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Samarth Mehta

Career Path: Partner & Business Head, Macintel Solutions
Location: Kolkata, India

Northumbria University completed the circle in providing me with cutting edge leadership and problem solvinng skills and instilled the spirit of sales, marketing and business strategy via the course and the Professors. Post completion of MBA I was recruited by the Oberoi Group of Hotels as a Sales Executive which crafted my path and confidence in the field of Sales Management. Post 6 months, I was picked by Kohler Co. where I spent 5 years in developing the brand and the sales channel in East India. Finally Apple came calling and recruited me to set up the Large Format Retail and the General Trade business across East India. Samarth Mehta

What are you doing now?

After gaining skills and experience for almost 11 years in the corporate world, I now live my passion of being an Entrepreneur. My company, Macintel Solutions is now an Apple Authorised Reseller (Enterprise and Govt. Vertical), Apple Authorised Service Provider, Microsoft Authorised Reseller (Education and Enterprise), Samsung Authorised Partner in the Silver Tier as well as KOHLER Pure Exclusive Partner. Macintel Solutions employs 55+ people today and has a decent turnover. 

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

The University Ranking, the teaching team, the fellow students, the Scholarships and of course, Newcastle Upon Tyne. I was the School Rep of Newcastle Business School as well as the Course Rep of the MBA Program back in 2006. I loved my dinner parties with the Alumni Association. 

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

In one simple word.. 'AMAZING' 

How connected was your course with industry?

We had a Study Mission to South Africa and we always had student counsel available for any assistance 

What was the best thing about your course?

The practical exposure and critical thinking opportunities 

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

It has made me what I am today.. I wish to get back to studying there even at the age of 40 

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?:

Business Strategy, Analysing Self and Organisation 

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

The people I met along the way.

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

Follow the lecture plan, ask questions, think 360 degree and enjoy your tenure 

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

Reminiscent Fabulous Grandeur

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