HEC Paris, ranked #3 worldwide for Executive Education and #1 for the International Executive MBA by Financial Times in 2019, is marking its 10th anniversary in Qatar with its newly appointed dean, Dr Pablo Martin de Holan.

HEC Paris New Dean Dr Pablo Martin de Holan
Dr Pablo Martin de Holan

Since joining Qatar Foundation in 2010, HEC Paris has launched two highly successful degree programmes, the International Executive MBA (EMBA), which has been ranked number 1 worldwide by the Financial Times in 2019, and the Specialized Master’s degree in Strategic Business Unit Management (SBUM). HEC Paris also offers non-degree management programmes for executives – Executive Short Programs and Certificates as well as custom-designed programmes for organisations.

Over its first decade, a total of 836 alumni have graduated from HEC Paris in Qatar, 68% of which are Qatari and 42% female. From the total number, 354 executives graduated from the International EMBA degree programme and 482 from the Specialized Master’s. Moreover, it has delivered custom-designed programmes for executives and future leaders of 98 progressive organisations in Qatar and the region.

HEC Paris in Qatar plans to roll out a series of anniversary activities to mark its 10-year milestone. culminating in a major celebration later this year.

According to Dean Martin de Holan, this is their way of expressing their appreciation for the people and the many organisations who embraced their learning philosophy over the past decade.

It also signals our growth plans for our second decade in Qatar and beyond, with a strong focus on entrepreneurship, women-in-leadership, and innovation.

Following the concepts of excellence and impact, the newly-appointed dean explained that for them, excellence means world class programmes and content and impact – sustaining and increasing contributions to Qatar and its firms, guided by the ideas of the National Vision 2030.

Michael Lefante, Director of Marketing, Events and External Relations at HEC Paris in Qatar, added that their first decade in Qatar has ensured them deep understanding of Qatar Foundation’s mission. He said that they share its objective and that of the National Vision 2030, in support of transforming Qatar into an advanced society capable of achieving sustainable development through a knowledge-based economy.