Eberly Hosts Corporate Speaker Ashok Dhar

Posted on 12/22/2010 4:08:18 PM

The Graduate Business Student Association hosted a corporate speaker Friday, November 12, 2010, at the Eberly College of Business and Technology (ECOBIT).

Dr. Ashok Dhar, president and chief executive officer of ExpenseAnywhere in Monroeville, spoke to MBA students and ECOBIT faculty about his career path and the business model of his spending-management company.

Dr. Ashok Dhar
Dr. Ashok Dhar at his office in Monroeville. Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

“Dhar’s presentation provided a lesson in entrepreneurship and the possibility of changing career paths,” said Matthew Gaskins, an MBA student, who helped organize the event. “It gave us first-hand access to a CEO, of how a company is run, and of vision for his company.”

Dhar also discussed internships and positions available within the expanding company, mainly in the marketing department.

Prior to developing the company, Dhar was a professor at McGill University in Montreal and served as a researcher and consultant in the nuclear physics field, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

ExpenseAnywhere is a business expense tracking company, according to the article. Companies can monitor spending both in the office and on the move by uploading expenses to the Web. The automated system reduces the need for keeping paper receipts and expedites the reimbursement process.