Student Stories

08.08.2018

Going East for a global experience – Gregoire Lecomte

Class of 2011 (Switerland)
Pre-MBA: Advisor, Real Estate Financing, Credit Suisse (Switzerland)
Post-MBA: Business Development Consultant, HuaAn Asset Management (Hong Kong)
Current: Group Head of Treasury, MicroCred (France)

After growing up in Switzerland and spending nine years in the financial services industry in Europe, Gregoire Lecomte, Class of 2011, wanted to do something that would bring him a solid international experience. He looked East, to Hong Kong and HKUST, where the blend of Asian and Western [...]

Read more

08.08.2018

Opening doors in Asia – Curtis Loo

Class of 2010 (United States)
Pre-MBA: Application Specialist, Edtec Inc (United States)
Post-MBA: Managing Consultant, HCL Technologies (China)
Current: Founder, Measure Education (United States)

Curtis Loo wanted to find a job in Asia that was linked to the business world. The HKUST MBA gave him the opportunity to do that, and also to explore his horizons further with work and study in Europe, too.

Read more

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.

Read more

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?

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

We use cookies to ensure you can have the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse our website, we assume you are ok with this. For more information, please check our Privacy Policy.