Yogendra Goyal (Batch 1997)
Corporate Senior VP & Head of Sales
WNS Global Services(North America)
How does it feel to be a part of the Founding Batch
The foundation has to be laid well and I am proud that all of us from the founding batch are doing quite well in our lives. I am proud and feel quite privileged when I am referred to as one of the first graduates from FIIB. Studying here gave us the perfect launch pad for giving a kick-start to our careers.
16 years into the industry, what has been your biggest
learning? How did the learnings' at FIIB help you go a
Learning is a never-ending process, so one needs to invest in self
even after the school is over. Even after 16 years of graduation I
have this insatiable appetite to learn. School teaches us A, B, C but
life teaches us how to make different words and sentences and
how to use them appropriately. I have also learnt that success is all
about anticipating what's coming tomorrow and not only
analyzing what happened yesterday. Unless you can have the
foresight and prepare yourself to face tomorrow, you cannot
survive. FIIB laid a good foundation for me by not only
academically informing us about International Business,
international laws and marketing, but also infused the confidence
to go and work in the corporate sector. I can say I am privileged to
have graduated from FIIB.
All these years, how have you kept in touch with your
Since passing out from FIIB, I miss my batchmates and those
amazing days a lot. I treasure the memory and cherish the fact that
in those two wonderful years, we met great minds in the form of
mentors and friends. While I miss those friendly meetings in the
Campus cafeteria; social media platforms like LinkedIn and
Facebook have helped me keep in touch with several classmates.
Was your family happy with your decision to move out
Actually, they didn't have a choice! It has been a decade since we
left India and moved to United States of America (USA) for my job
and I can surely say that my family is quite happy with my decision.
I have two kids. My younger daughter was born here and my son
was just two years old when we shifted to USA. With the
upbringing here and a family in India, my kids enjoy easy access to
not only the American but also the Indian culture and are truly
shaping into global citizens. So, I would say, my family had no
objection in our decision to live out of India.
What advice would you give to students at FIIB hoping to
start a career in your field?
I was very fortunate to start my career in the field of global sourcing
in 1999 when it was just beginning to get defined. I recommend that
students shouldn't restrict themselves to export import houses,
merchandising or foreign trade as these are just tips of the iceberg of
International Business. Students of FIIB should broaden their choices
by diving into BPO/ITO/ITES services industry, since India is
beginning to emerge as servicing destination for the world similar to
what China is to the manufacturing world.