Ajay, tell us about an interesting fact we do not know about you. Do you have a unique talent to disclose?
My unique talent comes from my love of music. It was at a young age I started collecting music cassettes, vinyls and CDs. At the age of 14 I bought my first mixer and turntables to begin my refining my DJing talent. I use to make mixtapes for friends and family in high school and I got my first “gig” when I was 16. I started DJing in University at events and night clubs in Ottawa. I have DJed in Toronto, Montreal, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami and India. In 2002 I entered and won my first DJ competition in Detroit.
There are many compelling reasons to undertake an Executive MBA Program. What is your goal for the Telfer Executive MBA Program?
My goal in the Telfer Executive MBA Program is to propel my abilities as a professional consultant to fully understand enterprise level objectives, challenges and complexities within various business sectors/projects where I have not had any exposure to-date. I believe the Program will accelerate the progression in my career by enabling the opportunity to enter into new business consulting projects and through the advanced executive level thinking and decision making skills I will obtain in the Program.
What qualities do you admire in a leader? Do you have someone you consider a strong mentor in your own life?
The qualities I admire in a leader are that of humbleness, honesty, compassion, mental toughness, hard-working and responsibility. The person I consider a leader in my life is my father, he has shown me that for a better life for himself and his family, hard work and dedication can help achieve any goal.