Niki Puri

  • Degree Programme: MBA
  • Global Nationality: Irish

Education: Bachelor of Commerce in International Commerce Spanish, University College Dublin, Ireland; graduated in 2008

Pre-MBA industry: Entrepreneurship/Consumer Brands

Pre-MBA role: Co-Founder, Chewbrew

Clubs: Entrepreneurship Club, Retail & Luxury Goods Club, Private Equity & Venture Capital Club

About me: Upon graduating from University College Dublin with a Bachelors in Commerce International, Niki started his career working as a management consultant in London, advising across sectors ranging from consumer brands to automotive.

Prior to LBS, Niki has spent the majority of his career as an entrepreneur focused on building engaging consumer brands.

Niki’s soft drinks company, Cape Drinks, achieved retail listings across six countries in only its first eight months across many cafés, campuses and retailers including Selfridges, Whole Foods, Costco, Ocado and Cold Storage.

Later, Niki founded Chewbrew, Ireland's first and now leading bubble tea brand. Chewbrew grew to three outlets within its first 12 months and is now set to nearly triple its footprint in Ireland by early 2022, along with starting its international expansion and franchise plan.

Niki decided to pursue an MBA at LBS as he wanted to learn from a global cohort, while also refining his skills as a company founder, particularly in the areas of finance, venture capital and entrepreneurship through acquisition. In addition, he hopes to learn about new industries, such as healthtech, in which to start his next venture.

Beyond building brands, Niki is passionate about cooking, travel and interior design.

Three topics I can be approached about: Entrepreneurship; consumer goods; coming to business school as an entrepreneur

Email address: npuri.mba2023@london.edu