Ms. 33 Year Old Investment Banker

About Me:

I am a first-generation graduate in my family. I’m heading strategy for a global fintech firm with lending and banking operations in Nigeria and India. Led the equity round from marquee investors such as Tiger Global. Prior to this, I was into investment banking (grew quickly from senior associate to Director) and originated one billion in financing.


Target School: Columbia

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: University of Delhi

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: First division

GMAT: 760

Age: 33,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Post graduate diploma in Management

School Name: Institute for Financial Research and Management

Extracurriculars: Fly Dance Foundation - managing donor strategy for a foundation teaching various dance styles to kids from low income background for the last 5 years.

Work History:

Title: Head - Strategy

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Title: Director

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 7 yrs, 2 mos

Big Life Wins:

1. Closed landmark deals in structured finance in India – revolving securitization and covered bond.
2. Worked for three months as head blended finance (consultant) for a U.S. AID project for catalyzing financing into healthcare in India during covid.
3. Was the youngest member to head a business vertical in my previous job.

Post MBA Goal:

To work at a tier 1 or boutique investment bank in the US.


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  • Patty Keegan, Fortuna Admissions | Odds Assessment: 75%

    Your academic and professional credentials are impressive and would allow you to expand your school targets to include other schools such as Wharton and Booth if you so choose. Your 760 GMAT is well above Columbia’s 729 average and your professional impact as evidenced by closing landmark deals, leading a business vertical, and originating $1B in financing will add to your appeal. Your work during Covid to aid healthcare in India is extremely admirable. Combine all of the above with your first-generation status and being a successful female in finance/investment banking, and Columbia will be fortunate to have you in their community. I smiled when reading about your work with Fly Dance Foundation because I pictured kids having a great time with you learning how …

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