Tales in Possible

Unite Possible

TRIUM Global Executive MBA students and alumni convene for a three-day event in New York City to celebrate the program's 1,000 alumni milestone.

(Left to right) Eitan Zemel, Christine Baldy, Marc Porter, Elizabeth O’Neill, David Webb
(Left to right) Eitan Zemel, Christine Baldy, Marc Porter, Elizabeth O’Neill, David Webb

The TRIUM Global Executive MBA program, an alliance among NYU Stern, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and HEC Paris, celebrated an important milestone this year -- 1,000 alumni. To mark the moment, students and alumni from 16 class years representing 47 nationalities convened in New York City for a three-day community event, “Module 7: Celebrating TRIUM’s Global Alumni Community.”

NYU Stern Vice Dean of Global and Executive Education Eitan Zemel, reflecting on the program’s founding, said, “We wanted to prepare the world’s future leaders to be able to navigate in a world shaped and dominated by global trends. What we hoped would happen is now a reality.  Looking around at alumni in this room, representing nearly every TRIUM graduating class, you have taken our initial vision and turned it into something much, much, more: a magnificent community of engaged, accomplished, sophisticated, cosmopolitan, socially committed global leaders.”

Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics and International Business, NYU Stern, and Co-founder and Chairman, Roubini Global Economics
Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics and International Business, NYU Stern, and Co-founder and Chairman, Roubini Global Economics

This year’s program focused on “The Future of…” topics including geostrategic risks and opportunities, sustainability, the future of finance and manufacturing in an AI inflected world.

Launched first in 2012, TRIUM’s Module 7 is an annual alumni-led event featuring industry leaders and faculty for a program focused on the future. Past Module 7 events have been held all over the world, from Cascais, Portugal in its inaugural year, to Istanbul, Washington, DC, Rome, Moscow and Durban.

2018 conference highlights included:
  • Disruptive Leadership Workshop led by Professor Luke Williams, Executive Director, W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs and Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, NYU Stern
  • Welcome remarks by Elizabeth O’Neill, Executive Director, TRIUM;  Eitan Zemel, TRIUM Vice Dean, Vice Dean of Global and Executive Education, and W. Edwards Deming Professor of Quality and Productivity, NYU Stern; Christine Baldy, Director of Executive MBA Programs, HEC Paris; and David Webb, Pro-Director, CFO and Professor of Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • “The Future of … The Art Market,” featuring Marc Porter, Chairman, Christie’s Americas
  • Opening keynote from Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics and International Business, NYU Stern, and Co-founder and Chairman, Roubini Global Economics
  • “The Future of … The Planet: Global Political Economy,” featuring Michael Cox, Director, LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science; Petter Nore, Professor at Nord University Business School and TRIUM Class of 2004; and Robert Falkner, TRIUM LSE Academic Director and Associate Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • “The Future of … Marketing,” featuring Frédéric Dalsace, Associate Professor of Marketing, HEC Paris
  • “A New Paradigm for Marketing: The L’Oréal Journey” with Alexandra Palt, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at L’Oréal and Executive Vice President of the L’Oréal Foundation
  • “The Future of … Leadership,” featuring Hubert Joly, CEO, Best Buy; Hervé Coyco, TRIUM Capstone Director, Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris; and Naomi Diamant, Assistant Dean, Global Executive Education Programs, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Communication, NYU Stern
  • “AI in the Real World: The Future of … Manufacturing,” featuring Andre Wegner, CEO and Co-founder, Authentise and Faculty, 3D Manufacturing, Singularity University
  • Closing keynote on “50 Years with Altman’s Z-Scores: What have we learned and where are we in the current credit cycle?” featuring Edward I. Altman, Max L. Heine Professor of Finance, NYU Stern 
  • Valuation Course taught by Aswath Damodaran, Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and Professor of Finance, NYU Stern

(Left to right) Robert Falkner, TRIUM LSE Academic Director and Associate Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science; Michael Cox, Director, LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science; and Petter Nore, Professor at Nord University Business School and TRIUM Class of 2004
(Left to right) Robert Falkner, TRIUM LSE Academic Director and Associate Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science; Michael Cox, Director, LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science; and Petter Nore, Professor at Nord University Business School and TRIUM Class of 2004

(Left to right) Alexandra Palt, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at L’Oréal and Executive Vice President of the L’Oréal Foundation and Frédéric Dalsace, Associate Professor of Marketing, HEC Paris
(Left to right) Alexandra Palt, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at L’Oréal and Executive Vice President of the L’Oréal Foundation and Frédéric Dalsace, Associate Professor of Marketing, HEC Paris


Attendees were also invited to celebrate their TRIUM experience during a Saturday evening reception on the rooftop of NYC’s Press Lounge.

A group of TRIUM alumni at NYC’s Press Lounge.
A group of TRIUM alumni at NYC’s Press Lounge