Posted on May 06, 2018

HEC Paris Executive MBA (EMBA) participants majoring in Energy, one of the 8 specializations of the EMBA, have successfully concluded an intensive six-day program in Qatar, to gain a comprehensive understanding of crucial energy issues and the trends shaping the sector.

The 19 participants, coming from France, Belgium, India, Lebanon, Tunisia, Rwanda and Qatar, attended detailed lectures on topics such as the geo-economics and geo-politics of the global energy sector, energy crisis management, oil and gas supply chain optimization and the renewable energy revolution.

Andrea Masini, HEC Paris Academic Director for the HEC Paris Energy major and associate Dean in charge of the MBA program, Jean-Michel Gauthier, Executive Director of the Energy & Finance Chair at HEC Paris, and Joseph Nehme, Affiliate Professor of Operations Management and Information Technology at HEC Paris, delivered the lectures and workshops. In addition, the participants were the recipients of a guest address from Darina Revina, a HEC Paris alumna and independent expert, who shared her knowledge on renewable energy across the region. The intensive program of events also included a visit to the headquarters of the leading energy company Qatar Petroleum, during which participants gained first-hand knowledge of the organization’s operations.

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“Intensive programs such as the Energy Major form a crucial component of the HEC Paris EMBA. This 2-week program is designed to give the committed participants a deep, practical understanding of the current status of the energy sector and a critical view point on the ongoing transformations that are reshaping this industry. It provides a powerful toolkit to help senior managers and energy executives define their corporate strategies and increase the competitiveness of their firms in an increasingly complex and dynamic industry”, said Professor Masini.

The comprehensive session in Doha focused on all aspects of the energy sector, including power reserves, productions, technologies and supply chain solutions. The participants will attend a second session in Berlin, in October. The EMBA Energy Major provides the participants with a deeper working knowledge of the energy business and key drivers and demands. Furthermore, it helps develop an understanding of energy markets, technologies and their impact on business, while networking with key professionals in the energy business.