February 2024

HEC Paris in Qatar Welcomes Largest Executive MBA Class of 2025

Doha, Qatar – 22 February 2024
: HEC Paris, ranked #1 in the world by the Financial Times for Executive Education, has welcomed a highly diverse cohort of 53 participants to its Executive MBA (EMBA) Class of 2025. These executives, hailing from 16 nationalities, represent a wide range of professional backgrounds, sectors, and nations. They have embarked on their EMBA journey at the technologically advanced HEC Paris campus in the vibrant Msheireb Downtown.

This multinational cohort comprises professionals from both the public and private sectors, spanning across 50 different industries. Notably, 53% of the participants who have joined the EMBA program are fly in participants, joining the cohort from across the Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, South Africa, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Oman and India, highlighting the diversity of HEC Paris in Qatar community.

Dr. Pablo Martin to Holan, Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar commented: “Our participants’ diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and professional experience enhance the learning experience in the classroom. Despite their differences, they all share the strong desire to become a better version of themselves in all aspects of their lives through hard work and study, and to positively impact their organizations and countries. This commitment to knowledge-sharing and learning from each other is central to HEC Paris’s educational mission of impacting our communities by empowering talented persons who will help build robust, diversified, and sustainable economies and ultimately, a better world for all.”

The EMBA program will challenge participants to rethink their business approaches and recalibrate their leadership skills over the next 18 months. Through practical modules, participants will hone critical decision-making skills needed in today’s dynamic business landscape. The program inspires sustainable and ethical business growth while navigating economic forces and trends.

The graduates will join the prestigious HEC Paris alumni network, ranked number one by The Economist. The network includes leaders of global organizations, governments, and media, providing opportunities for professional and personal growth through the sharing of best practices and innovative thinking with like-minded individuals worldwide.

Yazan Al Tamimi, an EMBA participant, commented: “I’m thrilled to start my EMBA journey, confident that this program will drive my professional and personal development by enhancing my confidence in challenging conventional business practices. The program’s flexibility is a great advantage, allowing for studying while accommodating work commitments. The opportunity to apply theoretical learning in real-time will undoubtedly enhance my leadership capabilities within my team.  Moreover, engaging with individuals from diverse backgrounds will provide invaluable insights into various issues.”

Since joining Qatar Foundation in 2010, HEC Paris has graduated 445 EMBA participants from 13 cohorts in Qatar. The HEC Paris EMBA is a transformative program strategically tailored to nurture talent and growth within Qatar and the broader region, aligning closely with the ambitious goals of regional national development and economic programs. The program, delivered from the HEC Paris campus in Doha, Qatar, includes modules in Paris as well as specialization modules taught in various locations by globally acclaimed faculty.
For more information about HEC Paris in Qatar programs, please contact: qatar-admissions@hec.fr

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