Jaoudat Elie, France, Master in International Finance
What led to your interest in finance?
I was seeking academic knowledge in the world of Finance. Finance is an extremely powerful “tool” that can help you achieve big things when correctly applied.
Why did you decide to join BSL?
Business School Lausanne is situated in Switzerland, in the heart of Western Europe. I guess the fact that the school is located in such an interesting country, knowing that Geneva and Zurich are worldwide financial hubs, led me to take this choice. The flexibility of the program, the challenging of the status quo by the school, and the sustainable vision it incorporates in every aspect of the student life also played a major role in my decision. “Preparing for the future of business” is what brought me here.
How has your experience been so far?
Enriching, flexible, and positive.
What are you passionate about? How will you bring your passion to your work in the future?
I am passionate about helping communities grow healthier and stronger. I am also passionate about the power of finance and how good things can be done with such level of responsibility. Away from school, I enjoy sports and football in particular.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
As a child, I wanted to be a chef in order to cook for my loved ones. Only a few years later, I wanted to become a powerful businessman capable of financing projects for my loved ones.
Who or what inspires you?
My father is an inspiring business leader to me. I have been and will always be impressed by the achievements he made, still makes and will continue to make. My source of motivation is the liberty of choice that goes hand in hand with financial independence. I am sure I will seek higher motivational standards as I evolve and achieve the latter.
How do you see your professional future in 5 years from now? What will you be doing?
Seeking maximum professional experience mainly in Europe. Doing what I do the best Private Banking and Investment Banking.
If you could make one significant change to the world, what would it be?
Helping to build an economy that works in the best interest of humans and the planet.