RBS Students participate to the EFMD Global Virtual Fairs by Highered: among the employers present Amazon, L’Oreal and Barilla

From April 5 to 7, Rome Business School participated in the EFMD Highered Virtual Fairs, a series of meetings that connect the job market to the academic world through a single virtual platform in pavilion format. The EFMD Global Virtual Fairs by Highered is a major biannual week-long event that allows students and graduates at all stages of their studies and career path to learn more about career opportunities, workplaces and employers that are right for them.


This is a great opportunity for all of Rome’s Business School students to introduce themselves to potential employers and start applying for job opportunities, both locally and internationally.

Some of the activities that took place during the fair were:

  • Meeting with companies and organizations
  • Live webinars on trending topics
  • Live one-to-one chats with recruiters
  • CV screenings


More than 80 companies participated to the Fair, some of which were Amazon, United Nations, l’Oreal, PepsiCo, KPMG, PWC, HP, Wizz Air, Unicredit, Leroy Merlin and many more!

Live Webinars

“The Geopolitical Impact on Talent Acquisition” by Anke Strauss, Head of Talent Management Unit HRM – IOM UN Migration

Ms. Anke Strauss is currently the Head of Talent management at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. She joined IOM in 2001 and among others held the posts of Chief of Mission of IOM in Mauritania (2014-2017) and Morocco (2011- 2014), as well as Deputy Permanent Observer at the IOM Permanent Observer office to the United Nations in New York from 2005 to 2011. Passionate about talent management, succession planning, mobility and reinforcing the competence of staff, she joined the HR Division in 2018. Given her field experiences, where dedicated, skilled staff were always an issue she wasinterested to make her knowledge and experience available for IOM at this post.Anke Strauss is a German national and holds a law degree with the qualification as judge.

“On remote work, the great resignation and STEM Talent” by Cristina Gabriel and Ophelie Richard – BBVA

Cristina Gabriel is the global leader of HR BBVA Engineering. Her main challenge inthis role is to contribute to BBVA’s digital change managing and transforming theEngineering workforce.Cristina has been related to technology and strategy in her career. Before joiningBBVA she worked at McKinsey and previously at Hitachi High Technologies Americain Palo Alto and CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in GenevaCristina is an Electrical Engineer from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid with anMBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Ophélie Richard is a global HR strategist that creates, leads and executes talent acquisition strategies to ensure constant access to key talentto compete and meet business objectives in a global, complex and constantly changing environment.Ophélie studied hospitality industry management at l’Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, and a MBA at EGADE in Mexico with a specialization in corporate entrepreneurship at HEC Paris.She worked in several companies from the service industry before joining BBVA 10 years ago, first in Mexico and for the past 4 years in Spain.

“Achieving your Ultimate Career Experience” by Maria Degener, Brewery Operations Director, Central Europe – AB InBev

Maria Degener is the Brewery Operations Director for the Business Unit Central Europe for Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer with approximately 164 000 colleagues based in nearly 50 countries worldwide and over 500 brands, including Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®.She is responsible for our breweries in Germanywith a talented team that is ~1800 strong brewing the highest quality beer day in and day out. She joined AB InBev as a Global Management Trainee in 2009 and went on to hold brewery optimization and packaging management roles at the Beck’s Brewery in Bremen, Germanyand later atthe company’s Los Angeles Budweiser brewery. In 2016Mariamoved to New York andledinternal communications throughthe company’s historic combination with SABMiller and then took over the role of Global People Director for Supply and Logisticsbefore assuming her current role.Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of California, Berkeley.

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