Welcome to our graduation. It is a great privilege for me to be here with you today to extend my gratitude to ………. . for giving me the opportunity to speak to the talented and gifted individuals. It is also a great honour too, to share such a joyous and memorable occasion. Three years back, as I commence my study, this juncture was a far away dream. The thought of graduation itself was still extremely distant – there was no light at the end of the EMBA tunnel, only the beginning of a journey to a destination of which I was still unsure. Yet today is an affirmation of our determination to advance our knowledge, abilities and skills, and of our commitment to use them as productive and responsible manner to make that dream true.We have successfully completed the CMC EMBA program for global managers in the making. If you ask me, why did I decide to undertake an EMBA for my professional career? My reply will be bit different than usual. Some see it as a requirement for progression along the corporate ladder, others to equip themselves to meet challenges in their own businesses. I decided to do an EMBA as I was finding my work routine predictable and was attracted to the intellectual stimulation. Secondly, I was thinking about changing careers. I thought an EMBA would be the best way to obtain new skills and meet people from a range of occupations and industries. At the conclusion of my studies I can look back and safely say my expectations of the EMBA have been surpassed all other professional
skills I have learnt give me the confidence and knowledge to compete in a larger arena. The
MBA has given me frameworks and a toolset to apply to almost any management challenge. I
understand how to formulate corporate strategy, and how to implement it. I know what questions
to ask. Finally, personal transformation. One of the first principles we were taught was "to
manage others you must first manage yourself". The rigorous and constant self-analysis the
EMBA requires has taught me to understand my own strengths and weaknesses, to more readily
accept the fact we are human, vulnerable and imperfect.
Also if we pause for a while to find out what qualities a global manager should possess I
can now say with confidence - having a vision to see the world the way others can not see it and
the outmost willingness to learn from other people. Going global means dealing effectively with
people of varying histories, traditions and cultures. It demands not only tolerance but also respect
for diversity and differences. We are extremely fortunate that our CMC EMBA program has
encouraged and promoted this largeness of mind and spirit, by bringing together such a diverse
group and giving us a chance to observe other countries and communicate with other peoples.
We are also extremely grateful that our CMC EMBA program was developed within a
framework of global sustainable prosperity, with the goal of producing global managers who can
solve problems that block the attainment of this prosperity. We believe that what we have
learned, will support the development goals and efforts of countries, especially emerging
economies like China and India.
We are extremely happy to introduce ourselves, a new cohort of global citizens and