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Alumni


Alumni from the last 50 years share their perspectives on the MBA journey and beyond.


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Sir John Egan, MSc01(1968)

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London Business School’s founding aim was to professionalise management and boost industry in Britain. Industrialist Sir John Egan – best known for leading the turnaround of Jaguar cars in the 1980s – achieved both.


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Savio Kwan, MSc09(1976)

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London Business School’s Masters students became increasingly international as the programme grew - within ten years, 25% came from outside the UK. Hong Kong-born engineer Savio Kwan was among them, and credits the experience with giving him a new take on life – although he nearly didn’t get in...


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Yuuichiro Nakajima, MBA23(1987)

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In the 1980s, finance took over from manufacturing as the top career choice for London Business School (LBS) graduates, which was perfect for Tokyo-based government loan officer Yuuichiro Nakajima. He used his time at LBS to help him change job – and location – and has gone on to carve out a unique portfolio career in finance.


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Carolina Dams, MBA1999

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In the 1990s, the worlds of management consultancy and finance were fighting over the top London Business School MBA graduates. Argentinian Carolina Dams felt the same tension in choosing her career path at the time and says that – like many of her peers – she could have gone either way.


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Clancy Childs, MBA2007

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Where once London Business School populated British manufacturing with business graduates, it is now sending people into tech companies. Clancy Childs, for one, has found the skills he learnt on his MBA are increasingly in demand.


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Shoshana Stewart, MBA2013

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With the recent launch of London Business School’s Business for Development Institute, it’s clear that MBA students are increasingly interested in doing work that generates social returns. Shoshana Stewart, CEO of the non-profit organisation Turquoise Mountain, is eager to help others enter the field.


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