Andrew Kanapatski

  • Degree Programme: MBA
  • Global Nationality: Canadian

Education: BA Business Administration, Ivey Business School – Western University, Canada; graduated in 2015

Pre-MBA industry: Technology

Pre-MBA role: Head of Growth, Kira Systems

Clubs: Entrepreneurship Club, Wine & Spirits Club, Foodie Club

About me: Andrew grew up in Belarus and spent the majority of his academic and professional career in Canada. He holds an Honours degree in Business Administration from Ivey Business School and a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford University.

After graduation, Andrew spent many years as a digital transformation advisor with SAP, helping corporate executive teams invest in enterprise technology and innovation. After working across numerous industries, functions and geographies, Andrew joined Kira Systems, an artificial intelligence startup that needed help scaling. After working in several roles including product, strategy and operations, Andrew ran a growth team focusing on launch and early sales of new product lines. After Kira’s successful exit, Andrew came to LBS to get exposed to a broad set of ideas, perspectives and people.

Since London is a global business hub, Andrew dedicates at least one day a week to exploring what this great city has to offer. A big advocate of entrepreneurship and innovation, Andrew frequents various hackathons and case competitions as a judge or advisor. He is currently a mentor for several start-up initiatives and is always looking to engage with more. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, playing chess, opera and travelling.

Three topics I can be approached about: Tech; entrepreneurship; changing countries

Email address: akanapatski.mba2023@london.edu