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Kaushik Bhanushali - Singapore

Course: Master of Business Administration
Institute: University of Newcastle
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales


Kaushik Bhanushali holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Newcastle in 2007 and is currently the President of the University’s Singapore Alumni Chapter.

Armed with his MBA degree, Kaushik began his illustrious career with the UK-based multinational organisation Rentokil Initial in Singapore as an intern and subsequently climbed the ladder to accumulate more than nine years of experience across Financial Planning and Business Analysis, Operations, Management Accounting, Reporting & KPI Management, Financial Modelling, FMCG, Insurance & Packaging. 

Apart from being in the core committee which facilitated Rentokil Initial’s business expansion in Singapore, Kaushik manages the mergers and acquisitions activities for the entire Asia business and is the driving force behind the ‘Driving Pricing Culture Change’ project throughout Asia.  In his first year alone, Kaushik helped increase his company’s profits by SGD400, 000 and was subsequently awarded the Best Performer Award.

Kaushik took a few moments to share about life since graduating and his passion for the alumni network.

“Life has not only been about Rentokil Initial.  I started travelling extensively for leisure and have pretty much explored all of Asia, next on the agenda is Russia & Scandinavian countries. I’ve been closely associated with the UoN Alumni Singapore chapter since 2008. I joined because I wanted to contribute to my alma mater and always be associated with the University.  After working in different roles for four years, I was elected President and since then the chapter has grown from strength to strength. We organised a record five successful events in a year and have managed to develop a very high-performance team.

“An Alumni chapter connects you to your University; it brings back that feeling of belonging. We all want to relive our student days and this is the closest you can get to it. A chapter is a great platform for networking.  So many UoN alumni are super achievers - just imagine the benefits of interacting with these people. You might just find someone who shows you the right direction and gives you the right push.

“When I was studying at Newcastle, the Dean randomly gave me his personal tie and said “This is for the best student”. I always wear the same tie at all UoN functions. The most valuable thing I learned at university was that a leader should not just be fair and unpretentious but also be kind and mentor people to get the best out of them.

Last updated: Wednesday, 12 August 2015 10:02:27 AM

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