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Do MBB hire non-nationals to work in emerging-market offices or do they only transfer existing employees? Would be very interested in talking to a Westerner who’s done this. Am US-based now, but with lots of international experience + language skills, thinking of switching things up.

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If OP is a straight white male who can utter 3 words in the local language and has lots of international experience in wildly exotic places like London, Sydney, or Toronto, they would actually be preferred over local candidates and paid double 🤤

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I have seen lot of US and UK folks at MBB work out of exotic locations like Vietnam, Thailand, Nigeria etc

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Can’t speak for mbb but have a friend who moved from the US to Dubai. She’s been consulting there for years. It doesn’t seem to be an issue.

They do, but most in Europe and some places in Asia require completely FLUENT language skills, good skills is not enough

They do. I know 3 people, 1 European and 2 American, from my MBA class who applied and were hired in Africa (South Africa and Nigeria). They did have significant experience working with companies in Africa prior though.

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