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Metin Zerman, FT MBA 2013

Open Innovation Manager, Swisscom AG

Metin Zerman, FT MBA 2013
  • From Germany
  • Graduated with a MBA in 2013
  • Currently working at Open Innovation Manager at Swisscom AG

Tell us about what you are currently doing.
I currently work as an Open Innovation Manager at Swisscom AG which is based in Zurich, Switzerland. The main objectives to my current role are scouting and implementing new technologies and startups into Swisscom.

How has your Bradford degree helped you get to where you are now?
Firstly the experience gave me a valuable insight into business theory and helped me to switch from one industry to another. But most importantly, the experience at Bradford helped me to get to know what I really want to achieve in life and business.

Why did you decide to come to study at Bradford and what were the most memorable aspects of your experience at the University?
The most memorable things are related to the peer. People from around the world I now consider close friends. This is such a great thing and I am so happy I've met such great people. The reason for studying at Bradford was because of friends who recommended it and, most importantly, it's location and reputation.

What advice would you give current or future students hoping to work in your profession?
Work hard, study hard but also socialize and spend time with your peers. From an academic perspective I would definitely say choose subjects you really want to study and which are relevant for your future career.

Tell us about yourself and your ambitions
I am originally from a small city located in southern Germany.
My ambitions for the MBA were simple – I wanted to progress. Progress and change are very important to get better in any aspect of life. I achieved this through the MBA and I'm proud of this.


Published Feb 2017