- Course: BA Economics
- Year of graduation: 2008
- Nationality: Pakistani
- Job title: Vice President Payment Products
- Company: RBS
Tell us about your degree - why did you choose it? What elements of the degree inspired you to study it?
For me, Economics is evident in everything which happens around us - from global affairs to day to day decisions. Having a deeper understanding of the common sense decision individuals and corporations make everyday, is what inspired me.
What was the best part of your studies here? What did you enjoy the most?
Learning from world renowned professors and having access to vast amount of knowledge resources.
What were your career aspirations when you arrived? Do you think the experience and skills you gained here will help/helped you in your future career plans? In what way?
I have big ambitions - a need to get to the top of whatever the world throws at you. And most definitely Leeds University Business School helped me to climb that ladder.
How has your career progressed since leaving the Business School? Have there been any notable highlights?
I've had a great career so far within Banking however there is still a long way to go and I will keep striving till I get there.
Where are you currently working, and what is your role?
I am currently heading up the Payments Performance & Resilience area at Royal Bank of Scotland.
What would you say is your defining memory of studying here? (eg friendships made, confidence in your abilities, or any single event that you will always remember?) And would you recommend the Business School to others
I learnt to never give up.