Faridah joined the Big Four in 2016, starting her career as an audit trainee in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia before later joining the firm's London office in 2020, with a brief stint as a freelance science writer for Wildtype Media in between. She is a member of the Healthcare and Pharma financial due diligence team and works on sellside and buyside due diligence projects for private equity clients. She has a degree in Biological Sciences from The University of Edinburgh, and is a Chartered Accountant.
I've spent most of my adult life defining myself by my career.
I am indeed all of the above, but I am other things too. I was born in London to Malaysian parents and spent my formative years in Kuala Lumpur before moving back to the UK for school and university. I moved back to Kuala Lumpur after university to start my career. Sometime in 2020, in the middle of the pandemic, my husband Adam and I took a leap of faith and decided to move back to the UK for good.
I am a serial collector of creative hobbies, which is likely due to my suspected neurodivergent traits (suspected because while my sister is now formally diagnosed with ADHD, I haven't been able to bring myself to get tested yet).
I have been writing for most of my life, although a large portion of that has yet to make its way to the Internet (for now).
My goal with my future written works is to explore personal productivity in a professional services context, drawing from my experiences in the Big Four and the constant struggle to get meaningful things done outside of work.
The views expressed on this website are my own and does not represent the views of my employer.