The "CEO of the Future" 2013 is an HEC student !

30 April 2013

Philip Eska, a 24 year old German student currently completing his Masters in International Finance at HEC Paris, has won the 2013 edition of “CEO of the Future”, a well-known competition that aims to support young talents--the leaders of tomorrow.

The “CEO of the Future” 2013 is an HEC student !

Each year, "CEO of the Future", an initiative launched in 2000 by Bayer, Bertelsmann, Porsche, McKinsey, ThyssenKrupp and Vodafone, gathers around 2000 students, PhD’s or young professionals, from across Europe to assess their management and leadership skills.

After the first round of selection in writing, the final took place on February  6th, 2013 in Kitzbühel, Austria. After being invited to work on case studies, the 20 finalists were chosen by a jury of top business leaders on how able they were at finding solutions for the economic challenges of the future.

Philip Eska, a graduate from St Gallen University and HEC Paris student in MSc International Finance, presented to the jury a convincing presentation on the future strategy of car manufacturer Porsche. The ability to resolve complex issues, team work, strategic vision, confidence without arrogance- these are the qualities conveyed by the young manager that earned him the “CEO of the Future, 2013” award.

Philipp Eska and the other four prize-winners received a personal coaching from the CEO of a corporate partner and a total of €15,000 to help them pursue training of their choice.

Composition of the jury:
Thomas Edig, Head of Human Resources and Social Affairs at Porsche;  
Herbert Henzler, former Head of Europe at McKinsey;
Heinrich Hiesinger, CEO of ThyssenKrupp;  
Detlev Mohr, Manager at McKinsey,
Richard Pott, Head of Strategy and Human Resources at Bayer AG;
Fernando Carro, CEO Clubs and Direct Marketing at Bertelsmann;
Frank Mattern, Country Head for Germany at McKinsey;
Jens Schulte-Bockum, CEO of Vodafone Germany;
Hans Demmel, Managing Director at TV news station n-tv;
Rüdiger Ditz, Editor-in-chief of Spiegel Online,
And Martin Noé, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Spiegel magazine

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