Mélodie Kahl

Mélodie Kahl

Swiss, Executive MBA in Sustainable Business

What led to your interest in business?

Two years ago, I started my business at Kahlity as an Independent Consultant in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. That lead me to think of the future of medical devices and pharmaceutical companies, yet the market is getting more and more competitive. Considering this aspect, I wanted to think differently and to expand my leadership capacity and strategy thinking in complex situations. Therefore, I decided to strengthen my skills for developing strategies for building robust and sustainable business models.

Why did you decide to join BSL?

What made the difference for me, among the wide choice of EMBA programs in various accredited business schools, is the way BSL builds its vision, aligned with my personal values. Indeed, learning from a structure of “education FOR the world” is the best way to face the greatest challenges. Furthermore, BSL offers a special sustainable program, in collaboration with the University of St. Gallen, which can be taken as an extension to the classic EMBA.

My experience at BSL exceeds my expectations with a very friendly and professional staff, small classes, close exchange with enthusiastic professors and students, a multi-cultural environment, and a sustainable vision.

How has your experience been so far?

My experience has been very enriching and intensive. I enjoy the small classes, where the close exchange with professors enables students to share and debate. In addition, BSL offers fantastic opportunities to students, such as the Aspen competition, in which I participated, and also the possibility to train for the Prince2 project management exam, which I passed and now have the certificate.

What are you passionate about? How will you bring your passion to your work in the future?

My passions are music and sports. I started classical cello at the age of 4 and I am also playing electric cello. I have experience as a soloist, in quartet and orchestra. Requiring discipline, concentration and bringing serenity, music is a universal language bringing people together. In addition to music and to expand my soft skills, I gain composure by running approximately 40km a week. By outperforming, I gain productivity at work.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

As a child, I wanted to be a doctor, since bad health makes humans vulnerable.

Who or what inspires you?

My parents inspire me, because they both accomplished their career’s dream. My mother played volleyball in the Olympic Games and my father is a General in the French Health Service Army. I believe in achieving my dreams by working with passion and going forward with engagement, care, and thirst for knowledge and respect; all within spirit of service.

How do you see your professional future in 5 years from now? What will you be doing?

For the years to come, I see my professional future working on an executive level, leading my customers to innovation in sustainable systems. I will be working at Kahlity, and expanding my company’s partnerships.

If you could make one significant change to the world, what would it be?

I would defend human rights, which is the social foundation to live in a safe environment. I would focus on abolishing extreme poverty, establishing the equality of men and women rights, and providing access to education for all.

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