Student Stories - IMBA
Vijay Vadali | IMBA Alumnus from India
Pursuing an MBA was my dream and I had been pursuing it since I graduated in 2000. I had been looking for schools that had global representation and fit my budget. ISM with its location, global representation and student- teacher ratio perfectly matched my requirements.
I spent a year in Paris experiencing a new culture and country while completing my MBA. After this thoroughly rewarding intensive program, I joined HSBC in London on April 1st, 2008 as a Service Manager on a project that involved working on Physical Transformation of Group Management Office. The project required liaising with people across levels and countries, interacting with local vendors, finalizing contracts, identifying creative and cost effective solutions to complex problems. Building relationships, learning new management styles, negotiating diversity, I quickly adapted to the new environment . Post successful implementation, I decided to move on and applied for few roles within HSBC and was called for interview for an Assistant Vice President in Human Resources position based at Hyderabad. Choosing this role meant that I would move closer to home and family. It was a step to the next level with a new set of challenges and new learning, and all in all, a new beginning. Talking to people, presenting my achievements, demonstrating an understanding of business and an ability to work in a dynamic environment, I was able to move into this role with effect on March 1st, 2009. Today, I am a little over a month old in this role and I love the challenge it presents.
Sometimes, I think that life has taken me full circle...call it destiny or back to basics...