The pioneering spirit – Go East, young man!

ESSEC, a founding member of the Council on Business & Society, opens its new Asia-Pacific Campus in Singapore

ESSEC Dean,French Ambassador, and Singaporean Minister open the ceremonies

ESSEC Dean, the French Ambassador, and the Singaporean Minister open the ceremonies

On Monday, May 4th, ESSEC inaugurated its new Singapore campus, located in the Nepal Hill neighborhood at the center of the city’s education and innovation complex.

In the presence of students, faculty, alumni, local government officials, ESSEC’s academic and corporate partners, guest of honour M.S. Isawaran, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry Minister Second, accompanied by the Ambassador of France Benjamin Dubertret, toasted the new campus and the bridge that it will create between Asia and Europe.

This inauguration was broadcast at the Cergy and La Defense campuses, where multiple events were organized to celebrate this new step in ESSEC’s development including food markets, dragon dances and debates.

As one of the leading business school in Europe and founded in 1907 in Paris, ESSEC Business School strategically chose Singapore to extend its international presence and establish its Asia-Pacific campus. The economic dynamism of the city-state and its position at a multicultural and educational crossroads allows ESSEC to respond to the increasing demand for management education in Asia.

The new ESSEC Asia-Pacific campus

The new ESSEC Asia-Pacific campus

ESSEC Asia-Pacific aims to groom a new generation of global leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals able to face the challenges of a fast-changing world. The Asia-Pacific campus was inaugurated in 2005 at the National Library Building in Singapore and has since welcomed and trained over 3,000 students and managers from all over the world.

Watch the video of the inauguration.

The Council on Business & Society Global Alliance is an ongoing international dialogue between six of the world’s leading business schools and an organiser of Forums focusing on issues at the crossroads of business and society – The Council Community helps bring together business leaders, academics, students and journalists from around the world. #CouncilonBusinessandSociety

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