Selective networks across the world are nothing scarce, from the dark Skull & Bones in Yale University to more transparent groups such as Kairos Society, they come in all sorts of flavours and degrees of openness. Yet, what these usually tend to portray is a sense of privilege, exclusivity and entitlement: They host the richest, most powerful and most connected individuals they come across. This is until you meet members of the Moroccan Global Alliance, an elite network that leverages its member’s outstanding profiles, resources and contacts in order to create a lasting positive change within their society.
The most represented institutions within the network:
- HEC Paris: 51 members.
- ESSEC Business School: 49 members.
- Science Po Paris: 30 members.
- Ecole Polytechnique: 25 members.
- Ecole Centrale Paris: 21 members.
- Columbia University: 17 members.
- University of Pennsylvania: 14 members.
- Harvard University: 13 members.
- New York University and ESCP Europe: 10 members each.
- Yale University: 9 members.
- University of California at Berkeley: 8 members.
The group, whose members exceeded 338 in less than 3 weeks and hail from 62 different institutions, hosts multiple social mixers across the globe, from Rabat to London and New York. The events aren’t your usual cocktail parties, but an opportunity for the members to connect with fellow change makers, listen to a carefully curated panel discussing topics relevant to the group and the wider community, as well as catalyse discussions that can lead to the co-creation of new initiatives and impactful projects.
The invite-only network uses a list of elite higher ed institutions across the world to determine who would be eligible for membership , but as the co-founder Karim Serraj points out, “we also allow a few exceptions for people who are very successful and yet did not attend the elite schools worldwide we have used as benchmark. In fact, there are 5 members who fall under this category; the head of a global business conglomerate, 2 brilliant Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, an associate at Merrill Lynch and a senior associate at KPMG.”
MGA members work or intern at some of the world’s most prestigious companies, including:
- Bain & Co
- Baker & McKenzie
- BNP Paribas
- Citi Group
- Coca Cola
- Credit Suisse
- Deutsche Bank
- Ernst & Young
- Goldman Sachs
- JP Morgan Chase
- McKinsey & Co
- Morgan Stanley
- Procter & Gamble
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
- Rothschild & Cie
- Société Générale
- The Boston Consulting Group
- United Nations
- World Bank
The goal of the MGA is to assemble the best and brightest Moroccan students and professionals worldwide and bring them together to facilitate new discussions, better networking and greater social impact spearheaded by our country’s finest.
All of our members are attending/have graduated from top-notch schools around the world such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, UPenn, Stanford, MIT, LSE, HEC Paris, Bocconi, Centrale Paris, National University of Singapore, Ponts, and so many more. When you have this much brilliance in group, you can rest assured amazing things will happen. – Karim Serraj
Do you happen to be a bright Moroccan either attending an Elite college or have a stunning track record of achievements? Then expect an invitation from MGA sometimes soon!