Hi All - this is my first post so apologies if any no-noes in here... I would appreciate any advice on possible paths i should be investigating over the next 18mths - 2 yrs.
I've read through a lot of the posts here and would like to get your expert take on matters.
I am a UK citizen and have had a fairly long career in export operations management in Asia; I've spent total 12 yrs in China, Vietnam & Indonesia and speak a decent standard of the 3 languages, although not good enough to act as a full business consultant, my Chinese Mandarin is the closest.
My work has been in operations - manufacturing for export. General managment, setting up of local operations, purchasing and running local teams.
I am soon to return to Europe and take a full time MBA at HEC Paris, which i will complete at the age of 36. At that point i would like to go into MC, and am identifying the best routes for me to take in investigating and getting into the field. Based on my background, my strengths will be in operations area, and for projects in Asia and SE Asia, but i would like to expand into a more general developing world speciality, and will aim to work on this through projects at HEC in Africa, and through an exchange semester to South America.
From reading on the forum here, it seems ATK is considered top of the charts for operations. Bain is very active at HEC, and is looking to expand into SEA, BCG have an office in Jakarta where i am currently based and are also looking to expand into Vietnam. Does anyone on the forum have any advice or insights into other ways i may look to direct myself, and companies that i should be looking at, or who would be interested in this profile?
I am prepared to go down a notch in terms of salary and level of responsibility to get into interesting work with good potential for career development. I will be happy to be based in Europe or overseas as starting posting.
Your comments much appreciated. Any further questions to clarify my situation - please advise.