Zohaad Fazal

Background

  • Studied Econometrics and Operations Research at Maastricht University
  • Held an internship on the trading floor at HSBC
  • Spent a semester delving into computer science at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

CHALLENGING WORK WITH SMART COLLEAGUES

“I like to spend my time solving problems for which the solution isn’t immediately obvious. I enjoy puzzling and brainstorming and come up with an approach. At Gupta I encounter this challenge on hard and socially relevant problems. I also experience a large degree of autonomy and trust: if you come up with a good idea, you get the chance to work it out yourself. Furthermore, I can build on my colleagues. If you can’t do it alone, you can often do it together.”

DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH

“The projects we work on are very diverse and with each and every project you gain new knowledge and skills. I also have learned a ton from the trainings facilitated by experienced colleagues. What makes Gupta unique is that we don’t have supporting staff; we take care of pretty much everything ourselves. Think of managing the lease cars, laptops, or the website. Everyone contributes to the company in their own way, based on where their interest lies. Taking responsibility, within as well as outside of a project, helps me with my personal growth.”