“I studied nautical science in Mumbai and graduated with the President’s Gold medal. I then worked for Seaarland Shipping Management and Maersk, sailing on various ships, and while learning at sea is different and extensive (I went to get a Master Mariner’s license), I realised that I needed to learn more if I wanted to achieve all my ambitions.
“I had Copenhagen Business School in the back of my mind because I had previously completed a module at CBS as part of Maersk’s MAESTRO course, which is Maersk’s internal talent development program. The course was set up across different global business schools and it was during the finance module that I came into contact with CBS.
“In fact, Irene Rosberg [Programme Director] ran that finance module and she helped me to realise that there is so much more to shipping. While managing the commercial operations of the Maersk LNG fleet I realized that I needed to expand my business skillset and acquire more tools to reach higher parts of management. So I contacted Irene and was selected for the Blue MBA in 2011. The journey was amazing. And it was one of the best investments I’ve ever made in my life.”
After the programme
“It was midway through the MBA that I got a call about a role that involved heading up commercial operations for Norgas in Singapore and developing their Small-Scale LNG Business. At my interview they were very impressed by my decision to invest in myself (in taking up the Blue MBA) and offered me the Vice President (Operations) position. I can directly attribute that job offer to the Blue MBA, as it demonstrated that I was willing to invest in myself and that I possessed a drive to succeed, whatever the cost. I was later very well supported by Norgas management during the remaining part of my MBA program.”
“I took the job, and it followed that I had to complete my studies with CBS while travelling from Singapore. It was tough as I had very little time for my family and the last part of the Blue MBA – the integrated strategy project (ISP) – was particularly challenging. I worked really hard, but it was incredibly rewarding. As part of my ISP, I was able to research and propose a new way of working for the business. And it was an amazing success – we later implemented the business as envisioned in my ISP and created a revenue stream worth 0.5m US$.