Amir Shoaei

MBA 2023, Iran

Amir Shoaei

Passionate and results-driven professional with a background in the mining and steel industries. Excels in complex project management, process optimisation, and team leadership. Committed to continuous improvement and fostering collaborative environments.

Top achievements

  1. Successfully managed the import of equipment valued at £120 million, optimising customs clearance duration from 1.5 months to 14 days for contracts totalling £200 million.
  2. Led a cross-functional ERP project involving 20 experts, successfully implementing and personalising ERP software in four companies.
  3. Restructured and simplified procedures between commercial and financial departments, reducing communication volume by 80%.

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

The institution’s highly acclaimed faculty, with a strong emphasis on practical application of knowledge. It also has a well-established and extensive alumni network.

What are your motivations for undertaking an MBA

In order to enhance my leadership abilities, acquire strategic business insights, and expand my global network, I am seeking opportunities for professional development. I believe that by gaining new knowledge and skills, I can make a significant contribution to my organisation and the broader business community. Additionally, I am eager to engage with other professionals from diverse backgrounds and learn about their experiences and perspectives.

Through this process, I hope to broaden my understanding of global business trends and challenges and develop a more nuanced and sophisticated approach to leadership. Ultimately, I am committed to continuous learning and growth, and I am confident that by pursuing these goals, I can achieve my full potential as a business leader.

What are your future aspirations?

My objective is to apply my knowledge acquired through my MBA studies to executive positions in leadership and operational management. In these roles, I aim to drive innovation and implement sustainable practices to achieve organisational goals.

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

In order to excel in your professional life, it is essential to pursue continuous learning and seek guidance from mentors who can provide valuable insights and advice. Additionally, it is equally important to prioritise building strong professional relationships in order to expand your network and create opportunities for collaboration and growth.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

– Winston Churchill