Yulia was born and raised in Russia. After graduating with a degree in Sociology from Moscow State University, she decided to pursue a career in marketing. Professionally she developed as a brand manager at Mars Inc.’s chocolate business in Russia, leading the growth of the SNICKERS, TWIX and MARS brands and take-home portfolio during her eight-year tenure in the company.
Yulia wanted to do an MBA to broaden her business acumen beyond FMCG and build a network to switch her career into the rapidly growing tech industry in the UK. She was accepted into three top UK MBA programmes and chose London Business School (LBS) for the opportunity to explore new career options over two years of studies and the option to try out other markets through the Global Business Experience and International Exchanges. Yulia was also attracted to LBS for its vibrant London location, which is diverse and welcoming to everyone and is full of opportunities itself.
Apart from academics, Yulia does projects for not-for-profits as a volunteer consultant in the Impact Consulting Club and mentors students from the LBS early career programmes. Besides the studies, she is bringing her efficiency and priority setting skills to the next level while combining the programme with mothering a 3-year-old and a newborn!