So with a little luck and some wonderful references by some great former colleagues, I was offered (and accepted) a job in the finance department of the Abu Dhabi campus of New York University! I start on November 28th.
It is an incredible opportunity. Classes started for the first time in September with about 150 students. They have a temporary campus in the heart of the city, with a larger, state of the art campus being readied for a 2013 opening. Starting as a personal project of the UAE’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed and NYU president John Sexton (they are good friends), the AD campus has received a lot of buzz for the caliber of students, faculty and grand plans (4k students within 4 years). Needless to say, the AD finance department has been through some incredible growing pains. I hope I can help to lessen those pains during my time here.
The learn more about the Abu Dhabi campus, how it came to be, and a look ahead, you can go here.