Kashif Rafiq Saroya

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24 months
Blaine, MN—Every year, Kashif Saroya uses a week of vacation from his position with Ecolab to organize and volunteer at the Muslim Youth of Minnesota’s summer camp, where he advises and mentors youth. With the help of a Bush Fellowship, he now will turn to finding his own advisors to advance his abilities to promote diversity, engagement and inclusion in the business sector. He plans to pursue an MBA to increase the knowledge and networks he needs to play an executive leadership role in the corporate sector.

Learning Logs

Updates and Insights from Bush Fellows During Their Leadership Journey

The first part of 2016 started on a strong note. My daughter was born on December 4, 2015 so I had a newborn at home. I was working on new projects at work. My wife had been offered a new
job opportunity. I started a new semester of my Executive MBA program at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Two classes that I found very useful were Strategy and Operational Management. I was learning new ways to address obstacles at work. I was paying more attention to the financial market and the economy. I had a better understanding of the business world around me.

What stands out to you/has surprised you about your leadership development through the Fellowship to date?

In a recent interview, I gave the following quote: “The change that you want to see and the things you want to make a difference in don’t come for free; it doesn’t come easy.”

Kashif Rafiq Saroya Fellowships