Raj Parekh

  • Degree Programme: MBA
  • Global Nationality: Indian

Previous degree(s): BSc in Data Science and Mathematics and BA in Quantitative Economics, University of California, Irvine, US; graduated in 2019

Pre-MBA industry: Consulting

Pre-MBA role: Strategy Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

Clubs: Private Equity and Venture Capital Club (Executive Committee – Chief of Staff), Student Association (Executive Committee – Alumni and Careers Officer), Entrepreneurship Club (Executive Committee – VC Relations Lead)

Three topics I can be approached about: Choosing LBS over US programmes; London food and coffee scene; exploring new careers.

About me: Raj grew up in Mumbai, India, and moved to the US to pursue three undergraduate degrees in Data Science, Mathematics and Quantitative Economics at the University of California, Irvine. After graduating, Raj moved to New York City, where he was a strategy and digital transformation consultant for Deloitte Consulting. During his time with Deloitte, he gained a broad exposure to advanced technologies, business functions and industries, with some of his favourite work involving analytics automation, product strategy, technical architecture redesign and go-to-market strategies.

Raj chose LBS to deepen his expertise in venture capital and private equity investing and hone his C-suite management skills. He is constantly inspired by the sheer diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and cultures represented in the LBS classroom. At LBS, he is involved with the Student Association’s Alumni and Careers office where he focuses on executing initiatives aimed at enhancing the School’s global brand equity.

In his free time, Raj is an avid reader, loves to play tennis, explore coffee shops and restaurants across London and catch up on anime.

Email: rparekh.mba2025@london.edu