Posted on November 30, 2019

After its resounding success last year, HEC Paris, ranked number 3 worldwide in Executive Education by The Financial Times in 2019, held its second edition of Entrepreneurship Day for all participants of the HEC Paris International Executive MBA (EMBA) Class of 2020 at Tornado Tower.

The event provided the perfect platform for industry experts to share their expertise with the participants and discuss the initiatives they have in place to support local entrepreneurs.

“It gives me immense pleasure to welcome all the participants and distinguished speakers from key organizations to the Entrepreneurship Day for the second year in a row,” said Abdallah Abdel-Daem, Director of Degree Programs, HEC Paris in Qatar. “Carrying on from where we left off last year, HEC Paris in Qatar has once again expressed its contribution by training and educating the local professionals in bringing new ideas and approaches and helping Qatar to achieve the National Vision 2030. I am sure that this day is going to become a permanent fixture in the years to come and lead to some significant developments in the future.” 

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Imminent personalities from reputable organizations were invited for the event. The speakers, who provided the participants with valuable insights, included Aysha Khalifa Al Romaihi, Head of Strategic Initiatives and Business Collaborations, Qatar Business Incubation Center; H.E. Reem Al Mansoori, Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development at the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Digital Incubation Center of MOTC; Hayfa Al-Abdulla, Innovation Centre Director, Qatar Science and Technology Park; Jahongir Burhonov, Vice President of Business Development, Qatar Financial Center; and two representatives from Qatar Development Bank - Khalid Abdulla Al Mana, Executive Director of Business Finance and Hamad Salem Mejegheer, Executive Director of Export Development & Promotion.

The Entrepreneurship Day included a session, which was solely dedicated to Q&A and networking. Like last year, the day ended with the alumni presenting their projects and discussing business ideas with the audience. The Entrepreneurship Day is linked to the Entrepreneurial Mindset module of the HEC Paris EMBA which has been ranked number 1 worldwide by the Financial Times in 2019. HEC Paris in Qatar has been committed to entrepreneurship, innovation and inclusive business, both in terms of training as well as research.

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