Seeking new knowledge
“I have long had a fascination for finance. My first degree was in industrial engineering from Mexico’s Universidad Ibericoamericana, which gave me the kind of intellectual challenge that I wanted. But there was also a breadth to the programme and it touched on a range of business subjects. Even then I knew that finance was the field for me and that I wanted to be a business owner."
“Straight after graduating I Iaunched an online pharmaceutical start-up. Then between 2010 and 2018 I worked as an equity trader for the likes of Citi and UBS in Mexico. In Mexico the market closes at 3.00pm so I had plenty of time each day to devote to my other interests. In 2015 I co-founded a four-member architectural company that now has a portfolio of nine high-quality projects. A year later I started CLUSCAP, an angel fund that invests in and gives financial advice to companies in fintech and the sharing economy."
“My ambition to launch a new venture in fintech is the principal factor that brought me to the Masters in Finance programme at London Business School (LBS). I knew I needed to expand my knowledge and understanding of business in finance. I also wanted to expand my network and make connections with people from different backgrounds to mine."
“The choice of LBS was easy. The School offered the best and brightest in terms of students and the best-in-class faculty that I was looking for. It also offered an entrepreneurship platform, and access to London itself - the most dynamic centre of fintech and for networking."
“The diversity and dynamism of my cohort has really impressed me. My classmates are very smart people and true leaders in their own right. Each person brings their unique experience and intelligence but there’s also a real fellow feeling and a sense of support for each other that has been there since day one."
“There are 34 nationalities in class and strong representation from Asia. It’s great to have a perspective from China, where a lot of innovative things are happening in the fintech space. Growing my network with Chinese friends and colleagues is a real bonus to the programme."
“Another bonus is the spread of electives, which means that I can sharpen my focus, matching the subjects I choose to my own specific needs. The sheer breadth of the offering and the chance to take electives with students from other LBS programmes like the MBA is really crucial to me.”