Participants in two of IESE's key international programs for executives - the AMP and PMD - gathered at the school's New York Center on June 1 for their 2012 reunion. The event combined high-level academic sessions with a valuable networking opportunity for IESE's growing community of graduates based in North America.
The theme of the reunion was "Creativity, Innovation and Vision: What You Need to Succeed in the New Global Environment." Under this umbrella topic participants took part in key sessions on pertinent issues in finance, technology and innovation. In the first academic session, Prof. Ahmad Rahnema and Prof. Hillel Maximon examined themes in the film "Other People's Money" with Gregory Peck, and wove key issues of the story into a riveting discussion. Other professors leading sessions during the event were Eric Weber, director of IESE's New York Center; Sandra Sieber; Paddy Miller and Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg.
An executive panel discussion featured the participation of Luc Haegemans (AMP '11), Secretary General, Member of the Executive Committee, BNP Paribas Fortis; Veit Schmid-Schmidsfelden, (AMP Munich '11), CEO, Fertinger; and Fernando Val (PMD '11), COO, Vueling.
The following day, participants and their partners enjoyed two cultural activities in New York City - a Hudson River Cruise and a High Line Walk on an elevated freight rail line in Manhattan.
The Advanced Management Program (AMP) and the Program for Management Development (PMD) are aimed at global executives seeking to sharpen their general management skills and accelerate their careers.