Kumar, 2014, India
Summer internship: African Markets Internship Programme (AMIP), The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria
What are you working on in this internship? I am interning with the Tony Elumelu Foundation that helps African entrepreneurs scale-up and improve competitiveness. My deliverable is creating a business plan for a new stock broking entity for my host company: Financial Trust.
What impact does your work have? The strategy of the new entity is to promote capital market access for small and medium enterprises. There are about 23,000 SME’s that are indispensable to the economy but are largely ignored. If the plan is correctly implemented, these SME’s will have the ability to access better investment opportunities and cheaper capital, thus positively impacting the economy.
How is your Fletcher degree helping you succeed in this internship? In everything I do. The MIB degree has helped me to contextually analyze the business, political, and social environment and to present multi-dimensional solutions. I have effectively applied all aspects of my Fletcher education in formulating a viable business plan.
What is the most interesting thing that you have done during your summer in Nigeria? A lot of interesting things but two that stand out: Having a conversation with the CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and teaching Geography to under-privileged children (photo below).
Fields of Study:
International Finance and Banking
Education before Fletcher
- BCOM, Business and Accounting, CCSU, Meerut, India
Experience before Fletcher
- Senior Market Analyst, Reuters Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India
- Principal - Field Finance, DynCorp International, Dubai, UAE
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