Deniz holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. Before joining London Business School, she worked in one of the largest glassware companies for seven years. As strategic planning and business development manager, she was mainly responsible for identifying and evaluating growth opportunities by conducting financial analyses, as well as leading M&A projects, five-year rolling strategic plans and high impact strategic initiatives.
Deniz decided to join the Masters in Finance programme at LBS to further her career, following her achievements in her academic and professional performance. She aimed at expanding her financial knowledge, as well as developing her soft skills and building a diverse network. She believes LBS is the best option, by having distinguished professors with outstanding educational content and a remarkable alumni network and activities. Furthermore, the idea of creating memories with the LBS community that will last a lifetime made her very excited. Additionally, she was awarded a Masters in Finance Merit Scholarship.
Besides being a student ambassador, she is also a member of the Women in Business Club and Consulting Club. In her spare time, she likes watching plays and musicals and enjoys dancing.