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Mr. African Impact

About Me:

I am an Actuarial Science graduate from Ghana with 6 years of Banking and Asset Management experience. I currently work in the Business Consulting practice of a Big 4 Consulting Firm advising Insurance Companies, Banks, and Asset Management companies in West Africa. My goal is to transition to a Development Finance Institution that has a focus on impact in Africa.


Undergrad School: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Undergrad Major: Actuarial Science

GPA: 3.8

GMAT: 720

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Other Degree/Certification: CFA level 3 Candidate (Dec 2020) | Completed actuarial exams for the CERA credential

Extracurriculars: Mentor girls in STEM | Organize career seminars for University students in Actuarial and Statistics related programs in Ghana

Work History:

Title: Relationship Manager

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Other

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

I worked in the Corporate Banking Team of an indigenous Ghanaian Bank, where I spearheaded the set up of the Securities Services Team. The Custody team I led managed the largest Pension Scheme in the country.

Post MBA Goal:

Short Term Goal: Development Finance Institution focused on making a difference in Africa. Long Term Goal: Become a partner in a Private Equity Firm focused on impact investing in Africa.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 58%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 60%

    Hi Mr. African Impact, this is Kate Richardson with mbaMission. It looks like the community is quite optimistic about your chances, and I am too! I think a lot of that is driven by your strong GMAT / GPA stats and experience in Africa (which is less typical / in demand). I also really like that you’ve had a mix of experiences within financial services and that should enrichen the view you bring to the Wharton classroom. Further, I admire your community involvement and desire to have an impact in Africa long-term. Those qualities should resonate well with the leadership qualities Wharton seeks to develop in its students. Do make sure you’ve networked with Wharton — attended webinars, spoken to students/alumni. That will help inform …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 55%

    Hi Mr. African Impact, This is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions and I like what I see in your background– strong academics, work experience and even community involvement. I think that you could be a strong candidate for Wharton– be sure you know how you can engage and add value there and also how Wharton can help you reach your goals. Spend some time engaging with students in clubs so that you can have a strong answer to your essays. Our Wharton counselor Jeff Mroz could be a great help to you in applying for Wharton so please reach out to us for a free consult if you would like to know more about how we can help you.

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