has been involved actively with WCNY since 2007, when he was asked to manage sponsorships primarily for the annual Joseph Wharton Dinner.
What are your hopes as the new VP of University Relations?
University relations is about connecting the club and local alumni to Penn and Wharton. We want to help the school leverage the immense power of its largest regional alumni community, the New York metro area! I work with those on campus heading up strategic initiatives, and with the heads of affinity groups and divisions within WCNY. Together, we identify areas where WCNY can add value and give back.
What would you most like readers to know or do?
Reach out to me to participate in this initiative. You can get involved in areas that you want to gain experience and knowledge. There could be an initiative — say, in government, marketing, media, finance, strategy and so on — that you may be passionate about, are looking to find out more about, or are seeking to strengthen relationships with professors, departments, or school organizations. It’s going to be fun! You may contact Udi at email@example.com.