Doctorate Gives Graduate an Edge Over Competitors
Using the skills and knowledge obtained through his Doctorate in Business Administration Dr Dhanesh Rampersad aims to maintain a competitive edge over his competitors in the automotive industry.
As the CEO of Zodiac Aerospace SA and Chairman of Nzamaramps Trading, Rampersad is conscious of the fact that broadening one’s knowledge through education is vital to a successful career therefore he did not stop after obtaining his MBA.
‘To climb up the corporate ladder of success, improving your academic qualification is essential. Having completed my MBA and achieving good results, the opportunity awarded to me was a stepping stone of success, which I strived to achieve throughout the journey.
The qualification has helped me grow in the area of research, improve and grow my business, as well as earn a CEO position in the manufacturing environment,’ said Rampersad.
Through his thesis titled: “Analysis of Global Competitiveness in the Light Motor Vehicle Component Industry of South Africa”, Rampersad identified the competitive advantages of each industry player and how they saw themselves in the future which gave him deeper insight of the developing world and the direction of the South African economy.
‘The findings of the research helped me to improve my service offering to my company and to be more vigilant of the developments in the automotive industry. When studying for a qualification, it must be a valuable learning experience that you can filter back into your own life as well into the success of your career. My studies impacted positively both in my work life, as well as my private business,’ said Rampersad.
While Rampersad has reached the end of his PhD journey, his career in academia is only beginning as he is a supervisor and examiner for MBA students and a supervisor for PhD students.