Student Stories

08.08.2018

Formula for success in Asia – Sylvain Gysler

Class of 2008 (Switzerland)
Pre-MBA: Associate, Union Bancaire Privée (Switzerland)
Post-MBA: Vice President, Team Leader, Credit Suisse AG (Singapore)
Current: Head of Intermediaries, VP Bank (Singapore)

Sylvain Gysler has led a mainly European life. Born and raised in Switzerland, he could have been a typical continental banker. So how did he end up with Credit Suisse in Asia? "With my MBA, network and a bit of luck" is his answer.

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08.08.2018

The Journey to China – Markus Seidler

Class of 2010 (Austria)
Pre-MBA: Head of Trading Desk, Merit Group (Austria)
Post-MBA: Group Management Associate, AIA (Hong Kong & Manila)

For Markus, China offers more than just career opportunities. "Everything in Austria is different to China. I see new things, draw new insights and gain new perspectives every day here," he says. Yet how could he settle in a completely different environment and continue to develop his career at the same time?

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08.08.2018

Asia Adventure far beyond expectations – Erik Emilsson

Class of 2011 (Sweden)
Pre-MBA: Senior Auditor, Ernst & Young (Sweden)
Post-MBA: Global Engagement Management Associate, Citigroup (United States)
Current: Head of Global Subsidiaries Group, Nordics, Citigroup (Sweden)

Erik has a truly international background, having been born in Sweden and achieved his Bachelor in US. He enrolled in HKUST’s full-time MBA program to broaden his horizons to include Asia and he has found the experience yet far more rewarding than he expected.

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08.08.2018

Global Networking –Benno Jaeggi

Class of 2006 (Germany)
Pre-MBA: Project Manager, Holcim Ltd (Germany) 
Post-MBA: Business Manager, Institutional & Corporate Banking Asia, ABN AMRO (Hong Kong)
Current: Executive Director, Business Execution, Global Markets, ANZ (Hong Kong)

Originally from Switzerland and educated at the University of St Gallen, Benno worked in more than 20 countries prior to his HKUST MBA. He went on exchange to Columbia University, New York.

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