Update: Shamil has been admitted to HEC in Paris, starting January 2011. Congratulations Shamil!
Pericles is proud to announce our Student of the Month for January 2010: Shamil Magomedov!
Born in 1979, Shamil has prioritized education all of his life, and preparing for his GMAT test at Pericles was but a small part of that. Having originally graduated from the Turkish College in Dagestan, Shamil went on to complete his degree in Political Science in the Philosophy Department of Moscow State University. Upon completing his studies, Shamil entered the work world, and gradually accumulated an impressive amount of experience in the travel industry. This began with a stint as a sales specialist at Touralliance in Moscow, which Shamil subsequently parlayed into a move to the UAE. There he spent over a year in Dubai, where he slowly became an expert at developing customer bases in Russia and the CIS for UAE companies. His first position was as a sales consultant for Destinations of the World, a Dubai travel company, wherein he proved adept at attracting clients and increasing the company’s CIS market share. In the end, Shamil even managed to exceed his personal yearly sales target at Destinations of the World by 170%! He continued on this trajectory even further, eventually joining DAMAC Investment & Properties as a Business Development Manager in charge of signing up real estate agents in Russia to sell DAMAC properties. By 2006, though, Shamil had decided to continue this line of work back in Russia itself as a Business Development Manager at Mirage Voyages Moscow, which specializes in luxury travel. There he has been partially responsible for an almost four-fold increase in annual turnover, creating strong relationships with worldwide suppliers so as to meet all of his clients’ travel needs, no matter how complex.
In addition to his impressive academic and professional background, Shamil is interested in sports, travel, and politics. He is also an accomplished linguist, with fluency in Russian, English, Turkish, and Avar.
We here at Pericles are proud that Shamil chose to study for the GMAT with us and delighted at his impressive score of 710. We are confident that he will succeed in business school just as he has succeeded in achieving so many of his other goals.
Congratulations, Shamil Magomedov!