Vedika Rateria has joined our strategy team, which holds the key to reaching Kanthal’s revenue growth goal.”When you opt to work with strategy, the door is wide open to specialized careers,” she says.
Her own decision to go from banking into corporate strategy, as Kanthal’s new Senior Project Manager Strategy and M&A (mergers and acquisitions), came down to a desire to gain a wider perspective on the industry. “Wanting to understand more about changing markets and to be part of key decision-making were the cornerstones of my choice,” says Vedika, who just moved from Mumbai to Stockholm. “Strategy is a prerequisite for a better future, it’s about devising a clear path and having a focus.”
“We have an ambitious five-year growth plan,” says Rickard Dahlgren, Kanthal’s new head of strategic development. “Vedika’s vast experience is a perfect fit because acquisitions will play a large part in hitting our target.”
“Helping to steer the steep growth of a company like Kanthal helps me to grow as an individual,” says Vedika. “Apart from the projects in themselves being exciting, I’m interacting with people with the same ambitions and learning from people in the industry.”
For recent graduates who are thinking of going into this field, Vedika mentions that there are a multitude of career opportunities. “No business area is complete without having a strong strategy team. The door is wide open for specialized careers,” says Vedika who offers examples such as product strategists, and economists as well as experts in business development and financial strategy.