Dr. Faheem Ahmed
“Medical doctor with a penchant for technology, global health and social entrepreneurship.”
Hometown: London, UK
Fun Fact About Yourself: Started my first profitable business aged 11, selling pick & mix sweets from my classroom locker.
Undergraduate School and Major:
- UG – King’s College London, Medicine (MBBS)
- PG – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Public Health (MPH)
Most Recent Employer and Job Title: NHS England, National Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow
Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Leading international relief teams to rural Bangladesh, providing free medical treatment to over 15,000 villagers who would otherwise have no access to healthcare.
What quality best describes the MBA classmates you’ve met so far and why?Comradeship – many have already expressed a desire to support my global health and social impact projects.
Aside from your classmates, what was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? London – located at the heart of the social problems I am seeking to solve, in the city I was born and raised, at a time of Brexit-induced uncertainty and opportunity.
What club or activity are you looking most forward to in business school? Net impact club – exploring new avenues and expanding my network to generate business for good.
What led you to pursue an MBA at this point in your career? Natural break from my medical training prior to specialising, allowing me to dedicate my time towards scaling up existing projects and pursue my passion for social enterprise.
How did you decide if an MBA was worth the investment? Plenty of conversations with a range of MBA graduates at different stages of their careers from all across the world.
What other MBA programs did you apply to? Harvard and Wharton
How did you determine your fit at various schools? Researching student and alumni profiles online and their career choice after graduating.
What was your defining moment and how did it shape who you are? Awarded a scholarship at one of the UK’s most prestigious secondary schools, Dulwich College, giving me the opportunity to be the first family generation to receive any formal education.
What do you plan to do after you graduate? Gaining the experience and understanding of the business of healthcare and development to help design and lead high-impact programmes.
Where do you see yourself in five years? Leading a successful social enterprise or project for a multilateral organisation such as the World Bank or WHO.
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