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GradGurus aims to help students from all backgrounds excel and make the transition from education to professional work, whether this be on Graduate Schemes, Apprenticeships or even transitioning in to a new career. We will guide you through the process making sure you have all the tools you need to get that role you desire.

Through our own expertise and our deep network of professionals we are certain we can have a positive impact on your journey from education in to work. We have a dedicated team with the relevant knowledge and expertise to guide you through the process through CVs and cover letters, online assessments, interviews and assessment centres.

Meet The Team

We are a team of professionals who have progressed through various roles in the corporate world. We want to help the next generation of talent break in to their respective industries and be successful professionals.

Executive Team

Ali Ahmed

Chief Executive Officer
Ali is an experienced professional with a vision and understanding of what it takes to be successful in the corporate world. Ali started his career at EY and now works at JP Morgan. An alumni of the University of Manchester, he completed his bachelors in Management in 2016. He also holds an Investment Management Certificate qualification.

Toqeer Hussain

Head of Marketing
Toqeer is a business analyst at Grayce and works with FTSE100 & 250 organisations nationwide to help them deliver digital change in a sustainable way. An alumni of the University of Manchester, he completed a Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2018.

Ibrar Ahmed

Head of Events
Ali is an experienced professional with a vision and understanding of what it takes to be successful in the corporate world. Ali started his career at EY and now works at JP Morgan. An alumni of the University of Manchester, he completed his bachelors in Management in 2016. He also holds an Investment Management Certificate qualification.

Ahmad Astewani

Chief Financial Officer
Ahmad graduated from the University of Manchester in 2016 with a degree in accounting and finance. After completing an internship with KPMG in his second year in university he was offered a graduate position which he started upon graduating in 2016. After qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2019 Ahmad took the next step in his career, joining Cowgills in their lead advisory function within the Corporate Finance division.

Mohammed Haffar

Strategy Consultant
Mohammed is a strategist who has a background working in Investment Banking and Management Consulting. He's currently based out of Lebanon where he advises a Middle-Eastern FinTech on Strategy, and is passionate about social inclusion. His external interests lie in perfumery and is currently working on engaging traditional communities in Syria who cultivate Roses.

Nafees Abid

Global Head of Digital Strategy & Growth
Having held various roles within the Big 4, Nafees has extensive experience of Project management, People management & development, Thought leadership, Social impact initiatives and Leveraging disruptive technology such as data analytics to enhance performance/results. Providing services to some of the world’s largest private and public organisations.

Management Team

Leila Haffar

Head of Content
Leila is an Experienced Consulting Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the Health and Public Services industry. Leila is skilled in Talent & organisation, specialising in training and guidance for both non-profit and governmental organisations.

Saira Ahmed

Head of Programmes
Saira is a chartered accountant and specialises in Tax Advisory in her day job at MHA Moore and Smalley. Passionate about mentoring and women engagement, Saira is head of programmes at GradGurus with the aim to guide the next generation of students to success working alongside both educational institutions and companies looking to hire.

Musa Bostan

Head of GradGurus Academy
Currently working as a corporate tax advisor at BDO upon joining as a school leaver Musa has experience in both audit and tax and is currently completing the prestigious ACA qualification. At GradGurus he will oversee events focused on school leaver programmes with the aim to educate communities on what that entails and the tips on how to get through assessment centres when applying for these. He’ll work closely with university societies in the North, and aiming to hold career events utilising GradGurus national network to put together interactive sessions with relevant speakers on getting into certain industries.

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