Testimonies - General Management - EMBA

Rodrigo Valente da Silva

I have been working in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years and during this time, I have acquired extensive experience as a Wholesale Business Operations Executive.  With knowledge in processes such as budgeting, billing, accounting, planning, business performance and business strategy I have worked for the major telecommunications players in Brazil.

I chose to follow the EMBA Mobility (as an additional Major) in Brazil because I wanted to combine the concepts and business vision of HEC Paris and FDC and have a broader view of general business regarding internationalization and digital strategies.

I can honestly say that the Global Business Management/Digital Strategies and New Business Models programs were a truly enriching experience.


The programs forced me out of my comfort zone, allowing me to work with real companies and understand how they address internationalization and digital transformation issues. The lectures were easy to follow and provided me with a more comprehensive understanding of the various strategies that need to be applied if you want to launch your business abroad successfully, in the new digital era, in Latin America, the EU or North America. 

The programs have slightly different approaches to the other modules at HEC Paris, which helped me recognize the importance of a determined specific context - as not all situations are the same we need to adapt quickly to different environments. The lectures were impressive and of a high standard with faculty having vast experience in their work field. 
Another aspect that I appreciated was the diversity of the participants who came from a wide range of industries and sectors including finance, consumer goods, tobacco, technology and oil & gas, etc. It was easy to build a diverse network with people from many different backgrounds and with different experiences. 

For me, the key takeaway was that we need to understand the dynamism of our business environment.

In a rapidly changing world, every day offers us new opportunities to learn and develop ourselves. We must be ready in different ways to do business, anywhere, anytime. 

Rodrigo Valente da silva

Wholesale Business Operations Executive