Exploring new frontiers

“My advice to new students at LBS is don’t be afraid to take the road less travelled.”

Giuseppe Baldini

Space Industry Analyst, Beijing Commsat Technology Development Company GMiM2017


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The road less travelled

"My role as a space industry analyst aligns my personal interests and my professional ambitions - and the job is amazing.

“Because LBS has a good reputation, it attracts students from everywhere, from outside the UK, outside Europe.

“Sometimes the path can lead you somewhere, sometimes it can take you over a cliff. But my advice to new students at LBS is don’t be afraid to take the road less travelled.

“I came to London Business School in 2016 and spent the second year of the GMiM programme at Fudan University in Shanghai. The timing was ideal: China had opened up its space industry to private investment only two years earlier, and it was a really exciting time in the sector in general.”

“What impressed me at LBS was the closeness of the student community. It’s a very tight-knit group of likeminded people and you have a strong connection with your colleagues.”

"I was offered a job at Beijing Commsat Technology at the end of my year in Shanghai. I wouldn’t have got the job if I hadn’t been here. As the firm’s first international hire, I act as a bridge between Chinese, European and global agents.

“When you have constellations in orbit there’s no national boundary and your product or services are, by default, on the global market. That’s one obvious way that it connects with the GMiM, and it’s one of the things that I like so much about space. It unites people and, on a commercial level, it unites companies."