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Mr. Future In FANG

About Me:

An undergraduate degree in IT from one of Kenya’s top university combined with a semester abroad at a top Canadian business school. Started my career at a Fortune 500 tech company based at their EMEA HQ in western Europe. Later moved to the Balkans to work for a smaller SaaS tech company before moving back to Kenya to work for the same company.


Undergrad School: Top Kenyan Univeristy

Undergrad Major: IT

GPA: 3.5

GMAT: 650

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Extracurriculars: Mentor - Presidential Mentorship Program, a government run mentorship program

Work History:

Title: Associate Sales Rep

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Senior Sales Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Big Life Wins:

In 2019 I was in charge of opening an office and setting operations for the company in Uganda and scaled this to 250K USD in revenues within the first year while hiring two associates. During my undergraduate studies, I was one of three African students to be awarded a full scholarship to attend a semester abroad at a top Canadian business school.

Post MBA Goal:

Work in strategy for a top tech company (FANG).


Target School: INSEAD

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 32%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Mr. Future in FANG, you are checking a lot of INSEAD boxes here. International work experience. CHECK. An international outlook. CHECK. A world-class employer at FANG. CHECK. The only worries are your 650 GMAT which is a little more than 60 points under the average class score at INSEAD. In fact, it’s also below the mid-80% range of 670 to 750. That could be an issue that would hold back an INSEAD admit. So some tough love: Retake the test and try to get into that mid-80% range. Even moving up your score by 30 points to a 680 could mean the difference between a yes or a no. If you really want this, you should just sit for the GMAT again. I know. I …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Mr. Future in FANG, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. You have a lot of pieces in your profile that INSEAD will really like. As John mentioned, your GMAT is what might hold you back. I have worked with clients who have applied to INSEAD, who were asked to re-take the GMAT – as all else was strong. As you are working through your application, one additional area I’d suggest to dig a bit deeper is why you want to work in strategy at a FANG firm – and where you hope this will take you long term? What do you want to do aspirationally? Also, where do you want to end up post MBA geographically – sounds like you’ve had some great international experiences. …

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