Svetlana Danchenko

Previous degree(s): BSc in Economics, St Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, Russia; graduated in 2011

Specialist (equivalent to MSc) in Economics and Finance, St Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, Russia; graduated in 2012

MA in International Trade and Economic Cooperation, Kyung Hee University, South Korea; graduated in 2016

MA in International Business and Management, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Germany; graduated in 2017

Pre-MBA industry: Automobile

Pre-MBA role: Project Management, Mercedes-Benz AG

Clubs: Entrepreneurship Club (Executive Committee), Art in Business Club (Executive Committee), Private Equity and Venture Capital Club, DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) Club, Women’s Touch Rugby Club, Board Games Club, Racket Sports Club, Dance Club

Three topics I can be approached about: Entrepreneurship; application process; sports at LBS

About me: Svetlana holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from universities in Russia, Germany and South Korea. Prior to joining LBS, she worked as a Project Manager in the R&D division at the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Germany, focusing on the development of digital services for commercial B2B customers. She chose to pursue an MBA at LBS to transition from the corporate world to entrepreneurship, aiming to create a more significant impact. She is also a recipient of the LBS Merit Scholarship.

Svetlana is passionate about making a difference and is eager to explore London’s startup and venture capital ecosystem. To pursue her goals and create further impact for the LBS community, she took on Executive Committee positions in the LBS Entrepreneurship Club and the Art in Business Club.

In her spare time, Svetlana loves spending time with friends, being outdoors, travelling to discover new cultures, engaging in different sports and creating art.

Email: sdanchenko.mba2025@london.edu