Program EMBA AMS of the Presidential Academy helps gain new opportunities

08 August2019
Program EMBA AMS of the Presidential Academy helps gain new opportunities

Denis Vinogradov graduated from program Executive MBA Antwerp Management School of the Institute of Business Studies (IBS), RANEPA in June 2019 and has been working for 3 months at Emnos GmbH, Munich, in charge for the company’s business in Russia and the CIS.

Denis told how the studies at RANEPA influenced his career. “For the last 6 years I have been working at OrimiTrade. It is the leader of the Russian market, the third tea manufacturer in the world. My position was the Head of National Key Account. I was in charge for development of the company’s business with federal chains, such as Magnit, X5, Lenta, etc.

Two years ago I realized the need for professional changes. That was my forth year at the company and the eighth year in FMCG sector. I wanted to change my occupation, that is, I wanted some shake-up.

I remembered my lifelong dream about business education, which originated when I was getting a degree in jurisprudence. In addition to other advantages, Executive MBA degree made it possible to qualify for a C-level position at Orimi.

I made a market research: visited open days, communicated with my acquaintances from among graduates and teachers of various programs. Ultimately, I chose the EMBA Antwerp Management School at IBS, RANEPA. This is the only accredited joint program in Russia, which meets my requirements for the quality of Wester business education with Russian specifics, as I did not intend to work abroad then.

During my studies, my class mates were representatives of absolutely different industries, which were new for me, such as IT, banks, pharmaceutics, etc. During my studies, my perception of my own career and view on its development in the future have changed. This was influenced by people I met and knowledge I got at the program. Exactly during the studies, I understood that I wanted to try hand in a new sector, rather than just change the company.

Thanks to the joint work with my colleagues on the Master Consultancy Project (the graduation project), I got interested in application of modern technologies in traditional business sectors, such as retail and FMCG. Changes were not long in coming: during the work on the project, I received an offer to take a new position not just in a new industry, but also in a new country.

For already 3 months, I have been living in Munich and working as Senior Client Expert at Emnos GmbH, in charge for the company’s business in Russia and the CIS. Emnos is one of the global leaders in Big Data analytics for retail and FMCG. In addition to the priceless knowledge, program EMBA helped me reconceptualize my capabilities, set new goals and achieve them!

On September 12, an Open Day of program Executive MBА of Antwerp Management School shall be held at RANEPA, to be visited by graduates of the program as well. Welcome!

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