Alumni Interviews

CEMS is much more than an academic programme. When you join CEMS, you become part of a community of academic institutions, corporate visionaries, NGOs, and business leaders who seek to raise our collective global consciousness and create greater value for all through a meaningful collaboration. No other member of CEMS showcases the results of these efforts more than CEMS alumni. There’s huge power in being part of a global network and we are proud to share with you our shining stars.

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"I was part of one of the first cohorts of CEMS. It was the “young” version of the current program, with fewer member schools, but still with the same DNA: leading edge, international, multicultural, close to the corporate world. I’m very proud to see how the program has evolved today."

Barbara Cominelli

Class of 1994, Bocconi University
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Barbara Cominelli
"CEMS gave me additional time to develop my business concept carefully. The proximity to universities and the ongoing transfer of knowledge have been immensely important in order to have various facets of the company examined by experts."

Humans of CEMS: Henry Hooper

Class of 2021, ESADE
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"The most valuable thing about CEMS is without a doubt the friendships I made in my time studying."

Nina Mohanty

Class of 2017, The London School of Economics and Political Science
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Nina Mohanty
"CEMS provides excellent opportunities to interact with different people from different cultures. We have experienced a variety of working cultures and styles with our BPs, our classroom interaction and many diverse activities. I believe it has shaped our agility and flexibility to fit into various working cultures and prepared us more than adequately to be global citizens."

Humans of CEMS: Yufan Wu

Class of 2021, The University of Sydney Business School
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“It’s like a calling card I think. When you meet someone or you know that someone has been through CEMS, it’s an immediate affirmation – a testimony to their qualities, their values and their curiosity. You know that you will have something in common, something shared, and common ground.”

Damien Vernet

Class of 1993, HEC Paris
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Damien Vernet
"The strategic management skills and international mindset I gained through CEMS definitely helped in keeping the overview of Epiclay’s overall strategic direction, as well as in understanding and leading a highly international team."

Humans of CEMS: Christoph Hornik

Class of 2021, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
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Christoph Hornik
"I think that life gave me a tough lesson of humility."

Humans of CEMS: Max Stefański

Class of 2020, SGH Warsaw School of Economics
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Max Stefański
" The Virtual European Forum was a great team effort, where motivated students from across the globe showed that the current situation also provides great opportunities."

Humans of CEMS: Patrick

Class of 2020, Aalto University School of Business
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Patrick
"I can say that the whole journey leading to the foundation of our start-up has been intertwined and fuelled by the CEMS community."

Humans of CEMS: Martin Fortelný

Class of 2019, Prague University of Economics and Business
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Martin Fortelny
"I love to learn new things, just as I love to build new things. Starting a company while I study gives me the opportunity to do both. "

Humans of CEMS: Jo

Class of 2021, Nova School of Business and Economics
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