Elif Kocak

Education: Bachelors in Business Administration and Economics

Finance sector: Investment banking mergers and acquisitions

Previous or current role: Senior Associate, Pragma

About me: Elif holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a double major in Economics from Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey. Before joining London Business School, she worked as an associate at Pragma, the leading investment banking firm in Turkey, providing financial advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, where she was involved in multiple M&A transactions in various sectors including machinery and equipment, fintech and e-commerce.

Elif decided to join the Masters in Finance programme at LBS to further expand her career internationally, following her achievements in both her academic and professional life. She enjoys studying in one of the most important financial hubs in the world and aims to deepen her knowledge of finance through world-class faculty members, while at the same time building an impactful, very diverse and long-lasting network. She believes LBS is the best place to help her pursue her career goals in becoming a strong finance professional.

Besides being a student ambassador, she is also a member of the Women in Business Club, Sailing Club and Salsa Club.

Contact: ekocak.mifft2022@london.edu