Jeanne-Mari van Rooyen (EMBA F&A cohort 2020)

Published on
January 1, 2020

The Executive MBA in Food & Agribusiness is followed by ambitious and talented professionals. What motivates them? How do they manage work, private life and study? And why did they choose for this specific MBA? Learn all about it by reading their testimonials.

Name: Jeanne-Mari van Rooyen
Job title: Global Perishable Development Manager at Kuehne + Nagel in Switzerland
Previous degree: University of Johannesburg, Degree in Logistics

Why did you choose the Executive MBA in Food & Agribusiness?

My work revolved around moving food around the world so it was natural that I would look for a university where this sector was prominent. When investigating the course, I found it well balanced and additionally it had the leadership program which I think is a really unique for any EMBA program.  We are being prepared to take big leaps in our careers with the new found knowledge and having the EQ that goes with that is equally if not more important.

What is your future goal?

My goal is to upgrade and add to my knowledge/ skill set, develop myself further and armed with this make a few giant leaps in my career. 

What is your impression about your MBA peers?

There is a real diverse group of people with a broad amount of knowledge and back ground.  The only thing that is a bit regretful is that due to Covid some of the international students have defer their start to a next year.   

How will you manage to balance studying with work and personal life?

I am dedicating time each day to do reading and preparation.  My family is very supportive and give me the space to do this.  During the next 2 years I am sure that I will have to say NO and be a lot more selfish with my time both personally and professionally. 

The Executive MBA (EMBA) in Food & Agribusiness is developed for
mid-career professionals, with the ambition to grow further in an executive function in the Food & Agribusiness sector.

Interested in the EMBA in Food & Agribusiness, click here for the full overview on all content, or download the brochure.

For more information you can
contact programme adviser Agnes Kiss.