In June 2023, ESCP Business School’s London Campus organised its 7th annual Alumni & Friends Summer Soirée in collaboration with the ESCP Alumni Association and ESCP Foundation.

The event took place in the heart of Westminster and gathered 162 guests, including senior Alumni who graduated 40 years previously. The ESCP leadership team present on the night included Lord David Gold, Chairman of the Board of ESCP London Campus; Prof. Kamran Razmdoost, Dean of ESCP London Campus; Florence Dupuy-Pardo (ESCP 92), International Development Director at the ESCP Foundation; and Eva Rogow (EMBA 18), General Secretary of ESCP's Alumni Association.

This year, ESCP celebrates 50 years of the School’s European model, its European excellence, and also its presence in the UK. Today, with campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP is the only business school offering students from across the world a unique and comprehensive vision of Europe. The strength of this model was recognised in the latest Financial Times European Business Schools ranking, which placed ESCP 3rd among the top 95 business schools in Europe, reaffirming its position.

The London Alumni event coincided with the latest release of the 2023 Financial Times Master in Finance ranking, where ESCP’s Advanced Master in Finance was ranked 1st worldwide. The programme's Academic Director, Prof. Philippe Thomas, said: "We are incredibly proud to be ranked first worldwide by the FT. It shows that our innovative teaching methods, delivered by outstanding faculty with both published research and hands-on industry experience, have succeeded in shaping the world's top financial industry leaders."

ESCP Business School was founded in 1819. Over the past 200 years, it has enhanced creative and critical thinking and encouraged curiosity, boldness and ambition through its multicultural and multi-campus study experience. This international approach to management, guided by core values of excellence, singularity, creativity and plurality, is what makes ESCP a unique and desirable destination for domestic and international students.

ESCP opened its first UK campus in Oxford in 1974, marking a pioneering step towards creating a truly ‘transnational’ business school. The Campus moved to its current home to West Hampstead in 2004, with its building officially inaugurated on 30th November by Jean-Pierre Raffarin, a former ESCP alumnus and French Prime Minister at that time. Each year, ESCP welcomes 9,000+ students and 5,000 managers from 130 different nationalities to its multi-campus business training programmes: Bachelor in Management (BSc), Master in Management and Specialised Masters, MBA, Executive MBA, PhD and Executive Education.

Tulip Siddiq, MP for Hampstead and Kilburn said: "I’m proud to celebrate ESCP Business School’s landmark 50th Anniversary. A jewel in the crown of my constituency, ESCP exemplifies the multiculturalism and diversity that sits at the heart of Hampstead and Kilburn.

"I am grateful for the valuable work ESCP does in educating and supporting the next generation of collaborative, open-minded thinkers. I am fortunate to have had many opportunities to visit the School and meet all its amazing staff and students, including very recently, and I look forward to seeing the School’s many more successes to come over the next 50 years."

Prof. Kamran Razmdoost commented: "It was great to welcome the ESCP community to the 7th ESCP Alumni & Friends Summer Soirée. This was a special event as we also celebrated the 50th Anniversary of ESCP's European excellence. We are proud of our European identity which is in the DNA of everything we do, specifically in educating and inspiring purpose-led future leaders. It was great to celebrate our School's successes in rankings, and to discuss our exciting plans for the future with a focus on sustainability, excellence, reputation and choice and experience."

Find out more about the ESCP Alumni Association