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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), Masters of Finance (MFin) and any other graduate programs.
Feel free to reach out to us for a free detailed evaluation of your profile.
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.
Our most popular product is the COMPREHENSIVE END-TO-END PACKAGE, and includes all of our MBA Admissions Coaching services.
However, we can completely CUSTOMIZE A PACKAGE to meet your needs.
We can also bundle GMAT Tutoring and MBA Admissions Coaching in one single package.
Please reach out for more information and request a quote.
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
I started working with Alex roughly 1 week before 2 of my applications were due and I really enjoyed working with him.
It was very daunting and stressful for me at first because of the tight timeline but we were able to get several iterations done which ensured that I submitted my best applications.
In total, I worked with Alex on 3 applications including my essays, resume/CV and LORs and was accepted to all 3 schools with scholarship; 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, Rotman, Questrom Admit | US | Female
Alex's services far exceeded my expectations. He invests a lot of energy to understand your story and pick vulnerabilities. He is critical and yes, the feedback keeps on coming but I think that is the beauty of the flat fee model he offers. His experience as a HR professional also shines through. The whole experience of working with Alex felt more like a partnership in trying to get to the best product in time for the looming deadline.
One of my biggest concerns in hiring a consultant was ending up with a generic application. But Alex is more like a coach who prompts you by asking questions and things to think about when writing your responses. The final product sounds very much like me."
INSEAD Admit | Australia | 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 Alex's thorough approach and persistence of not giving up on me till I come up with answers up to his expectations, 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
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. Although we worked under a super-tight timeline, Alex was fully dedicated to the task, always available, tireless, and fully aligned to my goal. I could feel that Alex was putting as much emphasis 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 highly recommend ARLee Consulting to every 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
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