Connor Van Gessel

  • Degree Programme: MBA
  • Global Nationality: American

Education: Public Policy, Stanford University, USA; graduated in 2014

Pre-MBA industry: Consulting

Pre-MBA role: Consultant, ZS Associates

Clubs: Out in Business Club, Marketing and Strategy Club, Tech and Media Club, Wine and Spirits Club, Film Club

About me: A Californian at heart, Connor hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he studied public policy at Stanford University. Prior to attending LBS, he worked as a strategy consultant at ZS Associates in Chicago, where he focused on brand positioning and product innovation engagements with clients primarily from the CPG/FMCG, tech and finance industries. Before joining ZS, Connor was a senior analyst at the economic litigation consulting firm Analysis Group, where he worked on projects ranging from antitrust lawsuits to damages and corporate governance disputes.

Connor came to LBS to cultivate a global mindset and to gain greater exposure through his professors and peers to cultures and backgrounds unlike his own. Outside of class, Connor is an Executive Committee member of the Out in Business and Marketing and Strategy clubs. He is also an active member of the Tech and Media and Wine and Spirits clubs, and can often be found exploring London on his scooter.

Three topics I can be approached about: OiB; moving to London from the US; transitioning out of consulting and into tech

Email address: cvangessel.mba2022@london.edu