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MBA, MEng

Location:
Los Angeles, California, 90024, United States
Salary:
$100k+
Posted:
May 28, 2010

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Ka Wai Ho

*** ******* *******, *** #***, California, 90024 | (323) ***-**** | kk2kp4@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

UCLA ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Los Angeles, CA

M.B.A., Finance and Strategy June 2010

• Leadership: Teaching Assistant for Financial Markets Class, IFC Sales & Trading First Year Director, Career Mentor for Recent Graduates (Riordan Scholars Program)

• Activities: Investment Finance Association (IFA), Entrepreneur Association (EA), Net Impact, “Training the Street” Valuation Workshops, International Business Association, Challenge 4 Charity, Surf Club

OXFORD UNIVERSITY Oxford, UK

MEng, Engineering, Economics and Management June 2005

• Academic Honors: Upper Second Class Honors overall, First Class Honors for Masters Dissertation which was later published in the economics academic journal “Research Policy”

• Achievements: Eights Rowing (College Team 2nd VIII)

• Work Placement: Resolved ongoing business valuation problem for government business council by initiating project to assess success factors of high-tech start-ups such as economic environment, company fundamentals and sources of funding.

EXPERIENCE

120db FILMS – Film Financing Los Angeles (US)

Intern January 2010 – April 2010

• Compute and analyze 120db Films’ investment portfolio yield and collateral positions.

• Source production projects based on existing business model (gap, tax credit, pre-sales, finishing and bridge loans).

• Identify investment opportunities offered by new market developments and new deal valuation.

ALTIPLANO VENTURES (AV) – Social Venture Private Equity Fund Lima (Perú)

Investment Strategy Intern June 2009 - August 2009

• Analyzed socio-economic situation of Peruvian extractive industry and identified high potential entrepreneurs to select the most attractive investors and investments for the pilot portfolio.

• Forecasted fund-raising and growth projections by analyzing financial statements and generating pro-forma financial data.

• Developed business plan, including sales & marketing strategy and comparables analysis, to demonstrate the value created by AV to secure $250K of funding.

• Structured venture fund with external legal and financial advisory teams resulting in extra sources of revenue and tax savings.

• Determined organizational milestones and clarified AVs self sustainability (reaching $1M in net assets in less than 2 years).

SIMON-KUCHER & PARTNERS - Strategy & Marketing Consultants London (UK), Frankfurt (Germany)

Consultant (Associate) June 2006 - July 2008

• Executed innovative benchmarking value analysis to secure the commitment of a global bank to undertake repositioning strategy to revive a diminishing product resulting in sales growth from HK$400K to HK$40M in 2 years.

• Gained diverse industry project experience e.g. Media, Travel, Financial Services, Consumer Goods and I.T. Services.

• Spearheaded adoption of organization-wide revenue increasing training program for senior management of a multinational.

• Modeled and quantified strategy impact on sales and profits in MS Excel and proprietary software.

• Generated new business beyond demands of job by authoring white-papers, networking and securing acquisition meetings.

• Promoted 6 months ahead of peers attributed to exceptional contribution in projects and client management.

CRECE CONSULTORES – International Trade Consultants Seville, Spain

International Account Manager (Internship with Sponsored Language Study) February 2006 - April 2006

• Identified multiple trading opportunities for a start-up firm and facilitated its largest deal, valued at €80,000/month, through negotiations with major a Chinese client.

• Performed due diligence on client contacts and prevented potential net losses of €160,000 to fraudulent clients.

ADDITIONAL

• Volunteering: KEEN (Weekly coach for children and adults with special needs).

• Activities: Martial Arts, Ballroom / Latin Dancing (Venue Organizer), Gymnastics.

• Languages: Fluency in Cantonese, Conversational in Mandarin and Spanish.

• Extended Travel: Backpacked to the four corners of Egypt and from the West to East of S. America, 2 month Mandarin summer course at the Dalian University of Foreign Languages, 2 month as Canoeing Camp Assistant in South of France.



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