LOGAN, UT – Rosario Bazan, the CEO of DanPer, a company in often recognized for its commitment to corporate social responsibility, will speak at the next Dean’s Convocation at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University Wednesday, Feb. 17. The convocation, which is free and open to the public, will held in the Orson A. Christiansen Auditorium, room 215, from 1:30-3 p.m., in the George S. Eccles Business Building. DanPer, the third largest agribusiness firm in Peru, is a Danish-Peruvian joint venture agribusiness company headquartered in Trujillo, Peru. It processes and packages asparagus, artichokes, red piquillo peppers and other vegetables for distribution around the world. Under Bazan’s leadership, DanPer has become a company that is often held up as a standard of excellence in the area of corporate social responsibility, according to Chris Fawson, senior associate dean and chief academic officer at the Huntsman School of Business. “In addition to its recognition for outstanding employee relations and employee benefits, DanPer has won awards for its work in promoting sustainable development in Peru,” Fawson said. “As part of this legacy of commitment to community, DanPer has been a key partner in the establishment of the Small Enterprise Education and Development program (SEED) sponsored by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.” In addition to DanPer’s generous support of the SEED program, each summer it plays host to a delegation of students and faculty at their corporate facility in Trujillo, Peru, he said. “One of the highlights of the plant tour and visit to corporate headquarters is the opportunity to talk with CEO, Rosario Bazan,” Fawson said. “She is an incredibly successful woman in a culture dominated by men and she is a role model of values and virtues that align with the Huntsman School motto of “Dare Mighty Things.” Bazan’s convocation presentation will focus on the keys of her success in leading one of Peru’s largest agribusiness firms. She will also talk of the importance of leading by example in creating a work environment and fostering a community ethic that respects the dignity of humanity, Fawson said The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University seeks to inspire and equip students to become innovative, ethical leaders with refined analytical skills that will help them understand and succeed in the global marketplace. The Huntsman School of Business is one of seven colleges at USU, located in the beautiful Wasatch Range of northern Utah. More information on the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business may be found at the Huntsman School of Business Web site (www.huntsman.usu.edu).
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