Rahul Bansal

Rahul Bansal

MBA 2008 

Work experience before joining the Imperial MBA:

Rahul transformed a company to profit making by changing company’s RBansalbusiness model by integrating backwards in the supply chain to obtain competitive advantage and capture maximum value. He also developed venture strategy and financial plans for the company and acted as a key enabler for transformational change.

What was it like to study on the Imperial MBA?

 Imperial College Business School was an interesting place for me to learn and live during the MBA. One of the world’s most dynamic centres for innovation and entrepreneurship, it provided me with a world-famous academic platform with cutting-edge research, a living entrepreneurship lab and an invaluable global network of expertise and experience. The Imperial MBA provided me with the best of innovation and entrepreneurship education within an eco-system for early stage commercialization of business ideas through a business plan competition and related commercialisation assistance. The course was centered around case discussions, live examples and encouraged me to initiate strategic efforts to create value through low-cost business model innovation.

What impact did the Gandhi Centre scholarship have on your studies?

I was one of the few students to have received a Gandhi Centre Scholarship, awarded by the Gandhi Centre for Inclusive Innovation to full-time MBA candidates with outstanding potential. As a scholarship holder I got the opportunity to work closely with the Centre which thrives on its inherent values of utilizing cutting edge research, latest technology, education and the best next generation innovation models. The integrated and multi-disciplinary approach of the Centre, together with Imperial’s world class expertise in applied research, provided me with a unique vehicle for corporate sector engagement – for undertaking consulting projects, corporate venturing, research on renewable energy, and the dissemination of next generation innovation practices.

Current work: Management consultant focusing on strategy, working with companies and organisations in the UK, EU and India. He is on the board of two UK-based companies and three charities.

What impact did your studies have on your career?

 I am glad I am part of the Imperial Alumni which includes people from different cultural and professional backgrounds and lot of them happen to be part of my healthy social network now. I started my MBA with a high academic pedigree and four years of entrepreneurial experience. Now, almost three years after completing the MBA I have advised and/or implemented over 25 management consulting assignments in the UK, EU and India across industries including Life Science & Health, Education, Infrastructure and Charity for both public and private sector companies.