The Monaco MBA class has always been very diverse in term of background and nationalities.

This year, we have the chance to welcome David Tanner, an Australian former professional road cyclist. He has accepted to answer a few questions about his motivation of doing an MBA and how he sees himself after his MBA.

MBA-David-TannerWhy IUM ? Why an MBA? 

I choise IUM for a number of reasons.

Its location, I have been a resident of monaco since 2010 and wanted/want to stay in the area and to study here was perfect for me. (I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else to study). The program fits my needs perfectly as I can mix financial subject with entrepreneurial ones.  It’s access to a diverse range of people, associations and connections in monaco.

How do you see yourself in 5 years?


As I have recently retired from a long professional sporting career, I am doing this MBA to sharpen my skills and  knowledge to equip my self for my next “life”.

I have many ideas and thought on what I would and will be doing but have not yet pin pointed yet my desires fully.  All I know is that I will focusing all my energies and commitment in to what I decide is best for me.  I see it having something to do with finance and entrepreneurship.

Where did you grow up and what does it mean to you? What Monaco means to you?

I grew up in a place totally different environment to Monaco, Benalla in north east Victoria, a small town of 15-20000 people.  I moved out of home at a young age to chase my dreams of becoming a professional road cyclist in europe.  This together with my family taught me some important values including discipline and a good work ethic.

Moving to monaco was I felt a great achievement in itself coming from where I did.  It’s a place that I’ve grown to love for many reasons and have no desire to leave.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Never stop striving for excellence or give up.


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