Ms. Sustainable Finance
Indian, schooled in Middle East since age 8 & saw stark differences in resource use, hated waste. I’m passionate about sustainability, building the coordinated proposition at work(typically director role). Big 4 London, strong performer. Helped build a £200m low-carbon investment bank. Personal level- vegan, zero-waste lifestyle. Speak 4 languages.
Undergrad School: Newcastle University, United Kingdom (Flying Start program)
Undergrad Major: Business, Accounting and Finance
GPA: 3.0 (Equivalent of UK’s 2.1)
GMAT: Not yet taken- 730 (expected)
Age: 26, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Other Degree/Certification: Chartered Accountant (ACA), enroute to qualifying as Chartered Environmentalist
School Name: Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales; Institute of Energy Mamagement
Extracurriculars: Toastmasters- Public speaking and leadership, attending for 3 years, won competitions at area level and part of club committee, Spiritual society- led university society as committee at university and now an ambassador. Led the society through a difficult year where core committee had to leave due to personal reasons, Volunteering- have continued as participant and organizing committee throughout my career through the each firm’s network, predominantly mentoring and coaching school students from underprivileged backgrounds and refugees, but also clean up the river campaigns. Created a junior leadership team steering group as well.
Title: Manager, Corporate Finance Advisory (Energy and Environment)
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 8 mos
Title: Senior Associate, London big 4, FTSE100 Assurance department
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos
Big Life Wins:
1 of youngest U.K. CAs, qualified aged 22; Selective degree, on scholarship,1of 2 international students (course of 50). Recruited as Senior Associate (3rd yr) at big 4 at 21, offered Manager at 24 . One Young World nominee. Created short environmental film, exhibited 2 days, watched by 1k people. Team won COVID-19 EU Hackathon of 20k participants.
Post MBA Goal:
Want to continue to work in sustainability & climate action. To intern with the UN working on their SDG 13. Explore: – my business ideas in sustainability through b-school accelerators & mentors, as well as newly developed network – moving to a renewable energy fund/investment post quals – use learning to build a sustainability consulting business