Meet The HEC Paris Alumni: Mario Mihajlov

Mario Mihajlov

Class / Grad Year: Class of 2023

Current Employer / Role: Strategy& / Consultant

Best Memory at School:
Outdoor Leadership Seminar and the MBA tournament- Definitely a lot of fun and unforgettable memories

Biggest Achievement at School:
I’m immensely proud to be the first Macedonian ever to graduate from HEC Paris MBA, which represents not only a personal milestone but also a testament to the importance of diversity and international inclusion in education

Your Advice To Incoming first years:
Define your professional goals early in the MBA program and be opportunistic

Where do you currently live?:
Dubai

Fun fact about you:
I may not be the most successful karaoke singer, but I never give up, no matter how many times I hit the wrong note.

Why did you choose your school?:
Because of its strong reputation, high quality business curriculum, alumni network, class diversity, and campus life.

What student organizations did you join?:
Besides being an Academic Representative, I was Vice President of the Consulting Club and joined the Investment Club and Finance Club.

Favorite Trait in Others:
Honesty, empathy, and punctuality.

One Thing You Would’ve Changed in the MBA Experience:
I would have added one more MBA tournament, essentially creating both Summer and Winter Olympics, to further enrich the competitive and collaborative experiences within the program.

Favorite Class?:
Advanced Strategy

One secret to Success:
Persistence always wins.

What is your biggest regret?:
I did not attend the Champions League final in Paris between Real Madrid and Liverpool and missed out on what could have been an unforgettable experience.

What is the next thing you’re going to do on your bucket list?:
Ride the world’s fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.

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