Mr. Emerging Market Investor

About Me:

Originally from Eastern Europe. Passioned about unleashing the potential of emerging markets by improving policies and attracting capital. Advised top-ranked government officials, institutional investors on business climate matters for 5 years. Evaluated growth capital investments into promising mid-cap businesses at a startup PE firm for 2 years.


Target School: Kellogg SOM

Considering: INSEAD

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Top-10 Country’s University

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.75

GMAT: Waived

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Advisor to Head of State Property Fund; Career & Life Mentor for Students at a Mentorship Program; Judge at CFA Research Challenge

Work History:

Title: CEO

Industry: Consulting

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 5 yrs

Title: Private Equity Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

As recently promoted CEO, I turned around and saved from bankruptcy a PE-backed advisory firm, selling it to leading consultancy in the region – the deal I structured and led from the PE side. Upon closing the transaction, I was seconded to the acquirer to lead the integration, which was successfully finalized right before COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Post MBA Goal:

Immediate goal: join IB or PE firm in U.S. to gain practical knowledge of an established institution. Long-term goal: launch own PE firm to fill in capital availability gaps in emerging markets. I believe that an MBA will enhance my skills and widen global network required for a hefty boost of my entrepreneurial and investor ambitions.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 38%

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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. It sounds like you’ve made excellent impact in the PE and M&A consulting space, and your goals of joining an IB or PE firm post-MBA are realistic. I also like that you’re so meaningfully involved in the community – Kellogg and INSEAD will greatly value this part of your profile. Additionally, there aren’t a ton of applicants from Eastern Europe, which could work in your favor as well. I think it’s wise to take advantage of Kellogg’s GMAT waiver (especially since you have a strong GPA and plenty of quant experience) and apply as early as you can while the application is still open, as long as you’re able to put together a thoughtful application and secure …

    4 years ago Read the full review
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Mr. Emerging Market Investor, this is Donna Bauman, Senior MBA Admissions counselor with Stratus Admissions weighing in on your profile. You have a very impressive background and this could be a great time to take advantage of Kellogg’s R3 GMAT Waiver. With Kellogg’s new dean Francesca Cornelli’s PE background from LBS, this could also be a great time to look at Kellogg. Look at the VC/PE pathway to get a sense of some of the experiential learning that can help you. It sounds to me like your experience leading the integration of your most recent transaction and getting that done just before Covid hit could be the makings of a great essay on leadership for your application. I’m glad you addressed why you want …

    4 years ago Read the full review

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