All of us wish to achieve many things in life. But often when we don’t succeed, we tend to curse our fate or misfortune. The concept of fate is man-made. We can overcome all hurdles easily with our strong will power. Ashish Goyal went much beyond the struggle to attain his share of success. He suffered from partial blindness at the age of 9 and at the age of 22, he became totally blind. But he prepared himself to fight all odds and didn’t hold any grudges against God.
The award winner of the ‘Dun & Bradstreet’ student award for being the ‘Best Student’ at NMIMS, Mumbai, had to face a lot of disappointing behaviour of the corporate employers besides his accomplishments. He stood second in his college and went to one of the prestigious institute, Wharton Business School, Philadelphia, in 2010, to do MBA. He was the first blind student at Wharton and was awarded with ‘Joseph Wharton’ award, which is given annually to the students who symbolizes Wharton Way of Life,
Based on his merits and high spirits, he joined ING Vysya Bank as fixed Income Trader in Bangalore. This was his first step towards success. Then, he joined the financial Giant JP Morgan as its first blind trader. He worked in JP Morgan’s chief investment office in London as a Portfolio Officer and managed to check his e-mails, presentations using a screen reading software.
Nothing can stop us from winning if we have the proper drive or determination to carry on and face obstacles. In 2010, Ashish was honoured with the National Award for the ’empowerment of Persons with Disabilities’, for his outstanding achievements. He left JP Morgan and got another opportunity to work with Blue Crest Capital Management in UK. And now, Ashish wants to create awareness through his own experiences to motivate people battling with similar disabilities.
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