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Samarth Mehta

Career Path: Chief Operating Officer, Vision Aqua & Biopod India
Location: Kolkata, India

I had always been inclined towards Enterpreneurship. After graduating from Northumbria University I started my career with Oberoi Group of Hotels working in sales to understand the service industry, then moved to Kohler Co. to understand business-to-business transactions and the to Apple to sharpen my skills on channel management and retail. Today I am proud to conceptualise Vision Aqua.

Where are you doing now?

I am presently heading the Indian and international operations of Vision Aqua with specific focus on Biopod. Vision Aqua is the exclusive license holder of Biopod in India.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

The University had a feel-at-home atmosphere with very warm and friendly faculty members. Coupled with this the global approach of the University along with International Study Missions and state of the art facility. I had received a scholarship too, which further motivated me to undertake the MBA programme.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

Simply Fantastic. I miss each day I spent at Northumbria.

How connected was your course with industry?

My course taught me practical industry dynamics and increased my problem solving skills and critical analysis of situations. This course helped me become a better leader.

What was the best thing about your course?

The self-learning approach and the quality of the lecture content. Moreover the infrastructure.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

Northumbria has trained me to be an entrepreneur. I was the Newcastle Business School Representative and the MBA Course Representative. I thank Northumbria for giving me these opportunites.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

Leadership, problem solving and strategic business skills.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

I made friends from different cultures and of course I loved the Students' Union.

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

I have already referred many students to study in Northumbria. Simply its home away from home.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

Exciting, informative and comfortable.

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