Q: What were you doing before you started the Qadat program at Strategy&?
A: Prior to joining Strategy&, I was working as a junior financial analyst at a private equity and VC firm. Before that, I studied economics and finance at the University of Surrey.
Q: Tell us about your experience at the firm so far.
A: My experience has been very positive and very valuable! Through the Qadat program, I’ve already had many chances to develop my core consulting skills, which I know will benefit me in the future. Just as one example of the interesting and high-impact projects I’ve worked on, I recently developed benchmarking best practices and helped build a new operating model for a client in KSA.
Q: How is Qadat preparing you for the next step in your career?
A: The Qadat program offers you exposure to a world-class consulting firm, which in turn connects you to a global network of driven individuals. Working at Strategy& through the Qadat program has definitely helped me expand my critical thinking capabilities and my emotional intelligence. I think this kind of on-the-job training really helps you learn how to deal with different types of colleagues and clients with different demands.
Q: What personal or professional benefits of this program have meant the most to you?
A: The personal benefits are endless! I’m particularly grateful for having access to an endless array of training and development programs which have all been extremely valuable at this early stage in my career.