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This is me

Nick name
Catherine de Lausanne
27 years
Highest education
IMD Lausanne

This is my Credit Motivation

Hello! I am Ekaterina Volkovich and I always try to set challenging goals and do my best in order to reach them. One of my goals was to study at IMD in Lausanne, and I am happy that IMD accepted me as an MBA student (starting on January 2022) and honored with the Merit Scholarship. However, I still need funds to cover part of the fees and living expenses.

Please, contact me at I will be happy to answer your questions.

About me: I have 6 years of experience in cyber security and data privacy, working last 4 years in Cyber Security department at KPMG. I graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University and have a specialist degree in information security (diploma with honors), I also had an internship during a semester at EPFL in Lausanne in the Computer Science faculty.

Request: I’m requesting the credit to help me fund part of IMD’s MBA tuition fees and part of the living expenses while studying during a year.

Reason: It is very hard to find a loan of this size in Russia, particularly with an acceptable interest rate. In addition, it is impossible to have a loan in CHF. I have some savings, the scholarship from IMD, my parents helped me with a certain amount, however, I need more 40 000 CHF, so I would like to fund my studies with your help.

Plan to repay the loan: My goal is to find a job in Switzerland after graduation from IMD.

This is what I need

Credit amount
CHF 40'000
Maximum interest rate
Start date
October 2021
Study time
24 months
Re-payment starts
October 2023
Re-payment time
48 months
Loan fully paid back
September 2027

This is my plan

IMD Lausanne
Main field of study
MBA (Master in Business Administration)
Additional fields of study
MBA (Master in Business Administration)
Begin of study
December 2021
End of study
December 2022
Current semester
Plans after study

My short-term goal after graduation from IMD is to change a location. I plan to live and work in Switzerland. Therefore, first I would like to become a Data Protection Officer (DPO) of a company in Switzerland.

My long-term goal is to change the direction what I am doing. Now I align the companies with the applicable information security and data privacy requirements. But I am also very interested in the automation topic. I think that it would be great to combine my skills in these two directions. I am interested in a development of data privacy automation tools to help DPOs to automate their tasks. Privacy by design is also a hot topic now.

If you are a potential employer I would be happy to discuss with you possible opportunities in Switzerland after my graducation. I did an investigation and the potential employers after IMD were the following companies: KPMG, Accenture, Nestlé, Danone, Siemens, Danaher, PMI, Hilti, Digital BCG, Bain Vector, Tera Pak, Logitech, Amazon, Johnson & Johnson, etc.

According to statistics on the IMD website, an average annual salary of graduates is $126,565 and a joining bonus of $36,926. Therefore, I am confident I'll be able to repay the loan.



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IMD MBA 2022_Offer letter .pdf

Specialist's Degree Diploma Transcripts.pdf

Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer

Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe

Specialist's Degree Diploma.pdf
Specialist's Degree Diploma (original)

Volkovich Ekaterina_CV.pdf