“My background is in vessel operation, having started in the Greek market and working my way up to Senior Operations Manager level in London and Dubai, before taking the General Manager role for DA Desk in the USA.”
“I was born and raised in the US, although my parents are Greek, so the idea of relocating to Houston to be closer to the customer base, was a good one. But as it turned out, the timing was not so good. After several delays and difficulties due to Covid, I finally made the move in January 2021.”
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“During the time I was in limbo, I went back and forth thinking about courses and MBAs; I signed up for something else and then deferred because I just wasn’t sure. But I think it was gut instinct that told me the Blue MBA at Copenhagen was the one for me. It’s top in our industry, I just hoped they would have me. I gave them a call and chatted to Irene [Rosberg – the course director]. I told her about my circumstances, concerned about whether it would work. And I remember her response: “There are different ways to skin a cat, don’t worry!” We agreed in terms of my career it was the right time and while it might be more expensive for me to travel back and forth to Copenhagen rather than choosing an option in the USA, it would almost certainly be the best experience for me. In hindsight it was a no brainer.”
“I’d done a lot of research, but I didn’t really know what to expect from the course. The talent of the alumni that have passed through speaks volumes and to be honest that’s one of the first things I noticed when I joined in September; the talent, but also the humility, among our own cohort. Irene has done an exceptional job of picking the right characters for the programme. Most of the students are already distinguished professionals – just being able to be among them and experience everything with them is thrilling.”
“Travelling to Copenhagen from Houston is no mean feat. Sometimes it takes multiple flights and I have to sacrifice family time and time with friends as well as the financial sacrifice that comes from being self-funded. And on top of that I still have to find the time to juggle work while I’m travelling.