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Hugo Winn

  • Degree Programme: MBA
  • Global Nationality: British

Education: MSc Politics & Communication, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK; graduated in 2014. BA Anthropology, Durham University, UK; graduated in 2013.

Pre-MBA industry: Startups

Pre-MBA role: Head of Strategy and Growth, Flare Emergency Response

Clubs: Consulting Club, Private Equity & Venture Capital Club, Social Impact Club, Africa Club, Football Club

About me: Born and raised in London, Hugo graduated from Durham University with a bachelor's in Anthropology and a Masters’ in Politics & Communication from the London School of Economics. Hugo began his career in political consulting, working primarily with development and healthcare clients in the UK and US. Next, Hugo joined what3words, an early-stage micro-addressing solution for the 4 billion people without an address. Hugo helped lead growth operations and helped scale the service to over a million users. Prior to enrolling at LBS, Hugo was head of strategy and growth at Flare Emergency Response - a tech startup in Nairobi which aggregated first responders from across Africa onto one platform, cutting response times by 90% and reducing the cost of accessing emergency medical care. During Hugo's time the platform grew to become the largest network of first responders in Africa.

Hugo is proud to attend LBS as a SARI Foundation Trust scholar. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Private Equity & Venture Capital Club where he focuses on venture capital competitions and the Social Impact Club’s investment fund (SIIF). He is currently interning at OVVO Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund investing across MENA and SSA.

Three topics I can be approached about: Entrepreneurship; emerging markets; Africa

Email address: hwinn.mba2023@london.edu