• An EMBA Helped this Managing Director Set a Course for the Future

    The name Tectona is derived from tectona grandis, the scientific nomenclature for teak, the coveted wood varietal synonymous with exceptional outdoor furniture, decking, and yachts. Teak’s tastefully understated luxury, along with with its unmissable timelessness, is very much imbued into the philosophy at Tectona, where Blanche Aloisi-de Crépy (MSc 1997, EMBA 2016) – rare in… Continue Reading

  • Specialization Series: Q&A with Pascal Dubreucq

    If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that no eventuality can ever be counted out. In business, as in life, expecting the unexpected is crucial to success. In an uncertain world, those organizations that wish to survive will have to ask themselves a simple question – how can they quickly develop the agility required of successful… Continue Reading

  • Daniel Porot, one of Europe’s leading pioneers in career design and job hunting and a regular EMBA careers workshop presenter, recently enumerated his time-tested techniques for a disruptive approach to the job hunt.

    Reverse-Engineering the Job Hunt

    In the current state of affairs, the prospect of landing any job at all may seem to be an outlying event. Daniel Porot, one of Europe’s leading pioneers in career design and job hunting and a regular HEC Executive MBA careers-workshop presenter, recently enumerated his time-tested techniques for a disruptive approach to the job hunt.… Continue Reading

  • After 20 years of working on the buy side and on the sell side of the financial industry, this volatility arbitrage quant went back to school.

    Why One of Asia’s Most Successful Quants Went Back to School at HEC Paris Executive MBA

    Over a career spanning two decades in Hong Kong and Tokyo, Jean-Noel Payer built up quite a reputation for himself as one of Asia-Pacific’s top volatility arbitrage quantitative traders. His LinkedIn page, for one, reads like a playbook in career progression for any aspiring hedge fund manager with lofty goals: Senior Equity Derivatives Trader, Senior… Continue Reading

  • HEC Executive MBA alum Henrique Sigolo went from classic finance at General Electric to running FP&A for Amazon Brazil.

    How my Executive MBA Helps Me Run Amazon’s Financial Planning in Brazil

    “I already had a pretty great role,” Henrique Sigolo says of his career before beginning his Executive MBA at HEC Paris.  “So, if my next step was going to be going back to school, I was really only considering the top programs.” And given his CV alone, Henrique would make a lot of sense as… Continue Reading

  • Marie Skinner is Head of Life Sciences at B-Hive Engineering and is Academic Delegate for her intake.

    Meet the Class at HEC Paris Executive MBA: Academic Delegate Marie Skinner

    “It was always my dream to do HEC Paris, ever since I was 16,” says Marie Skinner, Academic Class Delegate for the Executive MBA participants of EM2021. “I never actually thought they would accept me,” she laughs. For Marie, the long and winding road that led right to HEC’s doors has been as circuitous geographically… Continue Reading

  • Deepak converted his experience in Oil & Gas into a lucrative position at BCG.

    How My Executive MBA Helped Me Pivot to a Job at Boston Consulting Group

    There are myriad reasons why people decide to pursue an Executive MBA. Business leaders will occasionally arrive at the realization that although they are already experienced managers, there are aspects of their work that they wish they understood better. Often, their motivation lies in the desire for advanced business courses that delve into the intricacies… Continue Reading

  • For HEC Executive MBA workshop presenter Joseph Liu, networking is all about preparation and persistence.

    Networking in the New Normal

    Students at the HEC Paris Executive MBA receive exclusive training on how to succeed in any market scenario. Topics include but are not limited to: leveraging your own experience, decrypting market trends, and getting your network to work for you. This is a snapshot of what’s on offer at our Personal Professional Development (PPD) workshops,… Continue Reading

  • Summer Reading List 2020: Recommended Books For Your Break

    One of the best things about summer vacation is finally having the time to devour those books that have been gradually accumulating on our shelves. Whether you’re looking to escape reality with a can’t-put-this-down novel, fuel your motivation for personal growth, take a deep dive into current political ideologies or learn how to make the… Continue Reading

  • Graduation series: The highlight of my Executive MBA

    Commencement week marks a huge milestone for our Executive MBAs as they take the time to look back on this remarkable journey. Armed with new knowledge, skills, perspectives and friendships, it’s a time to stop, exhale, relax, reflect… and celebrate! To help mark this occasion, we asked some of our newest 2020 graduates to share… Continue Reading