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Katrina Ridley

  • Programme: MBA
  • Nationality: American

Born in California, Katrina is the daughter of a military family. As a result she has lived in many beautiful and unique places including Japan and Hawaii.

After obtaining a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Katrina began an eight-year career in the energy industry at Shell Exploration and Production Company. During this tenure she worked as a drilling engineer, gaining experience in technical design and field operations. While at Shell, Katrina had the opportunity to work on projects in the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australasia.

Katrina is passionate about the arts and is on the board of City Ballet of Houston, a non-profit performing arts company.

At London Business School (LBS), Katrina has worked as vice president of operations for the Global Energy Summit 2016, a flagship event with more than 200 participants from many regions of the world. Katrina chose LBS because of the diversity of the students, faculty and staff. She believes that the global community at this top MBA programme provides an environment with the freedom to test new ideas and challenge conventions.

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