Meet the MBA Class of 2025: Adrian James Peters, Yale SOM

Adrian James Peters

Yale School of Management

“A visionary, a believer, a hustler on a mission to make the world a better place.”

Hometown: Hyderabad, India

Fun Fact About Yourself: Around the age of 7-10, I possessed a unique ability to calculate days for any given date in the past or future. I would be given any date from the past or future and I could quickly calculate the day (days of the week) the given date falls on within seconds.

Undergraduate School and Major: St. Mary’s Centenary Degree College – Osmania University; Human Resource & Marketing

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Amazon, Supply Chain Manager

The Yale School of Management is regarded as a purpose-driven program. What is your mission? How will your MBA at Yale SOM help you fulfill that mission? With a mission to be a successful business leader and entrepreneur, I aspire to establish a firm which has a direct impact on the growth and development of the society and the environment. SOM serves as a vital catalyst between me and my mission. I would look at the vast growth opportunities to improve the supply chain industry in India and bring in changes to ensure the supply chain flows without any disruption while the ecosystem grows in a parallel fashion.

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of Yale SOM’s MBA curriculum or programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? Yale SOM’s Integrated Core Curriculum enables an individual to envision themselves in various roles as an organizational leader. Be it in the perspective of the customer, investor, or executive, the diverse curriculum allows an individual to understand various point of views resulting in better decision-making.

Yale SOM serves as an epitome of community service while shaping leaders for the future. Yale SOM’s community is something words couldn’t define; the community believes more in action than word. Right from the application process to every session of class, you are always assisted with knowledge and guidance from the faculty, the students, and the alumni, which stands out as an empowering community.

What course, club, or activity excites you the most at Yale SOM? Professional Clubs like Startup & Entrepreneurship Club, Marketing Club, and Business & The Environment Club excite me the most. I look forward to learning and participating in every event that would mold me into being a successful entrepreneur.

On the other hand, I look forward to being an active member of the Fit for Thought Club and continue my passion towards fitness and actively participate in any club/event which focuses on the betterment of the society/environment.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:

Amazon Wall Of Fame: Post-undergrad, I began my professional career with Amazon as a transportation specialist. Approximately 18 months into my role as a Transportation Specialist came the biggest opportunity in my career at Amazon.

During Prime 2021, an Amazon site witnessed its biggest jeopardy as it ran out of Amazon trailers to ship its inventory putting ~200K customer facing packages at risk. While Amazon thrives on its customer obsession, I swiftly analyzed and reacted to the problem by strategizing to support the site with Amazon trailers around the whole region for a long term solve and optimizing stationed third-party trailers for a short term solve. The strategy resulted fruitfully, and the site was out of jeopardy in 4 hours and the inventory was shipped out of the site on time keeping customer promise.

Owing to the ownership and bias for action for this task, I was honored as the sole Transportation Specialist to be entitled on the Amazon Prime Wall of Fame 2021 and the Star Performer of Prime 2021.

What do you hope to do after graduation? Post-graduation, I will continue to explore the operations and supply chain industry to the best of my abilities to understand every minor aspect of the industries and how do they work. Taking these learnings forward I aspire to establish a firm in the supply chain industry in the electronic vehicle space which would contribute to the betterment of the community.

What other MBA programs did you apply to? Harvard Business School, Wharton, Stanford

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into Yale SOM’s MBA program? I would suggest the potential applicants to learn and understand the Yale community. Get in contact with current students, faculty, staff, and alumni affiliated with any Yale degree to know their experience and life at Yale.


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