Interviewed by Grégory Mercier
Jérémie M’Boussa is a student in MBA2 entrepreneurship. He joined ILCI in January 2019 as part of a spring session. Jérémie accepted to answer our questions about his career and his personal and professional project.
Who are you Jeremiah?
The simplicity of the question implies the obviousness of the answer … I would say that I am a human being with the physiognomy that goes with (laughs). My name is Jérémie Arnaud M’Boussa. I was born in 1994 in Congo, I grew up there and did all my secondary studies before leaving to pursue my higher studies in Senegal in 2014. There, I obtained my master in Law of maritime activities in 2018.
Why continue your studies and why choose France to do it?
I came to France to pursue my studies in entrepreneurship, and thus add a new rope to the arc of my training, but also to realize two artistic projects that had been particularly in my heart for a long time. First, to become a writer and see one day my published poems – knowing that France is the flagship of the publishing industry – then able to broadcast my Slam that I practice for about 5 years.
But why choose entrepreneurship training?
I chose this training because the ability to undertake is a necessity in the Congo, where most people work for the state, but also to think of creating jobs later, by setting up their own business. So, to do this, I need to learn the inner working framework of every business sector in order to create one in the future.
What do you like most about your training?
What I like about my training is the different courses offered by the faculty including: ethics and corporate governance, business English, marketing, commercial prospecting missions and many others through which I keep learning. I must also say that the opportunities of this training are interesting. At the end of it, you may be able to start your own business but also to recover a company in difficulty.
And school ?
What I like in school is the good conditions of studying there. There is a friendly atmosphere between the students, the faculty and administration of the institution. Besides, what I like is the “melting pot” that we find there. Indeed, students of different origins, nationalities, languages and cultures live side by side. This mix is a plus because we can learn from other cultures and establish the basis of a friendship that tomorrow will likely become a network of professionals internationally.
At the moment, what is your professional project Jérémie?
My professional project is to be able to get my MBA in entrepreneurship at ILCI to pursue a career in marine insurance (while continuing my path in the field of writing). Later, when I have enough experience and contacts in the marine insurance sector, I could set up my own company in Congo thanks to the skills acquired at the end of my MBA.
And where are you publishing your artistic project?
I plan to do self-publishing and all the communication that goes with it, pending the return of the publishing houses. As Youssoupha would say: “Waiting is not wasting, it is acting in the meantime!” I am open to any help from students or teachers to complete this project.
Thank you Jérémie for this interview. We will continue to be at your side to help you make choices and lead all your projects …
For those interested, you will find here the book of Jeremiah: