Cherian, where are you now and how had been your journey since you left MACE?
I am based in the U.S. and work for Nokia. Immediately after graduation, I joined the Indian Air Force as a Radar & Communications officer. Left the Air Force after 6 years to join the private telecommunications industry and subsequently moved to the U.S.
Tell us about your family?
We are a family of four, Saira and I have a girl and a boy-15 years and 13 years old respectively.
Coming from a military family, I would think joining IAF was a natural choice for you. What made you move to the industry?
More than my dad’s service, being in the NCC inspired me to join the IAF. A certain amount of disenchantment with the work environment there urged me to move to the private sector. Looking back, I realize that the IAF is a world class organization, second to none. There I got exposed to some of the most talented and hard working people I have come across in my professional life.
If you meet the your Cherian in MACE today what would you tell him?
Don’t take life too seriously, learn to kick back and enjoy the ride. Shrug off set backs and move on.
What is the most memorable event from MACE that you may like to share?
Not one, but many. The common thread is the people, fellow students and friends who have left an indelible mark on my life and shaped my life, playing a key role in making me who I am today.
Anything else you want to tell your friends?
We can change the world, one small step at a time. Starting with ourselves, setting an example for those around us, most importantly our kids.
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