Founder and Managing Director, World American Capital
Northeastern allowed Alison Bolivar ’11 to see the world.
“My background was in finance and banking,” she says. Alison wanted to leverage that business experience with a law degree to build a career in international business. She chose Northeastern for the program’s flexibility.
“I love traveling and learning about other cultures. I’ve been to 50 countries, worked for an executive recruiting firm in China, and am conversational in Chinese and Spanish,” she notes. “In choosing Northeastern, I was able to go back overseas through my co-ops.”
Alison now has her own company, World American Capital, where she facilitates investments by international entrepreneurs in US companies and properties — as well as the accompanying visa strategies. “I’m a match maker,” she says. “I bring together foreign investors and American companies who need capital.”
Alison completed a detailed analysis of China’s role within the global system for intellectual patent protection.
Alison studied with American University’s Program in Geneva, Paris, London and Brussels — a program where students travel to different cities and take courses with both US and local professors and visit international organizations.
Alison analyzed proxy statements for annual and extraordinary meetings for the equity holdings of Fidelity’s retail and institutional client portfolios.
Alison drafted bench memoranda on an assortment of both substantive and procedural problems addressing bankruptcy court today.
Alison analyzed multinational corporations’ regulatory filings and offered voting recommendations to the world’s largest institutional investors.
Alison’s company matches international entrepreneurs with investment opportunities in US companies and properties.