Rebecca Silkaitis

  • Degree Programme: MBA
  • Global Nationality: American

Education: Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA; graduated in 2012

Pre-MBA industry: Marketing

Pre-MBA role: Innovation and Programming Manager: The Macallan Americas, Edrington

Clubs: Retail and Luxury Goods Club (Retail Forum Liaison Junior Officer), Women's Touch Rugby Club (Junior Captain), Marketing and Strategy Club

About me: Rebecca grew up in the Chicagoland area and completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her major was Asian Languages and Literatures with a concentration in Chinese language and culture. For the past six years she has worked on the brand marketing team at Edrington, a privately held spirits company based in New York. She began as a marketing intern on blended whiskies and has worked her way through numerous roles from there; for the last three years she was a member of the brand team for Macallan Scotch Whisky and most recently managed innovation and consumer programming for the Americas.   

Rebecca decided to pursue an MBA at LBS to enhance her overall business acumen. She chose London Business School because of the diversity of the student cohort, international mindset of the school and the breadth of courses offered. In addition to being a student ambassador, Rebecca is on the Executive Committees of the Women’s Touch Rugby Cub and the Retail and Luxury Goods Club. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys hiking in the English countryside, reading and running in one of London’s many parks.

Three topics I can be approached about: Women in Business; spirits/alcoholic beverages careers; entering the MBA programme without previous business/finance undergraduate experience or background

Email address: rsilkaitis.mba2022@london.edu