Doha, Qatar – October 27, 2014: HEC Paris School of Management and Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) marked the successful conclusion of Module 3 of HBKU’s Executive Master in Energy and Resources program.
HBKU’s Executive Master in Energy and Resources was launched by HBKU in January 2014. Designed in partnership with Georgetown University, Texas A&M University, and HEC Paris, the program offers an innovative educational approach in the field of energy and resources (E&R) by integrating the disciplines of geopolitics, public policy, technology, finance, management, and strategy. Successful participants will graduate with an Executive Master’s degree from HBKU and will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion from each of HBKU’s partner universities: Georgetown University, Texas A&M University, and HEC Paris.
A total of 28 participants completed Module 3 delivered by HEC Paris at HEC Paris premises in Tornado Tower in Doha, Qatar. The 10-day module was facilitated by HEC Paris faculty Dr. Joseph Nehme, Academic Director of the Program, along with Dr. Andrea Masini and Dr. Nils Plambeck. The participants also benefitted from the experience of guest speakers including Mr. Guillaume Chalmin, Managing Director of Total E&P Qatar, and Mr. Christian Vanderwouden, Operations Director of Shell Qatar.
“HEC Paris partnered with HBKU to deliver four modules in the Executive Master’s in Energy and Resources,” Dr. Nehme said. “In the third module of the program, we custom designed a rich program that covered the following topics: Strategy, Project Management and Operations Management.”
“To analyze and solve complex and challenging industry cases, participants from various backgrounds joined forces and fostered knowledge transfer in a dynamic and rich environment,” he added.
In thanking HBKU for the opportunity of working with them on the program, Professor Laoucine Kerbache, Chief Executive Officer and Academic Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar commented: “HEC Paris is extremely delighted to have shared its expertise in delivering a module that adds great value to the entire program. As partners with HBKU in buildingQatar’s corporate competitiveness within the global economy and in supportingits transformation into an advanced, competitive and knowledge-based economy, we look forward to further high value contributions.”
“Consistent with our mission of providing world class executive education programs, our partnership with HBKU meets the same standards of executive education excellence that HEC Paris is known for all over the world,” he added.
Professor Antoine Hyafil, Dr. Kerbache’s predecessor, who joined HBKU to develop the innovative program, also emphasized: HBKU is developing a world class program, with considerable support from its three academic partners, who are all leading institutions in the disciplines inwhich they contribute. This combines into an exceptional blend, which added to the expertise of HBKU’s faculty, helps position Qatar as a place of learning excellence for professionals dealing with eEnergy, natural resources and climate issues”.
In this module, the topic on Strategy provided an analysis on how industry structure and market dynamics in the energy sector impacts the formulation of corporate strategy. On the other hand, the topic on Project Management provided participants with fundamental project management skills and taught them to value, plan, contract, finance, organize, motivate, and control resources in an environment where cultural diversity is a norm.
The module concluded with the Operations Management module where participants learned how excellence in designing and managing operations is a primary source of competitive advantage
HEC Paris was ranked number one in the world for Executive Education in 2014 by the influential UK-based Financial Times media group.