France: a study destination for tomorrow’s business leaders

Each year, France welcomes over 300,000 international students from all over the globe. Its appeal is rooted in its geographic location at the heart of Europe, providing students with a rich cultural and linguistic experience, as well as numerous globally-recognized higher education institutions, more and more of which offer specialized programs taught in English.

More and more students in the Philippines share this growing interest to pursue graduate studies in France, particularly for those seeking a career in the business sector. According to Campus France, 80 students, or 58% of all Filipinos who left the Philippines to pursue higher education in France in 2019, are currently completing their post-graduate degrees in management, business administration, entrepreneurship, and finance in prestigious business schools all over France. Among these is INSEAD (Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires), one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools.

In order to highlight the role of its alumni in responding to economic challenges in the Philippines and all over the world, INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov visited Manila last August 15 for a gathering hosted by INSEAD alumnus and board member, Fernando Zobel de Ayala, President of the Ayala Corporation.

INSEAD alumnus and board member Fernando Zobel de Ayala, INSEAD Director of Advancement Michaela Felber, and Dean Ilian Mihov
INSEAD alumnus and board member Fernando Zobel de Ayala, INSEAD Director of Advancement Michaela Felber, and Dean Ilian Mihov
INSEAD alumni listening intently as Dean Ilian Mihov speaks about developing business leaders who help define social norms necessary to address today's challenges and ensure inclusive and sustainable growth
INSEAD alumni listening intently as Dean Ilian Mihov speaks about developing business leaders who help define social norms necessary to address today’s challenges and ensure inclusive and sustainable growth
HSBC Philippines Retail Banking Head Peter Faulhaber, MBA student Victoria Martin, Sierra Madre Private Equity Managing Partner Alasdair Thomson, Green Heights Agricultural Director Cathy Mapa, and French Embassy University Attaché Emma Briffaut
HSBC Philippines Retail Banking Head Peter Faulhaber, MBA student Victoria Martin, Sierra Madre Private Equity Managing Partner Alasdair Thomson, Green Heights Agricultural Director Cathy Mapa, and French Embassy University Attaché Emma Briffaut
Asian Development Bank Vice-President Ingrid van Wees, BE ME Managing Director Ann Tan, Singaporean Ambassador Gerard Ho, and INSEAD Executive Director of Advancement Holman Chin
Asian Development Bank Vice-President Ingrid van Wees, BE ME Managing Director Ann Tan, Singaporean Ambassador Gerard Ho, and INSEAD Executive Director of Advancement Holman Chin

The event was attended by 50 of its alumni, many of whom are now top executives and business leaders based in the Philippines.

Learn more about this visit in the press release below:

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INSEAD alumni and programme participants based in the Philippines welcome INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov to Manila
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Dernière modification : 03/09/2019

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