Varsha Nayak

MBA 2023, India

Varsha Nayak

Professional female from India with six years of work experience in various industries with a common role of leadership and management. I am also a freelancer, working as a expert. My recent role is Senior Associate PMO in the operations team, where I worked closely with top management to standardise and streamline the work process, and was involved in resource and change management. I have expertise leadership, multi-tasking, team management and quick grasping skills. I believe in smart work, getting the most out of the least without compromising on the quality of the output. I like to indulge in meditation, sports, travelling and cooking in my free time.

Top achievements

  • First female lead for building a team from scratch to 25 and efficient in multi-tasking roles
  • Successfully on-boarded nine potential large clients for the organisation which increased the departmental revenue by 50%
  • Successfully managed/led multiple departments with over 80 employees to switch to a new project management tool, by training and maintaining the streamline throughout a project life cycle

What attracted you to the MBA programme at Kent Business School and why?

Triple-accredited Kent Business School stands out from the crowd and is recognised as being in the top % of the global business schools. Kent MBA has been accredited by AMBA which is a plus. The feedback I received from Kent Alumni about the programme was very positive in all aspects and hence I made a choice to go with KBS MBA!

What are your motivations for undertaking an MBA

The early age management roles were great to have me prepared for the bigger roles. But somewhere I feel that I still need to attain deeper knowledge in business and management to do justice in my future roles and personal goals. Only an academic qualification can give me this exposure and therefore I decided to opt for the MBA.

What are your future aspirations?

In brief, I would like to utilise the global business skills learnt during the programme into my next management roles. Mid-term goal is to start my own business of manufacture and supply of organic millets, which are power packs of nutrients. Long term goal is to start a school is rural places in India to provide the unprivileged children the best quality education.

What is your best advice for those wanting to progress in business?

Based on my experience so far, I would like to say – don’t jump into business without a vision and mission. A well-prepared plan and milestone will help your business go further in the run.

“Impossible is just an opinion!”