MBA Talks with Aabir
Aabir, MBA class of 2019 and AML & Financial Crime Lead at Accenture, shares her motivation for doing the Weekend MBA Program.
”It’s just crazy how many insights you can take out from one class and it’s even more powerful when this comes from a first-class faculty. It’s a universe that opens your mind and I’ve felt that change in mindset over the course of the program. ”
How the Weekend MBA has been useful for your current job with a Management Consulting Firm?
Coming from the industry – finance – I found myself in an environment where people want to be experts in some specific field. That wasn’t my thing. Leadership and disruption were two concepts that struck me from the very beginning of my career, and I knew that learning, evolving, questioning, daring to change the status quo were essential to be successful.
Going back to Business School and getting an MBA was then the right career choice for me. It’s just crazy how many insights you can take out from one class and it’s even more powerful when this comes from a first-class faculty, from Ross School of Business, BU, MIT, Harvard, Duke University and great business leaders. It’s a universe that opens your mind and I’ve felt that change in mindset over the course of the program.
This has particularly been important to my job in consulting which is ever-changing and requires a specific combination of skills. Classes from Leadership, Strategy, Project Management, Finance, Decision Making, etc. were all a solid basis that equipped me to face struggles and situations with more efficiency.
What is your class experience like?
Finally, there is an emotional and personal side to all this amazing experience at LSB. You also learn a great deal from a diverse group of students. I am the only person representing Morocco and Belgium here, and we have one French, one German, one Japanese, two Greeks, one Brazilian, one Luxembourger, one Italian, and two ladies, a Finnish and a Turkish. I’ve learned things about their cultures and countries and sharing ideas with them has always been a pleasure, even when we disagree in class, you figure out that perspectives might just be different.
Aabir, earned her MBA from Luxembourg School of Business in 2019, and today she is a Social Entrepreneur, a Public Speaker in the Management Field and leads the AML & Financial Crime practice at Accenture Luxembourg. She is an experienced professional with expertise in Compliance, the Fund Industry, Asset Management, Private Banking and Fund Legal Framework. She has worked for two leading investment banks, where she managed global sensitive and transformational projects.
Aabir is fluent in French, English and Classical Arabic, with an intermediary level of German and Spanish.