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This year's MBA scholar is Louise Croneborg – Jones, Water Resources Management Specialist at the World Bank

Pressmeddelande   •   Okt 08, 2016 07:00 CEST

Mattias Säker, Louise Croneborg-Jones, David Perrone and Lotta Edling

For the tenth consecutive year a scholarship is awarded for Executive MBA studies at the Stockholm School of Economics. The scholarship (worth SEK 465,000) is based on cooperation between Dagens Industri, the Stockholm School of Economics and utbildning.se, and is given to the next generation of leaders in order to strengthen Swedish business.

- The purpose of the scholarship is to promote further education and to raise the level of skills among the next generation of leaders, says Karin Wiström, Director SSE MBA at the Stockholm School of Economics.

The scholarship is given to a person who, by achievements to date and future potential, is expected to get maximum leverage of the program. By strengthening the leadership and expertise in responsible business development, the candidate will be able to operate for the benefit of the company or organization and be a good ambassador for Sweden. Particular emphasis is put on the person's potential to create new business through entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship and through Sweden-based business in an international market.

The 2016 MBA Scholarship is awarded to Louise Croneborg-Jones, with the following motivation:

"Louise is a driven, passionate and optimistic team-worker with substantial international experience. She is working with one of the most significant challenges of our time; the supply of fresh water. In her key position as Water Resources Management Specialist for the World Bank, she leads international aid and intergovernmental projects which requires great collaborative and diplomatic skills. Through the SSE MBA program Louise will receive solid general management knowledge and support in achieving her full potential in current and future leadership roles.With her experience, commitment, passion and inner drive, Louise is a very worthy recipient of the 2017 MBA scholarship".

- Sweden has a long tradition of advocating for sustainable management of water. And we also have an entrepreneurial, groundbreaking IT sector. Through this MBA opportunity, one of my main goals is to explore how we can bridge these strong sectors in Sweden to find lasting solutions to global water challenges, says Louise Croneborg-Jones.

The scholarship jury has consisted of Carl-Johan Bonnier, Chairman, Bonnier AB, Lotta Edling, Editor in Chief, Dagens Industri, Mattias Säker, CEO, utbildning.se, David Perrone, Head of Marketing & Development, Tax, KPMG and alumnus of the Executive MBA program, and Karin Wiström, Director SSE MBA, Stockholm School of Economics.

For further information, please contact:
Karin Wiström, Director SSE MBA, Stockholm School of Economics, karin.wistrom@hhs.se, +46 70 651 21 43

Handelshögskolan i Stockholm (Stockholm School of Economics, SSE) är en av de ledande handelshögskolorna i Europa. Handelshögskolan har en stark internationell position med representation i Lettland och Ryssland och erbjuder kandidat, master- och MBA-program, liksom forskarutbildning och executive education. Dessutom bedrivs världsledande forskning inom områden som national-, finansiell- och företagsekonomi. Handelshögskolan är certifierad av EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), som garanterar att undervisning såväl som forskning håller högsta internationella klass, och är också Sveriges representant i CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education).

Stockholm School of Economics . Sveavägen 65 . Box 6501. SE-113 83 Stockholm .  Sweden . Phone +46 8 736 90 00 . www.hhs.se

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