An expansive career in shipping and logistics
“I’ve been in logistics all my life. Over 30 years, I’ve worked for a variety of logistics businesses across a range of sectors. Most recently, I’ve spent the last six years with the international shipping and logistics company DFDS in multiple locations, currently Istanbul, Turkey. I’ve always been involved in moving cargo of some kind.
“I always regretted that I didn’t follow the academic route into business. I have the typical business background of working up the ladder, starting from a traineeship. Being able to take the time to study the industry at a holistic level was still something I wanted to do.
A dedicated MBA for a unique industry
“I’d been intending to do an MBA for the last five or so years but there was never a period when I felt I could dedicate the time to it. Being away from my family meant that when the pandemic hit, they were unable to move out to Istanbul too. I suddenly found myself with a lot of free time, so I started looking into MBA programmes.
“The standard MBAs didn’t really catch my attention. If you going to spend two years on a programme alongside your job, you really have to be motivated. I reviewed a number of MBA programmes and then discovered the Blue MBA. Irene Rosberg, the Programme Director, is extremely motivated and passionate about the industry.