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NOUKOUA CHARLEMAGNE

Radiologist at CHU Liège

Born and raised in Cameroun, I arrived in Belgium after high school to continue university studies in Liège. After graduating at the Liège University, I specialized in radiology. In 2018, I enrolled in the Open Borders MBA to give a new trajectory to my professional career through and improve my knowledge in business management and entrepreneurship.(...) Students have various backgrounds and come from different areas of the country, this diversity is a major asset because it allows different and challenging views and opinions. During the training we learn from each other and it’s an opportunity to build relationships and meet students from the previous year. The courses are given by teachers with high-level of qualification in their field and strong commitment to sharing knowledge. We learn in an intense and practical way through dedicated exercises, the tips and tricks of business, finance, management, marketing and organization of the company. The program for me is not finished yet but it is an experience to every individual willing to acquire or improve its abilities in business management.

Fanny Cuisinet

When I started the Open Border MBA program, I expected to develop my theoretical skills and to be ab merit.


Dirk Roosen

I find the Open Borders MBA a challenging and enriching experience. It gives me the extra tools I ne merit.

General Manager at Verolub


Ann Peters

I am very happy that I decided to take part in the Open Borders MBA course program. Being a directo merit.

General Manager at the Institute of Tropical Medicine


Justyna Dolega

I truly enjoyed the Open Borders MBA program and the investment I made there has changed both my pr merit.

Global Innovation Manager at Armacell Benelux SCS


Bernard Jouan

In an ever more complex environment, companies of all sizes are looking for creative partners, sharp merit.

Director General Retail & Private Banking at BNP Paribas Fortis


Jacques Galloy

Developing knowledge of business realities from Paris to Berlin and from Amsterdam to Luxembourg, th merit.

Former Director & CEO at EVS Broadcast Equipment - Belgium


Georges Hübner

How could an MBA carve its path through a saturated market? I have taken notice of the intelligence merit.

Finance Professor at HEC Liège


Petr Simik

Starting the Open Borders MBA was the best choice I have made from my personal perspective. First, i merit.

Team Leader of electric, instrumentation and Automation at John Cockerill


Geoffrey Prevot

The Open Borders MBA was an amazing experience that surpassed all of my expectations. While startin merit.

Senior sourcing officer at IBA


Charlemagne Noukoua

Born and raised in Cameroun, I arrived in Belgium after high school to continue university studies i merit.

Radiologist at CHU Liège


Peter Ghelen

Developing the potential of people and organizations has always been my passion. Building organizati merit.

Head of the Learning Department at Agentschap integratie en inburgering


Kerstin Rauw

I really recommend the Open Borders MBA program also to people working in smaller structures .The p merit.

CEO at ATS Rauw


Karin Walravens

The Open Borders MBA was a journey to a better me. That’s how I can best summarize the experience. merit.

Training programs Designer & Sales Academy Coordinator at HEC Liège - Executive Education


Laureline Renson

Most of the people I tell that I followed the Open Borders MBA program ask me what I learned, as I a merit.

Investment Manager at Ostbelgieninvest


Benjamin Muller-Schulten

Besides the content, the major benefit that I took out of the program was working together with expe merit.

Department Head Operational Excellence Management/ Production System at Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli


Dirk Jenear

I started the Open Borders MBA program in 2017, while I was sales Director at Pami. I felt and still merit.

CEO at Arjemo


Abderrahmane Mikou

I strongly believe that it was one of the greatest decisions I have made regarding the future develo merit.

Senior Software Developer at Ingenieurgruppe


Marc Linder

The first question that comes to people's mind when I tell them about the executive MBA I did, is: w merit.

Global Distributor Service Manager at Boston Scientific International


Nico Wolff

I was able to restructure the whole WolffGroup into one ecosystem around the customer, starting from merit.

CEO at Wolff Group


Karin Willio

I obtained the MBA degree in 2017. It was not a classroom experience at all! The intensive progra merit.

Chief Financial Officer at VINCI Facilities Belgium, VINCI Energies


Emmanuel Kongolo

I think that the Open Borders MBA is even more than a high-level academic program! Through its high merit.

Regional sales manager at Citizen Systems Europe


Peter Piccard

The most appealing thing for me about the Open Borders MBA is the fact that, during the courses of merit.

Co-founder of Engenius & Owner of Piccard Engineering


Peter Timmermans

The unique possibility to combine the Open Borders MBA with a Master in Management Sciences convince merit.

Process manager, responsible for maintenance and reliability at Arcelor Mittal Geel


Martine Daenen

The Open Borders MBA was very valuable to me for various reasons. The different languages emphasize merit.

Director Secure Consultancy & Safety Solutions BeNeLux at G4S


Annabelle Mockel

Initially , I chose to do an MBA with the objective of acquiring the necessary knowledge to give mys merit.

CEO at MOCKEL AG


Steven Van Hellemont

As a Senior Solutions Consultant for the outsourcing of operations, I have had to deal with several merit.

Business Planning and Optimisation Manager at BICS


Frank Conrads

I enrolled in The Open Borders MBA in order to gain knowledge in economics to complement my technica merit.

Plant Manager at Aryzta


Open Borders MBA in a word

INTERVIEWS

  • "DEVELOPING MY STRATEGIC VISION AND NETWORK"

    she became a business controller when Cegelec took over ABB. When Cegelec was integrated with the VINCI Group, she joined the ... Human Resources department as an HR Compensation & Benefits manager. It is on the advice of the Human Resources Director, Eddy Vandersmissen, also a graduate of Open Borders MBA, and with the financial support of the VINCI Group, that she joined the cohort 4 of the program in 2015. For two years, Karin worked as a financial controller at VINCI Energies Belgium while in parallel attending monthly MBA seminars. At the end of the program, Karin wished to implement the assets of its training at the international level within the VINCI Group. Her involvement with the Open Borders MBA has also enabled VINCI Energies to become one of the favourite partners of the Smart City Institute of HEC Liège.






  • "BORDERS AS MEETING POINTS, RATHER THAN DIVIDING LINES?"

    Determined to join the European Commission and aware of the importance of languages for the achievement of his objective, Daniel Niessen decided to go on exchange to Mexico with the Rotary to learn Sp... nish after secondary school. Later, he got a degree in translation (FR/NL/EN) in Brussels and learned Polish during evening classes. Highly motivated to realize his dream, he obtained an additional master's degree at the KUL in comparative and international politics that allowed him to intern at the European Commission's "blue book". Nevertheless, Daniel realized that he wanted to get involved at the Community level, more precisely in his region of origin; the German-speaking community. Therefore, he applied to work at the office of Minister-President Karl-Heinz Lambertz, who proposed to him the position of press secretary. Back then, the German-speaking community also participated in the construction of the Open Borders MBA program, an academic project built between regional academic institutions. While preparing for the press conference with HEC Liège, UHasselt and the FHAchen for the launching of that program, Daniel found out about it. A year later, he signed up with the support of the German-speaking community and chose as a theme for its final work: the deployment of the brand Ostbelgien and its regional marketing.






  • "DON'T WAIT TO DO WHAT YOU LIKE" FROM THE INSULIN PUMP TO THE ROYAL COFFEE CLUB!

    Charlotte Bauwens, 38 years old, is now the founder and manager of the Royal Coffee Club in Herve. After obtaining a degree in general and international management at HEC Liège, she started her caree... as a medical delegate at Innovex, then at Johnson & Johnson. Later on, she then joined the company Medtronic Belgium that financed her Open Borders MBA after only 6 months of service. As expected, the program was a real professional springboard for her. Indeed, after her graduation she became head of a business unit at the European level in Medtronic Switzerland. Enriched by both her MBA and this prestigious professional experience, Charlotte decided in 2017 to give a new direction to her personal career by realizing her own entrepreneurial project: the Royal Coffee Club in Herve, with the motto 'eat local, healthy, tasty and comfy'! Thoughtful, rigorous and ambitious, her objective is to expand her activities and open franchises.


    Feel like a stop at the Royal Coffee Club? Go to Outre-cour 118C - 4651 Battice-Herve



  • "DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE BIRTH OF ... XPRIENCE !"

    After a career of nearly 20 years as an international executive in the financial sector in Luxembourg and London, Edouard Bokuetenge, Open Border MBA 2016 class (OBMBA), decided to take on a new chall... nge by launching Xprience, his startup Consulting & Interim Management company based in the region of Liège. "We founded Xprience in June 2018, with my business partner Jean-François Thissen, because we wanted to provide a concrete, reliable and structured response to the current talent war. Access to qualified experienced profiles on an ad hoc basis or over a fixed period is often difficult. The best are very much sought after. At the same time, many companies are facing urgent challenges for which they do not have the necessary in-house skills. For them, Xprience represents a solution offering a very strong value proposition. The Open Borders MBA was an important turning point in my professional life. This training gave me the audacity I needed to dare to undertake. The key words over these two years were: hard work, healthy competition and a spirit of friendship. The Open Borders MBA also enabled me to reconnect to my home region, to appreciate its evolution and to definitively convince myself of its enormous development potential. Through this project, we, as a whole new generation of young entrepreneurs, want to demonstrate our commitment to Wallonia


    For more information on the startup, please go to: www.xprience.be



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