Christina Hachikian

Christina Hachikian, Executive Director

Adjunct Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship


Christina Hachikian, AB '02, MBA '07, is the executive director of the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is responsible for leading the center’s work to serve as a destination for people tackling complex social and environmental problems, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to positively impact humanity.

Prior to joining Booth, she was vice president and head of investor relations and corporate development for Cole Taylor Bank. In this role, Hachikian was responsible for building relationships within the investment community and crafting financial communications. In addition, she has managed projects such as corporate capital actions, strategic planning, and financial and trend analysis.

Prior to joining Cole Taylor, Hachikian was an assistant vice president and senior project manager for ShoreBank (now Urban Partnership Bank), a triple-bottom line community development bank. There she was responsible for managing projects including growth strategy, capital raising initiatives, and operational efficiencies. She held several other related positions at ShoreBank during her seven year tenure. Hachikian also has served as a research and planning analyst for Raytheon Company. There she directed research projects and developed leadership curriculum.

Hachikian holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with a focus on strategic management and managerial & organizational behavior. She also earned an AB in public policy from the University of Chicago.

Doing Good is Serious Business

The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation is the destination for people committed to helping solve complex social and environmental problems. As Chicago Booth's social impact hub, we build on the school's grounding in business fundamentals with experiential learning and research-based insights. Then, through programs, including the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge and training for nonprofit board members, we equip our community with the knowledge and tools to positively impact humanity.

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