MIM alumnus: Charles-Louis Stinglhamber

Written on September 10, 2014 by MIM Blog in News

Charles Louis alumnusCharles-Louis Stinglhamber

Master in Management alumnus, Class of 2012

Currently: Transport Specialist at AB Inbev

What were you doing before the MIM and what were your main reasons for pursuing the MIM?

“Before joining the MIM I did a bachelor degree in marketing and had various professional experiences. I started in a global paint supplier as a market researcher in the UK. Then I moved to the US where I worked in an NGO promoting human rights by doing advocacy work at the UN, and after 6 month I left to join the communication team of a global Asset Manager in Switzerland for a year. The MIM was the perfect way to complete my operational background with technical skills and a broader understanding of the economic and financial environment.”


What did you do during the MIM? Exchange, venture lab, student clubs, etc.

“I focused as much as I could on all activities directed towards entrepreneurship. Although I had already my own project in Brussels and didn’t feel like presenting it in the internal competition, I participated actively to every event and conferences and learned a lot. We also went to London for a 1-week Exchange program with London Business School focused on Global Markets where we followed lectures from top players in the academical and corporate world. This was a great opportunity for us to network with the students and teachers of the MIM and MIF programs there.”

Define the MIM program and experience briefly.

“The MIM is the perfect program for those who want to develop a good understanding of the internal structure of a business and its relationship with its micro and macro economic environment. It is a good background for both future entrepreneurs and employees who want to be successful.”

 What are you doing at the moment?

“Right after graduating, I joined AB Inbev as a Transport Specialist and have been in that position since then. I sit in the head office in Leuven, Belgium as a member of the Transport team within the Logistics Support department, as part of the broader Supply organization. I am mainly in charge of bringing visibility on our operational and financial performance by setting up new KPI’s, building the Transport budget and coordinating the tracking and monitoring activities at Zone level with our operational and financial teams. My team counts 6 people and I have 3 indirect reports.”

How did the MIM contribute in your career development?

“The MIM gave me the confidence to claim my place in the corporate world and is for a big part responsible for getting me the job I have now at AB Inbev. Without it I would have joined the company at a lower level – if my CV would have passed the screening – and would have taken 2 years to get where I am now. In addition, I learned a lot about myself and I am sure most of the decisions I have taken since then are the consequence of the maturity I gained during my year at IE.”


Your IE Story Issue 1: Alexandros Tziampazis

Written on August 29, 2014 by MIM Blog in News


Alexandros loves to explore. He climbed the sacred Mount Olympus, taught photography to children in Romania and tasted snowflakes in Istanbul. When Alexandros met IE at the Athens study fair, he was magnetized right away and flew to Madrid for the campus visit. Now a new student of the Master in Management program, he is impressed that IE brings together people so similar yet so different. Alexandros loves the lively vibe in Madrid, though he misses the feta cheese made only in Greece. A perfect summer day for him is to sit near the sea with friends and enjoy a big plate of fresh Greek salad, with a lot of feta of course.

By Wang Lin

Alexandros Tziampazis Your IE Story

Lin: How is your life in Greece?

Alexandros: My life has been nomadic since I was a child. I had to change cities, neighborhoods and schools every time when my father rotated his station as a military officer. But instead of sobbing in a new environment, I was always curious to explore. I wandered the streets, chatted with locals and picked up dialects. Very soon, I felt at home.

When I moved to Athens for university, I grew keen to explore the mountains. In 2014 I realized my childhood dream of climbing the Mount Olympus, the sacred house of the Olympian Gods. The climb was pleasant in the beginning, with beautiful lakes, exotic flowers and running squirrels. Gradually only tough rocks and winds accompanied us. At night, we made bonfires at huts and fell into sleep, exhausted but happy. When we finally reached the peak, the snow at the top wiped away the dust in our hearts and we felt peaceful. No Facebook, no phones. We were connected with ourselves, nature and Gods.

Lin: What did you do before coming to IE?

Alexandros: I studied Economic Growth and Regional Development in Athens and joined an intercultural project in Romania with four international students. At the local schools, we taught pupils everything from Greek mythology to dance, arts and photography.

In one photography class, we put down curtains and encouraged pupils to “draw” with flashlights. Everyone created his or her futuristic picture and we captured each creative moment with the camera. After we left Romania, we created a Facebook group for pupils to share photos. Even a roadside flower, a frozen stream and a broken bicycle can look so poetic through their lens.

Lin: What brought you to IE?

Alexandros: After I met IE officers at the Athens study fair, I was curious to find out more. So I made a quick decision to fly to Madrid for the campus visit. The more I talked to people and felt the vibe of IE, the louder my inner voice said yes! It is hard to articulate the logical reasons. It just feels right!

Moreover, the Master in Management program offers everything I want from core management foundations, cutting-edge specializations, to career enhancement workshops, consulting lab, trips to visit leading companies and a summer Spanish language program!

Lin: Now you are in the Spanish language program. What’s your impression?

“IE brings together people so similar yet so different! The people in my Spanish class are all open-minded, passionate and confident. They come from over 20 countries with backgrounds in business, arts, music, geography, history and even disaster management!”

Alexandros: And Madrid is fantastic! When I just arrived here, I was eager to smell, touch and feel Madrid. One night I went to the festival at La Latina and was blown away by the vibe. It was a lively river of people, lights, music and food. Amazing!

Lin: You look very composed in the Spanish class. What’s the other side of you?

Alexandros: Maybe there is a little boy living inside me. One winter evening in Istanbul, I was enjoying Turkish tea and mint shisha with two friends. Then snowflakes started to fall. We ran out with excitement to embrace the magic of nature. We were tasting fresh snowflakes and laughing like kids. It was a childhood fantasy come true!

Lin: What a lovely experience. What do you expect in the next one year?

Alexandros: I will specialize in Marketing and Sales and I am keen to apply my knowledge and skills to the consumer goods sector as a consultant. Where will I be next year? I will enjoy the flow and let it take me to anywhere in the world!

Lin: Are you missing something in Greece?

Alexandros: I miss feta. It’s a unique cheese made only in Greece from sheep’s milk. For me, feta is the soul of the Greek salad. I wish I could indulge myself in a huge plate of tomatoes, onions, peppers, cucumbers and of course feta on top with oregano and lots of olive oil. Yummy!

“In a typical summer day, we sit at a nice table near the sea with friends. The soothing waves, cool breeze, rustling leaves and laughter of kids become natural light music for us. In front of us, there are the fresh Greek salad, grilled fish, fried squids and the classic ouzo drink that every Greek loves. We eat, laugh and have fun. How lovely!”


Career Milestones July 2014

Written on August 20, 2014 by MIM Blog in News


Month by month the Career Services department builds up a number of milestones towards a year of successful services related to professional development. The summary of what happened in terms of careers during July 2014 is here. The highlight of the month is the recruitment process by Cartier specifically for Master in Management students. Way to go MIMs!

For more interesting information about IE Business School the slideshare profile shares different presentations not only about Careers but about many other interesting topics.

Career Milestones July 2014






Mes a mes el departamento de Carreras Profesionales da pasos firmes en vista a un año exitoso de servicios de relacionado al desarrollo profesional. Presentamos un resumen de lo que aconteció durante el mes de Julio 2014 en el ámbito de Carreras Profesionales. Éste mes habría que resaltar que Cartier ha tenido un proceso de selección exclusivamente enfocado a los alumnos del Master in Management. Muy buenas noticias para los MIMs!

El perfil de slideshare de IE Business school sirve como un recurso útil donde se publican presentaciones relevantes no sólo a Carreras Profesionales pero también relevantes a otros temas.




IE MIM Experience social media update!

Written on August 13, 2014 by MIM Blog in News


We want to thank and congratulate our previous IE MIM Experience students: Arabdha, Abel, Davinia and Rita. They have graduated and are now ready to move on to the real world after IE. Congratulations on your graduation guys!

We would like to take this opportunity to announce the latest update regarding our IE MIM Experience Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. In case you haven’t  seen them yet, these social media channels show you on a weekly basis the MIM experience through students’ experiences.

Live the daily moments with our current students through social media. This term, we want to welcome Emily, Yury, Marta, and Anamaría. They will be the voice of IE MIM Experience during their time as IE students. They have already started publishing their stories and will continue to do so until they graduate. Looking forward to hear all about the IE MIM Experience!

IE MIM Experience 2014


Mensaje de Eduardo Martín-Prieto Hidalgo a futuros alumnos

Written on August 6, 2014 by MIM Blog in News

Nos gustaría compartir con vosotros un mensaje para los futuros alumnos del IE de Eduardo Martín-Prieto Hidalgo,

un alumno que se graduó la semana pasada del Master in Management Septiembre 2013, y que cursó la especialización de Sales y Marketing.

“El IE se convertirá en tu familia. Aprovecha cada oportunidad que se te ofrece, no solo en clase, sino también a través de las conferencias,

eventos sociales y de ocio, o mediante las reuniones globales como el MiM Cup o el Global Village.      

¡Este es el año de tu vida, no te pierdas ni un segundo!”                      Cover-Edu-Color-copia-2-300x225


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