The INSEAD Executive Master in Finance (EMFin) goes beyond providing deeper financial knowledge. The programme enables finance professionals to apply what they learnt in the classroom to the real-world challenges, and eventually preparing them to take on leadership positions in their companies. EMFin participants come from all over the world and across a spectrum of functions within the finance industry. From wanting to advance in their finance career to developing leadership skills, some of our EMFin participants share their motivations in pursuing the EMFin at INSEAD.  

Desiree S

Désirée Schaeuffele 

Nationality: German/French

Current Role: CFO at Pierburg Pump Technology SARL

Year of Graduation: 2019

"With the programme's focus on Corporate Finance and Capital markets, I could finally learn more about Strategic Finance, and afterwards change to a more senior and strategic role at a bigger stock-listed corporation. This is what I did shortly after my graduation."

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Thabo Limema

Nationality: South African

Currnt Role: Business Manager at ABSA CIB

Year of Graduation: 2021

"No institution is as diverse or gives one an experience that’s as closely aligned to where Africa is, and how diverse the organisation I work for is. It has to be INSEAD."
 

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Thabo Limema

Steven Schott

Steven Schott

Nationality: American

Current Role:VP - Product Control, Commodities Markets Finance at Macquarie Group Limited

Year of Graduation: 2021

"Working for a global investment bank, I often have meetings at odd hours to accommodate different time zones and this format works really well for those needing that flexibility, allowing me to meet the changing demands of both work and family."

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Hu Xiaobing

Nationality: Chinese

Current Role: Assistant Vice President at PSA Corporation Ltd

Year of Graduation: 2020

"The programme helped me to see things from a different perspective; a necessary skill for a leader."

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Hu Xiaobing

Ben Harrington Lowe

Ben Harrington-Lowe

Nationality: Australian

Current Role: Director at UBS

Year of Graduation: 2015

"The technical modules have given me a better knowledge base to make decisions and understand where senior management are coming from, but I’ve been able to apply the learning about soft skills immediately."

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Claire Xu

Nationality: Chinese

Current Role: Manager at EY-Parthenon

Year of Graduation: 2021

"The way they (professors) look at business cases is highly systematic, to-the-point with dashes of humorous wisdom. I also learned a lot from my classmates in discussions during and after classes."

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Claire Xu

 

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