MSM Graduation Ceremony 2017

21 September 2017

On 21 September 2017 the annual Graduation Ceremony of Maastricht School of Management will take place.

During the Graduation Ceremony students will receive their Master of Business AdministrationMaster in Management and Doctoral degrees. More than a hundred students from all across the world will be awarded. The ambassadors of the representing student countries will also attend the Graduation Ceremony to personally congratulate the students of their countries.

Please find below the program:

13. 30 Arrival of guests
14.00 Opening by Professor Wim Naudé, Dean
14.30 Alumnus address: Mr. Frank Kauffmann, General Manager Integrated Project Operations Center, Royal Philips, MSM Executive MBA
15.00 Musical Intermezzo: Variations on an MSM Theme: Composed to accompany the MSM photo exhibition “MSM, Maastricht and Metamorphic Books” by Mr. Remy Syrier (harpsichord)
15.20 Awarding of the Degrees and Awards
16.40 Valedictory speech MBA: Mr. Cristian Tala
16.50 Valedictory speech MM: Ms. Despoina Polyzoidou and Mr. Vineet Rathi
17.00 Closing remarks by Professor Wim Naudé, Dean
17.30 Reception and Party (till 21.00 hrs) at Bergrust, Maastricht

Mr. Frank Kauffmann
Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Frank is a former Airforce Officer who joined Royal Philips in 1992 as sales & marketing manager in a special business unit for military applications. Frank has held various international sales and marketing responsibilities within Philips in Business Electronics, Consumer Electronics, Lighting and Healthcare. After a 1 year special assignment with McKinsey & Company he was  sent to the executive MBA program of MSM where he graduated “with Distinction” in the year 2000. After having been assigned to various general management positions with a specific focus on turnaround management he is currently involved in establishing a new organization and infrastructure to successfully execute the very high complex healthcare solutions that Royal Philips wishes to pursue as part of their strategic direction to move from product & system selling to total solution selling.

Attending the Graduation Ceremony is on invitation only. Students and invited guests need to register through the registration link provided on the invitation before 15 September.

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