Education: Bachelor of Business Science
Finance sector: Investment banking
Previous or current role: Credit Analyst, Rand Merchant Bank
About me: Mishka holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Finance as well as an Honours degree in Taxation from the University of Cape Town. She has also completed her CFA Level 1. Prior to joining LBS, she worked as an analyst on the debt side in investment banking, specialising in the retail and consumer sector. In this role, she analysed some of the largest retailers in South Africa when being involved in transactions to issue/refinance debt. Mishka noticed that despite a shift towards a more women-inclusive environment in investment banking, she struggled to find mentors. This drove her to be an MiF ambassador for prospective women in the industry as well as to join the LBS Women in Business Club. Mishka is also involved in the Finance Club and Retail & Luxury Club at LBS.
Mishka joined LBS to sharpen her technical skills as well as to focus on her soft skills development through the various LBS electives, which will allow her to transition to her next role. With the current cohort comprising 52 nationalities, this has enabled her to build a global network of exceptional individuals through the MiF. In her spare time, Mishka enjoys reading, travelling, baking and running.