Blue MBA Posts

“Your network is your net worth”


With a background in automotive engineering, Yiannis Pastellas undertook the Blue MBA, became confident of his skillset, made lasting relationships – and found a new role when he needed it most. “I’ve only been in the shipping industry for the last 12-13 years; my career before that was in automotive engineering. I’ve always been a… Read more »

“The Blue MBA is accessible for people in my region”

Mozambique-based Amado Mabasso took the CBS Blue MBA – despite the distance – to get more involved in the shipping and logistics industry and specify his knowledge. “Latterly, my working life has centred around shipping and logistics and as Chairman and partner at I2A, we are undergoing an immense project to set up a huge… Read more »

“One of the best investments I’ve ever made in my life”

Blue MBA ambassador Saunak Rai – Head of FueLNG – reflects on his experience at CBS. After many years at sea, Saunak endeavored to invest in broadening his knowledge of shipping and logistics and signed up for the Blue MBA using his own money. “I studied nautical science in Mumbai and graduated with the President’s… Read more »

“It was about connecting my logistics knowledge more holistically”

Despite his many years of experience in the shipping and logistics industry, International Freight Shipping’s Reynir Gislason embarked on the CBS Blue MBA at the age of 47 to further his education and take his business to the next level. “The industry’s experiencing an astonishing transition at the moment. We are going through an unprecedented… Read more »

“I want to lead innovation and drive new ways of thinking.”

Having started with CBS in September 2021, Lars Hoffmann, Vice President BU and Head of Business Unit Mediterranean at DFDS, reflects on the first few weeks of the Blue MBA. And with over 30 years in the industry, he explains why continued learning is so important, especially in a time of industry transformation.   An expansive… Read more »

“Houston to Copenhagen? It’s completely worth it”

Sofia Drakou - The Blue MBA

A shipping exec based in Texas, USA, Sofia Drakou has chosen to study for her Blue MBA at CBS – a distance of over 7,000kms. The course requires her to make the round trip to Europe every 10 weeks, but after just a couple of months Sofia believes that the commitment is already well worth… Read more »