In Business Creation - Open Innovation Sector
Graduating in 2019

Arriving in Paris from Bogota, I worked for 10 years in a large company before then founding my own. I participated in another startup and I am currently starting a new creative project.

I felt I needed to build skills and step back from my past experiences, so the idea of an Executive MBA came quickly to me.

As for the choice of the school, NEOMA Business School came quite naturally at the top of the list thanks to the quality of the faculty, its entrepreneurial spirit and its proximity to its students. Once again I felt that it was the piece of the puzzle that missing from my current life project.

I'm not afraid of the unknown, I like to build my life as things happen and challenges are drivers that allow me to go beyond my limits. My expatriate life and my life as an Executive MBA student have been like that and more. It is made up of encounters, of choices and constantly taking stock of oneself.

General Manager at Regional Institute of Social Work Champagne Ardenne
Diplômé en 2011

During the Executive MBA at NEOMA Business School, I worked with conviction on the subject of education for my business plan: the project of setting up an innovative pedagogical system in schools at all levels in France.

This MBA is one of the foundation blocks of my personal and professional career. I was chosen among many candidates for the position of General Manager of the Institute of Social Work of Champagne Ardenne (IRTS), based in Reims.

In January 2017, we inaugurated our renovated and modernised 6200 m2 premises. Now a team of 60 permanent employees and 220 professionals train approximately 500 apprentices each year in 12 social work professions: social worker, specialised educator, etc.

My MBA brought me to run this higher educational establishment, not in the form that I would have imagined, but far more quickly that if I had had to start from scratch without it.

maarten plokker MAARTEN PLOKKER
Managing Director Europe at SiteSpect. The Netherlands
Graduated in 2013

Doing this Executive MBA has been the best decision of my life! From the first moment it felt like I was on a mission with a great group of people. The teamwork is very special and I made very good friends. The high level of professors, the variety of subjects, the international experience is certainly intellectually challenging, but it is the next business level I was aspiring to. Dealing with other cultures is a challenging experience. However, adjusting your business and yourself culturally is an absolute requirement today. I felt that in the course of the programme I strongly enhanced my capabilities to take on an executive role. For example, after 4 days with the ‘French Navy SEALs’ I felt like I mastered the subject of leadership. Study tours abroad helped me gain knowledge, confidence and experience I was seeking. During a study tour to New York we worked at Bloomberg which gave me a deeper understanding of financial management tools. Sessions with a career coach and public speaking classes also helped boost my confidence.

Francoise Tiguemounine Francoise TIGUEMOUNINE
Senior Director
Courlancy Group
Graduated in 2016

I completed my EMBA in June 2016 and graduated in September 2016. Before the EMBA I was a senior manager at a health facility and the arrival of my fourth child encouraged me to pause my professional activities and undertake the programme with NEOMA Business School.
During the 18 months of training, I gradually moved toward the posture of a future leader with the perspective that is needed for decision-making in a complex environment.
Two months after graduation, I was recruited by the Courlancy Group as a facility director at one of the Group's clinics and was recently appointed Director of Programming for the merger of two of the Group's facilities.
The Group's directors are clearly aware not only of the strong added value of NEOMA’s Executive MBA but also and above all the opportunity offered by NEOMA Business School to focus and contextualise the practical and theoretical knowledge already acquired by a company executive.
As a Site Operations Manager and in charge of organising the merger of two sites, I measure the value of the Executive MBA as much in terms of strategic decisions as operational ones. And, thanks to NEOMA Business School, I was able to fill bigger boots than I had previously imagined was possible.
Stephane RodriguezStéphane RODRIGUEZ DE LINAREZ
Commercial Director, AR Industries

Graduated in 2015

From my time in the Executive MBA programme, I remember the importance of its business plan aspect as a long-term project and also the reflection and brainstorming put into which subject to choose: a personal project that I could use later on in my career or the search for a start-up that needs help? I chose the latter option and contacted the business incubators in my region.
It was Atlanpole in Nantes that put me in contact with the company ELLECTRA, which wanted to structure its business plan and do fundraising. It was an enriching experience for many reasons. Since the subject was interesting I was able to put to use what we learned in the seminars, which gave me the chance to learn about the difficulties that entrepreneurs can encounter.