ifs University College hosts first 'Inspiring Leaders' careers event

14 March, 2016

Claudi Santiago, Chief Operating Officer at First Reserve, has become the first senior financial services professional to appear in ifs University College’s ‘Inspiring Leaders’ video series.

Devised to provide insight for those aspiring to a career in the financial services industry, ‘Inspiring Leaders’ is a scheme in which leading professionals and senior executives from financial services organisations answer a series of questions and offer advice on careers in their sector.

During the 45-minute session, Claudi provided an overview of his role in the private equity industry and how First Reserve supports the development of infrastructure and investment in the energy sector. To watch Claudi’s interview and his advice on what it takes to succeed in a career in private equity, please visit our vimeo page.

Nadim Choudhury, Head of Careers & Employability at ifs University College, said:

’Inspiring Leaders’ will provide our students with a unique way in which to learn about different aspects of the financial services industry from the very people who are responsible for its success. Undoubtedly, this will put them at an advantage when it comes to researching areas that they may wish to consider in their future careers. 

We are very grateful to Claudi and his team for a thoroughly interesting and enjoyable session, and for providing an expert perspective into the world of private equity. I have no doubt that all of our students will have left with a clear idea of the opportunities and challenges that a career in this industry could offer.”