Before coming to IÉSEG, I was working as a portfolio manager investing in emerging markets.
I chose IÉSEG because of its multiple accreditations, strong reputation and the facilities provided to students who wish to pursue a career in Investment Banking.
Having prior work experience in a similar field, I was looking for a program that would help me solidify my skill-set, all the while providing the opportunity to learn new things. When I saw the Investment Banking and Capital Markets program, I felt that it had the right combination of courses that would help me achieve my goals. The program covered all aspects of what I required, while also providing me with new learning techniques and the use of computer programing, which is essential in modern-day investment banking. Once the course started, I realized that it was intense, challenging and fulfilled all my expectations.
I particularly enjoyed the cultural diversity at IÉSEG. It was a great experience to learn from professors, most of whom were professionals in the industry. They encouraged stimulating discussion, and shared their experiences, which was very inspirational.
The Bloomberg lab, which is a unique facility for students, was the facility that stood out to me the most. It allowed us to get accustomed to the terminals, which is very helpful in professional life.
If you are passionate about Financial Markets or Investment Banking, this is the right course to study as it has a very balanced approach. The course is challenging, stimulating and provides all the tools required to be successful in a professional environment.
Currently, I am working as Head of Strategy for a fin-tech startup called Waqfe, which is based out of Bahrain. Waqfe is an open banking-based engagement platform that is helping banks go digital and increase emotional engagement with their clients.