Mariya Zheleva

Fund Controller
Mariya grew up in Bulgaria, where she studied Economics at the D. A. Academy of Economics, Svishtov. She then moved to the UK to study at the University of Dundee where she graduated with an MSc in International Business, before joining Accel Partners (an early and growth-stage venture capital firm) and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (ACCA). Mariya is Fund Finance Manager at MML, supporting the Finance Director in all aspects of the financial function.

In conversation

What is the most interesting part of your role?

I love the dynamic nature of my role. I get to interact with all functions of our business including our deal team, investors, portfolio companies, legal, compliance, finance, and tax. This means I have a hugely varied role and, given how busy MML has been, it has certainly kept me on my toes!

How would you describe the culture at MML?

I really enjoy being part of a highly talented group of people who work incredibly well together - everyone is passionate about what they do. There is a culture of encouragement, support and positivity that motivates me to push myself to the next level and achieve success.

What does life look like when you leave the office?

When I am not working, I love spending time with my son, entertaining friends and family and cooking with my husband. I also love being surrounded by nature, it helps me to put life into perspective.

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