• Impact Investing 101 with Charly Kleissner

    Charly Kleissner’s life has been a series of good decisions. He said yes immediately when Steve Jobs offered him a position at neXT, the oft-forgotten start-up that laid the foundation for Apple’s OS X. Then came Ariba, a company considered one of the dot-com era’s most successful unicorns. While negotiating to become Ariba’s Vice President… Continue Reading

  • Bridging the Gap: Hospitality Pros Flourishing at the HEC Paris MBA

    During a recent quick-fire Q&A session on French radio, Sébastien Bazin, CEO of hospitality behemoth the Accor Group, fielded a future-facing question from a 23-year-old hospitality student understandably concerned about the current state of affairs: “I’m worried. Worried about my friends, my colleagues, and my comrades with whom I’ve worked. Should I leave the profession? Should my friends?” Bazin, whose… Continue Reading

  • Erwin Bruder (2nd row, far right) pictured with other members of the Young Leaders 2019 promotion

    MBA Student Handpicked for Prestigious Young Leaders Program

    When he is not pursuing his MBA degree, Erwin Bruder is busy trading ideas with ambassadors, CEOs and even a member of the US State Department. The 36-year-old HEC Paris MBA student is part of the Young Leaders program, a group of movers and shakers handpicked by the French-American Foundation. Every year, the Foundation selects… Continue Reading

  • Our recent batch of TEC participants, with TEC co-chairs Bernard Bismuth and Thierry Voiriot (center) and Annika pictured in the front row, right

    CEOs, Peer Coaching and Defining Success: TEC at HEC Paris

    The Executive Committee on Campus (TEC) is a unique leadership-development program open to 24 MBA participants (two groups of 12 students) per intake . Students come together in a confidential environment to define their personal and professional objectives for the future. Because of TEC’s confidential nature, it’s hard for students to know if they should… Continue Reading