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.

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.

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.

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, and the Impact Consulting 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 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 and faculty.

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.

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.

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.

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.