Mr. South African FinTech
South African with 3 years of management consulting experience (a combination of MBB and boutique spin-off of MBB). Subsequently, I worked in the strategy team of a major commercial bank in South Africa for 2 years. The role was heavily influenced by design thinking tools and methodologies. Recently promoted to Senior Product Manager at the bank.
Undergrad School: University of Michigan
Undergrad Major: Economics
Age: 27, Ethnicity: Black or African American
Extracurriculars: Founder of student entrepreneurship club in college with 30+ members, Krav Maga enthusiast, volunteer mentor to graduate hires from underprivileged backgrounds (current employer)
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 3 yrs
Title: Internal Strategist / Senior Product Manager
Industry: Banking & Finance
Length of Employment: 2 yrs
Big Life Wins:
Led a major observational project that gathered quantitative and qualitative data on operational performance at the bank. The project led to major changes in client servicing model, credit assessment process and roles and responsibilities. In my new role, I’m 5-20 years younger than any of my peers.
Post MBA Goal:
I’d like to transition into a product management role at a big tech firm in the US. A role in fintech would be best suited to my interests and prior experience.