I am new to the site and have really enjoyed reading the articles. I need some advice and would appreciate input from people in positions such as the ones occupied by the members of this forum:
I started my career with 2 years at a Big4 Audit Firm in the Middle East.
I then did 2 years of PWM at a BB in the Middle East.
In Sep 12, I moved to East Africa and joined an energy company where I have been the lead on 2 separate IPP projects.
I am going to do my MBA at INSEAD starting Sep 13.
Ultimately, I want to do PE with a focus on Africa. I know I have a really strong network both in Africa and the Middle East. I am doing the MBA to shore up my financial skills.
I guess my question is: 1)Would you agree that I need more transactional experience before a PE firm will touch me?
2) If you do agree, do you think I could even get such jobs upon graduation from INSEAD with my background?
I guess my question isnt necessarily whether or not to attend, more so if my plan is feasible or if Im just dreaming and this is an impossible goal.
Any input would be greatly apprecaited. Feel free to sh*t on my life, I can take it. I apologize if something similar has been covered somewhere else on the site.