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U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre helped inaugurate U.S. financial services company Higher One Financial Technology Pvt. Ltd.’s first overseas office in Chennai on October 9, 2012, along with Higher One Founder and CEO Mr. Mark Volchak and Higher One Indian Director Mr. Balasubramanian. The company, which focuses on helping U.S. universities and colleges manage their financial operations, provides a range of financial services to U.S. students.
Speaking at the inauguration, Consul General McIntyre quoted Secretary Clinton’s remarks at the first Higher Education Summit in October 2011: “ ‘As we know from our own experience, a democracy depends upon education, an educated citizenry… But whether or not this takes hold will depend upon those of you outside government – professors and teachers, researchers, business leaders; you will ultimately determine the success of these efforts.’”
“I hark back to Secretary Clinton’s remarks that, to truly achieve our joint goals, we require the engagement of the private sector as well. And this is where companies like Higher One are so important,” CG McIntyre said.
The Consul General also noted that Higher One’s vision in streamlining financial services and providing financial expertise assists both U.S. universities and students in focusing on their primary goals of providing and receiving quality educations, respectively.