Eddy Khalil – Staff Interview

October 8, 2018

  1. What was your background prior to joining Bluebox?

I am a recent graduate from the University of Edinburgh with a Business and Finance MA Hons. During my 2016 and 2017 summers I interned at London-based boutique investment firm Pembroke Capital, and with the Transaction Services team at PwC Beirut. I was also fortunate enough to spend a year studying in Singapore. Having just graduated, Bluebox is the beginning of my full-time career.


  1. What were your motivations behind choosing a career in Corporate Finance?

I think being in this field allows you to understand so many different, yet integral aspects at the heart of a business. It’s also a field that allows you to combine the analytical side of business with the social and personable relationships developed with other individuals.


  1. What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?

From a non-academic perspective, I spent some time in an Armenian town called Dilijan with United World Colleges (UWC), working with local family businesses to develop a plan to reinvigorate tourism and stimulate the local economy. Myself and the team at UWC were fortunate to present the opportunity to the town’s mayor and staff.


  1. What motivates you to come to work every day?

I think at a young age especially, you want to learn as much as you can, as quickly as possible. In that sense, my job gives me perspective on what I have yet to accomplish, allowing me to always set future goals for myself. Aside from that, a sense of team achievement is greater than an individual one, and that is something that drives me to come to work and put in the effort for myself and my colleagues.


  1. Other than London, what city would you like to live/work in and why?

It would have to be Tokyo. I have always been hugely intrigued with Japanese culture, food and practices. It is a city with a fantastic energy, as well as some unbelievably beautiful places in close proximity. The language barrier would be a bit of an issue though.


  1. If you could be given a superpower for the day, what would you choose and why?

If it’s only for a day, I would choose time travel. I think it would be amazing to go back to some of history’s biggest moments and see what really happened, truly being able to see how certain events actually unfolded.


  1. Looking forward, where do you hope to be in your career in 5 years time?

I think that while I’d obviously like to be a more senior figure wherever I am, that is not as    important as really feeling like I have developed a top understanding of the field I’m working in. It’s tough to predict the future, but at least I’m in control of how much I can learn in that time.


  1. We finish the interview and you step outside the office and find a lottery ticket that ends up winning £10 million. What would you do?

I’d use as much of it as needed to travel around the world (obviously in style!). Whatever is left can be saved for more normal things down the line.


Quick fire

  1. Favourite sport? Football
  2. How do you like your steak cooked? Medium-rare
  3. Name an item you couldn’t live without? Earphones
  4. What’s your dream car? Black Range Rover Sport
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