MBAx1 Columbia Team

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Atif Qadir


Atif was born in Bahrain and raised in New York.  He received his BS in Architecture and BS in Urban Planning from MIT, where he was a BurchardScholar.  He then practiced as an architect in New York at Gene Kaufman Architect and Turner Construction, focusing on hotel and institutional projects up to $750M.  At Columbia Business School, he focused in Finance.  This fall he will be joining the New York office of Extell Development as an Associate, focusing on high-rise residential projects.

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Elizabeth Pfeiffer


Liz grew up across the US in Virginia, North Dakota and Nebraska. She graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and started her career at Deloitte Consulting, focusing on energy, natural resources, and sustainability. While at Columbia Business School, Liz focused on Finance, including a summer internship at Credit Suisse and as the Co-President of Microlumbia, a student run, non-profit microfinance fund. In the fall, Liz will be returning to the Washington, DC office of Deloitte Consulting.

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Guillaume Cazalaa


Guillaume grew up in London.  He graduated from the University of Warwick with a BSc in International Business and started his career with Morgan Stanley in investment banking, covering Infrastructure and transportation. After four years he left to pursue his MBA at Columbia Business School where he focused on Management, and served as Editor-in-Chief of The Bottom Line, the school newspaper. In the fall, Guillaume will be returning to London to join McKinsey & Company as an Associate.
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Jasmine Ainetchian


Jasmine was born and raised in Texas.  She graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a BA in Public Health Studies and began working with IMPAQ International, a federal consulting firm in Washington, DC.  While there, she was a Project Manager for research related to the Affordable Care Act. At Columbia Business School, she focused on Healthcare and consulting, and served on the Student Government Executive Board. This fall, Jasmine will join the Dallas office of The Boston Consulting Group.

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The Journey

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