Farhiell Exil, ALM Finance

Where will you be living next year, and what will you be doing?

What will you be doing?
I am invested in many different business sectors. I manage 5 different companies located in 4 different countries. I own Real Estate and a chain of restaurants in the Dominican Republic. I own one of the biggest wholesale spare parts companies in Haiti. I own a trading company in China, and finally own a logistics company in the US, specifically in Florida. My goal is to consolidate and increase their value overtime.

What advice do you have for Harvard HES students, now that you have graduated?
– Be open to change
– Don’t hide from mistakes
– Be Positive
– Be Proactive
– Be Productive
– And one last piece of advice which has been a critical one for myself is: TO LEARN FROM EVERYTHING.
Remember every moment is an opportunity to learn from everyone around you, no matter their title. Pay attention when things go well; pay extra attention when they don’t, and watch how people react to it. Build relationships with the people who face problems by being their solution.

In what ways has your Harvard Extension degree impacted your career?
The Harvard Extension degree helped me developed a strong commercial awareness, analytical and numerical skills, and personal qualities such as decision-making and problem-solving. With the degree, I was able to track profits and deficits of all my companies, then developed a strategy to maintain a successful financial planning.

By Mignone Center for Career Success
Mignone Center for Career Success