Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast

Rohan Nigam – Nothing is Impossible

April 06, 2021 Marie Gervais Season 4 Episode 7
Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast
Rohan Nigam – Nothing is Impossible
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Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast
Rohan Nigam – Nothing is Impossible
Apr 06, 2021 Season 4 Episode 7
Marie Gervais

Bio for Rohan Nigam

Rohan Nigam is a Mergers & Acquisition Advisory (M&A) Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He has supported clients at various stages of the M&A lifecycle including due diligence, integration, carve-outs, post-close support, and transformation. 

Episode highlight

As an Indian who moved to the United States to pursue studies and a career, Rohan Nigam had the opportunity to combine the strengths of both cultures for success. Listen in on how he achieved great professional heights at an early age by being sensitive to cultural and personality variations in people.

Links

Email: [email protected] 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nigamrohan/

Quotes

“It doesn’t matter where you come from, but it matters what you are doing in that moment.”

“Celebrate - when you finish it, when you win, when you do it together.” 

Takeaways

Childhood Incidents

When Rohan was around 10, his nuclear family separated from the joint family they were in due to some issues in the family business, and faced financial struggles. His approach to education changed, and he recognized it as a means of getting into a good university, getting a good job, making money and being happy. 

Influential Groups 

Rohan went to a middle school in Mumbai which had students from different backgrounds and religions who spoke different first languages, which was a great learning experience. 

Temperament and Personality Influences

Rohan says that he has always been an organized person, whether that be with his study schedule or work, creating to-do lists to stay on top of all his tasks. He also claims to have been an introvert but has worked on becoming more accepting of cultures and blending in with the larger group. 

Cultural Epiphanies

The first time Rohan was presenting at a client pitch with his team leader, he elaborated on the points in the few slides he was given. However, he was later given feedback from his partner that in the American context, presentations are much more concise. 

Advice to an Employer 

When Rohan begins working on a new project with a new team, he has a conversation about the best way for everyone to work together within the team and with the other stakeholders. He also emphasizes celebrating the completion of projects.

More Great Insights! 

Rohan advises young professionals who are just venturing into stock trading and investments, to “start small and start early.” Reach out to Rohan to discuss the economy and market trends and to build an information-exchange community that everyone can benefit from.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cultureandleadershipconnections)

Show Notes

Bio for Rohan Nigam

Rohan Nigam is a Mergers & Acquisition Advisory (M&A) Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He has supported clients at various stages of the M&A lifecycle including due diligence, integration, carve-outs, post-close support, and transformation. 

Episode highlight

As an Indian who moved to the United States to pursue studies and a career, Rohan Nigam had the opportunity to combine the strengths of both cultures for success. Listen in on how he achieved great professional heights at an early age by being sensitive to cultural and personality variations in people.

Links

Email: [email protected] 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nigamrohan/

Quotes

“It doesn’t matter where you come from, but it matters what you are doing in that moment.”

“Celebrate - when you finish it, when you win, when you do it together.” 

Takeaways

Childhood Incidents

When Rohan was around 10, his nuclear family separated from the joint family they were in due to some issues in the family business, and faced financial struggles. His approach to education changed, and he recognized it as a means of getting into a good university, getting a good job, making money and being happy. 

Influential Groups 

Rohan went to a middle school in Mumbai which had students from different backgrounds and religions who spoke different first languages, which was a great learning experience. 

Temperament and Personality Influences

Rohan says that he has always been an organized person, whether that be with his study schedule or work, creating to-do lists to stay on top of all his tasks. He also claims to have been an introvert but has worked on becoming more accepting of cultures and blending in with the larger group. 

Cultural Epiphanies

The first time Rohan was presenting at a client pitch with his team leader, he elaborated on the points in the few slides he was given. However, he was later given feedback from his partner that in the American context, presentations are much more concise. 

Advice to an Employer 

When Rohan begins working on a new project with a new team, he has a conversation about the best way for everyone to work together within the team and with the other stakeholders. He also emphasizes celebrating the completion of projects.

More Great Insights! 

Rohan advises young professionals who are just venturing into stock trading and investments, to “start small and start early.” Reach out to Rohan to discuss the economy and market trends and to build an information-exchange community that everyone can benefit from.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cultureandleadershipconnections)