WBS EMBA Talent Profiles 2022

Executive MBA Talent Book 2022

For the Change Makers

Executive MBA For the Game Changers

Our vision is to be Europe’s leading University-based business school, developing transformational ideas and people that shape how we do business. With our innovative learning culture, world-class teaching, practical skill development, and personalised careers support, we challenge and motivate all of our students to unlock their full potential and achieve their goals for the greater good.

Creating future leaders We are one of the few institutions to offer an assessed module in Leadership, designed to help our students develop the all-important skills required in today’s challenging business environment. Our Executive MBAs are required to undertake one overseas module, providing them with international business exposure and perspectives and the study programme introduces cutting- edge theories that can be applied directly from the classroom into the workplace.

Our Executive MBA students Warwick Executive MBA students are ready for personal and professional transformation and come to study with us from all over the world. They’re Change Makers who live and breathe our CORE values of Curiosity, Openness, Restlessness and Excellence. Our students are taught by some of the world’s leading academics alongside senior business people who join us as Professors of Practice and share their knowledge from years of board- level experience. Our real world knowledge is paired with our transformative research that seeks to lead debate, create impact, and build valuable links with international organisations. This research underpins our teaching, helping to develop inquisitive and entrepreneurial minds.

I feel that there is a great community at WBS and within my cohort. We are a diverse cohort and it is always really interesting to see how people approach situations and lecture discussions differently. Vonnie Pella Executive MBA (current participant)

Executive MBA connections

Whether you are an Executive MBA student at WBS, or an employer looking to recruit our top talent, there are a number of ways you can connect.

Award-winning mentoring programme Our award-winning, Investors in People (IIP) accredited Global Mentoring Programme allows you to explore career options, workplace dilemmas and professional development challenges with someone who has already experienced similar situations. If you’re successful in gaining a place on the programme you’ll be mentored by a WBS alumnus for a period of two years, either during or beyond your studies. The

Global community A valuable career asset open to you as an

Executive MBA are the connections you will make during your studies, and the global community of WBS alumni that you will join on completion of your degree. The WBS global community is a network of over 53,000 graduates and students in over 167 countries. Professional and geographical networks You can join one of our professional networks which bring together students, graduates, and our faculty, to explore industry practice and the latest research in specific industry areas such as finance, technology and healthcare. You can also join a group local to your home which will get you involved with students and graduates at social and educational events, in person and online.

programme costs £345 for two years. Recruiting our Executive MBAs

If you are looking to recruit one of our talented and ambitious Executive MBA students into a permanent position in your organisation, contact our CareersPlus & External Relations team:

wbs.ac.uk/go/recruitment +44 (0)24 7657 4862 business@wbs.ac.uk

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Vitali Abel ■ Career history: Programme Director, Siemens Energy, UK Siemens-Gazprom Task Force Lead, Siemens, UK, Russia and Germany Senior Programme Manager, Siemens, Germany Programme Manager, Siemens, Germany ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Dipl.-Ing., Aerospace Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany

MSc, Thermal Power, Cranfield University, UK Officer Training, Air Force Academy, Germany

■ Nationality: German

■ Languages:

German (native) Russian (native) English (fluent) Mandarin (basic)

■ Career achievements: Established and implemented the structure and governance of a programme management organisation, with the aim of enhancing a product portfolio of approximately 100 gas turbines installed globally at 34 power stations, industrial and O&G sites. Established and led an intercontinental team (UK, Russia, Canada, Germany and USA) on the strategic North Stream 1 natural gas supply, ensuring reliable supply to Western and Central Europe and increasing reliability by a factor of three. Managed and successfully delivered 15 high priority programmes and task forces of global power stations’ fleet issues, directly affecting the Siemens group’s share price through NCCs (non-conformance costs) of up to €100,000 a day.

Carlos Abreu de Carvalho linkedin.com/in/carlos-abreu-de-carvalho

■ Career history: Director - Early Program Development Lead, UCB Pharma, Belgium Associate Director - Global Program Management, Drug Development, UCB Pharma, Belgium Global Project Manager - Product Development, Baxter International Inc, Belgium RBLCM Plant Lead, Baxter International Inc, Belgium ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Postgraduate Diploma, Strategic Foresight, Oxford Scenarios Programme, Saïd Business School, UK Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, Project Management Institute (PMI), USA Pharm.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal

■ Nationality: Portuguese

■ Languages:

Portuguese (native) English (fluent) French (fluent) Spanish (fluent) Dutch (intermediate)

■ Career achievements: Led early drug development teams within top priority neurology and immunology assets. Managed overall programme resources and budget (10-year plans between €500 million and €1 billion). Drove and implemented product strategic plans (pre-clinical to Ph2) aligned with commercial strategy. Led highly complex international product development projects in the clinical nutrition field at different stages, involving multidisciplinary teams of around 400 full-time employees. Built and led the teams responsible for the successful implementation of the product Risk-Based Lifecycle Programme (RBLCM) at global pharmaceutical manufacturing plants. Led to increased product knowledge, compliance and reduced waste.

Naomi Adegoke linkedin.com/in/naomiadegoke

■ Career history: Senior Manager - Credit Risk, Bank of Nova Scotia, UK Vice-President - Credit Risk, Bank of China UK Ltd, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Postgraduate Certificate, Real Estate Finance, Middlesex University, UK BA (Hons), Credit Management, Thames Valley University, UK

■ Nationality: Nigerian

■ Languages:

English (native) Yoruba (native)

■ Career achievements: Played a key role in the negotiation, structuring and execution of a multi-million pound bilateral term loan for one of the largest global oil and gas companies based in Russia. Identified and designed training content for a bespoke corporate credit report writing training course for a team of 15 credit analysts. Designed and established the commercial real estate sector lending parameters and facilitated the adoption of these parameters by the bank. Led to an improvement in loan quality and a reduction in non-performing loan ratio to 0.2% of the commercial real estate sector loan book.

Miray Aibibula linkedin.com/in/mirayaibibula

■ Career history: Market Access Manager, Coloplast UK & Ireland, UK Clinical Marketing Team Lead, Ambu Ltd, UK Senior Clinical Evidence Specialist, Smith & Nephew, UK Postdoctoral Researcher, Hull York Medical School, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK PhD, Medical Science, Hull York Medical School - University of Hull and University of York, UK MSc, Applied Human Nutrition, Oxford Brookes University, UK

■ Nationality: Uyghur British

■ Languages:

Uyghur (native) Turkish (native) English (fluent) Mandarin (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Using clinical and health-economic evidence, successfully lobbied the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) to endorse the single-use Bronchoscope during Covid-19, making the product the only solution that is endorsed by IPS. Achieved market leader position with a 20% market share increase within a year. Launched an audit of flexible nasendoscopy (FNE) practices across the UK during Covid-19, in collaboration with Ear Nose Throat UK and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy. Co-authored a paper with recommendations on the need of an interdisciplinary approach to re-establish pre- pandemic levels of patient care. Produced the first pre-clinical evidence that hyperlipidaemia induces metabolic dysfunction in blood platelets, which is reversed in CD36 (lipid carrier) deficient animals. This data contributed to a highly competitive British Heart Foundation programme grant worth £869,721, and led to a first author publication.

Jehanzeb Alam linkedin.com/in/jehanzeb-alam

■ Career history: Contract Manufacturing and Local Raw and Pack Manager (MENA region), Nestle Middle East, UAE Procurement Operations Manager, Unilever Gulf, UAE Contract Manufacturing and Logistics Specialist, Unilever, Pakistan Supply Chain and Sourcing Consultant, Made.com, China ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BSc (Hons), Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

■ Nationality: Pakistani

■ Languages:

English (native) Urdu (native) Chinese (intermediate)

■ Career achievements: Led a team to successfully develop and deploy the contract manufacturing strategy and speed-to-market roadmap for innovations and product launches for MENA region, which resulted in a 15% reduction in carbon footprint and annual savings of 22% for finished products. Restructured key manufacturing contracts serving 40% of the turnover for the country’s business, resulting in annualised savings of US$28 million. Sustainably converted partners to upstream sourcing, improving inventory days-on-hand by 11%, along with payment terms extension annual cash generation of US$5 million. Achieved 100% responsible sourcing compliance across all category material suppliers and led a digitalisation programme to improve the supplier qualification process and price benchmarking in the region. Resulted in a year-on-year gross margin improvement of more than 500 bps across categories on material efficiencies.

Rana Amran linkedin.com/in/ranaamran

■ Career history: Finance Business Partner, William Reed Business Media, UK Senior Management Accountant, Westpoint Farm Vets, UK Financial Controller, Schneider, UK Project Accountant, Black and Veatch, UK

■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK

ACCA, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK Certificate, Bookkeeping with Sage Line 50, Central Sussex College, UK Bachelor’s Degree, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Tishreen University, Syria

■ Nationality: British Syrian

■ Languages:

Arabic (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Designed and implemented an automated tool that led to improved management of customer orders, accurate invoicing and booking of revenue. This saved the company missing revenue that had reached £150,000 when manual books were used. Led and completed a system for supplier invoice payments, which led to the reduction of complaints to zero. This was through setting up an inbox for e-invoices, creating a purchase orders tracker, and keeping and matching delivery notes for invoice approval. Led a task that investigated, identified and resolved the issues that hindered the completed projects from closing in the system. Succeeded in closing more than 300 projects in three months, whilst implementing a seven-step process as a standard procedure to close projects.

Gavin Paul Andrews linkedin.com/in/professor-gavin-andrews ■ Career history: Vice Dean, China Medical University - Queen’s University Belfast Joint College, China Deputy Head of School (Pharmacy) and Chair of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, UK Member, The British Council East Asia Transnational Education Advisory Group, UK President, The United Kingdom and Ireland Controlled Release Society, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Postgraduate Diploma, Strategic Leadership, Warwick Business School, UK PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast, UK Master’s Degree, Polymer Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

■ Nationality: British Irish

■ Languages:

English (native)

■ Career achievements: Strategically lead a team of academic and administrative staff that have used innovative education pedagogy to successfully deliver a transnational education project in China, resulting in £11 million of undergraduate and £3 million in postgraduate fee income. Successfully lead a dynamic research team, securing over £10 million in external funding and publishing more than 100 articles in world-leading research journals. Awarded Eminent Fellow of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and Industrial Fellow of the Royal Society. Led a team of senior academics and industrialists as President of a non-profit science organisation (UKICRS). Organised annual conferences with 120 to 150 delegates, an annual newsletter and provided initiatives to develop understanding of advanced drug delivery.

Anagha Arunachalam linkedin.com/in/anagha-arunachalam ■ Career history: Quality Analyst - Customer Services, IRIS Software Group, UK Customer Support Team Leader, IRIS Software Group, UK Customer Services Analyst, IRIS Software Group, UK Service Relationship Manager, Axis Bank, India ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Postgraduate Diploma, Business Administration, SIES College of Management Studies, India Bachelor’s Degree, Management Studies, Mumbai University, India

■ Nationality: Indian

■ Languages:

Tamil (native) Marathi (native) English (fluent) Hindi (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Designed and launched the WOW quality framework to enable the Customer Services department to identify service improvement and process improvement opportunities. Resulted in a 93% customer satisfaction score, a 5% increase from the previous month. Recognised as a High Potential Candidate (HIPO), featured in the company’s talent list and awarded an exceptional rating for exemplary performance for three consecutive financial years. Led a team of 15 first line Customer Support Analysts to achieve an above 90% Net Promoter Score, aided by supporting the Customer Services department in a seamless transition from legacy CRM systems to Salesforce.

Mounir Atassi linkedin.com/in/matassi

■ Career history: Global Expert Marketing Manager, GlaxoSmithKline, UK Category Medical Affairs Principal Scientist, GlaxoSmithKline, UK Principal Clinical Research Scientist, GlaxoSmithKline, UK Lecturer – Basic Dental Science, University of Dundee, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK PhD, Oral Neurophysiology, University of Dundee, UK PGClinDip, Prosthodontics, Pierre and Marie Curie University, France BDS, Dentistry, University of Aleppo, Syria

■ Nationality: Syrian British

■ Languages:

Arabic (native) English (fluent) French (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Initiated and led a GSK flagship programme to support pharmacists and pharmacy teams with tailored content to help them with work-related stress and burnout during the Covid-19 pandemic. The content engagement rate was five times higher than the industry benchmark. Designed and conducted a claims generation programme for a new innovation project. Resulted in a modified product concept. The launch was considered the biggest launch for the category in seven years and resulted in 50% sales ahead of plan. Developed a new set of marketing claims for a global campaign in 2017. The testing score for the TV commercial was the best performing score in 10 years. Running the same globally approved TV commercial in most markets resulted in a cost saving of about £1 million.

Sam Qunyi Bao linkedin.com/in/samqbao

■ Career history: Director - Technical Services, China Mobile International (UK) Ltd, UK Senior Engineer, The Briars Group Ltd, UK Technical Design Manager - VAS, QiComm Ltd, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK MSc, Data Communication Networks (DCNDS), University College London, UK BSc (Hons), e-Commerce Systems, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

■ Nationality: Chinese British

■ Languages:

Mandarin (native) English (fluent) Cantonese (intermediate)

■ Career achievements: Won a £10 million UK data centre colocation project for a global tech giant as key member of a small team. Led the final make-or-break high pressure negotiation, securing the deal and extra profit for the company. Designed and implemented a solution to migrate 20,000 live VoIP accounts from a legacy platform to a new platform, without downtime. Saved the company more than £100,000 with an alternative solution. Key member in starting up a China Mobile Europe subsidiary and built up the local technical team.

Kaleena Beenessreesingh ■ Career history: PMO & Project Manager, Segro Plc, UK

Global Project Manager, Gate Gourmet London Ltd, UK Management Accountant, Atos IT Services Finance Ltd, UK Senior Financial Analyst, Johnson and Johnson Plc, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Project Management Office (PMO) Foundation Qualification PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Qualification BA, Business Administration, University of Canterbury, UK

■ Nationality: British Mauritian

■ Languages:

English (native) French (native) Creole (native) Hindi (intermediate) German (basic)

■ Career achievements: Implemented IT audit controls and developed policies for the technology department, resulting in the department successfully and consistently achieving green audits by auditors. Devised a company-wide training programme, along with operating procedures and user guides, to promote knowledge and reduce user error on systems and applications. Developed Gate Gourmet Centre of Excellence processes across key locations in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, India and Switzerland. This consisted of consolidating the airport hubs’ activities, managing warehouse and inventory set up and managing food processing more efficiently.

Mike Blyth linkedin.com/in/michaelblyth

■ Career history: Principal, Ricardo Strategic Consulting, UK

Senior Manager, Ricardo Strategic Consulting, UK Chief Engineer & Project Director, Ricardo plc, UK Electrification Architecture & Strategy Manager, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK MEng (Hons), Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native)

■ Career achievements: Led a holistic techno-economic programme to forecast the consumer demand, adoption and regional impact of driverless, autonomous vehicles within Europe over a 10-year horizon. Personally delivered the findings to the European Commission, informing future policy and investment decisions. Grew the UK client base and strategy consulting order intake from UK clients by more than 50% annually for two consecutive years, delivering increased growth in 2020 despite an automotive industry downturn related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Delivered the propulsion system strategy for the introduction of hybrid and electric vehicles across a European automotive manufacturer’s product portfolio to achieve fleet average CO2 compliance and satisfy future customer requirements for electrified products.

Natalia Bogus linkedin.com/in/nataliabogus

■ Career history: Senior Transformation Manager, Visa Europe Ltd, UK Senior Project Manager, Visa Payments Ltd, UK Senior Project Manager, Kaspersky Lab Ltd, UK Business Solutions VP - Member of Managing Board, QSystems SRL, Moldova ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BSc, Computer Science, State University of Moldova, Moldova

■ Nationality: Romanian Moldovan

■ Languages:

Russian (native) English (fluent) Romanian (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Led a strategic initiative for operational excellence and automation within Visa Payments Ltd, reducing operational FTE requirements by 20%. Obtained a payment institution license in Europe in a very tight two-month timeline as a response to the hard Brexit risk. Protected company revenues in Europe, which constituted 30% of the overall revenue. Implemented a country level electronic payments gateway in Moldova. Resulted in 3.5 million automated public payments and 50 participants which constitutes 80% of the public services ecosystem being connected.

Neil Bowker linkedin.com/in/neil-bowker

■ Career history: Group Financial Controller, Briggs Equipment UK Ltd, UK Group Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, Briggs Equipment UK Ltd, UK Finance Manager, Briggs Equipment UK Ltd, UK Financial Reporting Manager, Briggs Equipment UK Ltd, UK

■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK

Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native)

■ Career achievements: Led and implemented emergency budget across the group at onset of Covid-19 in the UK, allowing for strategic decision making in securing required furlough support of £6 million to underpin the business cash needs, as well as securing loan exemptions from critical lenders, allowing the business to support key industries unhindered. Created, established and led the Business Partnering function for a £300 million turnover business, liaising with multiple stakeholders across different group companies, departments and levels within the organisation, driving financial benefits and generating an annual £300,000 additional profit. Financial and commercial due diligence lead on multiple acquisitions for the group, including a key geographical location in London with revenues and profits of £10 million and £1 million respectively, obtaining £200,000 of value creation in negotiation of financial carrying values.

Ruedi A. Brönnimann linkedin.com/in/ruedi-broennimann ■ Career history: Senior Legal Counsel - Commercial Affairs, Capri Sun Group, Switzerland Intellectual Property Lawyer, FIFA, Switzerland Head of the Secretariat to the Ethics Department, FIFA, Switzerland Corporate Legal Counsel, FIFA, Switzerland ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK LL.M, International Business Law, University of Zurich, Switzerland Certificate of Advanced Studies, International Sports Law, University of Zurich, Switzerland Master of Laws, The Graduate Institute and Geneva University, Switzerland

■ Nationality: Swiss Peruvian

■ Languages:

German (native) Spanish (native) English (fluent) French (intermediate) Portuguese (intermediate)

■ Career achievements: At the peak of investigations into corruption in world football, led historic ethics proceedings against top tier football officials. Headed the secretariat to the FIFA Ethics Committee and collaborated with national investigation authorities (eg the US DOJ) to investigate and ban criminal behaviour. Member of the organisation committee and venue manager at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018. Led the implementation of FIFA’s IP protection programme at the Women’s World Cup in France 2019, whilst leading more than 30 lawyers and police forces in nine different match venues. Strong promoter of more good governance amongst national football associations. Conducted legal workshops in more than 40 (often remote) football associations, providing legal training to their football officials and leaving a legacy of more robust statutory frameworks.

Michael Bryant linkedin.com/in/michaeltbryant

■ Career history: Commercial Director, Biosite Systems Ltd, UK Business Development Manager, Biosite Systems Ltd, UK Managing Director, Xantico Ltd, UK

■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native)

■ Career achievements: Participated in negotiating a company acquisition to become part of a £7.6 billion turnover global group, with post-acquisition ongoing responsibility for strategic business development and geo-expansion for technology-enabled solutions for construction. Spearheaded business development and sales during a period of record growth, with a three-fold increase in revenue over three years, with a 51% jump in operating profit and revenue increase of 28% in the financial year ending 31 July 2019. Devised a market-leading fire safety product for the construction industry (the first fully EN54 certified system available in the UK) to improve standards of temporary fire alarms and detection systems, which has sold in excess of £7.5 million since its launch.

Louise Butler linkedin.com/in/talk2louisebutler

■ Career history: Change Management Specialist, Gloucester NHS Managed Services, UK Project Manager, DEFRA, UK Programme Manager, Salford Royal NHS Trust, UK Programme Manager, Cumbria Police, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK PGCE (Secondary), Edge Hill University, UK BA (Hons), Business Studies, University of Northumbria, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native)

■ Career achievements: Turnaround of a £24 million programme within six weeks, including the identification of a significant step that had been missed in the original plan. This would have led to the new service being closed, impacting current and future neuro- rehab patients across Greater Manchester and beyond for specialist care. Revised and implemented the national flood forecasting project for a government agency, valued at more than £11 million and impacting approximately 2,000 staff and partners, as well as the public facing national website. Led de-motivated team (virtually) to deliver complex and pioneering Azure hosted system solution. Redesigned administrative processes, achieving a 15% reduction in future budgets. This involved securing funding for a temporary programme team, and recruiting and leading the team to re-design key processes through the co-ordination of eight distinct projects. Improved data quality (reduction in data errors of 70%) and student experience.

Benjamin Carbonnier linkedin.com/in/ben-carbonnier ■ Career history: Senior Reservoir Engineer, Mercuria Energy Trading, UK Senior Reservoir Engineer, Perenco, UK Reservoir Engineer, Total, Congo

■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK

Master’s Degree, Petroleum Engineering, IFP-EN, France Master’s Degree, Chemical Engineering, Chimie ParisTech, France

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native) French (fluent Spanish (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Led the technical diligence and validation at Mercuria, leading in the acquisition of upstream assets of more than US$300 million in 2019. Managed the reserves booking process for Perenco’s UK assets. In charge of technical evaluation for Perenco’s Business Development team, leading to the acquisition of assets in Mexico for approximately US$200 million. Developed and implemented a new well activation method for mature offshore wells in the Congo, creating energy efficiencies of approximately 8%.

Natarajan Chandrasekhar linkedin.com/in/natarajan1c ■ Career history: Client Relationship Manager, Cognizant, UK Senior Project Manager, Cognizant, UK Project Leader, Cognizant, India

■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK B.Eng, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bharathiar University, India

■ Nationality: British

Indian (Overseas citizen)

■ Languages:

Tamil (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Led the partnership with Cambridge Assessment to enable modernisation of exam processing and learning systems to transform the experience of eight million learners. Achieved 41% year-on-year revenue growth with 20% improvement in overall Client Satisfaction Score. Managed the Credit Card Simplification project for Lloyds Banking Group. Led a global, cross-functional team of 60 across technical, consulting and engineering disciplines. Delivered 30% operational efficiency by migrating six million card accounts into strategic platform. Awarded ‘FS Tech - Systems Integration Project of the Year 2015’. Enabled the launch of the Luxembourg unit for BNY Mellon to service multi-million-pounds of assets on time. Designed and delivered three strategic projects, amounting to US$2 million in revenue, to successfully modernise the asset servicing business.

Ruhe Chowdhury linkedin.com/in/ruhe-chowdhury

■ Career history: Therapy Area Lead - Breast Cancer, Pfizer, UK

Acting Medical Director - Oncology & Haematology, Pfizer, UK Oncology Senior Medical Affairs Lead - Women’s Health UK, Pfizer, UK Honorary Consultant Medical Oncology, St Georges NHS Trust, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK PhD, Oncology, King’s College London, UK MRCP, Medicine & Oncology, Royal College of Physicians, UK MBBS, University College London, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native) Bengali (native) Hindi (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Led the strategic development, management and execution of a £5 million launch for a new patient pathway at a large London cancer unit. Created a new department, website, referral system and cost management. Led to improved cancer patient management, A&E referrals and patient service satisfaction. Led and implemented a new UK wide early access scheme for medicines, including the launch of a new digital platform for clinician engagement for a global pharmaceutical company. Awarded business individual ‘Breakthrough Award’. Medical lead on innovative devices in companion testing for oncology medicines at a global pharmaceutical company. Awarded second business individual ‘Breakthrough Award’.

Nicolas Clouet linkedin.com/in/clouetnicolas

■ Career history: Transformation Project Manager, Natura & Co, UK IT Finance Business Partner Americas, The Body Shop, Colombia IT Finance Manager, Accenture, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Master’s Degree, Industrial Engineering, Grenoble Polytechnic Institute, France

■ Nationality: French

■ Languages:

French (native) English (fluent) Spanish (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Led a US$9.8 million post M&A transformation programme, harmonising and optimising HR capabilities across the group (four brands, 60 countries, 40,000 employees) through digitalisation, resulting in a US$3.2 million annual cost saving. Directed the insourcing of Finance back office activities in Mexico, including tax, account payable and receivable, reporting, cancelling a US$500,000 tax penalty exposure, recovering US$1 million in wholesale revenue, and increasing retail customer fidelity by 2%. Implemented the redefinition of Procure to Pay model, introducing indirect purchase management, payment automation, and bank rationalisation, leading to 93% of spends being pre-approved. Reduced bank accounts by 70%, increased vendor payment compliance by 40% and reduced banking effort by 50%.

Ezequiel Tomas Condoluci Santa Maria linkedin.com/in/econdoluci ■ Career history: Managing Legal Counsel (EMEA & APAC), American Express Global Business Travel, UK Senior Counsel, International Trade Logistics, Argentina Legal Counsel, Brödermann Jahn, Germany Legal Intern, Volkswagen, Argentina

■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK

LLM (Master of Law), Queen Mary University of London, UK MSc, Economic Business Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) and Bucerius Law School, Argentina and Germany LLB (Law), Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Argentina

■ Nationality: Argentinian Italian

■ Languages:

Spanish (native) English (fluent)

Italian (fluent) French (fluent) Portuguese (intermediate)

■ Career achievements: Conducted the structuring, drafting and executing of several multinational strategic deals (worth £50 million or more) for AMEX GBT in the EMEA and APAC regions. Directed the legal modelling, planning and execution of operations in Spain and the UK, related to major M&A processes (£400 million and £550 million worth acquisitions). Led all data privacy strategic actions for all operations in Spain and the UK, including GDPR alignment.

Daniel Cooke linkedin.com/in/daniel-w-cooke

■ Career history: General Manager, KUTAVAR Ltd, UK General Manager, ESC Trading Company Ltd, UK Head of Quality, Koito Europe Ltd, UK and Czech Republic ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BEng (Hons), Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native)

■ Career achievements: Launched a new brand of equipment to market, following an extensive two-year research and development programme. Equipment met the certified marking approval awarded by UKCA, CE, and TÜV Rheinland. Established a business turnaround following a management buyout of a previously failing UK company. Two years after the formation of the new company, sales generated had increased by 61%, returning an EBITDA of 14%. In the same period, a German GmbH subsidiary was established. Successfully led the business transition of the Automotive Quality Management System from ISO/TS:16949 to IATF 16949 for a UK tier 1 automotive supplier with an annual sales revenue of £90 million.

Ahmad Darwish linkedin.com/in/ahmaddarwish

■ Career history: Executive Commercial Director, TotalEnergies, Jordan Head of B2B & Lubricants Sales, TotalEnergies, Jordan Head of General Trade & Card Business, TotalEnergies, Jordan Retail Network Manager - Service Stations, TotalEnergies, Jordan ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK MSc, Financial Management, Bristol Business School, UK BA, Accounting, Yarmouk University, Jordan

■ Nationality: Jordanian

■ Languages:

Arabic (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Developed commercial sales activities related to the retail and corporate business, introducing a best practice innovative new fuel supply solution which was implemented in three different affiliates. Tripled loyalty programme sales volumes and secured a 10% penetration rate compared to global retail fuel sales. Negotiated with the local authorities over the transition of the fuel market from a monopoly market into a free market, as a member of a taskforce team. This secured a market share of 33% for Total Energies. Led the implementation of a new global loyalty programme for Total Energies and piloted the system for development and enhancements. This system will be implemented in over 160 countries.

Deborah Davies linkedin.com/in/deborah-davies

■ Career history: Lead Insight Manager - Brand, Marketing and Social Value, Co-operative Group Ltd, UK Head of Insight – Marketing and Research, Co-operative Group Ltd, UK Location Intelligence and Modelling Manager, Co-operative Group Ltd, UK Lead Spatial Analyst, Experian Plc, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BSc, Mathematics and Finance, University of York, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native) Spanish (basic)

■ Career achievements: Overseeing a materiality review and the implementation of a social value impact measurement framework. Integrated social value priorities into strategic investment review, allowing financial and social value considerations to feed into over £100 million of investments. Managed the measurement of marketing effectiveness, increasing its influence on marketing strategy and media investment decisions. Resulted in a 30% increase in marketing campaign returns and highest-ever brand positivity. Analysed the store estate to create new portfolio segmentation. Launched and embedded within the business, including overseeing its use within portfolio strategy. This analysis led to the £177 million sale of 300 stores.

T. Gethin Davies linkedin.com/in/tgethindavies/ ■ Career history: Business Development Engineer, iCOMAT, UK Lead Innovation Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover, UK Lead Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover, UK Repair Stress Engineer, Airbus, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK APM Project Management Qualification, University of Warwick, UK EngD (Doctorate), Engineering, Swansea University, UK BEng, Engineering, Swansea University, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native) Welsh (native) French (basic)

■ Career achievements: Leading key manufacturing innovation and strategy projects, and supporting innovation teams and the development of new technologies and self-sufficiency projects. In-housing design and construction of key plant assets saved the company circa £60,000 per asset and simplified line build. Led the manufacturing activities in a vehicle research project that secured £38 million of government and company funding, from initial bid through to planning and execution. Project aim was to reduce plant CAPEX by 10% and reduce vehicle weight by 35kg while limiting additional cost to customer to 1%. Reduced timescale of major studies and sub projects by circa six months through new process introduction. Rapidly developed technologies from concept level appraisals to high volume capability demonstrations and industrial adoption on vehicle programme, producing 100,000 vehicles per annum.

Sunny Deo ■ Career history:

Senior Creative Director, Accenture Plc, UK Creative Director, VMLY&R (WPP Plc), UK Creative Director/Board Member, Access Advertising, UK Creative Director, Grey Group Asia Pacific (WPP Plc), Singapore

■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BA (Hons), Advertising & Marketing, University of Hertfordshire, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native)

■ Career achievements: Co-built Accenture’s first in-house creative team in London (2019), helping to increase the deal win rate from 56% to 78% in less than a year, averaging US$3.3 billion in influenced revenue per quarter since July 2019. First creative to win a Cannes Lions (two Silvers in Radio) for Leo Burnett Dubai, for a Tide/P&G campaign. The Cannes Lions is the pinnacle of global creativity. Published author: wrote a children’s poetry book in 2014.

Gill Duncan linkedin.com/in/gill-duncan-esw

■ Career history: Director of Edinburgh Science Worldwide, Edinburgh Science, UK Head of Edinburgh Science Worldwide, Edinburgh Science, UK Senior Project Manager, Edinburgh Science, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK MSc, International Event and Festival Management, Edinburgh Napier University, UK BA, Combined Honours in Social Sciences, Durham University, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native)

■ Career achievements: Developed and delivered a commercial strategy for Edinburgh Science Worldwide, one of Edinburgh’s major festivals, to deliver world-class, high impact public engagement projects for international clients. Enabled the organisation to match fund domestic charitable fundraising and increase annual audience impact by over 100%. Led the team responsible for developing and delivering the international content programme for the prestigious Abu Dhabi Science Festival for seven consecutive years. The festival has welcomed over one million visitors during this time and trained over 5,000 local students in science communication skills. Designed and delivered the Gulf Festival Academy in Muscat on behalf of The British Council. Focused on skills development in large-scale festival development and event management, with the aim of contributing to the growth and sustainability of the festival sector in the Gulf.

John Dunn linkedin.com/in/John-B-Dunn

■ Career history: Business Transformation Consultant - Army Advanced Development Programme, Headquarters of the British Army, UK Chief of Staff - 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, British Army, UK Programme Manager - Army Directorate of Operations and Contingencies, British Army, UK Lead Planner (Afghanistan), UK Permanent Joint Headquarters - UK Strategic Command, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Intermediate Command and Staff Course (Land), United Kingdom Defence Academy, UK Level 7 Diploma, Strategic Leadership & Management, Chartered Management Institute, UK BEng (Hons), Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native)

■ Career achievements: Chief of Staff of an organisation of more than 500. Responsible for delivery of operational programme and outputs including Covid-19 response and overseas deployments. Managed unit logistics/equipment fleet valued at over £25 million, health and safety, and security and finances. Created the programme that allowed the Field Army (an organisation of 40,000) to meet all operational and training tasks directed by the Ministry of Defence. Produced a plan to maintain operational outputs whilst contributing to in-year efficiencies (£98 million from a budget of £750 million). Led a 180-person team from three nations on operations in Kabul, Afghanistan. Responsible for security of 200 personnel involved in a high-profile UK-Afghan mission to develop the Afghan Officer Corps. Operated with authority and independence at remote location.

Ahmed Elahi linkedin.com/in/ahmedelahi

■ Career history: Head of Data - Global OTT Platforms, Sky Plc, UK Lead Data Architect, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, UK Data Strategy and Delivery Lead, Direct Line Insurance Group Plc, UK Lead Information Architect, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, UK

■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BSc, Computing, Leeds Beckett University, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native)

■ Career achievements: Led the vision and strategy for a platform that reduced organisational boundaries, leading to the reduced time (from months to minutes) required to get new and existing life- changing medicines regulated by the relevant authorities and ultimately in the hands of patients. Supervised the design and delivery of a new £400 million digital data platform that expanded the democratisation of data across a large, complex organisation. Supported the corporate strategic initiative to be data driven. Implemented the restructure of a global department and accelerated the adoption of new agile ways of working while maintaining consistent delivery of products.

Emily Evans linkedin.com/in/emily-jane-evans/

■ Career history: Founder and Chief Executive, The Economist Educational Foundation, UK Board Member, Grimm & Co, UK Senior Programme Editor - Events, The Economist, UK Intern, UNICEF, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BA, Philosophy and Literature, University of Warwick, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native)

■ Career achievements: Founded The Economist Foundation. Built the organisation from scratch, including its educational programmes, EdTech platform, staff team and board. Young people who take part in the charity’s programme for a year make 150% more progress in critical-thinking and communication skills that are proven to change life outcomes. Raised circa £2 million in funding since founding the charity. Built a sustainable funding model and diverse pipeline from scratch, including a successful school-sales model. Built long- term funding partnerships with organisations including the British Council, KPMG, Facebook, the Bank of England, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Unilever. Grew the charity’s educational programme from a UK pilot in 2013 to working with thousands of young people weekly in 17 countries, from Bangladesh to Zimbabwe. It was recognised by Hundred.org as one of the most impactful and scalable education innovations globally in 2019 and 2020.

Alejandro Fiecconi linkedin.com/in/alejandrofiecconi

■ Career history: Global Brand Director, Unilever Plc, UK Senior Global Brand and Sponsorship Manager, Unilever Plc, UK Brand Manager, Unilever, Argentina ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Postgraduate Degree, Marketing Management and Strategy, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina BSc, Advertising, Universidad del Salvador, Argentina

■ Nationality: Argentinean Italian

■ Languages:

Spanish (native) English (fluent) Portuguese (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Led the Dove Men+Care Covid-19 marketing response plan to sustain deodorant consumption during the pandemic. Led to market share growth in 96% of active cells and Men+Care being the only category brand growing in turnover during 2020. Developed some of the most successful brand campaigns and sponsorships programmes globally in Unilever for brands like Rexona/Sure and Dove Men+Care. The campaigns were used in more than 50 countries, reached more than 34 million people and contributed to double-digit turnover growth. Awarded the UK Sport Industry Awards, Diente and FIAP Awards. Crafted an extensive array of innovation from new brands to successful line extensions. Foot Deodorant in China was launched exclusively through e-commerce and sold out in weeks, contributing to turnaround in the local business performance.

Sam Foulkes-Arnold linkedin.com/in/sam-foulkes-arnold

■ Career history: General Manager, Maersk Broker UK Ltd, UK Senior Manager, Maersk Broker UK Ltd, UK Manager, Maersk Broker KS, Denmark Shipbroker, Maersk Broker Asia, Hong Kong ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BA, Politics, University of Exeter, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native)

■ Career achievements: Initiated, coordinated and negotiated a US$30 million project for a UK client, involving the purchase of a Dutch owned oil tanker against a long-term employment contract in the Caribbean. The project generated US$600,000 in broker commission. As General Manager of Maersk Broker UK Ltd, doubled the company’s business volume year on year for two years running. Won an exclusive contract with a Greek client for a fleet renewal programme, involving the construction, in China, of up to 20 eco-friendly vessels at US$20 million per vessel.

Fabio Franco linkedin.com/in/fabio-franco1

■ Career history: Senior Audit Manager Europe Region, Rabobank, UK Audit Manager, B3 (Brazilian Exchange), Brazil Risk Advisory Services Consultant, EY, Brazil ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Bachelor’s Degree, Business Administration, Mackenzie University, Brazil

■ Nationality: Italian Brazilian UK Resident

■ Languages:

Portuguese (native) English (fluent) Spanish (basic)

■ Career achievements: Reviewed a number of re-organisation and cost reduction projects (up to £100 million) in front and back-office areas in wholesale and retail banking. Identified improvements around governance, risk identification and project management and implementation. Led global data analytics projects to develop risk monitoring tools able to identify areas where risks might increase, considering credit, financial, operational and compliance elements. Tools are currently supporting global audit coverage with a team of 250 members. Responsible for defining and managing the execution and completion of the annual audit annual plan (20,000 hours), including complex financial markets and regulatory projects.

Daniel Fung linkedin.com/in/dan-fung

■ Career history: Senior Project Delivery Lead, Advanced Propulsion Centre UK, UK Head of Programmes, Eminox Ltd, UK

Programme Manager, Doncasters Group Ltd, UK Head of Programmes, UTC Aerospace Systems, UK

■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Postgraduate Certificate, Programme Management, University of Warwick, UK MEng, Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native) French (basic)

■ Career achievements: Delivered over £250 million of grant funding for collaborative research and development projects, decarbonising on and off- road vehicles and creating UK jobs. Kept aircraft flying around the world by managing retrofit campaigns and introducing new capability to facilities in seven different countries. Designed, led and implemented manufacturing capability across many different industries totaling circa £30 million, including aerospace, automotive, and power generation.

Mark Giblin linkedin.com/in/markgiblin1/

■ Career history: Business Analyst, Farmdrop Ltd, UK Supply Chain Manager, Farmdrop Ltd, UK Supply Chain Planner, M&S Plc, UK Assistant Operations Manager - UK & Central Europe, Tesco Plc, UK ■ Education highlights: Executive MBA, Warwick Business School, UK CIPS Diploma, Procurement & Supply Level Four, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, UK BA (Hons), Business Management, University of Exeter, UK

■ Nationality: Irish

■ Languages:

English (native) French (basic)

■ Career achievements: Evaluated, identified, and led a capacity improvement project to increase the operational capacity of Farmdrop’s delivery capabilities by three times. The facility was fully operationally functional within eight weeks, supporting overall revenue growth 275% YoY. Managed and developed a procurement team of 10 to build a comprehensive supply chain of 300 UK based producers. Had the capacity to fulfil an increase of 300% demand during Covid-19 whilst achieving 96% availability across all SKUs. Established and successfully implemented a peak trading plan across both operation and retail functions, delivering 370% more orders YoY and increasing peak trading revenue by 359%.

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