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Dr. Rachel Yager

Rachel YagerDr. Rachel Yager

Region 1 – Northeastern
Territory: ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, Virgin Islands, Labrador, PE Island, NS, NB, Quebec

Dr. Rachel Yager is a Professor and MBA Program Director of the MBA Program in Financial Services at the Metropolitan College of New York.

She serves as elected Board of Director on several academic and professional non-profit organizations. She serves on the Board of Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business, as its Northeastern Regional Representative in the United States of America.  As the CEO/Director of Friends of NTU (Nanyang Technological University of Singapore), she manages the fundraising charity for her alma mater. As the faculty trustee of Metropolitan College of New York, she is the sounding board for faculty and student life matters. For the China US Chamber of Commerce Women’s Foundation (, Dr. Yager is the Director of Philanthropy and Education. Dr. Yager also serves on the program committee of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering and Economics. She leads the World Wide Web consortium (W3C) advisory committee in technology adoption for the financial services industry. She is knowledgeable in external partnerships and international collaborative efforts, including European Commission research consortium, emerging markets, Asia economic growth projects, and strategic initiatives for major financial services and technology institutions.

Dr. Yager is also the founder and CEO of FortuneTimes Group (FTG), a New York professional development and management consulting firm that helps clients apply state-of-the-art business techniques, emerging technologies and global best practices to accelerate their individual and organizational growth. She has experience directing strategic initiatives on business growth and emerging technologies for major financial services and technology institutions such as Lehman Brothers, AIG and Citigroup, as well as Lucent Technologies, Thomson Consumer Electronics and Schneider Electric.

Passionate in teaching and learning, Dr. Yager has created MBA, Financial Services, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science programs for tertiary institutions in the United States. She is a certified examiner and leads institutional initiatives in international business program accreditation and online distance education program developments, achieving academic standards for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and Quality Matters (QM).

Dr. Yager earned her Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Automation and Operations Management – supported by a scholarship from the French Ministry of Education – L’Association Nationale de la Recherche et de la Technologie (ANRT) and Schneider Electric (global specialist in energy management and automation, headquarter in Paris) – from INSA, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.

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