Double MBA and world’s first visually-impaired trader to receive President’s award

Double MBA and world’s first visually-impaired trader to receive President’s award

Bombay boy Ashish Goyal who turned blind in his teens is in India to receive the National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2010 from the President tomorrow.

Years ago as an NMIMS undergrad, a corporate house told Ashish Goyal (during placements) to find himself a job in the government sector, since it has a quota system for the physically challenged. Having turned blind in his teens, Ashish did not take to the advice lightly. He not only got himself placed at ING Vysya but also stood second in his batch at NMIMS. Later, Ashish went on to do an MBA from Wharton, Philadelphia. Today, the Bombay boy has a plum job at JP Morgan’s London operations.

Over the years, Ashish has not only earned milestones in his professional space but also done plenty in his personal life – from learning to play the Brazilian drums and learning the Argentine tango to boxing and performing on stage. He is currently in India to receive the National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2010 from the President.

http://education.in.msn.com/news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4650488&page=0

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