Rahul Raizada, FMG (2003 - 2005)
Profile: Executive Director, PWC India
From summer internship to Director, PWC, alumnus Rahul Raizada speaks about the role of FORE School of Management, New Delhi in his sensational growth
Day One at FORE School of Management, New Delhi was a day of many firsts for Mr. Rahul Raizada. He vividly remembers the time filled with dreams and self-belief of conquering the corporate world. The first lecture, by the Director of the institute, taught him the true meaning of Future Manager group. It helped him to take that first step to reach the coveted position of Director, PriceWaterhouseCoopers India. Here’s the first-hand account of his journey.
Summer training leading to many seasons of success
Mr. Raizada may be among a handful of management professionals who pursued summer internship in a company and then could consistently scale the ladder of success after joining the same organization. He feels FSM was a turning point in his journey and highlights the importance of taking SIPs very seriously. Looking back, he shares, “It was the first year PWC had come to campus for placements. I joined the company as a Consultant and today, as a Director, I look after the P&U vertical in Central and South India.”
Self-belief is the key to his dazzling success
Meteoric rise within a top international organization is no mean feat. In addition to managerial skills, the right attitude has helped Mr. Raizada succeed in his profession. As he says, “At my B-School I learned the importance of being honest with yourself and doing justice to any responsibility you take on. It doesn’t mean saying yes to everything. It's about being selective and professional with everything you do. This attitude has helped me in my career.”
“Capital” gains of strategic location
The alumnus of Batch 2003-05 hails from Jaipur. But it was on the FSM campus in the National Capital that his personality and career prospects blossomed. Drawing the distinction between Indian B-Schools where campus culture exists and foreign universities, he says, “Delhi gives you plenty of opportunities and exposure to the corporate world. It is a cutting-edge advantage, which FOREians should exploit to the fullest.”
FORE School of Management has been designing, developing and conducting innovative Executive Education (EE)/ Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for working executives in India for over three decades.