Ahlers Center for International Business Virtual Speaker Series: Laurent Goater '92 (MBA)

Ahlers Center for International Business Virtual Speaker Series: Laurent Goater '92 (MBA)

Date and Time

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location

Zoom

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

$0

Details

At the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, consumers were quick to deplete stocks of toilet paper while the tissue and paper sector faced the closure of many hotels and restaurants in countries around the world. This left manufacturing lines idle and many distributors without revenue. As countries begin to lift confinement restrictions, activity in the industry is picking up but significant challenges remain.

Join the Ahlers Center for International Business as we hear from Laurent Goater, who will share what Southern Europe’s largest paper producer is currently doing to adapt.

Laurent Goater graduated from the University of San Diego with an MBA degree in 1991. After earning his MBA, Laurent returned to France to work in the pharmaceutical industry. Shortly after, he moved to Portugal and joined what became The Navigator Company in 1996. The Navigator Company is the leading premium papermaker in Europe with close to $2 billion in turnover. Laurent has had a variety of roles within the organization and since 2016, has led sales in the tissue segment.

Laurent currently resides in Lisbon with his wife and two children. He speaks five languages fluently and is the elected representative of the French community in Portugal.

Laurent Goater Headshot

This event is open to the public

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