Leading Chalhoub’s space for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Entity: Chalhoub Group
Position: Head of Greenhouse/ Innovation Lab
Worked at PwC until: May 2009
Line of Service: Consulting
I left PwC to pursue an MBA at Harvard Business School. Once I had that in hand, I joined Chalhoub Group as the Head of Finance of different divisions and departments across the Group. I then headed finance for Noon for a short period of time before going back to Chalhoub to set up and lead the Greenhouse, the Group’s space for innovation and entrepreneurship.
PwC is a school that teaches structure and professionalism. It taught me how to tackle projects and problems with an analytical eye. I also built a great network of colleagues and friends that I’m constantly tapping into. I was lucky to have a manager there who also became a mentor and supported me throughout my career.
After working in advisory at PwC and getting an MBA, I wanted to apply what I learned as a consultant to get my hands dirty and make an impact in a business which lead me into the retail industry.
I’m currently alternating between two books: Hacking Growth by Sean Ellis and the Billion Dollar Whale. But also I highly recommend an audiobook I finished earlier this year called AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee.
Working with a blank slate and being able to shape solutions for business and customer pain points. But more importantly, I love working with people who are innovative, visionary and go-getters. I learn so much from everyone around me every day.
Two things: “have high standards but high empathy,” and “if you don’t ask, you don’t get” both from professors at HBS.
I’ve never really thought about this but I think Jeff Bezos to understand where the tech world is headed and given Amazon has managed to innovate successfully for years, I’d love to understand how he thinks.
Teleporting! I love to travel and discover new places.
I wish I could sing but I have the worst singing voice ever.