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Marie-Anne & Albert

Marie-Anne Lambert (Paris, 1988) and Albert Vellvé (Barcelona, 1983) first caught each other’s eye in the corridors of ESADE, where Marie-Anne did her double degree in MSc in Marketing Management and Albert was pursuing a Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIE) after spending several years abroad.

After meeting in Barcelona, the pair spent three months travelling around Latin America before settling down in Berlin, where they both found work within weeks of their arrival. Marie-Anne is now the Global Head of Paid and Mobile Marketing at HelloFresh, a company founded by the tech giant Rocket Internet Gmbh, and Albert is the Business Owner for Distributed Commerce at Zalando, the European online Fashion leader ecommerce retailer.

For Marie-Anne and Albert, studying at ESADE was a way to maximise their global profile. It was also a stepping-stone to a new life in Berlin, where they decided to have their first child. Marie-Anne and Albert are used to travelling constantly as they belong to a generation of couples for whom the world is their hometown. For them, fulfilment – whether professional or personal – can be found in any corner of the globe.

Behind the scenes with Marie-Anne Lambert (HelloFresh) and Albert Vellvé (Zalando)

Passionate about the world

Marie-Anne and Albert are passionate about travelling and living abroad, to understand how people live and work in different cultural set-ups with the goal to live new experiences and broaden their horizons. They both arrived at ESADE’s Barcelona campus after living in different cities and travelled in 50+ countries. Travelling is not part of their vacations, is part of their journey in life.

From ideas to implementation

After starting his start-up in London, Albert, a business and engineering graduate, decided to come back to Barcelona with a new set of eyes. Creating innovative solutions to real life problems, while bringing them from ideation to implementation was one of the most important skills that he mastered at ESADE’s Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIE).

An international career

Marie-Anne, a graduate of HEC Paris, always knew that a global network broadens her personal and professional development opportunities. Before joining ESADE, she studied in Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, and worked in Geneva and Shanghai. Her number-one goal has always been to maximise the international dimension of her career. That’s how she ended up studying at ESADE.

Global generation

For this couple, working at companies with lots of international employees is second nature. Talent is built in ecosystems where it can flourish and Berlin – one of the most attractive European capitals for professionals – was clearly the right choice for both of them.

“The best thing about working at Zalando is to be in a challenging environment with very bright colleagues where you experience massive growth on both personal and professional levels, maximising the impact on the business and my career.”

Albert Vellvé

Zalando - Business Owner Distributed Commerce

Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIE) - 2012

MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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“The best thing about working at Zalando is to be in a challenging environment with very bright colleagues where you experience massive growth on both personal and professional levels, maximising the impact on the business and my career.”

Albert Vellvé

Zalando - Business Owner Distributed Commerce

Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIE) - - 2012

MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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“ESADE’s multicultural touch is remarkable. Eighty-five percent of the students are from outside of Barcelona and Spain. All this internal exposure I’ve gathered during the years, gave me the key to being responsible for all 12 global markets where HelloFresh operates today”

Marie-Anne Lambert

HelloFresh - Global Head of Paid and Mobile Marketing

MSc in Marketing Management - 2012

MSc in Marketing Management
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“ESADE’s multicultural touch is remarkable. Eighty-five percent of the students are from outside of Barcelona and Spain. All this internal exposure I’ve gathered during the years, gave me the key to being responsible for all 12 global markets where HelloFresh operates today”

Marie-Anne Lambert

HelloFresh - Global Head of Paid and Mobile Marketing

MSc in Marketing Management - - 2012

MSc in Marketing Management
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