Many Mergers & Acquisitions programme participants are senior corporate executives who need to understand how mergers and acquisitions can build competitive advantage and shareholder value.
Those who already have experience in developing and implementing acquisitions strategies also find the programme useful for consolidating and codifying their knowledge.
Irina Gorbounova (Dutch)
Manager - Mergers and Acquisitions, ArcelorMittal
"For me, one of the principal values of the Mergers and Acquisitions programme has been the ability to network with professionals not only from my industry but the other career fields too. Gaining the understanding of the various approaches deployed by other large multinationals as well as family and private companies was a remarkable experience.
"My professional goal is to lead financial stewardship and strategy deployment for ArcelorMittal and I now have a clear structure and framework to do this."
Jonathan Aitken (South African)
Corporate Finance Executive, Anglo American plc
"I now have the required framework and understand much more clearly how M&A activity fits together. This can only benefit me and my organisation in the long term."
Jonathan Aitken joined the Mergers & Acquisitions programme to learn how to make better decisions regarding acquisitions and divestitures.
Cengiz Somay (British)
Head of Strategy and Development, Mourant Limited
"It was fantastic that I was with people doing mergers and acquisitions day in, day out on an international scale - and it was totally invaluable listening to their experiences."