Welcome to UPMUNC 53. My name is Andy Shao, and the Chief Executive Officer of Apollo Global Management. Your Secretariat and Staff have been working tirelessly for months to prepare for this conference, so look forward to an amazing weekend ahead! Before I go into discussing the committee, I’ll tell you a bit more about myself. I’m a Senior majoring in Economics at the Wharton School and concentrating in Finance, Real Estate, and Management. I’m originally from Westford, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb just 30 minutes out of the city, and this year, I am serving as the Vice President of the International Affairs Association, UPMUNC’s parent organization. In the past, I have been involved with ILMUNC, Intercol, as well as a number of international initiatives such as ILMUNC China and ILMUNC Vietnam. I have also previously staffed UPMUNC 50 and 51 in various roles, and 52 as the Chair of the Hedge Fund Committee-- you may have seen me around in the past! This committee is going to be an exciting, fast-paced simulation of a private equity buyout megafund. Learn the history and function behind them and understand what can and may happen - anything is on the table. The delegates who will shine in this committee will not only be those who can apply substance and business acumen to the operation of the company, but also ones who have the foresight and flexibility to anticipate crises of all kinds - financial, legal, strategic, and otherwise. Each delegate will hold unique power and influence in the committee, and understanding how to properly wield those to the greatest impact will yield success. Your CD, Adithya, and I are especially excited about running this committee. We’re both quite personally invested in the subject matter and have a lot of fun things in mind for the committee. We look forward to getting to know you all this weekend. Please do not hesitate to email your USG, Cristian Bernaschina, about any questions regarding the committee and preparation process. Get pumped for a challenging and exciting weekend, and see you soon at UPMUNC 53!
Sincerely, Andy Shao
My name is Adithya Adaikalavan and I am a Senior in the Wharton School concentrating in Finance and Statistics with a minor in French. Born in Melbourne, Australia and hailing from Princeton, NJ, I am a dual American-Australian citizen who loves to travel the world. My love for new cultures drove him to participate in Model United Nations, and I have been doing it ever since his freshman year of high school.
Sincerely, Adithya Adaikalavan
Apollo, an alternative investment manager founded in 1990, has grown to become one of the investment industry’s heavyweights with $248.9 billion of assets under management. The company has investors across the world and across sectors including Public Pensions, Sovereign Wealth Funds, High Net Worth Individuals, University endowments, and it’s own General Partners. The firm led by Founder, CEO, and Chairman Leon Black pioneered some of the most interesting and profitable private equity deals of the 21st century like Hostess, ADT, and even beloved Chuck E. Cheese’s. With unprecedented amounts of “dry powder” in private equity and increasing transaction multiples, it will be the job of the Apollo Board of Directors to make sure that they and their LP’s keep making $money$.
If you have any questions about this committee, feel free to reach out to your Under-Secretary General Cristian Bernaschina at firstname.lastname@example.org