Suzie Melkonyan

Masters in Financial Analysis at London Business School
YMMF Program: 2021
Hometown: Boston, USA
About: Hello! My name is Suzie. I am passionate about finance and numbers in general, which led me to graduate with MS in Financial Analysis at London Business School (2021) and BS in Management at UMass Boston (2019). After studies I started my career in Investment Banking, working at UBS in London until September 2023. Currently, I am exploring startups in the technology space in San Francisco. Outside of professional pursuits, I love clearing up my head practicing aerial yoga.

Fun fact: I used to be a competitive latin dancer as a teenager. Nowadays, I enjoy attending opera and classical concerts, but you can also catch me dancing to techno and electronic beats at festivals

Michael Seiranian

BSc Computer Science at King's College London
YMMF Program: 2021
Hometown: Yerevan, Armenia
About: Hello there! I'm a Computer Science BSc student currently undertaking a Software Engineer internship at Siemens, fully immersed in crafting Java Selenium tests for a dynamic product. Beyond coding, I'm captivated by the realms of AI and robotics, finding the rhythm of life through Hip-hop and techno music, and embracing the energy of football and basketball. While coding and exploring tech fuel my days, hitting the gym keeps me balanced.

Fun fact: I orchestrated a physics-themed rap masterpiece that propelled my class to victory, earning us an unforgettable adventure to CERN!

Arina Hayryan

BSc Economics at London School of Economics
YMMF Program: 2022
Hometown: Yerevan, Armenia
About: I am a penultimate year BSc Economics student at LSE, with my career pursuits straddling financial services and public policy. My professional experience includes internships at BCG, Deutsche Bank and Eurochambres, and I have spearheaded an interdisciplinary research scheme in collaboration with peers and academics from across the School. Beyond academia, I am an Analyst at the LSE M&A Group and Associate at Castore Consulting, aboard the Committees of the LSE Business & Investment Group and Women in Business societies.

Fun fact: I enjoy practicing ballet, delving into literature, engaging in thought-provoking conversations and people-watching over black Americanos 🙂

Ella Aleksanyan

BA PPE at University of Warwick
YMMF Program: 2022
Hometown: Ufa, Russia
About: I am a final year Philosophy, Politics and Economics student at Warwick University. My professional experiences include internships at EY, Fiserv, Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, and the MFA of Armenia. Furthermore, I have recently become a BCG Mentee. My extracurricular activities have been equally fulfilling as I co-founded the Warwick Armenian Society and served as the Vice-President of the Warwick International Relations Society. Lastly, my interests encompass international relations, metaphysics, business strategy, world classical literature, art and gymnastics.

Fun fact: I work for Baroness Caroline Cox to assist in the provision of humanitarian aid for the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Artsakh.

Laura Poghosyan

MSci Biochemistry at King's College London
YMMF Program: 2022
Hometown: Yerevan, Armenia
About: I'm a biochemistry enthusiast currently on my MSci journey at King’s College London. My academic story includes the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and schooling at "Quantum" College. Beyond books, I've volunteered in diverse roles, from coaching English with AGBU ANI program to greening spaces and exchanging ideas globally. With a knack for holistic growth and a passion for learning, I aim to leave my mark in the scientific realm. Recently, I researched gene expression of growth factors in Parkinson's disease.

Fun fact: I'm a huge true crime fan and love watching movies, reading detective books and listening to podcasts about it.

Gor Grigoryan

BSc Accounting and Finance at University of Manchester
YMMF Program: 2022
Hometown: Yerevan, Armenia
About: I am a final year Accounting and Finance student at the University of Manchester. I have been working as an Actuarial Consultant at Aon for the past year, as was allowed to do a year in industry as part of the degree program. After completing my second year at university and before joining Aon, I did an internship at OakNorth Bank’s Debt Finance Team. I have co-founded and currently co-preside the University of Manchester’s Armenian Society.

Fun fact: At a very young age, I used to practice magic tricks, mainly with cards. Thanks to this, I’m great at controlling people’s attention, which has been helpful so far, especially when it comes to doing presentations.

Adrine Andreasian

BSc Chemical Engineering at UCL
YMMF Program: 2022
Hometown: London, UK
About: I currently study Chemical Engineering at UCL, despite this, I have an interest in finance and study a minor in Finance & Accounting. This led me to taking part in my current internship in the Investment Banking Division at Nomura. Aside from my studies and work experience, I love travelling and have visited over 25 countries.

Fun fact: During my school days, I participated in organising an Escape Room to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Samuel Herodotou

BSc Computer Science at University of Warwick
YMMF Program: 2022
Hometown: London, UK
About: My name is Samuel, and I am a recent graduate from the University of Warwick with a BSc in Computer Science. I was born and raised in the UK by parents of Armenian and Greek Cypriot descent. I taught myself coding at the age of 12 and have been selling software ever since. My career interests are in startups, and I have successfully joined a new company as CTO. In my free time, I enjoy strength training, travelling and meeting new people.

Fun fact: Both my Greek and Armenian side is from Cyprus