Mark Jalleh

  • Degree Programme: Masters in Financial Analysis
  • Global Nationality: Malaysian

Education: BSc Government and Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science; graduated in 2019

Topic(s) studied: Government and Economics

Interested in: Investment banking, private equity, technology

My greatest challenge when I applied to business school was: Preparing for the GMAT and writing application essays, while balancing my revision for my final undergraduate exams.

About me: Having grown up in Malaysia, South Korea, and Sri Lanka, I embraced the challenge of moving to London for my undergraduate degree in 2016. In London, I read Government and Economics at the London School of Economics, where I enjoyed learning about macroeconomics and game theory in politics. While at LSE, I taught advanced Excel and web design to students and staff during term-time, in addition to organising a fintech conference as Outreach Director of the LSE Fintech Society. Through an internship in consumer banking at Citi, I developed my interest in technological disruption in finance, and I hope to begin my career in investment banking focusing on tech advisory. I love trekking and camping, and I seek adventure as part of the Expedition Club. My most stimulating memory to date has been scaling the peak of Mount Rinjani (a 3,726m active volcano in Indonesia) after exercising intense physical and mental perseverance on the way up. I received the Duke of Edinburgh Gold International Award following this achievement, and maintain my fitness through playing softball, badminton, and football. I am also the Junior Head of Training at the Finance Club, organising financial modelling workshops for its members. LBS has exceeded my expectations in every regard, and I am learning skills here that will stand with me for the rest of my life.

Top three topics you can be approached about: Finance Club, application strategy, self-improvement