ESSEC Global BBA Ranking 2016

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Visit to the Garena Headquarters in Singapore

by Victor Gleyze, ESSEC Global BBA Student Ambassador

On Tuesday, 29 November, the Career Services Team at ESSEC Asia-Pacific organized a visit to Garena’s Headquarters located close by in one-north, Singapore.

View from the Garena Headquarters

A group of students from various programs (Global BBA, MSc in Management, MS SMIB) gathered to take part in this experience. We were pleased to be able to learn more about the company, to get to talk to people in the Garena team, also known as Garenians, as well as to visit their offices.

But what is Garena about? It mainly refers to Garena+, which is an online gaming platform based in Asia that distributes game titles such as League of Legends, FIFA Online 3 or more recently Thunder Strike. Though they offer various new services today such as e-commerce and online payments, Garena’s success in Asia-Pacific is likely due to a capacity to reinvent itself.

During the visit, the company introduced their main service offerings, online platforms, philosophy as a firm and aims for the future. The students enjoyed a different perspective of the gaming market in Southeast Asia and had the opportunity to ask a few questions. It was really interesting to see that even though the company is worth over $2.5 billion today, they are still working on keeping the “start-up” mindset in the organization.

The tour of the offices was quite impressive because of facilities such as sleeping pods, a very modern open-space and overall a calming and classy environment.

Speaking with Garenians was also part of the experience. It was a great opportunity for the students to seek potential internship opportunities and to learn more about the type of jobs provided by such an organization.

We had a really great time visiting the Garena office in Singapore. Thank you, Garena for hosting us and to the Career Services Team for organizing the visit!

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