Sunday 20th August 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), M.E. Chapter and Institute of Management Technology Dubai (IMT Dubai), to foster education and industry collaboration between the two parties.
IMT Dubai, a top Business School in the UAE, is launching a Masters in Supply Chain and Logistics Management in February 2018. The IMT-ICS collaboration represents the commitment to educate industry-ready graduates who are academically and professionally strong to lead the shipping and logistics industry in the UAE.
The signing ceremony was attended by more than 60 ICS members. During the signing ceremony, Dr. Francois Therin quoted “With the strong presence of the logistics sector in the UAE and lots of our students specializing in this area, we are very happy to move further in our commitment with this industry through this partnership. Together with ICS, we will develop actions towards uplifting the shipping industry to the benefits of our students and of the current employees in the industry.” He added, “This agreement is fully aligned with the vision and mission of IMT Dubai for the next years”
Mr. Subarmaniam, CEO of ICS added “I’m delighted to sign this new agreement with IMT Dubai, which marks the commencement of our partnership. On behalf of ICS- ME I would like to extend a sincere thanks to the IMT Dubai and in particular Dr. Francois Therin for the excellent support they have provided for collaboration.” He commented “This MOU will facilitate the mutual sharing of best practices and expertise in learning of supply chain and logistics trends and research – pedagogy, and the professional development of our members.”
Orientation week at IMT Dubai is an experience designed for a successful transition of the students to the college. We hosted the Egg Drop event which was very well received by the MBA students. It was an exciting, energizing and informative day.
A captivating mentor and facilitator, most of which he does on a voluntary basis as a part of “giving back to the society”, Deepak Mehra is an asset to the fraternity not only as the Head of Advisory – Treasury Sales, Investment advisory & product at Commercial bank of Dubai but for all of us in IMT. His vision encompasses the objective of assisting b-school students and young professionals to transit in the corporate world. He has taken a further step in his already successful career by trying his hand at writing. His first book “Ready, Steady and go” is published by Jaico (India).
An interactive session with Mr. Deepak Mehra was very engaging and it included some of the very intrinsic concepts handpicked directly from his book. He first talked about how the real world out there is very different from the academic environment in which we dwell. He then highlighted some intriguing concepts from his 59 high-octane rules for personal success and discussed them. It included Be Sociable, Not Social, Passion Is out of Fashion, Think Like a Golfer, Get the Boss Equation Right, et cetera. Smile and sleep were the fascinating ones. Answering some of the most debatable topics like sleeping cycle and early risers, he rose the participation level of the lecture, to an entirely new level. He differentiated successful people like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, from the mango man on grounds on these two parameters. The session was concluded on a high note, leaving the students highly motivated and clear about direction
This week, Corporate Relations Committee came in limelight with their first guest lecture on 2nd August, 2017. We had on board two eminent personalities, Mr. Abhilash Polassery and Mrs. Sanam Butani, two holding pillars of SPT Middle East.
Briefing a little about both of them, Mr. Abhilash, A Chemical Engineer with an MBA and proven capabilities gained through extensive experience in sales, operations, project management, technology transfers and joint ventures in the Petrochemical industry. Mrs. Sanam, on the other hand, a recent MBA graduate with extensive experience in the investment banking and financial services fields. Her skills and specialties includes Financial Modelling and Analysis, Capital Markets, Data Analysis and Venture Capital.
Their diversifying backgrounds and mixed lot of experiences dipped us into the real world. Sanam talked about her first layoff and how that was an incredibly powerful kick that taught her to keep moving forward. Abhilash Sir explained and related with students through his multiple career shifts from a plastic company to a non-profit.
This was followed by an intensive Q/A session where both the delegators patiently and elatedly answered.
Special Mention of IMT’s famous Alumnus, Mr. Nishant Singla, MD of Capital Connexions, who brought these two important personas in our campus and provided us with such an enriching experience.