Mr. Airline Captain

About Me:

Civil Aviator. Airline Captain,10 years with a major International Airline based in India. Flown over six aeroplane types. Active member of Royal aeronautical society. Amature Golfer.


Target School: INSEAD

Considering: Wharton, London Business School

See More Profiles For: INSEAD

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: State University , India ( Not well known)

Undergrad Major: BBA

GPA: 3.8

GMAT: 740

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Masters of Arts (Aviation law)

School Name: NALSAR

Extracurriculars: Active member of ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY, UK

Work History:


Industry: Transportation

Company: Major International Airline in India

Length of Employment: 10 yrs

Big Life Wins:

The day I started flying and the day I earned my four strips to become a Captain. Both took a great deal of resilience; both gave me motivation to push the boundaries. Grew up in a humble, not financially strong background; could not afford air travel. I saved through part-time work since high school for my flying training, got into the country’s most prestigious training institution with scholarship. So the first time I sat in an airplane was in the pilot’s seat. I became Captain under a rigorous upgrade program with (changing airplane type and upgrading as captain). Helped my company with fuel-saving strategies for cost reduction along with the reduction of carbon footprint.

Post MBA Goal:

Short term – Consulting (Aerospace, travel, and aviation sector) with a large consulting firm. Long term – Leadership position in aerospace/airline sector.


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    Jeremy Shinewald here from mbaMission – I think that some who make snap judgments might focus on weaknesses here, see an older Indian applicant from an unknown university and assume that this applicant’s chances aren’t great. However, Mr. Airline Captain has plenty to offer if you are prepared to see the whole applicant. Strong grades, above average GMAT and differentiated work experience, punctuated by a Master’s in Aviation Law (!) which exemplifies passion for his field.

    How many commercial airline pilots have we seen in top-MBA programs over the years? Not many. (Aviation isn’t exactly a typical feeder like consulting!) And, right now, amid COVID with airlines and the aviation industry in such turmoil, Mr. Airline Captain, who aspires to enter consulting in the aviation …

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