Blue MBA Posts

“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 and innovation…. Read more »

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

Sofia Drakou - The Blue MBA

Shipping exec based in Texas, USA, Sofia Drakou has chosen to study for her Blue MBA at Copenhagen Business School – 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… Read more »

“The Blue MBA helped me transform into a thought leader”


Having been born and brought up in Mumbai, Captain Prashant S. Widge has spent over two decades in the shipping industry, working within multicultural teams across the globe. During that time he has become a strong advocate for investing in continual learning as a key ingredient to holistic development. Rising from his time as one… Read more »

The Blue MBA is about more than up-to-date knowledge

Habib Mammadov portrait

If it weren’t for his colleagues and friends, Habib Mammadov would not have found his way onto the CBS Blue MBA course in 2019. But it didn’t take him long to realise it was the right thing for not only his business but his personal development too. “I started work in this industry in 2003… Read more »

“The industry’s changing at an incredible pace”

green shipping

We caught up once again with experienced maritime executive and MBA Blue alumnus, Thomas Damsgaard, to find out just how much the sector has evolved in recent months from sustainability to green shipping and how his Blue MBA equips him to adapt to such a rapidly shifting marketplace. “Shipping used to be seen as a… Read more »