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Mr. French In Japan

About Me:

I’m a 29-year-old French Marketing Manager now working in Tokyo where I’ve been working for the 4 past years (since graduation) at the biggest European automobile company. I’ve also founded 3 years ago a Digital Marketing consulting firm that supports Social/Tech startups for free by advising/teaching them proper marketing methods.


Undergrad School: Top 15 Business School in France

Undergrad Major: Business

GPA: 14,3/20 (French Scale), Top 10%

GMAT: 720

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Master's Degree in Marketing & Digital

School Name: ESSEC Business School (2nd Best school in France, 6th in Europe)

Extracurriculars: Global Shapers (World Economic Forum): Paris & Tokyo Hub Member then Curator (Director) of Tokyo Hub, Elected as a Board Member of a French Government sponsored startup accelerator in Japan, Managing a community of 45 Startups in Japan and France (organizing events, fund raising pitch sessions to investors), Founder of a Fitness & Nutrition Department at my Undergrad & Grad school. Helped 35+ students over 3 years to reach their well-being goal by teaching proper Nutrition and creating Fitness Programs

Work History:

Title: Marketing Manager

Industry: Automotive

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Title: Founder (Marketing Consulting Firm)

Industry: Marketing

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

– Speak 4 languages fluently including Japanese despite being raised in a family speaking only French
– One of the youngest Japan Marketing Manager to be ever promoted to that rank at my firm, now in charge of Marketing for a portfolio of 80M€+
– Elected as the World Economic Forum Japan Hub’s Curator (Managing Team of 30+ people) for 1 year

Post MBA Goal:

Post MBA, I’d like to do a transition from the automotive I. to the Tech I. (Marketing / Product Manager Roles at Major Tech Firm (GAFA)) in Japan.
I’ve always been attracted to tech companies especially all their NPO related activities, a MBA would develop my problem solving skills while allowing me to focus on my entrepreneur Activities.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 50%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi Mr. French in Japan, this is Julie-Anne Heafey from mbaMission. I have to say, aspects of your story remind me of those of several of my past clients, some of whom were successful in getting into Harvard (some interviewed but did not convert)….so I can see a path here to HBS depending on the details of your experience, which I’m just getting a tiny taste of in your profile. I think your odds are pretty good of an interview if your experience checks out and you present yourself correctly in the essay/resume/short answers, and from there your performance in the interview will determine your fate (50/50 odds). To me, you’ve got the goods, but it will all come down to execution. …

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    Without HEC/ESSEC/ESCP undergrad, you are toast
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