The Berlin School of Creative Leadership today announced Anu Niemonen, Senior Creative at hasan & partners in Finland, as the 2017 winner of “The One Club Scholarship” for the Executive MBA in Creative Leadership Program. Niemonen will receive a €20,000 scholarship in tuition support to attend the Berlin School's prestigious global EMBA program starting September 2017.
The global scholarship competition was initiated by The Berlin School and The One Club as dedicated supporters of excellence in the creative industries. Both institutions are proud to champion the next generation of innovators and leaders in the fields of advertising and design with this career-changing opportunity for one exceptional candidate. Open to all accomplished professionals in the areas of advertising, design, digital, branding, and marketing, or a similar field, the €20,000 scholarship received entries from across the world. The winner was selected from all applications by the Berlin School of Creative Leadership in conjunction with The One Club for Creativity.
Susann Schronen, CEO, The Berlin School of Creative Leadership Foundation, says: “Our partnership with The One Club for Creativity has been a fantastic opportunity to share our passion and support for the creative minds leading the way in media, advertising and beyond. We’ve been very pleased with the terrific response and wish many thanks to each applicant who shared their thoughts on the evolution of the creative industries. We whole-heartedly congratulate Anu on her refreshing and thought-provoking response, and wish her tremendous learning and growth on our global EMBA program. Welcome to the Berlin School family!”
Anu Niemonen, Senior Creative, hasan & partner, commented: “The Executive MBA program is a once in a lifetime opportunity and without The One Club’s Scholarship I really would not have been able to take it. I promise to give it back to the industry with big a heart, wide smile and decent interests.”
Kevin Swanepoel, CEO of The One Club for Creativity, said: “This joint scholarship has given a standout talent and seasoned professional in Anu Nieminen the opportunity to take her career to even greater heights,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO of The One Club for Creativity. “Our mission is to support creatives in every phase of their career, from education all the way to the Creative Hall of Fame. Our partnership with the Berlin School has enabled us to help a creative cultivate the leadership phase of her career. We’re very excited to see how Anu’s career continues to develop.”
The part-time EMBA program, starting September 2017 in Berlin, Germany, is designed for senior executives in the creative industry who have a track record for creative excellence. Comprising of five separate two-week modules spanning over 18-24 months, across USA, Asia and Berlin, the flexible, multi-disciplinary leadership program is the first Executive MBA to be built around the specific needs and challenges of the creative industries.