Four CampdenFB-EDHEC Scholarship recipients were among the inaugural intake of Europe’s first MBA programme for future family business leaders.
The EDHEC Family Business Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) 2015 class consists of seven men and two women, the majority of whom come from countries outside of Europe, including Australia, Canada, South Africa and Pakistan.
CampdenFB provided a limited number of scholarships to the GEMBA course last year through the CampdenFB-EDHEC Scholarship Programme. The four scholarship recipients were:
-Michel Haddad, Technica International, Lebanon
-Antoine Le Garrec, Norfrigo, France
-Tim Menting, Joval Group, Australia
-Risto Väyrynen, Sifter Group, Finland
Class members work in technology, distribution, and retail, among other sectors, and have an average of 10 years work experience.
“The EDHEC Family Business GEMBA is perfectly suited to my current career challenges and the long-term objectives of the family business I represent”, said Tim Menting, chief commercial officer of the Joval Group, a 350-employee firm in Victoria, Australia, and a member of the 2015 intake.
“My family business is increasingly looking outside Australia for growth opportunities and having greater international exposure through the EDHEC Global Executive MBA programme will be truly beneficial.”
Students will focus on organisational behaviour, strategic marketing, and financial management and accounting during the first two-week class module in Lille, France.
They will also participate in career assessment exercises and group coaching sessions.
The next modules will take place on EDHEC’s Paris and Singapore campuses in May and July respectively. While in Singapore, participants will visit select family businesses.
EDHEC Family Business Centre was opened in 2012 by a number of wealthy families and renowned family businesses, including the Bic Group.