‘ Have a career plan but be open to new opportunities !
UN Country Head for Serbia Francoise Jacob
The strongest Industry linked MBA in Sri Lanka – The Staffordshire University MBA at Asia Pacific Institute of Technology( APIIT), had the privilege of hosting the United Nations Residence Coordinator for Serbia Francoise Jacob to discuss the ‘ The Challenges to the world today“ at the weekly APIIT MBA Diaries edition 2021.
Ms Jacob who has an outstanding career of 24 years in Humanitarian service has served the United Nations Office for Project Services( UNOPS) in Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa that included Sri Lanka. Speaking to Dr Rohantha Athukorala on the subject of career Francoise Jacob said ‘ whilst we have a career path based on our vision of where we want to be, we must also be open to new opportunities in this journey of life. We must evaluate the risks and sometimes take opportunities the world throws at us. It is only then that we can grow internally said Ms Jacob who has an MBA from EDSEC Paris.
Interviewed Dr Rohantha Athukorala who himself has served the United Nations Office for Project Services( UNOPS) for Sri Lanka & Maldives for five years when the Sri Lankan entity won the best global project commented ‘ Francoise is one of the top talents globally in the world of UN and we are thankful for the opportunity she gave for the Sri Lankan MBA students to engage and interact’. This is what real education experience is he said. APIIT has staged top business personalities weekly to address the country via the “ APIIT MBA Diaries” which so far Included personalities such as Global branding guru Simon Anholt, Unilever Chairperson Hajar Alifafi, Ambassador to China Palitha Kohonna, Nestle MAnaging Director Fabrice Cavallin and very recently the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and Head of the Mission to European Union Grace Asiriwathan. Next week we have the top expert from the Middle East to address us he said.