MBA Student Profiles
Previous Education: Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics, New York University
Previous Employment: Strategy Manager at Machu Picchu Foods S.A.C
I learned about INSEAD’s top-notch family business and general management programmes, which were two key areas that I wanted to develop.
For my undergraduate degree, I studied finance and my first work experience involved analysing companies. However, over the years, I realised that I needed a set of soft and hard skills to manage and lead an organisation. I felt that an MBA could help me achieve this.
I first heard about INSEAD in 2009 from colleagues who had completed their MBAs at INSEAD. One of the things that I found attractive about the INSEAD MBA was the opportunity to live in Asia and understand businesses in Asia better. A few years later, I learned about INSEAD’s top-notch family business and general management programmes, which were two key areas that I wanted to develop.
Yes, the experience has opened my mind to meeting new people from all over the world and understanding different points of views. Also, it made me realise the importance of diversity in the work place and social settings.
After the MBA, I plan to return to the family business in Peru and become part of the management team.
My favourite module so far has been Practical Wisdom in Business. The professor captivated the attention of the class through simple but well-structured stories. Most importantly, through his course I questioned my own thinking, and further expanded some of the notions I initially had.