“After a university exchange program in Mexico as part of the Master 1 degree, I had the opportunity to continue my education in a work-study program. The degree provides solid theoretical and professional training in the fields of supply chain management, sales, international transport and logistics. This teaching gave me concrete knowledge of the business world and its issues related to international trade. After completing my work-study program at DB SCHENKER, I joined CMA CGM as an Area Manager for the LATAM lines.
“After a master's degree in business law, I found this program extremely comprehensive. It prepares us to manage, from start to finish, business issues, internationally. With this experience, I continued, at the end of the program, at BOURBON OFFSHORE where I had completed my work-study program to lead a project to create and market a new activity.
The case studies, real assets of the program, helped me in each phase of this project (market analysis, development of business process, creation of an offer, negotiation, etc ...).
After the signing of the first contracts, I decided to satisfy my wish for expatriation by joining the PARLYM group, whose general manager had attended our final case presentations.
Based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, I am currently in charge of pipeline installation and LPG sphere construction projects in the Vridi area. I thus develop my technical expertise in energies and my knowledge of Africa, in order to take charge of the commercial development of a region on this continent.”
The MSc of International Trade & Logistics of KEDGE will be a brilliant choice for those who would like to be specialists in maritime, logistics and international commerce. This MSc provided me with professional knowledge thanks to real international case study. Renowed and experienced professors and an excellent network of powerful companies gave me many added value to better prepare myself for my professional career. Supported by this MSc, I was recruited by CMA-CGM Head Office right after my graduation. After one year working in Logistics Department, I am now part of Operations team, in charge of cargo flow for one of Asia-Europe line (EPIC service) in CMA-CGM HO. My mission is to optimize the loading capacity and available space on board. I will continue working in shipping industry and focus on the field of operation in the future.
I choose this Master for 2 reasons: 1. Master's degree allowed me to pursue a specialist area of interest that, I wanted to develop during my previous career. 2.To improve my skills and qualities to enhance my professional career in a highly competitive graduate employment job market. According to me, this MSc give you a detailed knowledge and excellent foundation in a industry that is drastically changing in time. It is a unique industry with commercial challenges, sustainable innovation and environmental issues. Intermodal structure of the logistic system was something, I cherish working on. KEDGE has a good network of professionals to guide me during my thesis. I had the opportunity to nurture in a program which reflects in unique interests of the market and which proved interesting and intellectually rewarding in my career. Currently I’m working with d’amico societa di navigazione S.p.A Itallia (green ship award winner 2016). My job consist in : assisting in implementation of the energy governance and monitoring system of 71 vessels in d'amico societa di navigazione S.p.A Italian tanker operator based in roma ; improving performance monitoring service to ship-owner and charter party, towards a green maritime attitude; working with a dedicated team, commercially situated around the globe.
A one year compact master of science with unique specialty and focus on maritime industry was the course I was seeking for. KEDGE Scholarship helped me success in shipping. Business development, setting pricing policy and commercial analysis are among my responsibilities nowadays in CMA-CGM. Law courses were the nutshell of this MSc, thought by a professional team which opened a new horizon in international trade and logistics for me.
"After graduating in the field of maritime transport and port logistics, I have consolidated my knowledge of the maritime industry through this Master's degree while developing my knowledge of business management. The combination of courses in managerial skills and international transport can only lead to a result that meets the expectations of companies.
Moreover, the reputation of this master represents a real advantage for recruiters. Indeed, it allowed me to join the CMA CGM group and to evolve within it. Currently Ship Manager, I am in charge of several ships on a shipping line and plan to continue to take on responsibilities in my preferred fields."
The MSc programme opened up a wide range of career opportunities for me. It enabled me to move from the yachting business to the shipping industry. This training is a real plus for anyone wanting to pursue an international career in the maritime transport industry.
"CEA's innovation-driven culture develops technologies that ensure industry’s competitiveness across multiple markets. With 20,000 multidisciplinary researchers it combines deep expertise and world-class pre-industrialization facilities to focus strategically on global challenges such the digital transformation, clean & safe energies, health & wellness, safety & security and Industry 4.0. CEA files 600 patent applications a year, supports 600 partnerships and launches more than 220 high-tech start-ups. Its annual turnover is €5.3 billion. CEA is identified by Reuters / Clarivate as Europe’s most innovative public research institution. KEDGE is a key partner to support CEA in this strategy."
Emmanouil have been part of KEDGE Global MBA’s 2016 intake.
Can you tell us more about yourself and your background?
I grew up in Milos island in Greece. Milos is part of the Cyclades islands and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands, internationally popular for its volcanic moonlike beaches. As a child, I participated in the local sailing club and spent most of my time on boats or doing activities related to the sea. I studied Automation Engineering and then got my first job in Greece.
Philip have been part of KEDGE Global MBA’s 2011 intake.
Can you tell us more about yourself and your background?
I was born and raised in Germany and left for England aged 16 to get my A-Levels. After completing school I enrolled at Loughborough university for studies which incorporated Economics with languages. As I was a good rugby player, I left for France in my third university year to play for the CA Brive Corrèze club in the French first rugby division now called TOP 14.