Mr. African Entrepreneur
African computer engineering major with 3.5 years prior Investment Banking experience, worked for a leading Africa-focused IB firm. Now combining tech and finance experience working for a fintech startup creating the ‘Bloomberg terminal for Africa’ as well as the first-in-market digital investment app to boost financial inclusion across Africa.
Undergrad School: Top University in Africa
Undergrad Major: Computer Engineering
Age: 27, Ethnicity: Black or African American
Extracurriculars: Tutorship/training of young professionals from non-finance backgrounds to pursue careers in Financial Markets, Volunteer in selection and mentorship of tech and finance student talent from various African countries for prestigious summer internships at top IB firms both globally and in Africa, Health literacy volunteer - fundraising and organization and running health screening events for underprivileged communities; develops infographics to spread healthcare tips via social media
Title: Investment Banking Analyst
Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Boutique Firm
Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 4 mos
Title: Chief Product Officer
Length of Employment: 2 yrs
Big Life Wins:
Started career in the IT dept at IB firm, within 7 months became first ever to transition from IT to IB analyst role. Worked on two major IPO and was a lead analyst on the largest IPO in my country’s history (Client was one of Africa’s largest brands). Worked on a team to establish the world’s first mobile-based stock offering.
Post MBA Goal:
Pursue fintech entrepreneurship in Africa. Launch an innovation-driven digital bank aimed at providing access to financial services and boosting financial inclusion for the African population.