Samuel Meringolo

  • Degree Programme: Masters in Financial Analysis
  • Global Nationality: French/American

Education: Bachelors ESSEC Business School, France; 2022

Subject: Finance

Sector(s) of interest Private Credit, Investment Banking

My greatest challenge when I applied to business school was: Finding a program that combined the academic rigor I was seeking, but also a more practical approach.

About me: As a French-American dual citizen born and raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey (just outside of New York City), I experienced a melting pot of cultures growing up. This instilled a want to pursue my academic and professional aspirations abroad and seek further global perspectives.

Following high school, I attended ESSEC Business School in France to obtain my undergraduate degree. While at ESSEC, I completed two exchange programs in Boston and Singapore. I also gained professional experiences in both Leveraged Finance and Private Credit in multinational banks and investment funds. I am passionate about credit and was motivated to pursue my higher education, and eventually my professional career, in London, because the city is a global financial hub.

LBS was a natural fit given my global background, and I knew that I would be provided with great opportunities to learn from a diverse cohort while benefiting from the quality of the professors and guest speakers.

Outside of my academic and professional pursuits, I am passionate about traveling, having visited over 30 countries. I love exploring new cultures, trying new foods, and meeting new people!

Three topics I can be approached about: LBS application, student life, career in private credit