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Candidate:

Mr. Asia Banking Consultant

About Me:

I graduated MS in Finance in the US and finished CFA level 2. I then returned home to Vietnam and worked in a top US retail bank for 6 years, received 3 promotions and was elected to join the 6 month APAC Talent Development program in Singapore. After 6 years, I joined MBB (post MBA level) in their Asia Banking practice, where we advise leading banks on Retail/SME digital transformation topics.

Details:

Undergrad School: Rowan University

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.78

GMAT: 720

Age: 34,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: M.S in Finance

School Name: Temple University

Extracurriculars: Regional representative for all of the activities for the bank's employees/community initiatives for 3 years. (e.g. arranged community/charity days, company's townhalls/ year-end events, international children/women days, etc.)

Work History:

Title: Associate - Banking practice

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Product and Partnership Head

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 6 yrs

Big Life Wins:

– Successfully broke into MBB from nontraditional background
– Joined the bank Management Associate program (acceptance rate < 5%)
– Received 3 promotions in 6 years and left as the Product and Partnership Head, managed a team of 7
– 1 of 3 selected for the bank APAC Talent Development program from my country
– Graduated top class in both of my BS (GPA 3.78) and MS (GPA 3.87)
– Finished 2 levels of the CFA

Post MBA Goal:

I want to break into top Fintech firms by leveraging my deep expertise in consumer lending and payment, together with a well-rounded consulting toolkit and general management skillset gained from the MBA program.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, Chicago Booth, Tuck

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