Roland D. Mann ’47

Roland D. Mann ’47 died March 11, 2012, in Newton, N.J. He was born on June 24, 1926, in Boston, to Roland William Mann, Bowdoin class of 1892, and prepared for college at Bangor High School. He attended Bowdoin from 1943 to 1944, a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity, and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maine in 1951, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a master’s degree in linguistics from New York University in 1965. He went on to study Sanskrit in Mysore, India, as a Fulbright Scholar. He joined the Army at the end of World War II, served to corporal, and met his wife, Ingrid Ziska, in Salzburg, Austria, after the war. They were married on August 17, 1947. He worked in the New York, Dusseldorf, and London offices of McKinsey and Co., where he was partner and editor-in-chief. He was the author of Careers in Business Management (1962). He remained in the U.K. following his retirement and devoted much time to charitable activities, including establishing and leading the U.K. chapter of the global social entrepreneurial organization Ashoka. He lived in the U.K. for nearly forty years before returning to the U.S. in 2011. He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Ingrid Ziska Mann; daughter Elizabeth; sons William and Christopher; and five grandchildren.

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