Lloyd’s Maritime Academy are delighted to announce that the first graduates of MBA in Shipping & Logistics have celebrated completion of the programme in July 2012.
70 students in total graduated the programme with 27 of them making the journey to London to see their achievements recognised in a ceremony held at the Hendon Campus of programme accreditor Middlesex University Business School. Presided over by The Rt Hon Lord Sheppard of Didgemere, Chancellor of the University, the ceremony saw students individually collect their scrolls from Anna Kyprianou, business school Dean, who is also one of the Module Leaders on the programme.
A further graduation ceremony in Dubai will take place in November, where another six students will personally receive their accolades.
Some of the students who attended were captured in this group photograph alongside some of the programme faculty.
From left to right: Dr. Ian Favell – Module Tutor, Dr. Stephane Bignoux – Module Tutor, Peter Pecry, Cornelis Van Der Burg, Keerthi Wanigasooriya, Jaime Gonzalez Gil, Eng Hai Ooi, Peter Jackson, Neville Spiteri, Dr. Robert Jenefsky – Module Tutor, Dr Kristian J. Sund –2012 Programme Leader
When questioned about the programme and the impact it has had on their careers the following students had this to say:
Jaime Gonzalez-Gil, Project Officer for Port State Control at the European Maritime Safety Agency says his aim in taking the MBA was to gain a better understanding of shipping.
“The MBA programme provided me with the tools to develop capabilities to play a key role within the maritime industry.” And he says he would recommend the course without hesitation. “I would definitely [recommend it], the MBA in Shipping and Logistics is the reference programme for those wishing to succeed in shipping.”
A 2012 graduate (master mariner) had researched a number of courses but found there were few options for seafarers and little flexibility in terms of attendance. “When I looked at the MBA in Shipping and Logistics, I knew it was for me.”
Completing the MBA brought immediate benefits. “When I was working away on ships, I used to apply for shore jobs but could not get short-listed. On the first application I made after completing the MBA, I was not only short-listed for the interview but I got a job offer straightaway.”
This student says the course was demanding, but the results of gaining the qualification have exceeded his expectations. “I look at the shipping industry in different way now and I really think outside the box. It has developed my personality and given me confidence. All I can see is an upward direction in my career.”
Peter Jackson of Seaspan Ship Management Ltd gained a promotion to director following his completion of the programme. “This MBA has challenged me academically and personally,” he says. “Embarking on this type of distance learning course at Master’s level developed my ability to manage time, stress and priorities. I really enjoyed the experience.”
Congratulations to all of those who graduated on the 2009 – 2011 MBA in Shipping & Logistics!
Pavan Vijay Abhyankar
Hayden Brent Alleyne
Hilmi Munib Armoush
Moruf Adedayo Balogun
Cliff William Brand
Jasjit Singh Butalia
Curtiss Guy Dakpogan
Markus D. Delfs
Smain Larbi Ghomri
Jeffrey Taylor Gidel
Jaime Gonzalez Gil
Shabbir Mohammad Hashmi
Jeroen Pieter Gillis Hollebrands
Lloyd Armstrong Jones
Brendan Francis Lenane
Iris Kam Yu Mak
Oloruntoba Abayomi Ola
Eng Hai Ooi
Ian Keith Pear
Jenny Ruffell Smith
Ahmed Shahzada Saleem
Ravindra Sudarshana Samarajeewa
Jan Johan Sundberg
Ronke Omonike Thomas
Oana Gabriela Tincu
Oscar Lawrence Udo Udo
Cornelis Johannis (Cees) Van der Burg