Associate Vice President, Universal Asset Management AG – Batch 1
I am based in Dubai working as Director for Wondrous Wealth, UAE but my journey has been a roller coaster ride far from a smooth sail. After finishing university I wasn’t sure about my career path when a surprise phone call from an old friend got me introduced to Globsyn Business School and I decided to pursue PGDM. Academics was always the focus however extracurricular activities always interested me. I wanted to be on stage but was scared of public speaking, all that changed during our first Serendipity where I landed an accidental role as a lead of a drama portraying an American Businessman, this one act of courage to face my demons transformed my personae and I became more of an extrovert that helped me a lot in my later life. I graduated from Globsyn in 2004 and got a campus placement to Iffco-Tokio General Insurance and from there I moved onto Standard Chartered Bank working as a Relationship Manager. Then in the winter of 2007 I decided to move to Dubai to join ABN AMRO which was later acquired by Royal Bank of Scotland, I obtained my certification from CISI, UK and I worked there for about 2 years.
Director South Asia, Kantar – Batch – 1
It’s been more than 10 years since I first stepped into GBS. Being a member of the first batch, GBS was a huge leap of faith but one which I have never regretted. It gave me some new friends for life and cemented some old friendships. It taught me to deal with pressures – all those late nights working on assignments, presentations every week – it was a grind that has given me the stamina to deliver in professional world. And trust me, the pressure here makes a typical GBS day look like a cakewalk. The biggest high for me during the two years was Serendipity – the fest that our batch established. It was a humble start yet I don’t think any of us had more fun than that. And the most satisfying feeling at the end of the fest was the look of pride on the faces of our mentor – Bikram Dasgupta and our entire panel of faculties. Even now, when I feel that I cannot keep up anymore, I just take a leaf out of those days and persevere. GBS has given me that and nothing can ever take that away.
Chief Executive, Encore HR Services India – Batch – 1
Before doing my Post Graduation from Globsyn, I had the privilege of having the experience of working in an MNC set-up (Tech Pacific India Ltd., erstwhile Godrej Pacific India), but one basic thing which I found missing in me during those formative years was the ‘Structure’ – the way of understanding an issue and jotting down the way forward.
Globsyn as a respectable Corporate Brand was pretty well known. So when the initial Advertisement regarding the starting of the Management faculty came, I opted for it and feel that doing MBA from GBS has instilled the faith in my abilities. The grooming which we got from Mr Bikram Dasgupta in his ‘Learn and Intern sessions’ were LIFE lessons… It has made the person we are today.
Coming to placements, I was selected by Ma Foi Management Consultants Ltd, a market leader in HR Consulting and Recruitments, wherein I looked after East for the Recruitments and Outsourcing business development. The exposure of working there had been phenomenal. The next move was to Bennett Coleman (Times Business Solutions Ltd.) where I was entrusted as the Profit Center Head for their Recruitment wing. Then the entrepreneurial bug which had been subdued for last few years hit me, and I ventured on my own into HR Services starting my firm Encore HR Services India. Its been few years I am on my own and the ride is On…
Pursuing PhD and Teaching faculty at Glasgow University – Batch – 5
Chief Business Analyst – Stovekraft Pvt. Ltd. – Batch – 3
I joined Globsyn to pursue my MBA after my graduation from Goenka College. Days in Globsyn were good academically and I learned a lot during this period. The sessions of Mr. Bikram Dasgupta were good for self realisation.
I got an offer from ICICI Prulife and it was good learning there. Then I joined Emami Ltd. as EA to CEO & MD which was the turning point in my career. It gave me the required ground to make a big jump in my career. I was instrumental in making big decision in the organisation like mergers, product launch, cost rationalisation and bigger projects update. It helped me to make a bigger shift to Sahaj e Village Ltd. (an associate company of SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd.) as AVP – Planning & Strategic Initiatives.
I am a firm believer of ‘achiever’s achieve’. During difficult time, I learned from my mistakes and worked on my mistake. The important recipes of success are hard work, patience as an approach, quick thinker, and good communicator with pinch of luck. Globsyn has being a finishing school for many of us as it has been for me.
Leading Global Business Intelligence at Digital Office, IKEA – Batch – 1
Associate Vice President at AICL – Batch – 5
Head Treasury operations at Bank of Baroda, UK – Batch – 6
Head of HR, Flipkart – Batch – 1
Shaila Binyakia Bothra
Senior Brand Manager, Jyothy Laboratories Ltd. India – Batch -2