I graduated from Oxford University with a BA in German and Spanish Literature before studying for a master’s degree in international and world history at Columbia University in New York and the LSE in London. Before GLG I spent time working for the UN agency with Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in New York and spent two years working for Adam Smith International (ASI), an international development consultancy firm based in London. Here, I travelled extensively to sub-Saharan Africa and was also based for four months in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Having always been interested in politics and history I wanted to continue working in an international environment, but make the transition into the more traditional private sector. GLG gave me that opportunity. At GLG, I work primarily with German and Spanish private equity funds and regularly travel to Frankfurt, Munich, Madrid, and Barcelona. Being half-German, half-Spanish and speaking both languages definitely helps me build and maintain meaningful relationships with our clients and experts outside of the UK.
I love helping GLG expand their presence into new markets such as Spain and learning more about the private equity landscape in a particular region. GLG provides me with the opportunity to liaise with top investment professionals on the one hand and extremely senior executives on the other. At GLG I have honed my client relationship management skills, negotiation skills and have become extremely commercially aware.