Meet our alumna: Amal I. AlAsseri

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Amal I. AlAsseri

Entity: Nusaned Investment - SABIC
Position: Senior Manager
Worked at PwC until: 2017
Line of Service: Deals

How would you describe your days at PwC?

I remember telling myself this was the job I dreamt about as a kid. I was busy and used to live out of the suitcase traveling throughout MENA. I met high profile clients and every day was a learning journey. My colleagues were my friends, and some still are to this day. 

What have you been doing since leaving PwC?

I left PwC in 2017, after working there for 3 years, to join the Public Investment Fund (PIF) under the International Investment Division where I used to analyze potential private equity investments opportunities internationally. After that, I moved to Nusaned Investment, an investment company wholly owned by SABIC, as a Senior Investment Manager and have been with the company for over a year. Nusaned Investment is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and aims to support the development of industrial projects and invest in Industrial SMEs in Saudi.

How did working at PwC help you achieve your career goals?

I got numerous opportunities to get exposure (and was exposed) to how different teams and companies work and gained a lot of knowledge from working in a variety of industries. In addition, working within a team taught me a lot about how to work with different management styles and personalities. It also taught me how to adapt to changes and work under pressure. From my experience at PwC, I can always approach problems and tough situations with a great level of confidence and adaptation. 

What characteristics do you think have made you successful?

Problem Solving, Communication, Project Management, and of course Storytelling. 

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you while working at PwC?

In 2015, the Deals team in Riyadh went on an Away Day to Bahrain. We went carting as part of the activities that the team has planned and this was before driving was allowed for women in KSA. I remember I went behind the wheel and just started driving. Although I was the worst driver that day, I ended up receiving a trophy for just having the courage to do it. 

What is the best career advice you ever received?

Invest in your development early on so you can get the returns later in your career. 

What is your lasting lesson from PwC?

Change is simple, just not easy.

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