2023 Best & Brightest Business Major: Alejandro Suarez Cordova, Hult International Business School

Alejandro Suarez Cordova

Hult International Business School

“A determined individual with an unyielding drive for success.”

Fun fact about yourself: I was co-driver of four-time Formula 1 World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, at the 2019 Race of Champions.

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico.

High School: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) – Campus Santa Fe

Major: Business Analytics

Minor: Finance

Favorite Business Course: Financial Markets & Institutions

Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College:

Founder & President – Hult Undergraduate Investment Group. (2020 – Present)

– Provide advanced investment and wealth management strategies to forward-thinking students across a range of asset classes, including Global equities, high-yield and investment-grade bonds, asset-backed securities (ABS), and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

– Organized and hosted a speaker series that included one of the 100 most influential people in America, Founder of Moderna and Institute Professor at MIT, Dr. Robert Langer.

Happy At Work Podcast / Harvard University & Forbes Magazine. (2020 – Present)

– Organized and participated in interviews including Dr. Robert Langer; McLaren Racing CEO, Zak Brown; Aston Martin F1 CEO, Otmar Szafnauer, and Los Angeles Rams COO, Kevin Demoff, among others.

– Happy at Work is a podcast hosted by Harvard professors Michael McCarthy and Dr. Tessa Misiaszek, and Forbes Magazine Senior Contributor, Jack Kelly. Happy at Work explores what top CEOs around the world do to engage and motivate employees, generating a positive workplace.

Forbes Magazine USA (2021)

– I was featured in a Forbes article that displays my networking skills: “To Make The Best Of A Bad Situation With Omicron Closing Everything Down, Now Is The Best Time To Network Into Finding A New Job” – 12/23/2021

6X Deans List Student

Where have you interned during your college career?

Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. New York, NY (Summer 2023): Corporate Bank – Summer Analyst

Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. New York, NY (Summer 2022): Corporate Coverage, Industrials Group – Sophomore Summer Analyst

Where will you be working after graduation? Deutsche Bank, Corporate Banking Analyst

Who is your favorite business professor? Professor Michael McCarthy, MAPP

Professor McCarthy is one of my favorite business professors due to his unique approach to class and business. He constantly emphasizes the importance of human relationships to achieve goals and success in the business world. Likewise, he encourages his students to take a holistic approach and leave their comfort zone.

What is the biggest lesson you gained from studying business? Don’t be afraid to take risks and go to the unknown. Be comfortable with the uncomfortable. The best opportunities might come from the most unexpected places.

What advice would you give to a student looking to major in a business-related field? Learn to listen and ask questions. The small details make the biggest difference; be consistent and meticulous. Networking is one of the most valuable assets you will have, treasure it and embrace it.

What has surprised you most about majoring in business? The level of focus on interpersonal relationships and soft skills. Soft skills are critical for building relationships, achieving goals, and ultimately succeeding within the business world. While technical skills are crucial, it is often the soft skills that will set you apart from the rest.

Looking back over your experience, what is the one thing you’d do differently in business school and why? Since my first day in business school, I committed myself to making the most of my academic experience and leaving with no regrets. I decided to step out of my comfort zone and seize every opportunity and resource available. Expand my horizons to create opportunities and good synergies from the ground up. While I am proud of my commitment to these principles, I believe there is always room for improvement. I would not do something fundamentally different. I would simply push myself even harder. Remaining focused, staying proactive, and seeking out new challenges.

What business leader do you admire most? Sean Bratches.

I admire Sean Bratches for his outstanding career within the business world and his unique ability to drive exponential growth and create synergies. Sean possesses an unparalleled vision for the future and an innate commitment to excellence and performance in the sports and entertainment industry. His leadership and business strategy made Formula One Group double its market value in less than five years. Above all, I admire Sean for his human qualities. He is known for his strong sense of integrity and ethics, always prioritizing the welfare of his people. It is a great honor to consider Sean an esteemed friend and mentor. When I was experiencing great adversities, Sean said that if I were a stock, he would be all in. That phrase highly motivated me and still does to this very day. He has taught me invaluable lessons that will have a long-term positive impact on my life.

Sean Bratches (Left) with Alejandro Suarez Cordova

Which academic, extracurricular or personal achievement are you most proud of? Representing my country at the 2017 Harvard College World Schools invitational and debating against teams such as China and Denmark. Being part of a group of select students representing Mexico at one of the finest academic institutions was an unparalleled experience. Likewise, it would be joining Deutsche Bank, one of the most prestigious banks in the world, in their New York office. It is a great honor to be part of and contribute to something bigger than yourself. Contribute to a proven record of 150 years of excellence and performance within the business world.

Which classmate do you most admire? I have been fortunate to have classmates with exceptional human qualities and skills. From high school, I highly admire and respect Julio Smithers, Gerardo Ruiz, and Adrian Gutierrez. From university, Sahil Dhir, Class of 2022. I admire them for who they are, their values, beliefs, and integrity. They are well-spoken, career-driven, and hard-working individuals who heavily invest in their long-term personal and professional success.

Who would you most want to thank for your success? I am a firm believer that success is not a solitary pursuit but a combination of individual and collective efforts and relationships. Hence, I am beyond grateful to many individuals that have supported me along my journey in different ways. Without their support, I would not be in this position. Nevertheless, I want to thank my father for instating in me the hunger for success, determination, discipline, and resilience. He has demonstrated to me the importance of pursuing big goals and working tirelessly through challenges and difficulties to advance in life.

What are the top two items on your professional bucket list?  The top items on my professional bucket list are to maximize every challenge and adversity that presents to me and not leave anything behind. I want to know that I gave everything within my capabilities to succeed while sticking to my core values and ideals.

What are your hobbies? Motorsports (racing & business side), Alpinism, Sailing.

What made Alejandro such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2023?

“Alejandro has proven to be a conscientious, dedicated, and high performing model student in every respect. He has consistently been on the Dean’s List for his high academic performances, is an active member of our school community being President of the Hult Finance and Investment Society among many other school activities and through his own efforts has managed to secure a place on the highly coveted Deutsche Bank Global Internship Program. I very strongly believe that he has the potential and attitude to achieve great things in his current academic pursuits as well as future professional aspirations.”

Dr. Mo Willan
Dean of Undergraduate Program – Boston Campus


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