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Experts & Alumni Testimonials | Executive MBA Energy Management

What our students and alumni say about the Executive MBA Energy Management

Adnan Shihab-Eldin

  • Former General Director of Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) | Former Secretary General of OPEC

The MBA Energy Management is a highly welcomed addition to specialized postgraduate education in the complex energy landscape. Building on the broad experience of the WU Executive Academy in management education and the outstanding success of its MBA, this program fills a global gap in specialized executive education. In the light of the rising importance of energy resources in the 21st century the topics covered are currently at the top of the global economic, environmental and political agenda.

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Ilina Stefanova Porträt

Ilina Stefanova, MBA

  • Manager EU and Public Affairs | EVN | Austria

Come prepared for a quite tough study program and consider your time because it is a lot about time management. Also, be prepared to have lots of fun because it’s not only studies; it’s so much fun. You are meeting your colleagues who are professionals in different fields so there’s lot to learn and lot to share.

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Christian Diendorfer, MBA

  • Research Engineer | Austrian Institute of Technology | Austria

The knowledge I have acquired has helped me to contribute to strategic discussions that were difficult to understand before, especially for someone with a technical background. I have been able to build up a network of internationally renowned lecturers and highly talented fellow students and I am still in contact with them almost daily to exchange ideas. Having an MBA degree in Energy Management was for sure a door opener for the World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leader program.

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Nnaziri Ihejirika, P.Eng., MBA

  • Founder & Principal | Clean-Efficiency Consulting | Canada

There is no greater long-term issue facing our world today than climate change and the sustainable extraction, generation and use of energy. Understanding the nuances and developing the strategies required to ensure that our economies continue growing while securing our energy future requires specialized knowledge. The WU Energy Management MBA features classes and seminars led by world-renowned energy experts and thought-leaders, demanding courses that challenge preconceptions, multicultural classmates with diversity of thought, exceptional learning facilities in one of Europe’s leading cities and a highly stimulating international residency in the energy and technology hubs of the USA. I have been able to parlay my MBA into launching a start-up focused on sustainable energy consulting. This MBA is the best preparation any energy professional, policymaker or executive can undergo – there’s no other global MBA that offers what it does.

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Eduardo Posch, MBA

  • Senior Analyst on Strategy and Portfolio | Statoil | U.K.

The MBA Energy Management program of the WU Executive Academy allows you to develop more related skills in energy and study in an environment with colleagues from the industry. With my academic background in business, and after six years of working experience in business development and marketing for Shell in Latin America, I decided it was the right time to do an MBA. WU Executive Academy is a top-tier university which has set new standards, enabling you to continue working while you attend regular lectures on short term residencies. I utilized this unique feature of the program to hold a strategy internship during the summer with Statoil UK in London. This was an excellent experience to draw upon the practical skills I developed in previous work experience and to also apply my learning from my MBA. The end of the program marks a turning point in my career. Shortly after I started as a Senior Analyst in Strategy within Statoil’s Global Strategy and Business Development Unit, based in London.

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Lanre Anibaba, MBA

  • Crude & Products Accounting | ENI Tranding & Shipping Inc. | USA

I came to the WU with almost 20 years working experience in the oil and gas business and yet was amazed as to how much more I’ve learnt about the energy business in such a short while. The MBA in Energy Management is rich in both content and structure with guest lecturers who are acclaimed practitioners in their fields. The faculty is very international, representing state-of-the-art knowledge while the diversity in student body ensures cross-cultural learning and the feeling of being at home regardless of where you come from. For me it’s been a challenging and yet an enriching experience.

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