Posted on November 05, 2016

HEC Paris, one of the world’s top three providers of Executive Education programs, has welcomed the Class of 2018 of its Specialized Master in Strategic Business Unit Management Class at its campus in Doha. The 41 participants joining the program represent seven nationalities, including American, Egyptian, Indian, Lebanese, Saudi, Yemeni, with the majority being Qatari. Women have consistently been a significant group in this program and this year’s intake has an exceptionally high representation at 61%.

The average age of the class is 32 years. “It is a pleasure to welcome the Class of 2018 to HEC Paris in Qatar. This intake represents a diverse range of industries and personal backgrounds, showcasing the versatility of our programs,” Nils Plambeck, Dean and CEO of HEC Paris in Qatar said. “An exciting aspect this year is that around 90 per cent of this intake is self-funded. The level of commitment from these individuals on furthering their own knowledge emphasises the importance education has on a knowledge-based economy,” he added.

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Participants are from diverse industries such as finance, construction, engineering, health & social services, management consultancy, oil & gas, the public sector, not for profit organizations, research & development, telecommunications and many more. The launch event included a program presentation by Prof. Wolfgang Amann – Academic Director of the program. The new cohort was welcomed with keynote addresses provided by distinguished HEC Paris alumni Mohammed Al Jefairi, CEO at Create Creativity; and Mais Taha, Senior Reservoir Engineer at Maersk Oil.

The Specialized Master is designed to equip participants with greater knowledge and understanding to drive their own business forward and to approach current and future challenges decisively. The program underlines HEC Paris’ commitment to contribute to the development of a knowledge-based economy in Qatar and to strengthen corporate competitiveness in the region.