Dean J. Bell, Exec MBA - Dubai 2017
CEO/Owner of Inqubate
- From UK
- MBA – Dubai 2017
- CEO/Owner of Inqubate
Tell us about what you are currently doing and what you find most enjoyable about your work?
I am currently building out market entry and execution strategies for US and European technology firms entering APAC and the Middle East, creating successful models and growing their business, which lead to successful referrals. I get satisfaction from taking something from nothing to great and developing good relationships and friendships along the way.
How has your Bradford degree helped you get to where you are now?
Gaining my degree has helped me apply the academic grounding to over 20 years of real-world experience which then creates leverage to use both types of knowledge to develop the next stage of my career.
Why did you decide to come to study at Bradford?
The main attractions to studying at Bradford were that it was a UK University with a Triple Crown and recommendations from previous students.
What were your highlights?
I met some great students some of whom I am still in contact with and had great lectures, stimulating debates and significant academic and life learning.
What advice would you give current or future students hoping to work in your profession?
Take whatever you study seriously; it’s a financial, physical and emotional investment. You are doing yourself an injustice if you do not learn and extract as much as you can from each module, lecturer, fellow student and each and every conversation you have. Read deep and question everything, exhaust your research and go above and beyond what is expected of you, this way you will learn much more than the university teaches you.
Tell us about yourself
Originally from the UK, I have spent the last 22 years living and working in Singapore, Dubai, Australia and Chile building out local offices and growing the business for US and European firms. I have been involved in a number of start-ups and investments with some great people which I have met along the way. There is no substitute for hard work and one of the biggest drivers of personal reward. Work hard but enjoy life and do whatever makes you happy.
Published February 2017