… go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
Easygoing, respectful, and adventurous. Personal values, experiences, and family have made me who I am. I’m Rodrigo and I’m 32. With breath-taking beaches, majestic highlands, infinite forests, and the best food in the world, Peru is my hometown.
I’m a computer science engineer with nine years of experience in banking and insurance in the biggest Peruvian holding company: Credicorp. In my last role as Business Intelligence Deputy Manager, I was accountable for defining and assuring the alignment of our division’s strategy with the company’s. My mandates were to generate knowledge and to lead strategic projects. While I encountered many hurdles in the process, I always embrace challenges for the benefit of the outcomes.
Before coming to IMD, I had the opportunity to work with remarkable people who had already lived the MBA experience. IMD was an option for me to acquire further knowledge and deepen my understanding of international businesses. I wanted to keep harmony between defending my beliefs and trusting in team-driven decisions. At the same time, I was looking for a time to just learn and increase my “people skills”.
The last five months have been a roller coaster of experiences and emotions. Working closely with startups in the med-tech industry, and becoming agile enough to develop in just one week a solution to relieve the struggles of people with blood and water retention.
The reward you receive will only ever be as big as the risk you were willing to take. And risk is rarely ever attached to anything easy, anything that doesn’t require stepping out of what’s comfortable. Currently, my life is a steady stream of challenges and less-than-comfortable situations. Underneath it all, I know that these circumstances are priming me for a push towards life experiences I couldn’t have imagined for myself before.
In less than a month, I will embrace a worldwide discovery expedition (USA, Singapore, and India) and still, I am just half way through this year-long program.
Above: my birthday with my IMD family
I came to reboot my professional and personal journey … I came “to go where there is no path and leave a trail”.
Rodrigo Sanchez Silva
(Featured image: New Year in Machu Picchu 2011)