Meet The HEC Paris Alumni: Solape Oguntayo

Solape Oguntayo

Class / Grad Year: Class of 2022

Current Employer / Role: Close Brothers /Debt Capital Markets Manager

Best Memory at School:
Afro-Asian night

Biggest Achievement at School:
Welcoming my son during my final semester of school

Your Advice To Incoming first years:
Be open minded, a lot can change in a year!

Where do you currently live?:
London, UK

Fun fact about you:
I once had over 200 pairs of shoes!

Why did you choose your school?:
I chose HEC Paris for the diversity of the MBA student profiles, the availability of an internationally recognized specialization in Finance, and the limited size of the class, which enables stronger connection with your classmates. In addition, 16 months is just enough time to be in school and not away from the job market. The option of doing an internship, specialization, and an exchange program all within the period was appealing.

What student organizations did you join?:
I was part of the leadership team of Finance Club, Africa Club and an advisor on the Women in Leadership Club.

Favorite Trait in Others:
Honesty and Warmth.

One Thing You Would’ve Changed in the MBA Experience:
Nothing.

Favorite Class?:
Negotiation class.

One secret to Success:
There’s no real secret but consistency is always key!

What is your biggest regret?:
None!

What is the next thing you’re going to do on your bucket list?
Visit The Sagrada Familia in Spain.

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