ILF Scholars Network Bulletins
General Manager, evo hair
Management Acceleration Program
INSEAD Business School, France, 2014
As the adage goes, there’s no place like home. After studying in France and working in China and Thailand, Hamish Hogben knew there’s was no better place to do business – and raise a family – than South Australia. Hear how he ended up back in SA, “saving ordinary humans from themselves” at evo.
“A bit over eight years ago I completed the Management Acceleration Program at INSEAD Business School in France. Since then, I’ve been lucky enough to experience a broad range of work experiences which have allowed me to develop and strengthen my leadership skills. At the time I completed the Management Acceleration Program, I was working in the automotive industry at TI Automotive. After working in China and Thailand in sales and operational roles for over eight years, I returned to Adelaide with a wealth of international business knowledge and exposure to diverse cultures and working experiences. With a passion for international business and a study experience of a lifetime under my belt, I had the confidence and drive to grow as a leader. Living and working overseas was a great experience and something I’d encourage everyone to do if the opportunity presents. I was lucky enough to meet my Swedish wife while living in China and we now have two daughters who get to experience an Australian and Swedish upbringing. Living and working overseas was incredibly rewarding, but it also made me realise my passion for supporting South Australian business. Adelaide was voted Australia’s most liveable city for a reason – you can’t find a better place to bring up a family.”