HINRICH SCHOLARSHIPRMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2021
CURRENT EMPLOYMENTDirector, International Business
Yeah1 Group, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
“With the Master of Global Trade, we embrace the importance of acquiring a broader vision of sustainable growth, human development and global trade.”
Shatrughan is Director International Business at Yeah1 Group. Founded in Vietnam in 2006, Yeah1 Group is one the biggest Media conglomerate in Vietnam dealing in TV and Digital media. Yeah1 pioneered the usage of multiple channels across social media, reaching over 4 billion monthly views at its peak.
Shatrughan leads the International business division at Yeah1 Group and conducts negotiations with international brands and partners, and manages the group's overseas subsidiaries and branches. Prior to Yeah1, Shatrughan served in senior management roles on cross-functional initiatives in YAN Digital, The Plus Company and others. Additionally, he has diverse project management experience in countries including Vietnam, Australia, Russia and India.
He holds a double major bachelor's degree in Marketing and Management awarded by the University of Newcastle in Australia in 2010.
Reflecting on a famous Sanskrit phrase “Vasudhaive Kutmbakam” which means “the world is one family,” it is important for us to acquire a broader vision of sustainable growth, human development and global trade.
In today’s world, with technology as an enabler, every small business decision has the capability to leave a long-term effect. It is imperative that we understand these effects in order to create a pro-human ecosystem where sustainable growth and global trade can take place.
I had an opportunity to explore and experience these effects at the early age of 15, when I first stepped out of my home country of India to travel to Singapore. This was the beginning of a learning journey for me, which has led me to where I am today. I now speak five languages, have worked in four countries, have travelled in 15 countries and had hands-on experience in three very different industries.
In my current role as a Director of International Business at Yeah1 Group Corporation, I have had the opportunity to make significant contributions in the areas of cross-cultural negotiation, crisis management, market entry strategy and innovation. These contributions have further fueled my curiosity to learn more about the similarities shared between different cultures while holding on to their uniqueness.
With my experience, I’m confident I will be an asset to our cohort and future global trade leaders enrolled in this program.