Rohan Thatte

ABOUT ME

An MBA candidate at Brunel University London. My objective is to obtain a Graduate Management Programme position to expand my knowledge and capabilities across multiple departments and use my analytical skills, creativity, education, and professional experiences in solving business problems. My key strengths include international exposure, an entrepreneurial mindset and working under pressure. 

SKILLS

Analytical
 

  • R Language for statistical analysis (intermediate) – Missing Values and Outlier Treatment, Univariate and Bivariate Analysis, Hypothesis Testing, Dimension Reduction and Principal Component Analysis, Regression Models, Decision Trees.

  • Data visualisation using Tableau and PowerBI.

 

Creative & I.T.
 

  • Experience creating websites using WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, and other CMS platforms and using Digital Marketing Tools such as Google Analytics and AdWords.

  • Confident I.T. user, experience with Microsoft Office and comfortable with both macOS and Windows platforms.

  • Experience with editing applications such Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Sketch App, Final Cut Studio.

 

Business
 

  • Design Thinking for ideation and problem-solving.

  • Native English speaker (Overall IELTS (Academic) score of 8.0), Proficient speaker in Hindi and Marathi.

EDUCATION

MBA Specialising in Digital Innovation Management - Jan 2021 – Current

Brunel University London (AACSB & AMBA Accredited) – Expected Completion March 2022

 

Awarded the MBA scholarship on the merit of academic performance, professional experience and other activities showcasing leadership skills.

Modules: Corporate and Business Finance, Principles of Marketing, Leading People & Managing Organisations, Corporate and Competitive Strategy, Operations Management, International Business, Business Economics, Information Systems in Organisations, Managing Digital Technology and Innovation.

Dissertation: “The Strategic Importance of Data Literacy at Organisations”

P.G. Program in Business Analytics and Business - Jul 2019 – Jul 2020

University of Texas McCombs School of Business and Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai

 

Modules: Statistical Methods for Decision Making, Advanced Statistics, Data Mining, Predictive Modelling, Time Series Forecasting, Machine Learning, Data Visualisation using Tableau, Marketing & Retail Analytics, Finance & Risk Analytics

 

Capstone Project: “Predicting Facebook Comments Volume”

BSc (Hons) International Hotel and Tourism Management - Aug 2006 - Jun 2010

Ulster University at HTMi Switzerland, Sörenberg, Luzern

Second Class Honours Upper Division (2:1)

Modules: Strategic Management, Services Marketing Management, Business of Hotels, International Tourism Management, Human Resources Management.

Research Paper: “Environmental Impacts of Tourism on Antarctica”

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Co-Founder - May 2015 – Dec 2019

Architechs Pte Ltd, Singapore

Demonstrated all-round business skills in project management, problem-solving, creativity, relationship management with international clients and external contractors, and administration as a start-up founder.

From identifying pain factors to development and delivery, over ten projects for international clients were executed. Projects included branding and web design to industrial dashboards for MNCs, including an in-house mobile app concept.

Co-Founder - Mar 2018 – Mar 2019

Camios Hospitality Pvt Ltd, Pune, India

Displayed business skills and hospitality know-how to develop a unique cloud kitchen concept, including menu engineering, identifying sales channels, digital marketing, budgeting, and regulatory compliance. Business sold to new owners.

F&B Operations Analyst - Jun 2014 - May 2015

Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore

Used analytical and communication skills to create and present Business Intelligence reports for the corporate directors and owners; these reports continue to be used today to optimise budgets, forecasts, and cash flow.

Management Trainee - Aug 2012 - Jun 2014

Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore

Developed analytical skills to resolve operational issues and boost sales across departments, such as increasing beverage sales from a new smart-minibar system by extracting and analysing past guest preferences.

Showcased problem-solving skills to identify and overcome technical and user experience issues of a new mobile task-management system for hotel staff, resulting in the complete adoption of the system across all departments.

Expanded digital marketing skills to establish marketing priorities, track reports and calculate ROI. Project leader for launching two new F&B outlet websites and the corporate website redesign. 

Night Auditor - Jan 2009 - Jul 2009

Hotel Postillion, Buochs, Switzerland

Learnt the value of attention to detail while performing daily night audits and monthly account closing tasks. 

Other Achievements and Information

Initiated several multi-media projects at HTMi Switzerland – Jan 2010 

Architechs Pte Ltd, Singapore

Implementing the use of iPod Touch for all students with access to emails, calendars, timetables, and local wiki pages for course modules. Shot and edited training videos, professional interviews and other video content and successfully listed the institute on iTunesU. Designed and published the school’s first yearbook and a culinary recipe book. Initiated a range of social media marketing strategies.

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Passion for travel and experiencing new cultures from growing up in India, Indonesia, Singapore, and Switzerland; a proper “third-culture kid.”

Car and motorcycling enthusiast; had organised weekend rides for a club in Pune.

Photography, video editing, and occasionally playing the drums. 

Enjoy continuously learning from taking online courses and listening to business and science podcasts.