Haytham Elbendary '16

Business Unit Director, Masafi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Biography

Why did you choose the IE Brown Executive MBA?
I was impressed with the partner schools' rankings and reputation, their rich curriculum, and expert faculty members.

What makes/made Brown's program different from other programs you considered?
Because of its rich curriculum including contemporary arts, political economy, China and others that not focus only on the business side only like other business schools, but brown focus on overall business, management perspective that strengthened my overall competences enabled me lead organizations.

What did you enjoy most about your program?
I particularly liked the infusion of sessions from Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

What was your primary academic area of interest?
Marketing & Strategy 

What were your postgraduate goals?
I had the diverse goals of becoming a C-Suite executive in large corporation, a consultant, and a business school faculty member.

What advice would you give to prospective applicants?
Work hard to achieve your objectives, ask questions, organize your time, and enjoy your time on both campuses. The connections with peers and faculty are equally important.