Q: What were you doing before joining Strategy&?
A: I studied industrial engineering at King Saud University and then I worked in the communications consulting field for about a year. When I read about the Qadat program, I quickly realized that I wanted to apply, and I was thrilled to be accepted.
Q: Has the Qadat program been valuable for you?
A: This program gave me valuable opportunities to build relationships with top-tier professionals, and the chance to improve my business skills. I learned how to take ownership of my work, collaborate with my colleagues, and receive constructive feedback. It has been a great experience.
Q: How has Qadat prepared you for the next step in your career?
A: Working with such talented and capable people at a world-class consulting firm helped me to significantly expand my capabilities and the experience boosted my confidence.
Q: What were some of the specific skills you learned during the program?
A: I learned how to be agile and flexible, while working with clients in both the government and private sectors. I also developed my critical thinking skills, presentation skills, and project management skills. And, of course, as a business analyst, I learned how to build and grow relationships, both with people on my assigned work teams at Strategy& and with clients.
Q: Outside of work, how do you like to spend your time?
A: I’m passionate about keeping active, and I play padel at least once a week if not more often. I was really grateful that Strategy& was supportive of outside interests and disciplined about making time for them.