With a background in mechanical engineering and at the time working as Sales Manager for a subsidiary of GEA Group AG, Laurent Bouillet, ESSEC & MANNHEIM Modular EMBA Class of 2009, soon realized that in order to further advance his career, he had to enhance his business management knowledge and skills.
Once he had made the decision to pursue an MBA, the ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA became the obvious choice, as Bouillet wished for a program that was recognized both in Germany, where he had been working since 2001, and his native France.
Since graduating from the program in 2009, Bouillet has moved on to work for GEA Group's Corporate Strategy Department – a move he would not have been able to make without his degree:
"I would never have had the chance to get to such a position, let alone succeed at it. Thanks to the Executive MBA, I am better at setting priorities and work faster. I have acquired the skills to handle complex situations and I feel confident in dealing with our management. Also, through the ESSEC & MANNHEIM experience, I have gained a network of equally high-level professionals, whom I trust and with whom I can discuss work-related experiences and challenges."