MBA Student Ambassadors

MBA Student Ambassadors

To gain a first-hand insight into life on the London Business School MBA, or ask a question about the programme, contact one of our Student Ambassadors. They will be happy to answer any queries you may have on your journey from application to alumni. We politely request that you contact no more than two ambassadors.

More information on our Student Ambassadors and their contact details can be found below.

Phoebe Anderson, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: American

panderson.mba2015@london.edu

Phoebe was born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Buffalo, NY, USA. She graduated from Brown University with a concentration in Urban Studies. After Brown, Phoebe joined Teach for America where she taught sixth grade math and social studies in the Bronx, NY. She then worked in publishing in Boston, MA before moving to work at Harvard Business School where her most recent role was in programme management. In this capacity, she worked alongside top faculty in the creation and implementation of the FIELD course (Field Immersion Experiences for Learning Development). Phoebe is a competitive squash player and is excited to play with the LBS squash team. She is also a member of the Women's Touch Rugby Club and the Student Association Strategy Consulting Team. She loves the diversity of the MBA class and the opportunity to learn business in such an international city. After her graduation, Phoebe plans to work in the the social impact sector with an emphasis on education and community development.

Vinod Arujuna, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: Malaysian

varujuna.mba2015@london.edu

Vinod grew up in Malaysia. He graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK, having been awarded a government scholarship. He trained as a hospital physician and worked for the National Health Service for five years. During this time he participated in patient care delivery, undertook clinical research and contributed to charity work raising funds for the crisis in Sri Lanka. His extra-curricular participation lent him the motivation to seek a platform to improve healthcare operations and management. He chose to come to London Business School based on its excellent reputation and truly global student body. Currently, Vinod is the PR and Communications Co-chair for the Healthcare Club and is involved in organising LBS's flagship Global Healthcare Conference. Vinod enjoys art, live music and fine dining. As an advocate of mindfulness in the development of leadership, Vinod believes in utilising precise thinking to identify and capture opportunities.

Mehul Bhatt, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: Indian

mbhatt.mba2015@london.edu

Mehul was born in India. He spent his childhood in India and Africa and changed schools seven times before attending high school. After studying for a degree in Nautical Sciences, Mehul started his career with Chevron before moving to the Danish conglomerate A. P. Moller - Maersk. He spent five years in Copenhagen working in a variety of operational, strategy and finance roles within the tanker and logistics division. He was also a part of the company leadership acceleration programme. Very keen to return to Africa to obtain some real operational experience, Mehul took on the role of Country Manager / Chief Commercial Officer for Maersk's logistics division in East Africa - a phenomenal experience. London Business School was his obvious choice due to the diversity of its student body and the global experience that London offered. Outside of work, Mehul loves adventure activities such as scuba diving, hiking, mountain climbing and cycling. At School, while enjoying academics, Mehul has taken on executive roles in the Africa Club, Energy Summit and Expedition Club. 

Harry Bunton, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: Australian/Burmese

hbunton.mba2015@london.edu

Prior to joining London Business School, Harry spent three years in London as a consultant working on large-scale transformation projects in the banking sector. Originally from Australia, Harry completed his undergraduate studies at Sydney University followed by a Masters in Commerce at the University of New South Wales. Before moving to London, Harry began his career at PwC and later EY in Australia, where he was a Senior Consultant in Advisory. Harry has also had a successful military career; graduating from the Royal Military College of Australia. He served as a platoon commander in the Australian infantry and completed an exchange with the British Territorial Army. With the help of LBS, Harry hopes to unify his experiences and take the next step in his career. As part of the MBA, Harry is learning Mandarin to enhance his mobility within Asia. Outside the classroom, Harry is part of the Asia Club Executive Committee and plays rugby for the LBS team.

Simon Burnett, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: Australian

sburnett.mba2015@london.edu

Simon studied Economics and Law at the University of Sydney, Australia. Upon graduation, Simon worked as a corporate, M&A and commercial disputes lawyer in Sydney. In 2011, after four months of international travel, Simon moved to London where he joined the commercial disputes group of international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Simon hopes to combine his experience as a lawyer and the learning and opportunities offered at London Business School to start his own business. He is currently testing several business ideas with classmates, alumni entrepreneurs, as well as entering business plan competitions. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, Simon is on the Executive Committee of the Australia and New Zealand Club and is an active member of the Entrepreneurship and Industry Clubs. Simon's favourite part of the MBA are the close friendships that he has formed within his stream and study group, and his involvement in the LBS Rugby Club.

Arly Dungca, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: American

adungca.mba2015@london.edu

Arly was born in the Philippines, but grew up in the US. He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, USA, with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. After university, he was commissioned as a military officer for the United States Air Force, where he worked in the intelligence field focusing on the space industry. After four years of service, Arly left the military and worked a short period as a consultant for a boutique firm in Boston before pursuing his MBA. He finds the diversity and the collaborative nature of the School the most exciting part about his experience at London Business School. He is impressed with the quality and richness of interactions with his classmates and world class faculty. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, Arly is a member of the Military in Business Club, the Impact Consulting Club, and the LBS Rugby Club.

Candice Elsmore, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: South African

celsmore.mba2015@london.edu

Candice grew up in South Africa and graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, with a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours degree in Finance. For the last five years she has worked in finance, leaving a career in Equity Sales in Johannesburg to pursue an MBA at London Business School. In her spare time, Candice was involved in various start-up ventures including a school in Johannesburg and an events company, focused on engaging South African women with technology. Candice chose London Business School because of the School's excellent reputation and internationally diverse student body. As a Mo Ibrahim Foundation scholar she would like to use her time at London Business School to build her existing skillset, developing both professionally and personally. Aside from being a Student Ambassador, Candice is also the Club Secretary for the Africa Club, is currently developing a strategy for a social enterprise with the Impact Consulting Club and is an active participant of the Salsa and Wine and Cheese Clubs. 

Patrick Fitzgerald, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: Irish

pfitzgerald.mba2015@london.edu

Patrick is from Dublin, Ireland, and has spent the last ten years living between London, the US and the UAE. After studying French and Economics at University College Dublin and UC Berkeley, Patrick moved to London to qualify as a lawyer. He spent more than six years working on energy and infrastructure projects for Herbert Smith Freehills, one of the world's largest law firms, and was a founding member of the firm's Abu Dhabi office. Patrick volunteered on death row appeals in New Orleans, visiting clients regularly at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. He decided to come to London Business School to facilitate a move away from advisory work and into something closer to the action. He's involved with the Energy Club and Net Impact Committees, and is jointly responsible for bringing 120 classmates on a cultural trek to Ireland.

Adam Gelbart, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: Australian

agelbart.mba2015@london.edu

Adam graduated with degrees in Commerce (Finance and Economics) and Law from the University of Sydney. After a brief period as a lawyer, Adam worked in investment banking for six years, first with Macquarie Group and then for a boutique M&A advisory firm in Sydney. Following the MBA, Adam is looking to shift into industry and pursue a career in general management. He is enjoying being part of an incredibly diverse and talented student body and learning new skills and ways of thinking that will last a lifetime. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, he is on the Executive Committee of the Industry Club, plays rugby and is loving the opportunity to explore the UK and Europe. 

Andrew Jasudasen, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: Singaporean

ajasudasen.mba2015@london.edu

Before arriving at London Business School, Andrew worked for two years in Melbourne as an investment analyst for Leighton Contractors, Australia's largest infrastructure company. His role involved investing in Public Private Partnerships and carrying out other internal restructuring projects. Prior to that, Andrew worked for three years as transaction advisor for Arup in London, where he advised clients on investing in the infrastructure sector. Andrew studied aeronautical engineering at Imperial College, London, and also holds a diploma in Corporate Finance from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). He is working towards a career in private equity or fund management and chose London Business School because of its vast financial network, access to the London markets and uniquely diverse student body. Despite having lived in Singapore, the Philippines, France and Malaysia, Andrew is amazed by the international flavour of the programme, the faculty and even the rugby team.

Kevin Jun, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: South Korean

kjun.mba2015@london.edu

Kevin was raised in Seoul, South Korea, but his professional career has been truly international. After graduating from Sungkyunkwan University, in South Korea, with a degree in Business Administration, and successfully completing internships in the US and Switzerland, he started his career at UBS Strategic Analysis Group in the UK. He was fascinated with the complexity and dynamics of the banking sector, while he was advising UBS senior management on the bank's global financial strategies throughout the financial crisis. Kevin decided to pursue an MBA to accelerate his international leadership development in the finance field. He was attracted to London Business School due to the diversity of the student body and its world-class brand. Apart from being a Student Ambassador, Kevin currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Finance Club and the Asia Club. He enjoys golf in his spare time and looks to learn how to sail for the first time through the Sailing Club.

Anne-Marie Kruk, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: British

akruk.mba2015@london.edu

Anne-Marie was born in the UK but has also lived in Australia and the UAE. She spent eight years working in luxury consumer goods for two of the world's biggest department stores, Harrods and Harvey Nichols (Dubai). Most recently she set up an epilepsy awareness charity called 'Something on the Brain', which has been an exciting and fulfilling experience. She is now looking to transition into the world of consulting, and London Business School provides many platforms for her to engage with consulting firms and refine relevant skills. Anne-Marie is passionate about London Business School and the extensive opportunities it offers for both professional and personal growth. She has thrown herself into the student club scene and is on the Executive Committee of the Consulting and Net Impact Clubs. She is also a member of the Sustainability Class Theme Committee and an active member of the Women's Touch Rugby Club.

Abbie Lawrie, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: Australian

alawrie.mba2015@london.edu

Abbie graduated from the University of Sydney with first class Honours in Pharmacy in 2009, before beginning her career at St Vincent's Public Hospital as a clinical pharmacist. In 2011, Abbie moved into a pharmaceutical sales role at Merck (Australia) to expand her interest in business, while retaining a part time role at St Vincent's Public Hospital. After two years in sales, Abbie was seconded into Merck's pharmaceutical marketing division before accepting a position on London Business School's MBA programme. Abbie was drawn to London Business School by the international diversity of its student body, its reputation for academic excellence and its location in London. In addition to being a student ambassador, Abbie has recently accepted leadership roles in both the Healthcare Club Committee and the Private Equity and Venture Capital Club Committee. In her spare time Abbie enjoys swimming, travelling and cooking.

Gabriella Libonati, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: Italian

glibonati.mba2015@london.edu

Gabriella grew up in Italy. She pursued an international career across top European business centres (London, Geneva, Berlin) following her passion for global business and her love for diversity. Before joining London Business School, she worked as a Brand Finance Manager at Procter & Gamble where she led new product development and managed global brands worth $500m. Prior to this experience, Gabriella worked as a consultant at KPMG Advisory where she served major corporations on a variety of assignments, acquiring significant experience in several industries (luxury, FMCG, food and beverage) and functions (strategy, marketing, finance). Following her great passion for marketing and luxury, she is an active member of the Retail and Luxury Club where she holds the position of Vice President and is organising the Milan Luxury Trek. She loves travelling, dancing, fine arts and wine tasting. Her love for London Business School is born from the School's international nature, diversity, high academic reputation and incredible location.

Wen Lin, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: Chinese

wlin.mba2015@london.edu

Wen was born and raised in China, where he received his Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University. He then moved to the US to pursue a masters degree in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University. Upon graduation, he joined IMI's, a FTSE-100 listed engineering group, Leadership Development Scheme, where he rotated in the US, China, and the UK on various projects for two years. Prior to London Business School, Wen spent two and a half years at IMI's Swiss subsidiary, where he was responsible for business development in Asia Pacific and the Americas. Wen is a firm believer of globalisation improving people's lives, as his academic and career footprint exemplifies. He was drawn to London Business School by its incredibly diverse student body, superb faculty, and the energetic city of London. At LBS, Wen is actively involved in the Asia Club's Hong Kong Career Trek.

Amanda Lucas Madureira, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: Brazilian

amandal.mba2015@london.edu

Amanda holds a degree in Economics from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. She began her career in the finance department at Nestlé Brazil, where she provided support on business decisions and led strategic projects related to working capital efficiency and portfolio optimisation. Seeking new challenges, she moved to Johnson & Johnson, where she had the opportunity to work across all Latin America countries and in different divisions of the company, including Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Vision Care and Consumer. More recently, she moved to a position within the ethics and compliance department. Willing to expand on her current skills and capabilities, Amanda decided to come to London Business School. Her favourite aspects of the School are the diversity and the collaborative and dynamic culture of the LBS community. Apart from being a Student Ambassador, Amanda sits on the Marketing Club Executive Committee and is an active member of the Industry Club, the Women in Business Club and the Brazil Club.

Kaustav Mitra, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: Indian

kmitra.mba2015@london.edu

Kaustav holds a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science and a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University in India. Before joining London Business School, he worked for six years at Airbus in Germany and India. During his tenure, he worked on engineering design for A350 aircraft, followed by project management, transnational coordination and policy development for a subsystem of the A380 wing. Prior to Airbus, Kaustav spent three years working at GE Global Research developing optimisation algorithms for wind turbine blade design. Kaustav was drawn by the diverse student body, the collaborative study environment and the London location of London Business School. He is passionate about technology and his hobbies include web programming, gadgets and go-karting. Apart from being a Student Ambassador, he is also Vice President of Sponsorship in the Global Energy Summit 2013 and Corporate Relations Director in the CleanTech Challenge 2014.

Marcus O'Brien, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: Irish

mobrien.mba2015@london.edu

Following his graduation as a Mechanical Engineer from the National University of Ireland, Marcus joined Arup Consulting Engineers in 2004. He spent six years working in Dublin as a building services designer, and worked in the aviation, healthcare, retail, transport, and residential sectors. In 2010 Marcus was awarded "Chartered Engineer of the Year" by Engineers Ireland for his four year role in the design and construction of Dublin Airport Terminal 2. Following this, Marcus moved to the UK and joined Red Engineering to pursue a career in data centre design, delivering projects in Europe, Africa and Australia. Marcus recently got married, and is enjoying balancing the demands of a top MBA programme with family life. During his time at London Business School, he is serving on the Technology Club Executive Committee and is the Vice President of Events for the LBS Golf Club. Outside work, you can find Marcus scuba diving, playing guitar, or travelling.

Raushan Sagalbayeva, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: British/Kazakhstani

rsagalbayeva.mba2015@london.edu

Raushan has a diverse career background but is focused on TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms). After graduating in International Law from the Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Raushan joined the legal department of the largest mobile operator in Kazakhstan. In pursuit of further knowledge, she applied for a MA in Communications Policy at the University of Westminster, London. After her summer internship in Geneva at International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations specialised agency in telecommunications, Raushan joined Analysys Mason, a research and consulting firm focusing on TMT. As a consultant, Raushan worked in London and Dubai offices, covering a wide range of clients in the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Europe. Raushan truly enjoys her time at London Business School and is a Co-chair of the Tech and Media Summit held by London Business School.

Joao Terra, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: Portugese

jterra.mba2015@london.edu

Having studied in Portugal, Norway and Denmark, João holds a degree in Chemical Engineering. His first job was as a research engineer, but he soon realised he needed a different challenge and went to work in industry on one of his passions, the environment. He joined Enkrott, a water treatment turnkey solution provider, with operations in Portugal and Angola. João was involved in every aspect from early project design to construction completion. Following this, João became a technical sales supervisor at Grundfos, the world's largest pump manufacturer, based in Denmark, with 18,000 employees globally. At Grundfos, João continued working on environment-related projects, and managed a team of six engineers.  Today he is studying for an MBA at LBS, and is amazed at the diversity and brilliance of his colleagues. João loves football and music, and is passionate about travelling, having recently made one around the world trip, and visited 46 countries so far.

Ollie Witton, MBA, London Business School

MBA2015

Nationality: British

owitton.mba2015@london.edu

Ollie was born and raised in Hong Kong, but went onto study in the UK where he studied Physics and Archaeology at Durham University. He spent 10 years with the British Royal Navy, where he was the Navigation Officer of a nuclear submarine. After making the decision to leave the military he chose to undertake an MBA with the aim of improving his business knowledge and to gain a broader understanding of the opportunities available outside the Navy. He chose London Business School based on its reputation, the quality of the academic staff, and the diversity of the student body. He remains undecided about his future career and is making use of the huge range of clubs, events and expertise within his class and the wider School to explore his options.

Emily

MBA2014

Nationality: British / Australian

earcher.mba2014@london.edu

Emily holds a degree in Law from the University of Cambridge and is a non-practicing Solicitor of England and Wales. In the summer of her first year at London Business School Emily interned at PIMCO as an account manager. Before business school, Emily worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in multi-asset class portfolio management. Prior to this experience, Emily undertook a rotational programme at the law firm Allen & Overy, based in London and Milan, and focused on debt capital markets. During this time, Emily was seconded to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch for six months. Emily was drawn to London Business School due to the diversity of the student body and world-class faculty. Aside from being a Student Ambassador, she is on the Executive Committees of the Women in Business and Investment Management Clubs, a student mentor and an active member of the Tennis and Women's Touch Rugby teams.

Ajai

MBA2014

Nationality: British

abhandari.mba2014@london.edu

Ajai studied Economics, Political Science and Music at Indiana University, Bloomington after which he joined Artha Capital, an emerging markets hedge fund based in Stamford, Connecticut in 2006. At Artha, Ajai initially focussed on fund accounting and operations but after a year he transitioned to a trading role. In 2010 Ajai moved to Singapore as a senior trader and helped build a team at Artha's new Asia office. His focus at Artha was on the Asia and Emea regions and across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, fixed income, currencies and commodities. Music is Ajai's passion - he has played in numerous orchestras and bands over the years and he is already part of the current LBS rock band 'Delirium'. Ajai was drawn to London Business School due to the countless academic, social and cultural experiences the school and the city have to offer. 

Finnbar

MBA2014

Nationality: British

fcornwall.mba2014@london.edu

After reading for a joint honours degree in Modern History and Political Science at Birmingham University, Finnbar worked as a diplomat for the British Foreign Office. After two years in the UK, as the lead desk officer on the Middle East Peace Process, Finnbar was selected for Arabic language training and posted first to Jordan and then Iraq. Following this, Finnbar moved to Hong Kong in search of a new professional challenge and joined UBS. Realising that he didn't want to be a banker, Finnbar returned to London to study his MBA at London Business School and to spend more time supporting his beloved AFC Wimbledon. Finnbar is a keen sportsman and has represented England at football and Jordan at rugby. He is now enjoying the unique experience of London Business School, particularly the world-class teaching, getting to know his fascinating classmates, and the huge range of extra-curricular activities on offer.  

Frances

MBA2014

Nationality: British

fgardiner.mba2014@london.edu

Frances graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Medicine and completed clinical training at the University College London. She trained as a hospital physician and worked for the National Health Service for four years. During her training she worked in hospitals in Buenos Aires, Seville and Colombo. She thoroughly enjoyed working as a doctor but is currently looking for a new challenge. Since beginning the MBA at London Business School, she has been amazed by the wealth of accomplishments and diversity of her classmates who are humbly willing to share their experiences and help each other. She is currently involved in developing a business model for a not-for-profit company with the Impact Consulting club and has undertaken an education project in Madagascar. She enjoys music, horse racing, tennis and introducing her classmates to British culture. 

Baden

MBA2014

Nationality: Australian

bgowriesmith.mba2014@london.edu

Baden was born in Australia, but grew up in the UK. In 2000, he returned to Australia to work with the NSW Police and quickly made the decision to stay there. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters of Commerce, majoring in Finance. After a period of time as an accountant, he became the director of a gold exploration company listed on the London AIM. For the last six years, Baden worked for UBS Wealth Management. He made the decision to come to London Business School to develop his managerial skills and further his career in banking. Baden was drawn to the School by the diversity of the student body and the breadth of opportunities the programme provides, from electives to international exchange. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, he is on the Executive Committee of the Investment Management Club and finds time for rugby, football and running.

  

Paula

MBA2014

Nationality: Chinese / Canadian

dhuo.mba2014@london.edu

Paula grew up in China and spent the last 10 years in Toronto. She graduated from McMaster University with a Commerce degree and started her career with Deloitte & Touche in Toronto. During her four and half years at Deloitte, Paula advised and audited clients ranging from entrepreneurial businesses to wide-ranging industries, such as retailers and healthcare providers. After receiving her chartered accountant qualification, Paula proceeded with her passion for financial modelling and quantitative analysis, and earned a second degree in Mathematics. Paula shares a passion in running, hiking and playing the piano. She firmly believes that success is never a one person thing; it should be accomplished through collaboration rather than competition. For her, London Business School is the place to spend two years to advance her career and grow as a person, within an unparalleled international environment. This summer, Paula interned with Bank of America Merrill Lynch's investment banking division in London.

Phil

MBA2014

Nationality: Australian 

pkearney.mba2014@london.edu

Phil graduated with a Civil Engineering degree and then worked as a construction engineer in Melbourne. After three years he moved into management consulting where he initially focused on tourism, and then resource industries. Phil's work has allowed him to undertake projects in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Dubai. Phil is currently enjoying being exposed to new industries and business skills, as well as spending his days with an incredibly diverse, talented and super friendly bunch of co-students. As a Gold Coast boy, Phil's affinity for water is a new challenge in London, where he is getting back into open water swimming and making the most of the close proximity to all the good things in Europe.

Edward

MBA2014

Nationality: Lebanese

elayoun.mba2014@london.edu

Following his graduation as a Mechanical Engineer from the American University of Beirut, Edward joined Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. He spent four years advising leading Middle Eastern clients on a wide range of CEO-related topics, and was exposed to several industries namely aviation, logistics, shipping, manufacturing, real estate and telecommunications. Now that he has returned to the student life, he is enjoying building an international network of friends and has been impressed by the multicultural learning environment. During his time at London Business School, Edward is determined to be an active member of both the Entrepreneurship and Technology Clubs, given his career aspirations and passion to both areas. Outside work, you can find Edward on a basketball court, in a diving suit 40 metres under the water, with friends tasting new types of wine or discovering new cities with a camera in his hand.

Tapiwa

MBA2014

Nationality: South African

tngara.mba2014@london.edu

Tapiwa was born in Ethiopia, raised in Zimbabwe, educated in South Africa. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Business Science (Finance) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting. He began his career with Deloitte and was admitted to the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Subsequently he spent four years in the mining industry with Anglo American plc in roles spanning strategy, business development and financial performance analysis, working in South Africa, Brazil and the UK before deciding to do his MBA at London Business School. Tapiwa sits on the Africa Club Executive Committee and believes that London Business School is an outstanding fantastic platform to get a global perspective on emerging markets. His favourite aspect of the school is the dynamic, collaborative and collegiate culture of the London Business School community.

Cristina

MBA2014

Nationality: Spanish

cpardo.mba2014@london.edu

Cristina is Spanish by birth and a Londoner by choice, having spent seven years on-and-off in this city. She studied Civil Engineering and joined Lehman Brothers right out of University, later shifting into strategy consulting at Booz & Company. Throughout her time at Booz, Cristina has worked primarily with financial services and telecommunications clients, in locations ranging from Caracas to Kolkata, and Edinburgh to Luxembourg. She plans to return to Booz after the MBA but does not see herself as a career consultant. With the broad range of development opportunities available at London Business School and the help of the hugely supportive student community, she aims to discover new paths to follow. Aside from being a Student Ambassador, Cristina is an active member of the Touch Rugby team and sits in the committee of the Out in Business Club, as well as being a crack-a-case trainer for the Consulting Club.

Chris

MBA2014

Nationality: British

cpawlowski.mba2014@london.edu

Chris read Chemistry at the University of Exeter. After graduation he joined the British Army as an Officer in The Rifles. He has served globally with highlights including Belize, Kenya, and Afghanistan. After 11 years of service, Chris left to undertake a full time MBA with the aim of joining a strategy consultancy. The diversity London Business School offers has been the most exciting thing for Chris. Not only are the students from all over the world, but so are the faculty, all of whom are impressive, engaging and a pleasure to learn from. Having little business experience Chris decided to concentrate on academics and limit his extra-curricular activities in the first year, in spite of the wealth of opportunities outside class. He is a Student Ambassador, a member of the Military in Business Club, the Ski Club and the Consulting Club.

Jarryd

MBA2014

Nationality: Australian

jporter.mba2014@london.edu

Jarryd grew up in Australia and graduated with a Business Systems degree from Monash University. Instead of following this degree into a Systems related role Jarryd joined ANZ Bank in a Strategy Consulting role. Over the past 5 years he has worked in a number Strategy, M&A, Execution and Business Management roles, mostly focused on Global Markets. These roles have seen him live in Australia, Asia, Europe and America. Jarryd is looking to start his own online business after the MBA and so is planning to focus on the entrepreneurial aspects of the course and the opportunities to network with fellow classmates and alumni. During the MBA Jarryd is also learning Mandarin (as a complete beginner) and will undertake an exchange to Shanghai in 2013. Outside of class Jarryd is an active member of a number of clubs including the Entrepreneurship, Cycling and the Australian and New Zealand clubs.

Peter

MBA2014

Nationality: Austrian

proos.mba2014@london.edu

Peter was born and raised in Austria. He graduated with a Master in Finance, Accounting and Controlling from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland before becoming an Assistant to the CEO of a listed company in Germany. After returning to Austria he joined an industrial group, where he first restructured the purchasing organization in China and later ran a subsidiary in the outdoor furniture industry as Managing Director. More recently Peter set up a company in Hong Kong for his previous employer. Peter thoroughly enjoys the diversity of personalities and backgrounds in his study group making London Business School not only a truly global experience but also an amazing place for learning from other people's experiences. Apart from being a Student Ambassador, Peter is an Executive Committee Member of the Asia Business Forum and training to compete at the MBAT with the Swimming Club.

Shino

MBA2014

Nationality: Japanese

sshimizu.mba2014@london.edu

Shino was born and raised in Japan. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration from Aoyama Gakuin University, she worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, and then KPMG FAS. She provided a financial advisory service and collaborated with global teams from London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore in several cross border projects. As a Rotary Foundation Scholar in London, Shino joined London Business School to enhance her leadership skills and develop her global awareness. During the summer, she worked in Roland Berger and an EdTech start-up in London. She is studying at UCLA Anderson for her exchange in Fall term. In addition to her role as a Student Ambassador, she was a committee for the Asia Business Forum 2013 and Tech media summit 2013, and is involved in the Japan Club and Entrepreneurship Club.

Marcela

MBA2014

Nationality: Colombian

marcelasv.mba2014@london.edu

Marcela has a degree in Finance and International Relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia. She started her career as an intern in the Ministry of Finance in the office of Public Credit. After graduation, Marcela became an analyst for the investment bank Grupo AVAL, Colombia's largest financial group. Marcela strived to apply her financial skills in development and moved to Washington DC to work for the World Bank Treasury giving advisory to developing countries on debt management and development of capital markets. Marcela decided to come to London Business School for continued exposure to a multicultural environment and to enhance her career as a strategic manager. She enjoys the experiential learning and the flexibility of the programme. Marcela is surprised by the range of activities the School offers outside the classroom. She is part of the Impact Consulting Club, the Latin America Club, and the Women in Business Club.

Alina

MBA2014

Nationality: American

avivian.mba2014@london.edu

Alina graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, with concentrations in Finance and Management, and a minor in American Politics. Following graduation, she joined Rolls-Royce's Customer Management Leadership Programme, where she worked in a breadth of functions across the civil aerospace sector. Alina then lived in the UK for two and half years working with a strategic supplier in Spain. On her return to the US, she managed customer airline accounts across Western Europe, and later moved into Rolls-Royce's Naval Marine sector. Alina aims to begin a new career in consulting, where she can apply her industry experience and breadth of skills. She finds the drive and enthusiasm of London Business School students contagious and the breadth of experience stimulating. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, Alina is a member of the Volunteer Club Committee, a social representative for her stream, and a member of the Women's Touch Rugby Club.

Pierre

MBA2014

Nationality: French

pwets.mba2014@london.edu

Pierre received an Engineering degree from SUPELEC, a French Graduate School of Engineering, followed by a Masters Degree at HEC. Pierre began his career in a Venture Capital Fund investing in high growth technology companies. He then joined the energy sector. Before coming to London Business School, he was working in the structuring team of a Swiss utility. He really enjoyed his different experiences but is now looking for other passionate challenges. London Business School's MBA is Pierre's new challenge, especially as it offers him such a wealth of opportunities. Whether it is meeting very different and exceptional classmates, having access to career opportunities or getting involved in the range of clubs the School offers, Pierre is keen on being constantly challenged. He enjoys being a part of the School community and involved in as many of the School activities as possible.