Welcome to UPMUNC 53, and welcome to Marvel. My name is Andy Shao, and I’m very excited to be your Chair for 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 and Management. I’m originally from Westford, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb just 35 minutes out of the city. 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, 51, and 52 as the Chair of the Hedge Fund Committee so you may have seen me around in the past! This committee is going to be an exciting, fast-paced simulation of a real board room. 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
Behind American popular culture icons like Iron Man, Hulk, the Avengers, and Captain America lies Marvel Entertainment Group. News has just broken that the company has filed for bankruptcy, and this board is tasked with safeguarding the future of this American entertainment giant. All assembled in one room, the company’s directors must be innovative in ideating new strategies and proposals to save the company from disappearing. Will Marvel be able to identify new business ventures and partnerships to do so? How much risk are these directors willing to endure as they try to save the company from complete failure?
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