• Student Voice: Renato Castaneda, MBA ’20

    Renato Castaneda has always been highly motivated, frequently setting goals for himself in order to achieve. “When I was about 8 years old, I was the last in my class in swimming,” he says. “But I really wanted to become a good swimmer. Within a year I was winning competitions for the school.” This drive… Continue Reading

  • Student voice: Liviu Teodorescu

    Upon becoming deputy general manager of a Malian telecommunications company, Liviu Teodorescu, MBA ’19, was surprised to learn that some of the full-time staff didn’t earn a living wage. As a result, he devised an employee-training program to increase their skills and thus justify a salary increase. It was seeing how increasing your expertise creates… Continue Reading

  • From left: Oliver Chen, Shveta Sarin and Miguel Venta

    Why the HEC Paris MBA?

    We asked three current students who were previously living and working in the United States to share why they chose the HEC Paris MBA over American MBA programs. Miguel Venta Miguel Venta studied industrial engineering as an undergraduate in Madrid. After a brief experience in technology consulting, Miguel joined the graduate program of an automotive… Continue Reading

  • Student voice: Akiko Yonetani

    Akiko Yonetani’s life changed dramatically when she was 6 years old. That’s when her mother, an English literature professor, decided to move her family from Japan to Cambridge for her sabbatical year. “My mom always told me, ‘You don’t have to be the same as everyone else – be different’ and I did feel really… Continue Reading

  • Student Voice: Mamoudou Bocoum

    One of Mamoudou Bocoum’s greatest career successes is an unfinished, 3,000-hectare project. As a civil engineer, Bocoum, MBA ’18,  was working in Chad on a sustainable hydro-agricultural project predicted to improve the lives of 115,000 people. Discovering an overspending issue, he led the team which redesigned the project with a less costly but more efficient… Continue Reading