Revenue Alliances Manager, Air New Zealand
With a background in Engineering, Hansa Malpathak completed an MBA to round out her business skill set as a manager. This subsequently enabled her to step up to a senior leadership role.
Career: Revenue Alliances Manager, Air New Zealand
The MBA has opened a lot of doors for me that otherwise wouldn’t have been opened.
"I started out as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer through an Air New Zealand apprenticeship pathway, and eventually moved into a technical fleet management role.
"I wanted to round out my business skill set as a manager and saw the MBA as a practical qualification that could give me a solid foundation to lead a business in any industry.
"The University of Auckland’s MBA programme is well-reputed and offered a well-rounded programme that I felt met my development needs. The calibre of lecturers and fellow students was also very high, which led to thought-provoking discussions in the classroom and some long-lasting friendships outside of the classroom.
"I feel that the MBA has opened a lot of doors for me that otherwise wouldn’t have been opened. After completing my MBA, I decided to move out of the operations role and stepped into the Manager Revenue Alliances role, where I am responsible for our long-term strategic partnerships portfolio."