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From CIO to GM – MBA required?

Written by Angelo Kehayas

There is no question that most IT specialists would benefit from an MBA, says
Angelo Kehayas, General Manager (IT) of the Mines Pension Fund. No matter
how knowledgeable or qualified, most of them are still viewed as “techies”, so an
MBA gives them business credence, he believes.

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There is no question that most IT specialists would benefit from an MBA, says Angelo Kehayas, General Manager (IT) of the Mines Pension Fund. No matter how knowledgeable or qualified, most of them are still viewed as “techies”, so an MBA gives them business credence, he believes.

“An MBA adds value on two levels. Clearly, it’s a very good education into broader business issues but it also gives you a threshold qualification in terms of your business peers.”

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Angelo Kehayas

Angelo is a Public and Key Note Speaker, a Business, Executive and Leadership Coach. He has served at senior level in blue chip companies and has established and run successful ventures in multiple industries. He has designed and delivered corporate development programmes, focused speaking events, and has coached executives, business leaders and entrepreneurs. He specialises in challenging assignments, solving systems problems and facilitating group and team planning sessions. He is certified as a Master Coach, Certified Management Consultant and NLP Practitioner.