• Thumbnail There is a buzz to David Flament. His current title is topical: International Affairs Specialist, French Armed Services (focus: African political, financial and military issues). When he’s not being called up for service, he is Chief Budget Officer at the African Development Bank’s Tunisian headquarters, where he has worked since 2003. (He was…[Read more]

  • What do Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and IE Business School in Madrid, Spain have in common? Roughly 20 Executive MBA students. On March 6, executives and managers from 14 countries, including Malaysia, China, Peru, Pakistan and Mexico, will meet in Providence for their first day of class in the newest and one of [...]

  • Thumbnail Nadia Vadachia is the regional technology manager for South East Africa for MTN, the largest wireless mobile network in Africa and the Middle East. She wanted an MBA “to get more confident,” she recalls. Local B-schools in her native South Africa offered a traditional executive MBA experience, with classes meeting twice a week. But Nadia [...]

  • Thumbnail   Swedish-born Ulrika Hedlund is an unabashed quant. A master’s degree in electrical engineering (from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden) got her through the door at Microsoft, but as she began to take on more responsibility and transferred to Dubai, she found her management know-how lacking. After confessing to her…[Read more]

  • Thumbnail   Ivar Borge uncorked a nice bottle of champagne at the end of February 2011. That’s when he had to submit his final assignments for the TRIUM global executive MBA, a ten-year-old program run jointly by NYU-Stern, London School of Economics and HEC-Paris. The 16-month course has been a grueling but fantastic ride, he says,…[Read more]

  • Thumbnail Elizabeth O’Neill was approaching her fifteenth anniversary at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), a leading international educational exchange not-for-profit based in the US. She had rose through the CIEE ranks from a Program Coordinator in London in 1995, to executive vice president of Work-based Public…[Read more]

  • ThumbnailThree years ago, Wilson Cheng, Deputy General Manager JV of EMC Computer Systems (China), was starting to feel out of his league. He was managing more people, and his bachelor’s degree in engineering offered little in the way of business know-how. The Shanghai native decided to pursue an MBA. “CEIBS was the only EMBA program I [...]