Niklas Vater

  • Degree Programme: Masters in Management
  • Global Nationality: German

Education: Bachelors, ESCP Business School, France; graduated in 2020

Topic(s) studied: Management and Digital Transformation

Interested in: Luxury, strategy consulting

My greatest challenge when I applied to business school was: Time constraints to accumulate all the necessary components: GMAT, essays, references.

About me: I grew up in Frankfurt, Germany, before moving across Europe during my Bachelors in Management at ESCP. During my first and second year in London and Paris, respectively, I fell in love with the cities and their vibrant luxury industries, which motivated me to gain first-hand experience in this sector. After interning at Gucci (Kering) in finance and Yves Saint Laurent Beauty (L'Oréal) in marketing, I joined Bain & Company in their luxury practice team in Milan as an associate consultant intern, where I developed cross-departmental skills and acquired a larger vision of the sector while interacting and working with high-profile clients. At LBS, I continue to develop a strong foothold in luxury for the school by co-organising the Paris Trek of the Retail & Luxury Club, a unique experience where LBS students can get in touch with top industry players and learn about French luxury.

Apart from career-related topics, I am deeply passionate about diversity and inclusion and am a proud member and VP of Marketing of the Out in Business Club at LBS. Prior to that, I co-founded and presided over the Berlin branch of the LGBTQ+ club at ESCP.

Three topics I can be approached about: Out in Business and diversity related issues; how to break into luxury; consulting vs industry and how LBS can help you with your choice

Email address: nvater.mim2022@london.edu