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HEC Paris in Qatar's first EMBA Graduation Ceremony

10 May 2012

On 7 May 2012, the first intake of participants of the HEC Paris in Qatar international Executive MBA (EMBA) program graduated at a ceremony attended by Dean Bernard Ramanantsoa. The event – held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, who was also present – was a celebration in honor of the 31 participants of HEC Paris in Qatar’s EMBA ‘class of 2012’.

HEC Paris in Qatar - First EMBA graduation

In addition to celebrating the EMBA participants’ graduation, the evening also recognized and aimed to create a sense of community for all 182 participants who attended HEC Paris in Qatar programs (custom and open-enrolment courses) this year.

Bernard Ramanantsoa, Dean of HEC Paris, opened the ceremony with a speech in which he thanked Her Highness for her patronage of the evening and for the ongoing support that she has shown HEC Paris in Qatar both in a personal capacity, but also as Chair of the Qatar Foundation. Bernard Ramanantsoa commended the creation of a seed research fund to support the development of case studies in Qatar, announced by Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, President of Hamad bin Khalifa, on behalf HH Sheikha Moza. As a result both students in Qatar and business schools around the world will use examples from Qatar as part of their teaching experience.

A number of experts and officials involved with HEC Paris in Qatar also spoke during the ceremony, including Maintenance Assets Manager of Qatargas, Jassim al-Mohannadi who represented the graduating class, as well as the CEO of Qtel Group, Nasser Marafih and the President of Total E&P in the Middle East, Arnaud Breuillac.

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Press Release in Arabic


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