Five Stanford GSB Students Named 2023 Siebel Scholars

Awards recognize leadership and academic accomplishment

September 23, 2022

| by Stanford GSB Staff
Portraits of the five 2023 Siebel Scholars. Hannah Richards, Elizabeth Rosenblatt, Joshua Rowley, Kathryn Gautier, Olivier Babin

The 2023 Siebel Scholars, left to right: Hannah Richards, Elizabeth Rosenblatt, Joshua Rowley, Kate Gautier, Olivier Babin| Photos courtesy of Siebel Scholars

Five second-year MBA students at Stanford Graduate School of Business have been named 2023 Siebel Scholars, in recognition of their leadership and academic accomplishments. The students — Elizabeth Rosenblatt, Hannah Richards, Josh Rowley, Kate Gautier, and Olivier Babin — were chosen by a committee of Stanford GSB faculty. The award includes a $35,000 stipend to be used toward the students’ final year of study.

The Siebel Scholars program was established by the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation in 2000 to recognize the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science. Each year, more than 90 graduate students at the top of their class are selected during their final year of studies. More than 1,100 Siebel Scholars currently serve as advisors to the Siebel Foundation and work collaboratively to find solutions to society’s most pressing problems.

The 2023 Siebel Scholars are:

Elizabeth Rosenblatt

Rosenblatt is a joint MBA and JD candidate at Stanford GSB and Yale Law School. Prior to Stanford GSB, she worked in McKinsey & Company’s consumer internet and media practice and at Schmidt Futures, where she led efforts to address the digital divide through more effective and equitable internet policy and investment. Rosenblatt is a Knight Hennessy Scholar, a member of the Student Association Academic Committee, and a member of the leadership teams of the Finance and Investment and Arts, Media, and Entertainment Clubs at Stanford GSB. She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University, where she studied applied mathematics.

Hannah Richards

Richards grew up in the United Kingdom and holds a BA in economics from Cambridge University. She started her career as a consultant in McKinsey London, and then became a strategy manager at Indian property developer Lodha Group before moving to Southeast Asia to work at Grab. Her experience driving Grab’s “superapp” included strategy, finance, marketing, and operations, and the launches of food delivery, payments, and telemedicine businesses. Most recently, Richards completed a summer internship at Bain Capital in private equity. At Stanford GSB, she is part of the Private Equity Club leadership team and has been honing her scuba diving, climbing, and running skills.

Josh Rowley

Rowley began his career with Prudential Capital Group and most recently worked as a private equity investor with Trive Capital, where he invested in aerospace and healthcare companies. At Stanford GSB, he is a vice president of the Private Equity Club and co-president of Christians in Business. He is passionate about workforce development and was previously co-chair of Back on My Feet’s young professionals board in Dallas. Over the summer, he worked on the private investments team at Viking Global Investors. Rowley graduated summa cum laude from Wheaton College, where he studied economics and was student body president. He and his wife attend Grace Presbyterian Church of Silicon Valley. Rowley is a Boston Marathon finisher and a CFA charterholder.

Kate Gautier

Gautier graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University, where she studied mathematics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She cofounded a human capital analytics company, Talenteck, where she designed and built products to help companies make data-driven people decisions. Her research in labor economics and people management has been published in Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. Over the summer, she worked on the data science team at Viking Global Investors. At Stanford, Gautier helped launch a new speaker series that spotlights cutting-edge research from faculty across the GSB and serves as co-president of the Wine Circle. She enjoys digital sketching and is learning to play piano in the hopes of one day mastering Beethoven’s Sonata Pathétique.

Olivier Babin

Babin started his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in New York and most recently worked as a venture capital investor at the SoftBank Vision Fund in Silicon Valley. He also co-founded Mkono, a microfinance non-profit organization supporting small enterprises in Kenya. At Stanford GSB, he is co-president of the Fintech Club, on the leadership team of the Wine Circle, and a recipient of the Botha Chan Fellowship, a Stanford entrepreneurship innovation program. He graduated first-class honors with an undergraduate degree in finance from McGill University in Montreal, his hometown. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, training for triathlons, drinking wine, and traveling.

About the Siebel Foundation

The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation, was established as a private foundation in 1996. Its mission is to foster programs and organizations that improve the quality of life, environment, and education of its community members. The Siebel Foundation funds projects to support the homeless and underprivileged, education and research, public health, and alternative energy solutions.

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