KARACHI, JUNE 16, 2012 –The Karachi School for Business & Leadership (KSBL), hosted a career counseling session at a local hotel in Karachi.
The session titled “Unleash Your Potential – Choose the Right Career”, invited accomplished business leaders from various sectors who spoke about the industry perspectives and insights, to the KSBL MBA applicants and other participants, to help the upcoming generation of professionals understand the dynamics of these diverse industries and areas of work, and the pre-requisites for entering these sectors.
The speakers at the event were top executives such as Leon Menezes, General Manager HR – Shell Pakistan, Sarfaraz A. Rehman, CEO – The Dawood Foundation, Haroon Zamir Khan, General Manager/EVP Risk Management – Habib Bank Ltd., and Abid Butt, CEO – E2E Supply Chain Management (Pvt.) Ltd.
Sharing his experience in Pakistan, Leon Menezes said, “In the Pakistani context, my suggestion for someone who wishes to be at the top of HR is to do stints in business. This will give them depth and gravitas”. Leon emphasised on the fact that for success it is important to identify individual’s capability and move in the pertinent direction.
Expressing his expectations from the audience Sarfaraz A. Rehman said, “The leaders produced at KSBL, hopefully will be larger than life and will change the history of Pakistan.” He highlighted that luck comes in everyone’s way and its up-to the person how to take advantage of that opportunity.
Dawood N. Ghazvani, Acting Dean KSBL who conducted the event summarized the learning from the discussion as follows.
“We all have choices. Success is that to know yourself and move in the pertinent direction Luck comes your way if you are prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that show up. Successful people have the courage to take risks. Life is not a straight line and you should keep moving forward whether it’s a linear or a zigzag path”.
While sharing his experience Haroon Zamir said, “The ability to think critically, reason critically, to go beyond the numbers, and to make sense out of what is happening around us in very important”.
While emphasizing on the importance of building social networks, Abid Butt said, “Network that you start to develop here (KSBL) is going to be the most important thing that you are going to live with”.
Linkages are very important so you should make friends. You should have the passion for what you do and you should always try to make a difference by whatever you do. If you do all that is above you will have fun in work and life.
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