Talented CBA graduates move on to new adventures
Three graduates from the CBA Class 2012-I were among the 100 business talents appointed by Berlingske Business Magasin in April. All three of them faces new challenges and opportunities in their professional careers.
Lennart Næsby, Maria Lund and Morten Hoel – all AVT alumni – were among the 100 upcoming talents named in Berlingske Business Magasin in April, 2012.
Lennart Næsby, who graduated the CBA Class 2012-I with the highest grade point average and therefore was the Valedictorian and gave the farewell address to his fellow students. Valedictorian derives from Latin: vale dicere – meaning, “to say farewell” at the graduation.
One of Lennart Næsby’s main points was that each and every one of the CBA Graduates today are capable of much more, than they think and after graduating from the CBA program, they are all ready to enter their personal “next level”, whatever that may be.
Ready for a new job?
Lennart Næsby himself has accepted new challenges recently. The 33 year old former Vice President at Scan Global Logistics is now Managing Director at JAS Forwarding in Denmark.
JAS is a privately owned international freight forwarder and logistics provider, with offices in more than 80 countries and +3000 employees.
JAS Forwarding gets a Managing Director with an international profile. Lennart Næsby has worked and lived in China and New York. In New York he turned the office of Scan Global Logistics into the most profitable company, among the company’s six offices in the US.
New personal network
Asked what he gained from the CBA, Lennart Næsby says:
”I have gained a lot from the CBA. I am not the same person I was just a year ago, entering the CBA program,” he says. He thinks most CBA students experience positive changes during their studies and tend to involve themselves deeper into their organization and seek influence.
”Personally, I have gained broad professional insight and competence. Today, I have a more holistic approach and a better understanding of the many processes and interdependent interests, influencing on a company,” he says.
”I have learned a lot from my fellow students and the groups I have participated in. Listening to others insight, has given me a broad perspective and valuable insight, as well as created a personal network, which I am sure I will benefit from in the future.”
Among the 100 talents
The two other CBA alumni on the Talent 100 list from Berlingske Business, Maria Lund and Morten Hoel, has also experienced new business opportunities recently.
Maria Lund has been promoted from Head of Business Development at the Agriculture division at Topdanmark, to Head of the Claims Department, also in Agriculture.
“I was not promoted because of the CBA. But the CBA has definitely contributed positively to the knowledge needed in my new job. From the CBA I also carry the insight that it is important to network in other industries – as well as a handful of new tools to approach both personal and strategic challenges,” says Maria Lund.
Morten Hoel was Head of Transportation at DLG, now he is Managing Director at BTC, Latvia. Baltic Transshipment Center Ltd. is partly owned by DLG. The company runs a terminal in the harbor of Liepaja and sells crop products. Morten Hoel expects to benefit from the CBA in his new job.
“You cannot be an expert in all areas as a Managing Director. In this job it is important to be able to ask the right questions, and the CBA’s focus on exactly that issue has prepared me well for the new challenges,” says Morten Hoel.