Michelle Abou-Raad

Previous degree(s): BA in International Relations and Middle East Studies, Boston University, US; graduated in 2016

Pre-MBA industry: Management consulting and social impact

Pre-MBA role: Freelance Consultant, self-employed

Clubs: Women in Business Club (Executive Committee), Social Impact Club (Executive Committee), Women’s Touch Rugby Club, Private Equity and Venture Capital Club

Three topics I can be approached about: Women in Business; social impact; non-traditional background.

About me: Michelle holds a Bachelors degree in International Relations and Middle East Studies from Boston University. After graduating in 2016, Michelle began her career implementing a social impact bond that provided vocational programming for immigrants and refugees in Boston, US. She then managed multi-million dollar governance programming in the Middle East with Creative Associates International from the Washington, DC, office, with frequent field visits.

After two years with Creative, she transitioned in 2019 to management consulting at Strategy& in Dubai, UAE, advising public and private sector clients across industries and developing comprehensive strategies. In 2021, she was awarded a Henry Luce scholarship, a competitive fellowship that gave her the opportunity to spend a year in Bangkok, Thailand, working with an incubator for social enterprise, learning Thai and immersing herself in the local culture. Following her Luce year and prior to joining LBS, Michelle was a freelance consultant in Bangkok, working with NGO and social enterprise clients.
At LBS, Michelle plans to continue pursuing her passion for social impact by exploring careers at the nexus of business and impact in emerging markets.

In her free time, Michelle enjoys travelling and exploring new places (especially through food). In London, she hopes to become an avid cycler and brush up on her Spanish skills.

Email: mabouraad.mba2025@london.edu