Nad Moledina

  • Degree Programme: Masters in Financial Analysis
  • Global Nationality: British

Education: Bachelors, King's College London, UK; 2022

Subject: Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Sector(s) of interest: Investment Banking, Private Equity

My greatest challenge when I applied to business school was: Preparing for the GMAT with only two weeks while balancing work at the same time

About me: Driven by a desire to understand and explore the major socioeconomic and political trends I was seeing around me, I studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at King's College London. The broad nature of the degree gave me the freedom to explore numerous different subjects, while providing a fantastic background for understanding political institutions and how society functions at an economic level.

While at King's, I became involved in two student societies that were instrumental in shaping my future ambitions. I first joined 180 Degrees Consulting, an organisation that pairs would-be consultants with nonprofits. This was my first introduction to consulting: a client comes to you with a problem, and you have to work out how to solve it. My experience of working in a consulting context paired with my love of problem-solving drove me to pursue a consulting internship in my second year, starting at Oliver Wyman that summer.

During my internship, I worked on high-level strategy for a medium-sized company that was recently acquired by a group of private equity firms. Not only did I find it extremely engaging to work on the high-level strategic issues that firm was navigating, I became extremely interested in the nature of the private equity ownership. I was drawn to the degree of agency the firm's private equity owners had in growing and developing this business, as well as the sustainable options they were exploring to do so, such as increasing the investment in the company. My interest in private equity drove me to become involved with King's Private Equity Club, playing a large role as Head of Research, and subsequently applying to private equity off-cycle internships.

Following my graduation, I worked for 9 months at Eurazeo, a mid-market private equity manager with assets across private equity, private debt, and real assets. There, I received first-hand experience of private equity as an asset class, working on product development, fundraising and marketing of the firm's strategies. I was compelled to the asset class, but more specifically, to the deals the firm was doing - the different companies they were buying and selling, and the financial returns they were making on those deals. My desire to gain a more technical view on both transaction and company financials has driven me to London Business School to pursue a Masters in Financial Analysis and develop a rock-solid foundation in finance.

Lastly, as a student ambassador and someone with a disability, I am passionate about advocating for inclusivity and equal opportunities for all 2 students. I believe that by fostering a supportive and inclusive community, it is possible to empower students with disabilities to thrive academically, professionally, and personally.

Three topics I can be approached about: Private Equity, Applying to LBS, Managing a Disability.