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Lecture \'1\' at Hult IBS

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The presentation I gave to the new Hult MBA and MIB students to share my experience founding & running the Banking & Finance Club 2010.

The presentation I gave to the new Hult MBA and MIB students to share my experience founding & running the Banking & Finance Club 2010.


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  • 1. Student Clubs
    Banking & Finance Club
    Property of Hult Banking & Finance Club 2010
  • 2. About Me..
    • Hult MBA 2010 Batch.
    • 3. Financial External Auditor with experience with two of the Big Four Firms.
    • 4. Currently employed with PwC- Dubai.
    • 5. MBA Awards:
    - Hult Mentor Award
    - BOD Student Representative
    - Hult Peer Honor Award
    Worked with a wide range of clients:
    • General Electric
    • 6. Sun Micro Systems
    • 7. Aramex
    • 8. Booz Allen Hamilton
    • 9. Atlas Copco
    • 10. Electronic Data Systems
    • 11. Denton Wilde Sapte
  • Agenda
  • Overview of the Club- Vision & Mission
    Vision:
    “The main aim of the club is to decrease the gap between academic studies and professional life”
    Mission Statement:
    “Facilitating student interaction with local and international businesses through speaker sessions, field visits, research projects and building business and social networks where members can meet professionals in the industry and represent Hult”
  • 23. Overview of the Club- Organizational Chart
  • 24. Overview of the Club- Members
    Hult Banking & Finance Club had more than 20 active members from a total of 56 Hult student body.
    Members` Quick Facts:
    • More than 20 members who spoke 13 different languages.
    • 25. Members belonged to 14 different countries.
    • 26. Ages ranged between 23 and 45.
  • Club Activities- Executive Speaker Series
    “Securing high-level executives for speaker series at Hult IBS”
    “Islamic Banking As A Solution To The Current Credit Crisis”
    "Crisis;
    What Crisis?!"
    Mr. Robert Garden
    Dr. Omar Fisher
    Strategic Advisor to the Chairman
    Managing Director, Middle East
  • 27. Club Activities- Executive Speaker Series (Continued)
    "Managing Businesses In An Economic Downturn"
    “Corporate Governance and Doing Business in the UAE"
    Ms. Claire Duce
    Ms. Sharon Ditchburn
    Assurance Partner
    Managing Partner
    “Global Banking Industry”
    Mr. Declan Hegarty
    Managing Director and Head of Business
  • 28. Club Activities-Workshops (Investment Contest)
    The contestallows investors to improve their skills through collaboration, competition and aggregated wisdom.
    A total of 65 Hult students were competing in this workshop. Dubai participants totaled 13 students and we reserved a seat in the top 10 performers every week.
  • 29. Finance Research Project- Banking Industry
    Banking Industry In UAE
    Taxes & Investments
    Financial Crisis
    Islamic Finance
    Transparency
    Regulations
  • 30. Finance Research Project- Who did we meet?
  • 31. Global Case Challenge
    Dubai 2010
  • 32. laptop.org
    About the Contest
    • The Global Case Competition is an initiative taken by Hult Consulting Club in Boston.
    • 33. A global case where over 300 of the world’s best and brightest young MBAs competed to develop innovative and effective strategies for leveraging leading-edge technologies to educate and empower the world’s poorest children.
    • 34. The project is a consulting project for OLPC (One Laptop Per Child), the world largest non-for-profit organization which is aimed at providing low-cost, low-power laptop for every child in the world.
  • laptop.org
    Sponsors & Partners- Globally
  • 35. laptop.org
    Panel of Judges
    Mr. David John Brennan
    Mr. Suhail Bin Tarraf
    Mr. Ravi Kumar
    Dubai World
    Emirates NBD Bank.
    Etisalat Academy.
    Dr. Giulia D'Amico
    Head of Development, OLPC
    Mr. Kaj-Erik Relander, Emirates Investment Authority.
  • 36. laptop.org
    Panel of Judges- Continued
    Mr. HasanMakansiTECOM Investments.
    Mr. Russell Sy
    TECOM Investments.
    Dr. TahirAkhtar
    IXL Centre in Dubai.
    Dr. John KerrickProfessor of Business Strategy.
  • 37. laptop.org
    Media & Participation
    • Marketing & Media support from DIAC.
    • 38. More than 9 media companies attended the event, including: Gulf news, Shabab 20, Akhbar Al-Arab, Channel MiddleEast Magazine, and more.
    • 39. The event had more than 100 attendees.
  • laptop.org
    Competing Teams (UAE)
    Team CUD
    (Canadian University)
    Team BANNAZ
    (El Banna Family)
    Team Prestonian (Preston University)
    Team Hult Catalysts (Hult IBS)
    Team Hult United (Hult IBS)
    Team PUMBA (University of Pune)
  • 40. laptop.org
    Competing Teams (UAE)- Continued
    Team Futurists (Strathclyde University)
    Team SPJAINIOUS (S.P. Jain)
    Team Dana Burj (Zayed University)
    Team Szabistians (SZABIST)
    Team HOPE (Strathclyde University)
  • 41. laptop.org
  • 42. laptop.org
    Facts- Globally
    • Great exposure for the Hult Brand with two ALP companies.
    • 43. 1ST Global case competition held in 4 locations.
    • 44. More than 14,000 web hits from more than 112 countries.
    • 45. 1stcase published by Hult.
    • 46. About 325 participants, globally.
    • 47. 33 of the top 100 MBA schools participated.
    • 48. More than 2,000 Man Hoursof consulting to OLPC.
  • Club Activities- Job Fair
    In Co-operation with
    • The first “Job Fair” organized by the Banking & Finance Club in cooperation with Reed Global, one of the world’s largest recruitment firms.
    • 49. The event is for Finance and H.R students / professionals who are seeking jobs in the UAE.
  • Banking & Finance Club- Key Takeaways
    • Treat the club as your own company and start building cornerstones to make it a successful one.
    • 50. Spend sufficient time in the planning stage (Constitution, staff allocation, target list of companies, projects, timelines, etc).
    • 51. When creating your BOD, make sure to assign clear responsibilities.
    • 52. Leverage business and social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc).
    • 53. Leverage on people`s skills (Language, age, background, etc).
  • Banking & Finance Club- Key Takeaways
    • Be ready for a lot of challenges ahead (Time management, commitment, administration support, building trust 15% - 60%, managing diversified teams).
    • 54. Be professional in communicating and networking with high-level executives. Use a mentor!
    • 55. Be open‐minded and accept criticism.
    • 56. Never expect a return for your efforts.
  • Banking & Finance Club- Moving Forward
    Future Activities
    • Research Project.
    • 57. Executive Speaker Series.
    • 58. Field Visits.
    Mentoring Program
    • Finance Path.
    • 59. Internships.
    • 60. Club Guidance.
    • 61. Partnerships with Corporate Clients.