Yuliya Polyakova

I lead a broad range of strategy, M&A and innovation projects at SG Strategy – with a specific focus on media and events propositions in the industrial, travel and consumer products space. In addition, I look after our recruitment efforts.

I really enjoy managing and working with our international and diverse team on our clients’ challenges – no day is like any other, there’s always some new obstacle to overcome or opportunity to be uncovered, but it’s super rewarding once you manage to do so. I also train our team on effective interviewing skills, and still like to be part of some of our expert calls (you’re never done learning about industry dynamics!).

I’ve first worked with Christoph, our MD, when we both set foot in London, and it’s great to see SG Strategy prosper and grow internationally and into new verticals.

When not at work, you will probably find me travelling, seeing a play or enjoying time in the park with my twin boys.

Education: MBA with High Honors, Chicago Booth

What inspires me: The fun of cracking complex problems and learning new things, and delivering great work to our clients

Email: yuliya.polyakova@sg-strategy.com