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Path to Strategy Consulting at AMEX

Incoming MBA class of 2024,

In preparation for a Path to Strategy or Consulting, we are hosting a two Lunch & Learn virtual experiences featuring American Express’s strategy group.

Below you will see the feature experience with AMEX via JumpStart that your submissions and responses will be part of the process to be considered for participation in their sessions and 1-1s during JumpStart.

The Strategic Planning Group (SPG) is American Express’s enterprise strategy and internal consulting division. Our clients are top management who engage us to solve critical business challenges and provide thought leadership on medium to long-term strategic initiatives for the Company and our industry. Colleagues in SPG are exposed to an incredible breadth and depth of project assignments through the unique opportunity to work across all business lines.

As a Strategy consultant, like in management consulting, you will rotate through small project teams, providing you with a diverse experience, varied client interaction, and an opportunity to develop consulting and leadership skills. Your project teams will also provide you with the opportunity to build strong and lasting relationships across the team and provide meaningful and rewarding opportunities to see the impact of your solutions shape the Company’s growth. SPG serves as a key talent pool for American Express – many senior executives began their careers at American Express in SPG.

The well-established Summer Internship will provide high-performing MBA students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in projects that drive real impact for the company. Interns will meet business leaders from all levels and have a chance to learn about the culture and values of the organization as well as network across regions and functions.

During the JumpStart sessions, learn more about the company, context about careers, and recruiting guidance.

If you have not done so already, you will need to complete the Company interest survey AND register for the following Zoom sessions by Thursday, May 5th.

Sessions will NOT be recorded, and space is limited, so sign up on the Zoom Links below to indicate plans to participate.

Company Interest Survey (including AMEX):


Topic: Strategy vs. Consulting Internship hosted by American Express

When: May 11, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Topic: Path to Being a Chief Strategy Officer w/Mohammed Badi

When: May 13, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Speaker at The Event


Mohammed Badi

President, Global Network Services

Mohammed Badi is the President of Global Network Services (GNS) at American Express. In this role, he leads our network-related businesses, including Network Services and Operations, Global Network Partnerships, and our Accertify merchant fraud and risk protection unit.

Prior to this role, Mohammed was Chief Strategy Officer at American Express. He was responsible for the company’s medium-to-long term enterprise-wide strategy, running the company’s long-range planning process and ensuring alignment between the enterprise strategy, business unit strategies, and the M&A strategy.

Before joining American Express in October 2018, Mohammed was Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he led the firm’s global Payments & Transaction Banking Practice. Mohammed had broad exposure to the strategic, operational, and organizational challenges facing the payments industry and worked with a number of fintechs, payments companies, and banks.

Prior to BCG, Mohammed worked with multiple technology start-ups. He cofounded a Silicon Valley medical device startup, was part of the pre-initial public offering team of a technology start-up, and worked as a scientist for several years with NASA’s Gravity Probe B Relativity Mission.

Mohammed earned his doctorate, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering and his Bachelor of Arts degree in French – all from Stanford University. He has served on the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and is currently an adjunct professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and Stanford University. He is a Trustee of the Tenement Museum of New York City.

Mohammed lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.