Tess Van der Gaag

  • Degree Programme: MBA
  • Global Nationality: American

Education: BSc Industrial Engineering, University of Miami, USA; graduated in 2016

Pre-MBA industry: Technology Consulting

Pre-MBA role: Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

Clubs: Women in Business Club, Tech & Media Club, Expedition Club, Energy & Environment Club, Private Equity & Venture Capital Club

About me: Tess is passionate about exploring innovative technology solutions to address global challenges with a focus on sustainability and accessibility. Originally from New Jersey, she moved to South Florida where she attended the University of Miami and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. Prior to London Business School, Tess was a senior consultant at Deloitte Consulting in Washington, DC where she worked for four+ years. She supported US federal and state government digital strategy and implementation projects where she led market entry analysis, rapid prototyping of emerging technology solutions, and pilot implementation for AI/ML and blockchain projects. Tess’s pre-MBA summer internship at Newlab included partnering with organisations to solve innovation challenges related to climate and energy, and supporting technology founders to launch new ventures.

Tess decided to pursue an MBA at LBS to learn from her diverse classmates and gain global work experience while focusing on cleantech. She aims to engage more women in business during her MBA.

In her free time, Tess enjoys competing in CrossFit, hiking and bouldering in the UK, and coaching adaptive gymnastics in her community.

Three topics I can be approached about: Women in business, climate tech careers; active lifestyle in London (CrossFit, hiking, bouldering)

Email address: tvandergaag.mba2023@london.edu