Nicholas Salameh


NICHOLAS SALAMEH is a graduate of the Fully Employed MBA Class of 2016. Prior to joining the FEMBA program and until January 2015, he served as a credit analyst at California Bank & Trust in Los Angeles and San Diego. During the summer following his second year in business school, he interned with Deloitte Consulting in its strategy and operations practice and accepted an offer to return full time after graduation.

During his three years at UCLA Anderson, through on-campus global management courses, Salameh studied the global macroeconomy, international business strategy and global supply chains. He competed in a global business case competition organized by the National University of Singapore and traveled on three global immersion courses and learned about the business environments of Argentina, Japan and India. He also traveled to Brazil to conduct primary field research for his Anderson Strategy Group project. His team looked at improving access to sports for people with disabilities, analyzed the cost implications of leveraging 3-D printing technology in the manufacturing of adaptive sports equipment, and identified global market opportunities to introduce or support this technology. For his AMR project, he worked with a nonprofit microfinance organization in Peru to identify opportunities to offer new financial and non-financial products and services to its rural farming clients.

Salameh also served as a research associate to assist with two executive education programs in the Middle East and traveled to Abu Dhabi, where he supported module delivery for the Nazer Group, a group of health care companies in Saudi Arabia. Salameh enrolled in the CGM’s Spanish Language and Culture for Business courses. He dedicated a significant amount of time to learning Spanish and believes he will be fluent enough to do business in Latin America by the end of the year.

UCLA Anderson provided him with an intense, diverse, and incredibly comprehensive global management experience. Salameh feels that he has developed as a global businessperson more than he could have ever imagined and hopes to take this forward and leverage the diverse global experiences he gained at UCLA Anderson and become involved with global strategy consulting projects at Deloitte Consulting. Salameh received a B.S. in business administration and finance from San Diego State University. Prior to attending UCLA Anderson, he had only traveled internationally beyond Mexico twice. During his time at UCLA Anderson, he traveled abroad seven times to Asia and Latin America.