Peter Brady
Peter Brady

A passionate and highly ambitious business leader in technology, motivated by future developments in the mobile industry.

My most recent role was that of Sales Director for GSMA Ltd in Asia, responsible for delivering MWC Shanghai, a new business set-up in China in 2012. I aspire to be a highly motivated team leader whose strength lies in commercial leadership, corporate innovation and take-to-market strategies.  I have spent eight years working in mobile, technology and cyber-security B2B businesses, most recently creating innovative business platforms for the leaders of the mobile technology industry. I led a global team of 15 people across five countries, dedicated to convening the mobile industry for the largest tech week, annually, in Asia, bringing together over 70,000 CEO’s, executives, governments and media to consider the future of mobile.

I have been working in China for five years, before that living and working in London (four years) and northern Italy (six months). My education background includes a BA Joint Honours from the University of Nottingham, as well as one year’s executive training in 2013/14 at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan as part of an intrapreneurship programme. The experience was truly inspirational and led to the development of a successful new business launch.

I decided to pursue my MBA in Asia, not only to continue to grow my diverse network in the region but also to strengthen my business intelligence and my practical knowledge of different business disciplines. I have been fortunate enough to develop, through practical on the job learning,  such skills as leadership, innovation, product development, and sales and marketing. However, I desire to broaden my business knowledge in fields such as economic theory, particularly Asian economics, as well as accounting, finance and legal.

Naturally, the University of Hong Kong was the number one choice and I eagerly await the opportunity to spend four months studying at Columbia Business School in 2017. Already, I have learnt so much from the programme, the professors and my classmates. Even though I have been working in China for a number of years, I immensely enjoyed the Cultural Immersion programme in Beijing, initiating the MBA students in a fun, informal and stimulating environment. I will dedicate myself to learning many new disciplines but also to using the experience to improve my existing skills. After the MBA I intend to return to the tech market in Asia and hope to develop many new ideas and technologies.

Current Status

Employer: GSMA
Position:   Business Director
Location:  Barcelona, Spain