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Executive MBA alumni profiles

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Executive MBA participants come from successful backgrounds, and go on to achieve even greater things in the wake of their studies at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Hear from a few alumni as they share their experiences.

Ed Brand

“I undertook the Cambridge Executive MBA in order to broaden my knowledge and skills beyond that of a business lawyer and to re-align my career path and become a more rounded, perceptive business executive."

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Fran Milnes

“I undertook the Cambridge Executive MBA to broaden my business horizons, develop stronger leadership qualities and open up future career options."

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Anna Sophie Herken

“I didn’t have a specific career move in mind but had a more public sector background and was interested in learning more about issues of relevance for the public sector.”

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Bin Chen

“In parallel to running my own business, I have been working for the Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarships project, at the University of Wales.”

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Stefanie Laniel Durivage

“My most recent role is with the GAVI Alliance, a US$1.5 billion fund supporting national immunisation programmes for children in developing countries.”

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Yukiko Mitomi

“My experience in supply chain manufacturing enabled me to become a SAP consultant at Diagonal Consulting in Malaysia, and has now led to my latest role in the London HQ of EMI Music.”

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The network has been exceptional, I think, even in the first few weekends here in Cambridge. You’re starting to get to know your classmates and starting to learn their breadth of knowledge and experience. And then you start to pick up a lot of ideas from different people within the class. Ultimately, it’s led to me taking a huge career change and starting a new venture with three of my classmates. So the impact that the network’s had on me has been impressive.

William Hunnam (EMBA 2010) talks about the value of networking.

Just to share an example of the power of the alumni network on the Cambridge EMBA and MBA– so while we were doing our team consulting project, a core part of the programme in Kazakhstan, so halfway across the world– we went from meeting with sovereign wealth fund, and were really intrigued about what they were doing, what the priorities were. And to cut a long story short, within a few minutes, the head of the strategy for the sovereign wealth fund was somebody that had been doing the Cambridge EMBA, so had been in our shoes, only three or four years earlier. She talked really passionately about how they were transforming the country, how they’re running a number of significant privatisations. And all she wanted to do was help us, help us be successful with our team consulting project.

And also you found out some of the latest gossip from the lectures. It was absolutely fantastic. And it was fun just to see the power of that network in action.

Tom Martin (EMBA 2016) explains how the EMBA alumni network contributed to his team consulting project.

It was not only the reputation of Cambridge, but the people who made the big difference – the personalised touch, the emphasis on the cooperative approach and the international focus. The best ambassadors of the programme were the previous students who talked to me about their experience.
Maria Dominguez, Asset Manager SES, The Netherlands, EMBA 2010