Mr. Optimistic Fulbright
I am a first-generation college graduate from rural South East Asia. My love for math and meeting new people combined with my upbringing led me down a path of finance and deal-making, where I founded an investment bank back in my country. I advise investors and businesses on investing and raising capital in frontier markets.
Undergrad School: Coventry University
Undergrad Major: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
GPA: 4.0 (First Class Honours)
Age: 27, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Other Degree/Certification: MS in Finance
School Name: Vanderbilt University
Extracurriculars: Co-founder of a non-profit organization helping refugees continue their education in the United States | Chair of a Rotary Club | Mentor at an SME incubator backed by the World Bank
Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Boutique Firm
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 2 mos
Title: Chief Strategy Officer
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos
Big Life Wins:
1) First recipient of Fulbright Scholarship from my town and first nominated candidate to conduct research with noble laureates.
2) Started my own boutique impact investment bank that covers the healthcare and education sector in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States.
3) Received accelerated promotion to the C-Suite in 2 years instead of 8-10 years.
Post MBA Goal:
My plans after business school are 1) to be a leader within an organization that uses capital and business expertise to have a positive societal impact in the world (IFC or impact-focused growth equity fund in Africa) or 2) to raise an impact-focused PE fund. I aspire to be an impactful leader in business ecosystem reform in my country.
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