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Alumni from Europe & the UK

Below you will find the profiles of alumni from Europe and the United Kingdom listed alphabetically by country. Click on the links below to jump to alumni profiles from each country.

Belgium| Cyprus| France| Germany| Greece| Ireland| Italy| Netherlands| Romania| Spain| Switzerland| Turkey| United Kingdom|

Belgium

Chloe

Chloe

Programme: BSc International Relations and History, 2011

Current Position: Events and Marketing Officer and Human Rights Consortium Administrator, University of London

Since graduating in 2011 I have been working at the University of London and am currently undertaking a  part-time MA in European History at Birkbeck, University of London.

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Cyprus

 

Andreas

Programme: MSc Management and Regulation of Risk, 2009

Current Position: Market and Liquidity Risk Management Analyst, Hellenic Bank Group

During my studies at LSE I had the opportunity to be taught by world-class professors and to attend very important and informative seminars. It was a lifetime's experience. After finishing my master's I worked as an intern in an investment firm in Nicosia. When my internship came to an end I was offered a position as a Compliance Officer. The fact that I was an LSE graduate played an important part in getting this offer. I continued working as a Compliance Officer until I was offered a position as a Market and Liquidity Risk Management Analyst at the Hellenic Bank Group. During a time of high unemployment, when graduates find it incredibly hard to find jobs in Cyprus I managed to find one that exactly matches my degree. I believe this was due to being an LSE graduate.

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Elena

Programme: MSc European Political Economy: Integration, 2006

Current Position: Officer in the department of Strategy, Economic Analysis and International Relations of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission

After graduating from LSE in 2006 with an MSc in European Political Economy: Integration, I have been employed as an Officer of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - the supervisory Authority of the Cyprus capital market. The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission's responsibility of overseeing such a dynamic and complex industry makes my work both challenging and rewarding. As such, it offers me the chance to develop an in-depth knowledge of a plethora of subjects, including regulation, compliance, finance, law, accountancy and public policy. Having a highly esteemed LSE degree in my CV may well have given me this unique opportunity.

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France 

 

Cedric

Programme: MSc Econometrics, 2000

Current Position: Risk Manager, JPMorgan

I am a Risk Manager, Specialised in Commodities. My interests lie in Emerging Markets, Physical and Financial Commodities and Risk Management.

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Clemence

Programme: MSc European Politics, 2007

Current Position: Regulatory expert at Ofgem

After my MSc in European Politics, I went to Brussels and worked as a Member of the European Parliament assistant. Then I came back to London and switched sides, the lobbying side, where I worked as European Public Affairs Advisor in a consumer organisation. I am now working for Ofgem, the electricity and gas GB regulator, still specialised on European issues.

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Julia-Didon

Programme: LLM Master of Laws, 2005

Current Position: Solicitor, International Arbitration Associate at Crowell & Moring LLP

I am an associate in Crowell & Moring's London office. My work focuses on international disputes including arbitration, litigation, and contentious competition law issues. I graduated from Queen Mary, University of London (LLB), and from the London School of Economics (LLM). I also completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) in London. Before joining Crowell & Moring, I completed my training contract at Freshfields Brukhaus Deringer in London, including a three month secondment to Milan.

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Germany

Christian

Christian

Programme: MSc Operational Research, 2009

Current Position: Consultant, Porsche Consulting

Before entering LSE, I worked as an Operations Manager for Murrelektronik do Brasil, the Brazilian subsidiary of a German manufacturer of electronic components. At LSE I studied towards a MSc in Operational Research, with an emphasis on Game Theory and Mathematical Programming. After my graduation I returned to Brazil and started to work for Porsche Consulting, a management consulting company with specialization in Lean Management.

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Maximilian

Programme: The General Course, Law, 2013

Current Position: Law student, Germany

After finishing the General Course in 2013, I went on to work as an intern for a major law firm in Brussels. I will complete my first state examination in law in 2015.

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Oliver Rakau

Oliver

Programme: MSc Economics, 2009

Current Position: Economist at Deutsche Bank

For the last two years I have been working as a macroeconomist in Deutsche Bank's European economics team, where I focus mostly on the German economy. Previously I had been a sector analyst, also at DB. I joined the bank directly after graduating from LSE in 2009.

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Ralf

Ralf

Programme: PhD Development Studies, 2010

Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia

I graduated from LSE with a PhD in Development Studies in 2010. I spent two full years in London working on my dissertation before heading off to do fieldwork in Colombia. Since 2004 I have been living and working in Bogotá, first at the Universidad de los Andes and now at the Universidad del Rosario.

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Urs

Urs

Programme: MSc International Management, 2010

Current Position: Industry Analyst, Google

I was part of the 2009/10 MSc International Management (IMEX) Program and the exchange with the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. After graduating I joined Google Germany as an Industry Analyst. I am particularly interested in entrepreneurship, finance, and the diversity our world offers.

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Greece

Achilleas

Achilleas

Programme: MSc Decision Sciences, 2006

Current Position: Head of Partner Relations & Elite Account Manager at Quintessentially Hellas

Upon returning to my hometown, I partnered with Deloitte Consulting as a business analyst and for almost three years now I have been on board the leading luxury lifestyle management company in the world.

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Catherine

Programme: MSc Media and Communication, 2007

Current Position: Communication and Public Relations at the Hellenic Craniofacial Center

Since I finished the MSc I have been in charge of Communication and Public Relations at the Hellenic Craniofacial Center. My job involves communication and public relations in the medical field, concerning doctors, hospital administration, staff and patients.

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Melina

Melina

Programme: MSc European Political Economy, 2002

Current Position: Economist at the Bank of Greece

In 2003 I joined Shell Oil as a Business Analyst in the Lubricants Supply Chain Europe team, working mainly on cost modelling. In 2004, I moved to the Bank of Greece as an Economist in the Economic Research Department, where I have been working ever since. During this period, I was seconded at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt for 2 years (2009-2010) at the External Economic Developments Division. My main tasks involved the analysis of cross-border financial flows, the impact of price and cost competitiveness on trade and the macro-economic surveillance of countries in the euro area.

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Ireland

 

Gareth

Programme: LLB Bachelor of Laws, 2006

Current Position: Senior Consultant, Aiimi

I am a senior management Consultant at a boutique consultancy focused on business transformation and technology services.

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Kevin

Programme: MSc Comparative Politics, 2008

Current Position: Third Secretary, Irish Department of Foreign Affairs

I'm currently working as a Third Secretary, the entry level for the Irish diplomatic service. I've take the scenic route to my current position. I spent just under two years in Brussels, first working as a trainee with the EU's external affairs service and then as a member of local staff at the Mission of Japan to the EU. Prior to my time in Brussels I worked as a Research Associate and Assistant Editor at RUSI, a defence and security studies think tank in London. I was an intern at RUSI during my MSc and then was taken on as a full member of staff when I finished.

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Italy

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Marco D

Programme: MSc International Relations, 2009

Current Position: Analyst, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Tirana, Albania

Since 2011, I serve as an Analyst in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country office in Tirana, Albania, focusing on strategic programme management of development assistance. Before joining UNDP, I worked as Research Fellow at Carnegie Europe, the pan-European office of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Brussels. My previous experience in multilateral organisations has centred on crisis management, electoral governance, and disarmament affairs, including research assistant positions at NATO Headquarters, the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, and the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in New York. My research interests focus on the role of multilateral organizations in development policy and security governance. In this context, I pursue off-site collaboration with think tanks and research centres, including Chatham House, writing policy articles on international affairs.

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Martin

Programme: MSc Urban and Regional Economics, 1973

Current Position: Consultant/coach to United Nations agencies

Manager in the World Bank in the field of rural and agricultural development and environmental conservation; sectoral analysis and investment. Worked in Costa Rican presidency on social development programs, municipal and regional development.

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Netherlands

Linda

Linda

Programme: MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies, 2010

Current Position: Trainee for the Provincial Government of Noord-Holland (Amsterdam region)

After completing my MSc at the LSE I decided to apply for jobs in the Netherlands. I currently work as a trainee for the Provincial Government of Noord-Holland (Amsterdam region) on a two-year contract. Some projects I am working on at the moment are the planning applications regarding the expansion of Schiphol Airport and demolition projects to improve the visual quality of the countryside.

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Romania

 

Clara

Programme: MSc Comparative Politics (Conflict Studies), 2009

Current Position: MRes/PhD student in Political Science, LSE

I am currently an MRes/PhD student in Political Science in the Government Department at the LSE. I am researching electoral behaviour and clientelism for my PhD thesis. I graduated with merit in MSc in Comparative Politics (Conflict Studies Stream) also at LSE. My undergraduate studies were in economics and international relations. I've conducted part of my undergraduate studies in France, at the Université d'Orléans, but I graduated in Bucharest, at the Academy of Economic Studies, in 2008.

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Spain

Pablo

Pablo

Programme: MSc Management, Organisations and Governance,  2009

Current Position: Organization & Cost Manager, Banco Santander USA

After my programme at LSE I was hired by Capgemini Consulting Spain as a strategy business consultant where I had the chance to work for different important European companies within very different sectors (aeronautical, real estate, energy, infrastructure). I then moved to Banco Santander as an organization analyst for global businesses (PB, AM, Insurance and Global Banking and Markets) where my main duty was to control and support global businesses being more efficient and productive. I was promoted to project manager and I have recently been transferred to Santander USA as Organization & Cost Manager.

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Switzerland

Lodovico

Lodovico

Programme: MSc Accounting and Finance, 2009

Current Position: Analyst, Private Banking Latin America, Credit Suisse

I joined LSE after a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen and a year in strategy consulting. The MSc in Accounting and Finance at LSE has been an excellent springboard to continue my career in the financial industry. In fact, after graduating in 2009, I joined Credit Suisse as assistant to the COO for Private Banking Americas. In 2011, I worked six months at Credit Suisse in Brazil. Currently I am back in Zurich working on strategic projects and initiatives for the Latin American market.

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Turkey

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Aylin

Programme: MSc Social and Cultural Psychology, 2012

Current Position: Marketing Department, Néstle, Istanbul

I graduated from LSE in 2012 with an MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology. LSE is a lifetime's experience for each and every student. I had the opportunity to be taught by world-class professors and to attend very informative lectures at LSE. After graduation, I returned to Istanbul, Turkey and started to work in the marketing department of Néstle, Istanbul office.

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Nur

Nur

Programme: MSc Management and Regulation of Risk,  2009

Current Position: Associate Risk Consultant, Marsh Risk Consulting (Marsh & McLennan Companies)

After graduation I returned to my homewtown, Istanbul, and worked for Deloitte's Enterprise Risk Services until late June 2010. Now I am a Risk Consultant at Marsh Risk Consulting (Marsh & McLennan Companies).

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Omer

Ömer

Programme: BSc Government and Economics, MSc Politics and Government in the European Union,  2009

Current Position: PhD Candidate, Florida International University

Upon graduation I worked at a think tank in Turkey. I am now preparing to begin a PhD in political science at Florida International University.

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Onder

Önder

Programme: MSc International Management,  2009

Current Position: Marketing Specialist, Carlsberg Group, İzmir

Following my graduation from the LSE I worked in a couple of different jobs in London for short durations. Then I came back to my country in order to complete the compulsory military service. After that I decided to stay in Turkey and started to work in Izmir in the FMCG sector (Turk Tuborg & Carlsberg) as Marketing Specialist.

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Ozgur

Ozgur

Programme: BSc Government and Economics; MSc Politics and Government in the European Union, 2009

Current Position:  PhD Candidate, Washington University in St Louis

After spending four years at LSE, I will be starting a PhD program this summer in political science at Washington University in St. Louis.

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United Kingdom

Alex

Alex

Programme: BSc Management, 2010

Current Position: Gap Year

I am currently on a gap year. I am looking for some work experience and planning my travels to Central and South America. I will be joining a Raleigh International 10-week expedition to Costa Rica and Nicaragua where I will be involved in community and environmental projects. After that, I would like to explore Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. I am also applying for graduate schemes to start working full-time when I return from my travels.

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Darren

Programme: MSc International Relations, 2012

Current Position: Consultant, Ernst & Young LLP, Glasgow

I joined EY as a Consultant in Glasgow in September 2013. I am part of the Risk Advisory Service, working over all of Scotland and the UK on clients of various sizes - from local bespoke service clients through to global firms. The work I have been doing primarily focuses on mitigating risk associated with IT and financial reporting. 

The role requires a lot of travelling and liaising with teams from around the world. Studying at LSE has given me an excellent global network and appreciation of other cultures, allowing me to connect with peers in a deeper way than I would have previously been able to. The skills gained from my time at LSE have greatly helped in pursuing and securing this career but the analytical and critical mindset fostered by the School has helped me face the daily challenges with confidence.

I will be happy to answer any questions you have about my experience at LSE and how it has affected my career path.

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Pratik

Pratik

Programme: MSc Global Market Economics, 2004

Current Position: Senior Investment Professional, Crescent Enterprises International, Dubai, UAE

Since leaving LSE, I joined HSBC’s investment banking team in Hong Kong to focus on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets advisory. After spending a few years there, I moved to Citigroup in the same professional function to focus on UK clients. Post this global investment banking experience of several years, I moved over to the private equity and venture capital space in the Middle East where I currently work as a senior investment professional.

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Rahul

Rahul

Programme: MSc Global Politics, 2009

Current Position: Consultant, Ernst & Young, London

Since graduating from LSE, I have found that having a Masters degree has really thrust me onto the shortlists of different public sector jobs. After graduation, I first decided to work for an MP to gain some experience, and got a place with David Laws MP who offered me a role as a Political Assistant and Researcher. Through that I managed to move laterally and get an Executive Officer role at the House of Commons working for the Civil Service and now work as a Consultant on the Graduate Programme at Ernst & Young where I have focused on helping Central Government clients improve their business process performance.

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Raihan

Raihan

Programme: BSc Mathematics and Economics, 2006

Current Position: Financial Services Group, Deloitte

I was an Executive Member of the LSE Student Union, played football for the LSE Athletics Union (for which I was awarded colours), and wrote for the student paper, The Beaver. I received honorary lifetime membership of the Union for my contributions. I currently work at Deloitte in their Financial Services Group and have qualified as a Chartered Accountant. I am also the head of a diversity network for the firm. Since graduating, I have also co-founded a social enterprise which assists students with their graduate job applications, and donates all proceeds to charity.

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Stefan

Programme: LLB Bachelor of Laws, 2007

Current Position: I am currently working for White & Case, a global corporate law firm.

After graduating in Law from LSE I undertook a Masters degree at the University of Cambridge. I then completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Moorgate before starting work with the London office of a global corporate law firm. At present I am based in one of the firm's offices in Asia.

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