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Lucia Montenegro - Real estate and beyond

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Welcome to a brand new season of the EHL Alumni Network podcast. I'm your host, Caroline. In this exciting series, we'll dive deep into the journeys of EHL Alumni who embarked on a Bachelor's adventure at EHL and then pursued Master's degrees across the globe. In the weeks to come we’ll talk to EHL graduates who went on to study in New York, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo and elsewhere, leading to careers in sectors including luxury, real estate, tourism, human resources and much more.

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In the latest episode of the EHL Alumni Network Podcast, host Caroline delves into the fascinating journey of Lucia Montenegro, an EHL alumna who has traversed diverse career paths in investment and asset management within the hospitality real estate sector. Lucia shares her insights from her time at EHL, her experiences during her MBA at INSEAD, and her current role as the head of asset management for Hotel Investor and Operator Accor Invest in Germany and Austria.

Summary

    Early Career Insights at EHL

    Lucia reflects on her journey, starting from her time at EHL where she discovered her passion for investment and asset management within the hospitality industry. Internships during her EHL years solidified her interest, leading her to embark on a successful career path in finance and investment.

    The Role of an MBA in Career Advancement

    Lucia discusses her decision to pursue an MBA and its significance in her career advancement. She highlights the importance of continuous academic and personal development, emphasizing the diverse skill set and leadership qualities acquired through the MBA program.

    Personal Growth and Networking Opportunities

    Reflecting on her MBA journey, Lucia shares insights into the personal growth and networking opportunities it provided. She discusses the invaluable connections formed with peers from diverse backgrounds and industries, enhancing her global perspective and opening doors to collaboration.

    Career Transition and Future Aspirations

    Lucia's transition to her current role at Accor Invest is explored, highlighting the role of her MBA in securing the position. She underscores the importance of leveraging both EHL and INSEAD networks for future career endeavors, emphasizing the potential for cross-industry collaboration.

    Advice for Aspiring MBAs

    Offering advice to EHL students considering an MBA, Lucia encourages them to pursue their goals with confidence. She emphasizes the importance of thorough planning and preparation, highlighting the feasibility of pursuing an MBA with dedication and strategic approach.

    Lucia's journey serves as an inspiration for EHL alumni and aspiring MBAs, underscoring the value of seizing opportunities for personal and professional growth in the ever-evolving landscape of hospitality and finance. Tune in to the full podcast episode for a deeper dive into Lucia's insightful journey and valuable career insights.

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