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Your Passion Takes You To Your Ultimate Goal

Why did you choose a career in Shipping and Logistics? Describe your journey

“One of my family members was a sailor, the first time when he came back in a ship, I got curious and got to learn how people work in a ship. I was fascinated and from then began my interest in shipping. But my career in shipping didn’t begin right away. I started my journey from Samsung as a Sales trainee, and then joined BRAMER, after working there for 10 years, I got the opportunity to work with Norvic Shipping International Ltd. and I thoroughly enjoy being the manager – team lead here. Sometimes you don’t get to the role you really want immediately, but if you’ve got a passion for what you want, you’ll reach there soon enough”.

What were your expectations from your career, did they differ from reality?

“Yes, they did, very much so, I got to see the ground reality of working in the corporate. I have 12 years of a career that went up as much as it went down.  In my first job I was assigned to sell TVs and ACs in UP west in a village where electricity was scarce, it was tough, and it taught me the art of persuasion. See, the jobs I took put things in perspective. To achieve success in life, you need to do have the right equation of hard work and passion. I was working hard but my passion was for Shipping. While doing my job, I never stopped working towards my goal; I never stopped learning. Ultimately, that paid off. I started working for my dream role. What I learnt from my experience and what I hope anyone else can learn from it is that if you’re interested in a particular industry, you need to stick to it – at least stick to your goal of getting into it. Networking with people will help you tremendously. Train for the job you want, people will notice and soon you’ll be where you want to  “

“…if you’re interested in a particular industry, you need to stick to it – at least stick to your goal of getting into it. Networking with people will help you tremendously”

What fond memories did your visit to FIIB awaken?

“Interestingly, our batch was in the second year, when FIIB shifted from its old campus to new campus, so we got to do our first year in the old one and the second in the new one. I have got memories from both the places. This visit invokes so many beautiful memories from that time. I remember Prof. Mirza Saida who taught us organizational behaviour and Captain Deepak who taught us Shipping. It is because of them that I learned a lot both in terms of work and life. What I learnt here is that you never know when a challenge is around the corner, so the best way is to be always prepared.”

“… What I learnt here is that you never know when a challenge is around the corner, so the best way is to be always prepared.”

What advice would you offer to students who take #NoHypeMBA at FIIB?

“In the beginning, be open to all the opportunities you get. Sometimes you don’t get what you want, it’s life and such things happen. Don’t be disheartened if your career doesn’t seem like what you expected, take a step back and evaluate your options and choose the best one that lets you follow your passion. If you have a goal, stay on the path to it. Pursue it continuously and relentlessly, no one can stop you from attaining it. And then, once you achieve it, set yourself a newer and bigger goal. That’s the way to your success. Wish you luck!”