Posted on January 16, 2019

HEC Paris, one of the world’s leading providers of executive education, has honored the Executive MBA (EMBA) and Specialized Master in Strategic Business Unit Management (SBUM) graduating classes of 2018 during a ceremony held at the St. Regis Hotel.

Year-on-year, HEC Paris has been strengthening its position among leading educational institutes in Qatar and the increasing demand for HEC Paris degree programs every year is a testament of the contribution HEC Paris is making in Qatar and the region.

H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Al Naimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education; H.E. Franck Gellet, Ambassador of France in Qatar; Mr. Laurent Wolffsheim, Managing Director at TOTAL Qatar, Mr. Abdulrahman Alsuwaidi, Chief Executive Officer of QAFCO; Mr. Abdulla Mubarak Al-Khalifa, Acting Group CEO at QNB; Sheikh Jassim Al Thani, Chief Human Capital Officer at CBQ graced the graduation ceremony with their presence. Moreover, Professor Eloic Peyrache, Dean of Programs at HEC Paris, Prof. Nathalie Lugagne, Associate Dean of Executive Education at HEC Paris and Dr. Nils Plambeck, Dean and CEO of HEC Paris in Qatar, attended the event. Hisham Nourin, Executive Director, Strategy, Administration & Projects at Qatar Foundation and HEC Paris alumnus (EMBA, Class of 2016) emceed the ceremony.

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This year’s graduating class included 28 Executive MBA (EMBA) and 77 Specialized Master in Strategic Business Unit Management (SBUM) participants. While more than half of the EMBA graduates are Qataris, 10 different nationalities were present in the class: Australian, British, French, Indian, Jordanian, Kuwaiti, Lebanese, Mexican, Omani and Swedish. Around a quarter of the EMBA graduates are women. The class of 2018 has also seen a higher ratio of female intake to male in both SBUM cohorts. About two-thirds of the SBUM graduates are female. HEC Paris in Qatar is particularly proud of this and the contribution it is thereby making. This year’s SBUM honored graduates also included Egyptian, French, Indian, Lebanese and Yemeni nationals.

Welcoming the Classes of 2018, Dr. Nils Plambeck, Dean and CEO of HEC Paris in Qatar, said: “On behalf of the entire team of HEC Paris in Qatar, I would like to congratulate our graduates. It is indeed a proud moment for us to see our graduates showcasing academic excellence and being ready to take the next leap forward by applying that knowledge into practice. They are now better equipped to further advance their successful careers, whether as senior figures within their organizations, or as entrepreneurs taking advantage of expanding business opportunities, and helping to further diversify Qatar’s economy”. “It has been a very enriching journey for all involved. Learning was not only facilitated by the faculty. But the participants and their desire to learn was also an essential part. With this, the graduates have also set the foundation for future learning. ”, added Dr. Nils Plambeck.

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Eloic Peyrache, – Dean of Programs at HEC Paris, said: “The journey of HEC Paris in Qatar has been remarkable. We express our gratitude towards the graduates for the trust they have put in us to embark on this executive education journey and commend each one of them for their hard work. Qatar has inked a special place among all the HEC Paris locations across the globe. We once again congratulate the graduates and wish them the best for their future endeavors”. “I am very proud to see that HEC Paris is a success story here in Qatar. This graduation ceremony is an additional proof of this achievement. Indeed, with this Class of 2018, the total number of graduates of HEC Paris in Qatar since its inception will exceed 500, to reach 586 students. The experience of HEC Paris is a remarkable example of how France and Qatar can reach excellence in their cooperation in the field of higher education”, said H.E. Franck Gellet, Ambassador of France in Qatar.

In addition to the graduation ceremony, the event included an awards ceremony honoring EMBA and SBUM participants for their work. The award for the Best Capstone Project for the EMBA Class of 2018 went to Noof Ahmed Al Thani and Abeer Al Khalifa.

The award for the Best Thesis for the Specialized Master 2018 Cohort 1 was received by Nisreen Al Malek. Best Thesis for the Specialized Master 2018 Cohort 2 was awarded to Tamader Eid Al Muhannadi.

Since joining Qatar Foundation in 2010, HEC Paris has graduated 586 participants in Qatar, of whom 273 in the EMBA program and 313 in the SBUM program.

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