CEMS Alumni Association Global Board

Alberto Constans

Alberto Constans

CAA Board President

1998; ESADE/ HEC
Vice President Global Sales at Opportunity Network; Barcelona Area, Spain

Christian Cirino

Christian Cirino

CAA Board Vice President | CEMS Strategic Stakeholders and Corporate Relations

2000; LSM/ BO
Chief Financial Officer Australia - New Zealand at CNH Industrial; Sydney, Australia

Rebeca Ehrnrooth

Rebeca Ehrnrooth

CAA Board Vice President | Strategic Planning & Business Development

1997; SSE/ RSM
Principal Equilibrium Capital and Director at Functional Food Company Ltd; London, United Kingdom

Abhimanyu Julaniya

Abhimanyu Julaniya

CAA Treasurer

2011; HEC/ RSM
Senior Consultant at Simon-Kucher & Partners; London, United Kingdom

Axelle Ducos

Axelle Ducos

Chair of Branding, Marketing & Communications

1997; HEC/ ESADE
Global Marketing Lead, Personal Health Solutions at Philips; Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

Natasha Pokidko

Natasha Pokidko

Chair of Global Alumni Community Engagement

2011; AALTO/ HSG
Solution Director, Customized solutions at Aalto University Executive Education; Helsinki Area, Finland

Colin Armstrong

Colin Armstrong

Chair of Strategic Events, Programs, and Global Initiatives

2012; LSE/ UB
Consultant at Bain & Company; London, United Kingdom

Elmar Friedrich

Elmar Friedrich

Chair of Corporate Relations and Career Services

2010; UCD/ HSG
Founder & Managing Director at Epplication, Düsseldorf, Germany. Global developer of offshore wind and solar energy projects

Michael Studer

Michael Studer

Chair of Online Platforms and Information Services

2001; HSG/ UB
Equity Analyst Information Technology at Julius Baer; Zürich Area, Switzerland

Alexander Pepper

Alexander Pepper

CAA Board Member | CEMS Schools’ Representative

CEMS Executive Board member/ Professor of Management Practice at London School of Economics and Political Science

Alexander represents the CEMS Schools’ voice in the CAA Board. He ensures the CAA Board takes into account the CEMS Academic Member Schools interests and needs. Vice versa, he builds understanding in his peer CEMS Academic Member community to better understand the interests and needs of the CEMS Alumni and in defining ways in which to create mutual value.

Roland Siegers

Roland Siegers

CAA Board Member | CEMS Representative

CEMS Executive Director, France
In his role as CEMS Executive Director, Roland is also member of the CAA Board.

His participation in the CAA Board supports to build understanding on the interests and needs of CEMS Alumni and how CEMS can support the CEMS Alumni Association to deliver this. Viceversa, it enables him to better understand how to engage CEMS Alumni to contribute to CEMS in strategic and operational decision-making and projects, initiatives and events that support the CEMS vision and mission.

Arne-Steffen Möller

Arne-Steffen Möller

CAA Board Member | CEMS Student Representative

CEMS MIM Student; WU/ HSG
CEMS Student Board VP and Treasurer

Arne-Steffen represents the CEMS Students voice in the CAA Board. He ensures the CAA Board takes into account student interests and needs. Viceversa, he ensures that the CEMS Student Board and CAA Board convene on important matters concerning both the Student and Alumni body, in order to initiate common projects and initiatives. In addition, he supports the Alumni Relations Team in the CEMS Student Board, a team that aims to strengthen the CEMS student-alumni relationship and understanding of CEMS students about the CEMS Alumni Association and their opportunity for a lifelong CEMS experience.

Elected on a three-year mandate the Global CAA Board comprises of:

  • 9 Alumni Members
  • 1 CEMS Executive Director
  • 1 CEMS Academic Member representative
  • 1 CEMS Student Board representative
  • 1 CAA Executive Director (advise role; no vote)
  • 1 independent Alumni Auditor (advise role; no vote)

    The Global CAA Board aims at representing the interests of CEMS Alumni, Local Committees (LCs) and Global Groups (GGs) around the world and creating mutual value between CEMS Alumni and the four other main stakeholder groups within the CEMS Global Alliance: 30 CEMS Schools, 70+ CEMS Corporate and Social Partners and 1,200+ CEMS Students.

    CEMS Alumni Association Global Office

    Wieteke Dupain

    Wieteke Dupain

    CAA Executive Director

    2003-04: RSM/ ESADE

    In June 2013 Wieteke was appointed as first full-time CAA staff: in the position of CAA Executive Director. She is also CEO of the global educational non-profit, the Graduate Business Forum.

    Previously she worked a.o. for the United Nations in Bolivia and New York and at Microsoft and Thomson Reuters in Amsterdam and London.

    Before joining CEMS full-time, she was a volunteer for 10+ years a.o. as CAA Global Board Vice-President, CEMS Executive Board Task Force Member, Board Member for Alumni Local Committees in London and New York and CEMS Student Board President.

    Ning Hsuan Yen

    Ning Hsuan Yen

    CEMS Alumni Relations Manager

    2014: RSM

    Coming from Taiwan, Ning started as an intern for the CAA in the summer of 2014 when she just graduated from Rotterdam of Management Erasmus University (RSM) and later became the second full-time staff of the CAA global office.

    Working in a small, fast-growing team, her responsibilities expanded from being the "CAA Finance and Executive Assistant" to global "CEMS Alumni Relations Manager". Her activities cover all aspects of the organisation from marketing communication, database management, to event management, finance and audit. If you need any help or have questions regarding the alumni matter, feel free to contact Ning directly.

    CEMS Alumni Association General Assembly

    The CAA General Assembly is composed of representatives from the CEMS Alumni Association Local Committees (LC) and Global Groups (GGs) around the world and takes place at least once a year during the CEMS Annual Events.

    Elected on a two-year mandate, currently there are:

    • 34 Local Committees;
    • 6 Global Groups;
    • run by 200+ volunteer Board Members;

    Every Local Committee and Global Group representative can participate in the CAA General Assembly. Click here to view an overview of Local Committees and their Board Members and here to view the Global Groups.