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Newfel Drahmoune | Advanced Master Strategy & Management of International Business (MS SMIB)


Previous studies:
MSc Marketing & Strategy, Paris-Dauphine University

Spoken languages:
English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese


During my MSc Marketing & Strategy and my experience as a Digital Content Strategist at Daimler in Japan, I have realized that Strategy is the discipline I wanted to specialize in. The SMIB in Singapore was, therefore, the natural next step for me to transition to strategy consulting and further develop the Asian touch of my profile.

I come from a place in France where hardly anybody had big dreams. I have had to carve my career slowly, in almost complete uncertainty. At every step, I have had people tell me that I was not good enough to realize my big aspirations, that the competition was too good, that it was not even worth trying. And yet, here I am today. Studying strategy at what I believe to be one of the best business schools in the world, after having studied and worked in Japan for the company that invented the car and the truck, and having created my own small business.

At the SMIB, I have already been fortunate enough to work for one of the leading market research companies, create the ESSEC Asia-Pacific Football Club and represent the school as a Student Ambassador.

I truly believe all of us are talents. There is no reason why any given individual would not be able to realize its full potential.

Remember, you only need one massive explosion that will change everything. And the SMIB can most likely be the catalyst for that explosion!

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you want further information and counseling.

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