Full-Time MBA

Sierra Leone

Asatu Shannon Class of 2014


Asatu ShannonUndergraduate school/major: I attended American University, majoring in international finance.

Prior to Booth: I started my career as a business analyst for an oil and gas investor and an assistant fund manager on the Africa desk for an asset manager. I spent the three years before business school at a British private equity fund focused on frontier markets and based out of Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Concentrations: Finance and economics.

Activities: Member of the Chicago Africa Business Group and Investment Banking Group.

Career plans: I am recruiting for investment banking.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose to apply to and then attend Booth because of its strong reputation in the business world and because of the opportunity to live in Chicago.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, transformative, and intense.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Go see a show at City Winery or the Shrine.

Ask me about...: Recruiting for investment banking for EMEA and about private equity in Africa.