MAKATI, Philippines — It was a great day of learning and fellowship as renowned economist and IESE Business School Professor Pedro Videla presented the World Economic Outlook for this year 2015 at the Makati Shangrila Hotel. Two sessions were held last September 10, 2015 to senior business leaders and managers from industries that operate across borders. The morning session was geared towards more senior leaders while the evening session was for the IESE alumni, managers, and friends.
IESE alumni, future students, JCI members, friends, and guests were treated to informative sessions of what the current global situation is and where the global economy is headed. Insights from past economic history, to the impacts on the recessions of countries such as China and Greece were brilliantly interconnected by Professor Videla.
As for his insights in the outlook of the Philippine economy, he was still positive with the economic growth of our nation. Factors like the rise of the BPO sector here and high overseas Filipino worker remittances have given this country a boost in terms of having a bullish economy for the past five years. Although consumption would be at a high for most of the Philippine economy, the lack of infrastructure would be a hindrance to a more effective growth. The country’s lack of roads and an efficient public transport system would be detrimental to the Philippine’s economic growth.
Before the forums ended, Anjaney Bowankar, IESE’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia and India provided some information on some of the programs that IESE has to offer. The most recent one is the Inaugural World Executive MBA that would start by early 2016. Overall these were remarkable events full of insights that kept us up to date on how we can adapt to the economic conditions we face in national and global perspective. The sessions are organized by IESE Business School with much assistance from IESE Alumni Carina Gemperle and Gigi Zulueta.
Through the effort of JCI Alabang President Aimee Flordeliza and Local Training Director Gabriel Gonzalez, both alumni of IESE MBA program, JCI members were invited to this unique learning event. Those in attendance included JCI Philippines National President-Elect Steve Tycangco, JCI Alabang 2014 President Vicky Martinez, JCI Perlas Pasay President Maje Mambo, JCI Makati Princess Urduja President Yvette Deloso, JCI Alabang board of directors and members, and JCI Perlas Pasay members. Friends from the Rotary Club of Alabang and the Muntinlupa Real Estate Board also got to attend the informative sessions. JCI Alabang looks forward to events with the IESE Business School.
IESE Business School. Founded in 1958, IESE is the graduate business school of the University of Navarra, and one of the world’s top ten institutions. A pioneer in MBA and executive education, IESE develops leaders who seek to make a positive, deep and lasting impact on companies and society. It distinguishes itself in its general management approach, extensive use of the case method, international outreach, emphasis on developing a global mindset and placing people at the heart of managerial decision making. Truly universal in outlook, IESE currently has campuses in Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, New York and Sao Paolo, and delivers programs in over forty countries. www.iese.edu
An information session on the MBA program will be held on October 5, 2015. You may contact JCI Alabang ([email protected]) if you are interested to attend.
The World Executive MBA. The World Executive MBA is a blended learning program for senior executives with the depth and academic rigor of an MBA. Delivered jointly by IESE and CEIBS, the program draws on a combination of unique synergies and more than 20 years of collaboration. You will be exposed to business practices in five continents. Our faculty of global business experts will accompany you on this journey, helping you deepen your knowledge, broaden your perspective and gain insights into your own leadership style, and into how you can and do impact the world around you. On completion of the program, you will graduate with a dual degree from both IESE and CEIBS. The World Executive MBA is held in the following locations: Shanghai, Barcelona, Shenzhen, New York, Munich, Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo, India, Africa, Singapore and Indonesia. Applications are by invitation only. The first cohort begins early 2016. www.theworldexecutivemba.com
Writeup by JCI Alabang member, Kiel Villamin
Photos by: Charm Godino, Aimee Flordeliza