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Catherine Villarosa | Global MBA - Strategy & Digital Leadership Major, Singapore

Previous studies:
Bachelor of Science in Management, Major in Communications Technology Management, Ateneo de Manila University

Spoken languages:
English, Filipino, Bahasa Indonesia


Hello there! Nice to meet you!

Pursuing an MBA can be a major life decision, and with the world moving at an extraordinary, rapidly changing pace, making that choice may feel quite daunting. At the height of the pandemic, I also faced this same challenge; coupled with the considerable uncertainty of the future, as well as selecting a programme that best suited who I am, and what I wanted to achieve.

Movement has always been my passion in life, as it has always symbolised intentionality and progress. Today, I am on track towards achieving my dream of using technology to fuel positive change in the world; accelerated by ESSEC’s specialised Global MBA Programme in Strategy & Digital Leadership.

After graduating from the Ateneo de Manila University (BS CTM, minor in International Business, 2015). I started my career as a Management Associate for Globe Telecom in the Philippines, I was exposed to how technology has unparalleled potential to connect, enlighten, and change lives. Focusing on customer experience shaped my passion in delivering value-adding products and services that form meaningful relationships along the way. A few years later, I moved to Indonesia as a Strategic Account Manager at a marketing technology company called Insider, and honed my skills in execution and cross-cultural management in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment.

With the experiences I have had, the ESSEC Global MBA programme felt like a perfect fit; allowing me to step forward and challenge myself in new situations. Rooted in a strong sense of community, passion, and leadership, it has allowed me to exercise my skills, to connect with and learn from diverse individuals, and to receive support as I pave the way towards my next career step.

If you’d like to learn more, I would love to connect with you and hear your story as well. Should you have any questions about ESSEC, its programmes, your career plans, or anything else, I’d be happy to help you through them.

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