Atila Madakbas

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Other Industries
Job title: CEO
Subject of study: Physics with Medical Physics
Year of graduation: 1993
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

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What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

Many things. Initially in Large corporate (BT, Cable & Wireless, Virgin Cable). Then consultancy (focus in UK & Turkey for Media and telco. Now – start-ups in technology space (data analytics, hybrid TV etc.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

It choose me! Early days I got some great experience, I am now converting that experience in a start-up environment.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Member of many however made time mostly for Scuba Diving.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The subject itself, the focus in the final year on the Medical side of the course and working with teams outside of the university.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The environment of Exeter – campus, city, countryside.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

The course.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Don’t forget to focus on the soft skills/people skills, they become very important does the line.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Look to gain experience in as many large corporates as you can, don’t be afraid of changing sector.

What are your plans for the future?

Build businesses from scratch.


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