Global Beverage Industry

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Previously I was the Financial Executive of XXX Limited but was promoted to the position of Acting CEO. XXX is a Government Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) with a mandate to generate non-energy export growth and diversification in the goods and services sectors, and develop new exporters across the various sectors of interest and new markets.
Therefore I am now fully responsible for leading and directing staff with various skill sets in international relations, trade treaty negotiations, trade promotions, research, marketing, project management, human resources, export capacity building and trade negotiations.
Being a XXX year old executive thrust at the apex of my company the ARU MBA was particularly attractive to me for the following reasons: (a) The 9 months Fast Track option meant that I could complete the program within the shortest possible time frame; (b) The focus on Strategy, Leadership and Innovation meant that I would gain the necessary knowledge and skills set that would coincide with my practical experience and make me a well- rounded manager both in experience and qualification; (c) I would get the chance to network with other executives and share my new experience; and (d) I felt that an MBA would add legitimacy to me being in the current position of Acting CEO
For me this represents a time for self-renewal in my personal goals and career. I had reached the point of inflexion in my contribution and career as Financial Executive as represented below by the red line in Figure 1: S-Curve and I am now entering a new paradigm of renewal as represented by the blue line.

Figure 1: The Author’s S-CURVE of Personal Growth Path

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Old – Finance Manager
Old – Finance Manager

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Upon the first day of class it soon dawned on…...

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