Ben Spencer Jones

Education: MSc Leadership, Strategy & International Relations, Henley Business School, UK; graduated in 2022. BSc Medical Science, Imperial College London, UK; graduated in 2014

Pre-MBA industry: Military, Technology

Pre-MBA role: Operations Officer, British Army

Clubs: Impact Consulting Club, Military in Business Club

About me: After graduating from Imperial College, Ben joined the British Army, serving as an officer with the Parachute Regiment. During his service, Ben deployed on three operational tours, which were incredibly formative experiences. In 2018, he worked as an operations officer for a specialist unit conducting counterterrorism missions in Afghanistan. Returning in 2019, he was promoted to captain and deployed as a liaison officer to Eastern Europe for 10 months. In late 2020, Ben redeployed as an advisor to the Deputy Commander of NATO in Afghanistan.

These experiences gave Ben a unique insight into foreign policy and international diplomacy, about which he is very passionate. He subsequently completed a masters degree in Leadership, Strategy & International Relations to build on this passion.

After leaving the military in 2022, Ben worked with a consulting firm to build a recruitment and training programme for veterans and Afghan refugees entering the energy sector. Prior to starting at LBS, Ben completed an MBA internship in product strategy with Skydio, a San Francisco-based tech startup.

Ben is an LBS Military Scholarship recipient. He would like to transition into consulting or tech.

Three topics I can be approached about: Military candidates; non-traditional background; moving to London.

Email address: bens.mba2024@london.edu