Meet MSM's Staff Members: Introducing Ms. Manon M.E. Souren-Huppertz


At MSM we are proud of the more than 40 staff members who are committed and eager to fulfill our mission in offering management and entrepreneurship education, advice and research to individuals and organizations from all over the world. To become more acquainted with our staff members and to show you how it feels for them working at MSM we will each month highlight one of our staff members. This month the spotlight will be on Ms. Manon Souren-Huppertz.

Let me introduce myself…
My name is Manon Souren-Huppertz and I am Admissions and Education officer at MSM. After graduating from high school I moved to France for one year to study the French language. Back in the Netherlands I started my study Business Communication at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and graduated in 1993.In my professional life I have participated in several short courses to learn more about communication skills, management techniques, leadership and HR Management.

The red thread in my career is my passion to work with people…
Before joining MSM in 2011 I have worked in several areas in the Human Resources (HR) sector: recruiting, training & coaching, career counselling and HR management. At MSM I started as HR officer and after one year I switched to my new role as Admissions and Education officer. Although, I switched positions the red thread in my career is my passion to work with people; interact, communicate and giving advice is what gives me energy.

So in case you think “I need to boost my career”…just contact me!
In my position as Admissions and Education officer at MSM I am responsible for the operational and administrative activities of MSM’s short executive education programs. These short skills-oriented courses are developed to enhance the management and professional knowledge and skills for current and future leaders in both private and public sector in advanced as well as in developing economies. We run about 20 programs a year which are divided in several clusters: Leadership & ManagementComplex Problem SolvingPublic Policy, Governance & AdministrationThe Digital EconomyHigher and Vocational EducationSustainable Business Development and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. So in case you are reading this news item and you think “I need to boost my career”, please feel free to contact me at

The purpose of these corporate days is to be win-win for all parties
Next to my responsibility for MSM’s executive education programs I am also involved in the career services for our residential MBA and MM students, I coordinate the Mentorship program for the MBA students and I co-organize the yearly Corporate Week of both the MBA and MM students. This year’s MSM Corporate week will take place from 11 – 15 June.

The purpose of these corporate days is to be win-win for all parties, namely providing students with the possibility of meeting great companies from the BENELUX market, and for companies to find potential new talent.

It is my privilege to host the students during their stay at MSM and contribute to a good experience.
What I love about MSM is that I am able to meet the world in one classroom. Our students are coming from all over the world and with each new course, it is always exciting to meet them in person after being in contact for so long via e-mail or phone. One time we even had participants coming from 5 (!) continents in one class. It is my privilege to host the students during their stay at MSM and contribute to a good experience.

My inspiration in Life
I live together with my husband, our 3 teenage sons and a male cat… a very masculine household where I try to put in a feminine touch J. We are a sporty family so during the weekends you can find me either on the football field, supporting one of my sons or in the gym for a work out myself. During the summer time I also love to work (and relax) in the garden. Especially after a busy work day gardening is for me the ultimate way to clear my mind. Furthermore I like to go out with friends and celebrate life. We are big fans of Carnival, each year we design new costumes and compose a new carnival song with our group of friends.

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