Congratulations to all our programme members who graduated on 22 September 2017 at Henley’s Greenlands campus in the UK.
Every one of you has worked exceedingly hard during your time at Henley Business School. We are very proud to see you graduating and we wish you the very best for your personal and professional future.
We look forward to seeing you at our Alumni events and hearing about your future endeavours!
Pia Aaltonen-Forsell is CFO of Outokumpu, the largest stainless steal producer in Europe. She does not have the most obvious background for a CFO: she is Master of Social Sciences in economics. She thinks that her background is a great asset, since as a CFO you need to understand the economy in general, not just business.
One of the key sets of skills that are strengthened during the Henley EMBA journey are research skills. These are particularly necessary in the composition of the final thesis. But what is the work life relevance of academic research skills? How can I benefit from the research experience in my everyday work?
The EMBA programme in general and the Personal Development module has been a great opportunity to constructively challenge my views and beliefs about myself. I’ve found myself increasingly disagreeing with some identity labels that I previously considered useful and accurate.