Wish I Knew . . .

#31 Gaurav Sen - Pride of Consulting / Global Career / Calculated risks / Mother Theresa

November 30, 2021 Gary Nowak Season 1 Episode 31
Wish I Knew . . .
#31 Gaurav Sen - Pride of Consulting / Global Career / Calculated risks / Mother Theresa
Show Notes

 

Career Overview

  • Growing up and going to university in India
  • Moving into Investment banking with time at JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank
  • Getting exposure to consulting and hiring on with KPMG in London
  • Becoming the VIC chair for Pride@KPMG
  • Moving over to Australia to continue with Consulting and 
  • Currently working for Deloitte in Sydney

 

Highlights

Growing up in India, 

Singing at Mother Teresa's Funeral and a fun story

Coming from India with heaps of competition

Having been to 56 countries and humbled with this experience

Working in Mumbai after the Global Financial Crisis

Nothing is more valuable than on the job learning

3 factors to success

  • Hard work
  • Smart work
  • Getting lucky

Getting "Lucky" is due to hard work and being smart about it

To get something you have to ask for it

Getting a position in Destche bank internal consulting team

Taking a calculated risk to getting what he wanted "Tell the World"

Taking an offer with KPMG which has some risk to it, being part of the extended London Team from New Delhi

Getting a job that wasn't advertised based on a strong relationship

Making a significant personal decision and finding a country to continue his career

Being proud of sticking up for his lifestyle

Gaurav thinks favorite means 2

Great $10,000 answer

His pronunciation of Chicago will make you cringe