Local Communities and Global Businesses

August 10, 2016
Hosted by Mahesh Joshi

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Listen to Cohorts of Oxford in a discussion on the Role of Local communities in Global Business. When we talk about Global businesses we hear about cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Bangalore, and Seoul etc. Is the Global business impact limited to these major cities? There must be a role for towns like Paducah in Kentucky, Freemont in Ohio or Gaomi in China, in the Global Economy. This episode highlights the opportunities for Local communities in the interconnected Global economy.

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Mahesh Joshi

Mahesh Joshi

Mahesh is a true Global Business Executive with extensive experience in developing, managing and growing global businesses. He brings in the perfect balance of academics and practical experience in understanding of global affairs and businesses. He has lived in three continents (Asia, Europe and North America). He has conducted business from all three continents as well as studied in these continents which has allowed him to build a very rounded personality with understanding of different cultures and value systems. He studied at Delhi Technological University in India for engineering degree, and Murray State University in Kentucky for MBA. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in the USA and the Advanced Management and Leadership Program at Oxford. He is currently pursuing his Masters in International Strategy and Diplomacy at London School of Economics in London. His diverse educational background has allowed him to not only build his intellect but also provided exposure to people from various cultures in a learning environment.

He has managed global business successfully at large multinational corporations in senior leadership roles, including General Manager of the business unit at Ingersoll Rand Inc. and President of a business at Cameron International as well as Group President, Energy at Circor International. In his current position as CEO at Vulcan Management, he is responsible for growth in the area of global business.

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