Mr. Risk Manager
I started out as a Software Engineer at a small start-up where I worked on developing a loan application approval process. I loved the business side of things, and I left my job in 8 months after accepting a Risk Strategy role in a global credit card company (F-100). I have been here for 2 years and I have been promoted recently.
Undergrad School: Top-5 IIT
Undergrad Major: Chemical Engineering
Age: 25, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Other Degree/Certification: M.Tech.
School Name: Top-5 IIT
Extracurriculars: Led the product design club at my college. Currently lead the quiz club at work, Have done a project with a State government on preparing an implementation plan of a scheme for farmers. Teach computer skills to janitorial staff at work every week, 5 years of training in Indian classical music.
Title: Assistant Manager - Risk Strategy
Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Fortune 500
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 2 mos
Title: Software Engineer
Length of Employment: 1 yr
Big Life Wins:
Identified an opportunity to utilize previously unexplored risk parameters in International markets that could save $X0 MM per annum. Currently collaborating with local teams in markets such as Mexico and the UK to implement this process. Won Analyst of the Quarter Award (Awarded to 4 out of 80 analysts). Only analyst to mentor a Management Trainee in the year. Won Best Management Trainee Project – Manager award.
Post MBA Goal:
I would like to transition into Management Consulting, ideally in the payments sector. I am also considering Corporate Strategy roles right after MBA. Over the long term, I would like to transition into a senior General Management role in a financial institution.