Education: Bachelor of Business Administration (Concentration in Finance)
Finance sector: Investment management
Previous or current role Investment Associate, Qalaa Holdings
About me: Farida holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, and a minor in Psychology, from the American University in Cairo. Upon graduating, she joined an Egyptian leading investment management firm where she acted as investment analyst, responsible for two main investment platforms under the energy and agrifoods sectors. She spent three years working alongside two investment teams of knowledgeable leaders, was responsible for the firm’s most significant portfolios, contributed to different types of transactions and deals, cooperated with other functions and management teams, and built networks with eminent individuals, international organisations, and financial and legal institutions.
Farida was determined to advance her career in the investments space, and following her promotion to associate, she decided to pursue the Masters in Finance at LBS to develop and meet her career goals, through the academic edge, the diverse and dynamic exposure, and the networking opportunities.
In addition to being a student ambassador, Farida is an academic representative for her cohort, a Sponsorship Vice President in the Women in Business Club, and is a member of the Private Equity & Venture Capital, Investment Management, Middle East and Social Impact clubs. In her spare time, Farida enjoys outdoor activities, community service, mindful meditation, travelling and snorkelling.