My MBA helped me to get where I am now: CEO of Germany’s most global plc.
“My MBA helped me to get where I am now: CEO of Germany’s most global plc. I’m an engineer by education, so I knew I needed to get a business background. But finance was the big revelation at INSEAD. After graduation it was my new knowledge of finance plus experience in international sales that really made a difference in my path to general management. But what I benefited from the most was the international approach. INSEAD really opened my eyes to Asia – I was one of the Singapore “pioneers”.
Why did I choose INSEAD? For the social life and the diversity as much as for the academics. I was used to working hard and didn’t want to come out hollow-eyed after a year. In the end as much of the learning came through group work and social activities as in the classroom. And the learning stayed with me ever since. I am, for example, often reminded what Professor Pierre Hillion used to say in finance classes!”