Alumni News: Ones to Watch

Introducing a new series, focusing on promising young almuni from across the Haberdashers' family of schools:

Ones to Watch

Gabriel Dada

Haberdashers' Hatcham College 

Gabriel left Hatcham in 2012 with A Levels in Maths, Economics, Physics and Spanish, having joined the Barclays Mentorship Programme in Year 12. “This was clearly one of the first milestones in my career,’” he says. “I had the opportunity to meet Barclays employees, shadow them, and learn from their experiences - which I still benefit from 10 years later.”

He is currently working in Dubai in Financial Planning. ‘“I stumbled across the profession by chance, but have fallen in love with it and the opportunity I have to use my strengths to make a difference to people’s lives financially and overall," he says. "Financial Planning involves thoroughly analysing people’s current situation to ensure they can meet their current financial needs and understanding their desires for the future so they can reach their long term objectives. There is an undeniable wealth gap that exists and a major contributor to that is the difference in knowledge.”