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Last year, we were delighted that Hemant Chandran was one of a select few Global AMBAssadors for AMBA and attended the annual Global Leadership Conference which was held in South Africa – read about his experience here

This year, we’re thrilled that Noordalila Paris from our current Full Time MBA class is also a Global AMBAssador and recently attended the Global Leadership Conference – this year year held in Nantes, France from 6-9 Feb 2014 – she tells us more about the conference:

The Association of MBAs (AMBA), is amongst the sought after Business School accreditation that potential MBA candidates seek for in obtaining a quality education after obtaining adequate years of experience in the business world. For employers, potential candidates from accredited AMBA Business Schools, assists their search and selection in identifying the right fit for their organisation. The added advantage and edge that AMBA has in comparison to its counterparts i.e. EQUIS and AACSB is in its linkage with existing MBA candidates and alumni’s from its pool of accredited schools via its Global AMBAssadors representatives located across the globe.

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From the 6-9 February 2014, AMBA has organised the Global Leadership Conference (GLC) 2014 held at Audencia Nantes School of Management in Nantes, France. The conference theme focused around creative entrepreneurship, with emphasise on innovation and responsible management. Various speakers from inspirational entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, business leaders and educationalists across the world shared their knowledge and expertise with the Global AMBAssadors from various accredited AMBA Business schools across the world.

The presentations and engagement sessions covered the various aspects of entrepreneurship, from responsible management and continuous innovation, maximising communications and PR to growing and developing your networks and the unified brand. In kick starting the events momentum, the conference was officiated by the AMBA Chief Executive, Andrew Main Wilson followed by the key note speech delivered by Andrea Vogel, Partner- Strategic Growth Markets at Ernst and Young, with an overview of the recent Ernst and Young Study on the current development of G20 countries towards establishing a conducive ecosystem in the growth of entrepreneurship within developing countries. The stimulating three days sessions were filled with the sharing of knowledge, experience and networking amongst the experts in entrepreneurship and innovation, Global AMBAssadors and AMBA. In complementing the emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, the conference provides the platform for AMBA and the Global AMBAssadors to brainstorm and discuss the drive to strengthen the connections and integration across the AMBA ecosystem.


My main take away from the conference was in keeping abreast of the latest insights and development in entrepreneurship and innovation, and of course the networking through the exchange of experience and knowledge with experts and Global AMBAssadors across the world. The challenge for us now is in working towards realising the future potential of the AMBA platform and network by driving the link and integration of ideas amongst the MBA Candidates & Alumni and the Business Schools across the AMBA network and ecosystem on a global scale.

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Conference attendees including Hemant Chandran (2013 AMBAssador) *Back row 3rd from the left, Ian Brydson (2012 AMBAssador) * Back row, 3rd from the right and Noordalila (2014) *Front row, 5th from the right

Read more from Hemant Chandran and Ian Brydson about their experiences on our MBA programme