“I’ve only been in the shipping industry for the last 12-13 years; my career before that was in automotive engineering. I’ve always been a fan of technology and I entered the maritime industry because I began working on retrofits on the bridges of ships, followed by ballast water treatment projects and then engine room equipment.
“When I began working in shipping, the puzzle of what to do with my career came together for me; I know my skillset and I know what I don’t like doing and the Blue MBA only solidified that realisation.
“I found myself working with a maritime company called Safebridge and it was around then that I started looking into the Blue MBA. I had some very good friends in Germany and Denmark that I knew through business, and they had both finished the programme and encouraged me to take it on. I started looking into different MBAs across the world.
“I could have studied a more general MBA elsewhere, but it made sense to go to CBS not just for the shipping but for the networking. My employer understood that the course would benefit their business also, and the journey started.
“And then the pandemic hit, and I found myself without a job.”
“I soon realised, however, that I had made so many valuable connections at CBS that I had to take advantage of them. Your network is your net worth and so I made some calls and got offered some better opportunities; the most promising one was from OTG and I’ve been with them since August 2020.
“Today, I know I have the backing of not just my fellow alumni, but my tutors. Irene [Rosberg, Programme Director] does an excellent job, if we need anything we can just give her a call. We remain in contact now and can chat to catch up, to discuss business matters, or to organise presentations for the new classes.