MBA students Ryan Owens and Spandana Palaypu are currently featuring in Poets & Quants’ ‘MBA Class of 2024’. They are just two of LBS’ current intake due to be profiled by Poets & Quants over the course of its MBA Class of 2024 series.
Ryan is a British male track cyclist, who won a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games – a feat which was 11 years in the making but lasted a grand total of just 51 seconds – and a silver at the Commonwealth Games in July 2022 two weeks before joining the MBA. He also won a silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, finished second in two World Championships and two European championships and is a four-time British team champion after winning the team sprint championship at various British National Track Championships.
Spandana is the founder of ZoEasy, a social enterprise that matches blue-collar job seekers to the right employment opportunities using ethical and transparent hiring processes. The focus is on sustainable job creation at fair wages and reducing inequalities via upskilling opportunities. Providing job seekers with access to ethical employment opportunities has led to Forbes championing Spandana in its renowned 30 Under 30 list for the Middle East in 2020.
Ryan and Spandana’s achievements are just one of the many reasons why LBS students feature amongst the influencers and innovators highlighted in Poets & Quants' MBA Class of 2024. They are not alone. Maddie Forman was recently profiled in P&Q’s MBAs To Watch: Class of 2022 and recent graduate Naveen Kler also featured in a recent P&Q article, sharing her thoughts on the life-changing friendship groups that can be made at LBS.