Albemarle Hosts LSU Executive MBA Students at Shanghai Office

11/17/2014 09:25 AM

BATON ROUGE – A group of students, faculty and administrators from the LSU Flores MBA Program visited Albemarle Corporation’s (NYSE: ALB) Shanghai office on Wednesday, Oct. 22, for a hands-on introduction into the company’s global operations. The visit was part of a two-week graduate course focused on doing business abroad and included an interactive presentation on Albemarle’s presence in the Asia Pacific region as well as a tour of its picturesque office in the Pudong New Development District in Shanghai.

During the trip, students visited several companies across many industries and had the opportunity to meet and interact with their leaders in order to learn more about business challenges and career opportunities within the global economy.

“Among the multiple companies we visited, Albemarle stood out for its unique manufacturing assets, state-of-the-art facilities as well as its top-notch R&D and technical capabilities,” said Will Phillips, LSU Executive MBA student.  “It was inspiring to see a Baton Rouge-based company like Albemarle succeeding in an extremely cost-competitive market like China through its innovation and technology.”

This opportunity stemmed from Albemarle’s existing partnership with LSU and the Flores MBA Program as part of its focus on industry-university collaboration. These partnerships enhance Albemarle’s strengths as an innovator, as its employees are able to network and leverage the ideas and talents of academic institutes and their students. Students also gain breadth and exposure that can open the door to valuable career opportunities.

“The LSU Flores MBA Program has an invaluable corporate partner in Albemarle,” said Dana Hart, LSU Flores MBA Program Interim Director. “The opportunity to meet with local Albemarle executives provided the students a glimpse of global operations in action and shed light on working life in China.  We’re thankful for all that Albemarle does to support our program.”

“We were very excited to visit the Shanghai office of our hometown-based company, Albemarle,” added Young Chun, LSU Flores MBA Program professor. “I deeply appreciate their warm hospitality during the visit and truly look forward to visiting them again with another group of MBA students in the near future.”

About the LSU Flores MBA Program
The mission of the LSU Flores MBA Program is to remain competitive in the national and regional markets, while fostering learning, leadership and networking in a global business environment. Full-time, professional and executive tracks are offered and provide schedule flexibility for those wishing to pursue their MBA from a nationally recognized program. For more information, visit or call 225-578-8867.

About Albemarle
Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., is a leading global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals for consumer electronics, petroleum refining, utilities, packaging, construction, automotive/transportation, pharmaceuticals, crop protection, food-safety and custom chemistry services. The company is committed to global sustainability and is advancing its eco-practices and solutions in its two global business units: Performance Chemicals and Catalyst Solutions. Corporate Responsibility Magazine selected Albemarle to its prestigious “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for 2010, 2011 and 2013.  Albemarle employs approximately 3,200 people and serves customers in approximately 100 countries. Albemarle regularly posts information to, including notification of events, news, financial performance, investor presentations and webcasts, Regulation G reconciliations, SEC filings, and other information regarding the Company, its businesses and the markets served.

Albemarle Media Contact:  Ashley Mendoza, 225-388-7137,
Albemarle Investor Relations Contact: Lorin Crenshaw, 225-388-7322,

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014