Malcolm Duerod has been living in Sarajevo since 2008. For the past four years, he has been working as a senior teaching assistant at the Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at International Burch University.
He came with his wife, Corah, a German lady who came to BiH to educate young Roma. Today they live in Sarajevo with their four children.
Born in California, Malcolm studied accounting and finance at Berkeley and got his MBA at Harvard. He worked on Wall Street for ten years and then started an investment company which was followed by trading his business career for academia in Sarajevo.
In meeting many talented young people he decided to make a BiH version of Silicon Valley, and run the StartUp incubator at Burch. The aim is to motivate young people and prepare them for the real world, which will greatly contribute to developing BiH society.
“Corah described Sarajevo as an interesting city, where you can do many things. I expected to find a European city, but also a heavy post-war environment. In Sarajevo, I saw great potential for growth, and I’m pleasantly surprised by people’s warm hearts.”shared Professor Malcolm.