Student Profile - Ben Jablonski

Ben Jablonski

National Origin

Australia

Current Location

New York City, NY

Industry

Retail; NGO

Education

Deakin University (Australia), Bachelor of Commerce Accounting & Finance, J.D. Law

EMBA Class of

2019
Ben Jablonski
CEO
Robin Ruth North America

Biography

Ben Jablonski is CEO of Robin Ruth North America, an apparel and accessories brand for tourists worldwide. Robin Ruth has more than 3,000 points of sale in North America though airports, national retailers and gift shops. Ben is also the founder of Building with Israelis & Palestinians, an organization of Jews, Muslims and Christians that work together to bring Israelis and Palestinians together over water and agricultural projects. Previously, Ben worked in investment banking as a vice president at Morgan Keegan and an associate at the Macquarie Group.

Why This Program?

“I lead two organizations, so I came here for two reasons. First, the retail industry is rapidly changing, and MIT has a world-class research focus in the application of analytics and data to retail. Second, MIT Sloan’s core mission is to develop principled, innovative leaders to make the world better and generate ideas to advance management practice. This resonates with me because the projects I’m working on in my NGO are rooted in those principles. This program was a great fit for me.”