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Alex is a non-traditional HR Executive Director with Management Consulting and Technology background. He is the former Head of HR of one of Samsung Electronics' biggest subsidiaries worldwide, and he can leverage his HR experience very well when it comes to MBA Admissions. He holds an MBA from INSEAD (2011) and is an Admissions Interviewer and Alumni Ambassador for the school. He is multicultural (Spanish/Korean) and has lived in 7 different countries.
Alex and his firm also specialize in Undergrad Admissions, Executive MBA (EMBA), Masters in Management (MiM) and any other graduate programs.
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MBA Admissions Consultants typically work by the hour or by comprehensive packages (1-school package, 2-school package, ...). We do not like counting hours (maybe we're too lazy) so we offer all our services for a flat rate. Something that distinguishes ARLee Consulting from the
rest of admissions consultants is that we always adapt to our clients' needs. Therefore, we are open to discuss about the service and fee that best suits your needs.
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I would recommend Alex to anyone who is looking to apply to a B-school and needs somebody to take them through the process of understanding the school admission criteria, keeping them on track to submit a successful MBA application, provide honest, thorough and critical feedback on CV and essays and be available at all times to answer questions and provide support. Throughout the process of writing CV, essays, preparing for interviews, it felt like Alex was available at my fingertips to get advice/help. Even though we were located on two different continents, he always showed flexibility and worked around my schedule for our phone calls. He was extremely responsive, always replied within minutes or hours, but always on the same day.
INSEAD Admit | India | Female
Alex is simply the best! He was with me all the way through making me feel reassured at all times. His turnaround is just within a few hours. I strongly recommend Alex!
HEC Paris Admit | India | Female
Before deciding to refer to ARLee Consulting, I was skeptical about the MBA admissions consultants. However, as I had been previously rejected by 4 US b-schools, I could not afford another rejection. The successful result speaks by itself for ARLee's input. Although we worked under a super-tight timeline, Alex (the consultant whom I worked with) was fully dedicated to the task, always available, tireless, and fully aligned to my goal. It was indeed a team working towards a common direction. I could feel that Alex was putting as much emphasis as on the details as I did, and believe me, I am absolutely meticulous. Alex performed his role very professionally, ensuring that it would be my personality, my viewpoint, and my personal brand that would be revealed through the essays. I would highly recommend ARLee Consulting to every aspiring b-school candidate.
INSEAD Admit | Greece | Male
One of the key decisions in the application process is whether to work with an admission consultant. I chose to work with Alex when I received profile review in GMATClub. Because through the feedback, I realized that I need someone who has thorough understanding of the target school and well organized writing, and that Alex is the one. Alex is very responsive and knowledgeable. He provides constructive advice to my queries. His HR director background and INSEAD experiences ensure his ability to coach candidates properly. Alex quickly captures the characteristic of candidates and effectively helps with reflecting those in essays. I would strongly recommend Alex to prospective MBA candidates.
INSEAD Admit | China | Female
Because of my age and background, I never thought I could be accepted to ESADE. But Alex coached me during the whole application process and helped me prepare for my interviews. Many thanks Alex!
ESADE Admit | Spain | Male
I started working with Alex roughly 1 week before my applications were due. He coached me throughout the entire process and was very responsive, prompt and easy to work with. He was instrumental in helping me craft my story and in overturning a below average GMAT score to secure offers from all schools I applied to; including a top 15 MBA program. My overall experience was very positive and I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in working with a supportive MBA consultant. Thanks Alex!
Tepper Admit | US | Female
Alex has deep insight into what qualities B-Schools are looking for and how your professional and personal experience can be put together to make a strong application. He is not a consultant who will complete the application on your behalf or provide you with pre-cooked content, rather he will work with you in understanding your story by asking relevant questions, and by encouraging you to find the answers yourself. It is because of his thorough approach and persistence of not giving up on me that I was able to put forward a strong application and there was hardly any question in the interview for which I felt unprepared.
IE Admit | India | Male
Always interested in the business side of technology, Alex's career has evolved from technical to purely strategic.
Dispatched from Korea HQ to stabilize subsidiary and elevate the HR practices to global standards.
Complete reorganization of HR Team to transform it into an strategic area for the business.
Youngest employee to ever hold that position in Samsung's history.
Global HR Strategy & Operations on all aspects of Samsung Electronics' overseas businesses, including 9 Regional Headquarters, 100+ subsidiaries, branches and offices with 200,000+ employees.
Samsung's internal strategy consulting arm providing advisory services to Samsung affiliate companies. Samsung's elite program for recent MBA graduates from the Top 20 business schools in the world.
Cambodia's first and largest private equity fund management firm. Multi-sector investment
Worldwide provider of outsourced telecom solutions. Initiated and expanded business into Latin America, resulting in new sales revenue of ~US$750K Restructured the service delivery scheme and standardized work flow, reducing manual intervention by 75%
Youngest consultant in the team. Analyzed and developed the implementation of Basel II for the Risk Management department of "la Caixa" (premier savings bank in Spain), in collaboration with the bank's Information Systems department
Alex always defines himself as an Engineer with an MBA, but his education reflects much more than this.
Best MBA Program according to Financial Times (2016 & 2017)
Exchange Student at The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania
Graduated Magna Cum Laude one semester early
Received full merit scholarship
Concentration in Human Resources and Organizational Strategy
Mobility program: Final Thesis carried out and presented in 2007 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology