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Holder, Salim

Salim Holder

Full-Time MBA, Class of 2007

Marketing, Competitive and Corporate Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Senior Brand Manager
Combe Incorporated

Salim Holder's academic experience, like that of so many Simon students, extended beyond the classroom. The Albany, NY, native also found educational and growth opportunities in campus organizations and activities, including the Simon National Black MBA Association and VISION committee.

"They provided opportunities to have an impact beyond the classroom and to actually change the lives of others in the community,"  says Salim, who was president of the Rochester Black MBA chapter. Inside the classroom, Salim learned how to use a structured thought process to make decisions, and not only how to look for data, but how to understand and interpret it.

Salim's Simon experience is serving him well in his career. He left Rochester after graduation in 2007 to work for Kimberly-Clark Corp in Dallas, Texas. Salim is currently serving as senior brand manager - Irish whiskey at Pernod Ricard.

He says Simon gave him an understanding of business and how to think critically about the potential effect a decision or environment can have on business results. "I understand clearly that every good idea is not a good business idea," Salim says, "and Simon helped to give me the knowledge to determine the difference."

Salim Holder Holder

" Simon gave me an understanding of business and how to think critically about the potential effect a decision or environment can have on business results."

 
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