Sara Mert

Sara Mert

Works at:

Procter & Gamble

Location in:

Milan, Italy

Sara Mert

Currently

Works at:
Procter & Gamble
Location in:
Milan, Italy

Sara has worked/studied in

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • China
  • Italy
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Sara speaks

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Kazakh
  • Mandarin
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

Sara has experience in

  • Consulting
  • Consumer goods
  • Education
  • Finance - Asset management/ hedge funds
  • Finance - Private equity/ venture capital
  • Finance - Investment banking
  • Luxury

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Work

2014 – present

MBA Project Work

Procter & Gamble , Belgium
  • No.1 MBA student (out of 45) by P&G’s CIO, Filippo Passerini
  • Selected for mentoring by IBM's Ex-VP Italy, Guido Gerlotti
  • Leading and managing global high profile data integration project; conducting data analysis for project feasibility, proof of concept testing, pilot and gate review recommendations to board of executives
2013 – 2014
(Nov – Feb)

MBA Organisational Check-Up, Consultant

Eli Lilly and Company , Italy
  • Implemented new project management process for the whole site including new organisational structure, RACI, IT system, decision making tools and KPIs
2012
(Jun – Sep)

Summer Analyst

Greensea Capital , United Kingdom
  • No.2 intern (out of 13) based on mock transaction presentation
  • Lead analyst in 15 mock M&A, private equity and LBO transactions in luxury sector
  • Performed due diligence, valuation (e.g. DCF, Trading Comps), and M&A Accretion-Dilution and pro-forma analysis of top 5 buyers
2010 – 2011
(Jun – Mar)

Fund Manager Assistant

First Arrow Investment Management , United Kingdom
  • 1st recent graduate selected for investment team ever (out of 300)
  • Developed new portfolio management system for 75 hedge funds valued £200M with CFO and COO
2010
(Mar – Jun)

Private Equity and Business Development Intern

Charoen Pokphand Group , China
  • No.1 intern (out of 15) according to Head of Korean Business Development
  • Raised US$200M from CPG and SMBC (Japan’s 3rd largest bank) and established new Japanese retail private equity fund – Covered by FT.com
  • Founded firm for Korean manufacturers’ China expansion – Approved by Chairman Chearavanont – Forbes Asia’s Businessman 2011
2009 – 2010
(Nov – Jun)

Business Development Intern

Bec & Bridge , Australia
  • No.1 intern (out of 12) according to Stakeholders and Senior Management
  • Led team of 3 to implement my recommendations across all 120 stockists
  • Collected AU$24,000 (out of AU$67,000) in 1 week after launch of new debt policy
2007
(Jun – Sep)

Assistant Brand Manager

Harvey Nichols , United Kingdom
  • No.1 staff (out of 250) based on sales figures and Head of Womenswear
  • Promoted twice in 8 weeks after leading team of 30 transforming my department into No.1 (out of 10)
  • Transformed my brand into No.1 (out of 500); achieved £15,000 sales in 1 day despite weekly sales of £2,700 for 5 months
  • Developed best customer satisfaction and most number of clients (+18)

Work

2014 – present

MBA Project Work

Procter & Gamble , Belgium
  • No.1 MBA student (out of 45) by P&G’s CIO, Filippo Passerini
  • Selected for mentoring by IBM's Ex-VP Italy, Guido Gerlotti
  • Leading and managing global high profile data integration project; conducting data analysis for project feasibility, proof of concept testing, pilot and gate review recommendations to board of executives
2013 – 2014
(Nov – Feb)

MBA Organisational Check-Up, Consultant

Eli Lilly and Company , Italy
  • Implemented new project management process for the whole site including new organisational structure, RACI, IT system, decision making tools and KPIs
2012
(Jun – Sep)

Summer Analyst

Greensea Capital , United Kingdom
  • No.2 intern (out of 13) based on mock transaction presentation
  • Lead analyst in 15 mock M&A, private equity and LBO transactions in luxury sector
  • Performed due diligence, valuation (e.g. DCF, Trading Comps), and M&A Accretion-Dilution and pro-forma analysis of top 5 buyers
2010 – 2011
(Jun – Mar)

Fund Manager Assistant

First Arrow Investment Management , United Kingdom
  • 1st recent graduate selected for investment team ever (out of 300)
  • Developed new portfolio management system for 75 hedge funds valued £200M with CFO and COO
2010
(Mar – Jun)

Private Equity and Business Development Intern

Charoen Pokphand Group , China
  • No.1 intern (out of 15) according to Head of Korean Business Development
  • Raised US$200M from CPG and SMBC (Japan’s 3rd largest bank) and established new Japanese retail private equity fund – Covered by FT.com
  • Founded firm for Korean manufacturers’ China expansion – Approved by Chairman Chearavanont – Forbes Asia’s Businessman 2011
2009 – 2010
(Nov – Jun)

Business Development Intern

Bec & Bridge , Australia
  • No.1 intern (out of 12) according to Stakeholders and Senior Management
  • Led team of 3 to implement my recommendations across all 120 stockists
  • Collected AU$24,000 (out of AU$67,000) in 1 week after launch of new debt policy
2007
(Jun – Sep)

Assistant Brand Manager

Harvey Nichols , United Kingdom
  • No.1 staff (out of 250) based on sales figures and Head of Womenswear
  • Promoted twice in 8 weeks after leading team of 30 transforming my department into No.1 (out of 10)
  • Transformed my brand into No.1 (out of 500); achieved £15,000 sales in 1 day despite weekly sales of £2,700 for 5 months
  • Developed best customer satisfaction and most number of clients (+18)

Education

2013 – 2014
(Mar – Jul)

MIP

MBA focusing on Luxury and Design Management - Grade: 28/30 (93%); Winner of 6/7 Competitions (e.g. No.1 in Business Plan Pitch by IBM and No.1 in FT MBA Business Game); Elected as MBA Class Representative (Masters)
2014
(Mar – Mar)

HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management

MBA Leadership Exchange (Other)
2009
(Jun – Sep)

Harvard Business School

Business Analysis & Valuation; Applied Corporate Finance - Grade: AA (Top 3% in Class) (Other)
2006 – 2009

University College London

B.Sc. (Hons) Statistics, Computing, Operational Research & Economics - Grade: 2:II (Bachelors)
2007 – 2008
(Dec – Feb)

University of the Arts London

Business of Fashion; Introduction to Fashion Design - Grade: AA (Other)
2005 – 2006
(Dec – Mar)

Stockholm University

Analysis 1, Introduction to Mathematics - Grade: BB (Top 7% in class); First under-18 selected to study B.Sc. Mathematics courses at age 16 during sixth-form (Other)

Achievements

  • Swedish Sixth-Form in London; Swedish Baccalaureate; Grade: 18.8/20 (Top 5% in class); 2003 - 2006
  • Running - Won 1st place at Harvard 5k race (out of 90)
  • Kung Fu - Achieved 3rd belt and taught class of 25
  • Fashion Designer - Featured at UCL fashion shows covered by Pi Magazine
  • Teacher's Assistant - In numerical subjects up to MBA level for 10 years