Education: BSc in Business Studies & Finance
Finance sector: Corporate Banking
Previous or current role: Associate – Capital Structure Advisory (Debt & Public Ratings Advisory), Standard Chartered Bank
Clubs: Design & Innovation Club
About me: Selma grew up in Casablanca, Morocco. After successfully completing her French Baccalaureate, she decided to move to the UK. As an international scholar at Bayes Business School (formerly known as Cass), she completed her BSc in Business & Finance, graduating with distinction. In her second year, Selma pursued an internship at HSBC, which enabled her to secure a full-time analyst position. Selma spent three years at HSBC as an analyst and later as an associate, rotating across different areas of the business including relationship management, capital markets and loans origination, as well as other risk teams.
Later, Selma decided to pursue her interest in advising large scale clients to access complex financing solutions and joined the capital structure advisory team at Standard Chartered Bank as an associate. Selma joined LBS as it provided her with a great platform to get the support to move from corporate banking to investment banking, connect with top notch industry peers and access an outstanding education programme. Selma is passionate about helping individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds stand out, as well as providing them with tangible advice to navigate complex organisations. During her spare time, Selma enjoys singing, playing piano and reading about behavioural decision making.