Blue MBA programme is praised as responsible leadership award is won by AP Moller-Maersk’s Capt Prashant Widge
Capt Prashant Widge, a principal in sustainable ship-recycling at the AP Moller-Maersk group, has won a special recognition award in the responsible leadership category at a top academic event, the Graduate Business Forum.
The award was bestowed at a ceremony at the Paris campus of the ESCP Europe Business School on April 5, 2019. This was the closing day of the 36th Annual Graduate Business Conference & Alumni Summit, and formed part of the celebration by the business school of its bicentenary.
It has been a banner year for Capt Widge, who is widely recognised for his role in promoting world-leading standards in ship-recycling. He is combining intensive study for the Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics (the Blue MBA) at Copenhagen Business School, with his key duties in the transport and logistics division of the Danish shipping giant,
Capt Widge spoke later of the great value that his membership of the Class of 2019 of the Blue MBA was infusing into his career. He said that achieving such a leadership award would not have been possible without the support and guidance of Blue MBA programme director Irene Rosberg and of his fellow participants.
ESCP is a pan-European school, with campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, and an associated campus in Luxembourg. It is said to have been on its foundation in Paris the world’s first business school.
The latest graduate business conference in the series brought together MBA student leaders and alumni from the top 70-ranked business schools. It was hosted by the MBA in International Management in partnership with the Graduate Business Forum and organised for the first time in Paris.
In February 2019 at the annual dinner in London of the Association of MBAs (AMBA), Capt Widge was honoured with the highly commended award in the Business School Community and Society Impact category.