The ceremony was opened by Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf, Dean of WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, who congratulated the 37 graduates of the MBA program. In his speech, Rudolf outlined the developments at WHU since its foundation in 1984 and emphasized that the MBA program has played a major role in shaping WHU's current image as a business school with excellent teaching.
The keynote speech was delivered by Vuyiswa V. M'Cwabeni, herself an MBA graduate of WHU, a member of the Supervisory Board of Wirecard AG and a Technology and Innovation Strategist at SAP SE. Looking back on her career, M'Cwabeni recalled the feeling of her own graduation ceremony. She encouraged the graduates to apply the knowledge and experience they had gained at WHU and to always pursue a vision in life. She remarked that the world needed people who are daring and bold enough to try again and again to achieve their set goals.