Full-time MBA Talent Book 2024

Discover the high quality candidates currently studying on our Full-time MBA programme in our digital Talent Profile Book.

Full-time MBA Talent Book 2024

For the Change Makers

Full-time MBA For the Change Makers

Warwick Business School’s vision is to be Europe’s leading University-based business school, developing transformational ideas and people that shape how we do business. We challenge and motivate all of our students to unlock their full potential and achieve their ambitions.

Our MBA students Warwick MBA students come to study with us from all over the world and are shaped by our CORE values: Curiosity, Openness, Restlessness, and Excellence. With our challenging and innovative learning culture, world-class teaching, practical skill development, and personalised careers support, our students are prepared for success in their future careers. Our students learn from 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 transformative research seeks to lead debate and create impact and this underpins our teaching, helping to develop inquisitive and entrepreneurial minds that will make a positive contribution to your organisation. We are also 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. Alongside this, we offer our students practical experiences in which they can apply their learning. Your organisation could work with our students on internships, group or individual consultancy projects, or you could employ our students as permanent appointments.

Class profile 2023-24

We carefully select each cohort to ensure diversity in terms of gender, country of origin, work experience and industry sector.

31 Average age of participants

22 Nationalities represented

67/33 Male/female split

Pre-MBA function

Pre-MBA sector

Consulting 5%

Consulting 10%

Consumer Packaged Goods 3%

Finance/Accounting 7%

Education 5%

General Management 27%

Energy/Utilities 7%

Information Technology 7%

Financial Services 11%

Marketing /Sales 32%

Government/Public Sector 10%

Operations/Logistics 5%

Healthcare 10%

Other 12%

Hospitality/Tourism 3%

Law 3%

Manufacturing /Industrial 15%

Real Estate 3%

Retail/E-commerce 5%

Technology/Telecoms/IT 8%

Transport/Logistics 3%

Other 9%

Recruiting our MBAs

There are many ways you can engage with our highly valued MBA students during their time at WBS and beyond.

LeadershipPlus projects Through our LeadershipPlus module, a team of six to eight students will work with you for a three-month period. You will be provided with insights and recommendations into relevant business issues without incurring MBA-level consultancy fees. Strategic consultancy projects You can host an individual or a group of Full-time MBA students to carry out a summer project. Over 10-12 weeks, our students will research a challenge or issue that you may be currently experiencing within your business and provide recommendations. Internships Our Full-time MBA students have the option to undertake an internship of between six and 12 weeks, in the UK or overseas. Please reach out to our Employer Relations team to find out more and advertise your opportunities.

Employer treks Site visits, either virtually or in person, are a dynamic way to engage with our students. Student visits allow you to showcase your organisation, staff, and culture. In turn, students gain a real insight into a day in the life of your company. Student groups can be tailored to suit your organisation. Recruitment presentations Presentations are one of the most effective ways to promote your brand, share insights into your organisation, and promote opportunities to WBS students. We organise bespoke events throughout the year and are happy to work around your recruitment plans and deadlines. Contact us If you have any questions, or would like to discuss how our MBA students can help your organisation, please contact our Employer Relations team:

wbs.ac.uk/working-with-wbs +44 (0)24 7657 4862 EmployerRelations@wbs.ac.uk


Abdulmalik Abdullahi linkedin.com/in/malikoa ■ Career history: Project Manager, KPA Inc, USA Business Transformation Analyst, Transport Services Ltd, Nigeria Management Consultant, KPMG, Nigeria ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BSc, Supply Chain Management, Rutgers University, USA

■ Nationality: Nigerian

■ Languages:

English (native) French (basic)

■ Career achievements: Advised a technology manufacturing client with $1.5 billion annual revenue on go-to-market strategy. Conducted a comprehensive industry and regional analysis to identify market size and growth potential and liaised with potential business partners. Delivered recommendations, resulting in expanding global reach to six additional African countries in just five months. Led a cross-functional business efficiency team in a large logistics company with fleet size of more than 800. Conducted on-site analysis to pinpoint inefficiencies which were leading to revenue loss. Developed and implemented time-saving solutions, closely monitoring progress against KPI targets, which led to a 20% reduction in operating times and a 15% improvement in gross margin. Designed, developed, and implemented a corporate performance dashboard across 12 business functions. Established and aligned departmental KPIs with strategic objectives, enabling real-time automated tracking, reporting and data analysis. Offered management visibility into cross-departmental KPI performance, facilitating root cause analysis of operational inefficiencies

Priyanka (Pri) Agarwal linkedin.com/in/agarwalpri

■ Career history: Demand Generation Marketing Manager, Bonterra, USA Content Marketing Manager, Athena Software, Canada Digital Innovation & Design Researcher, National University of Singapore, Singapore Partner Marketing Associate, Microsoft, Canada

■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BA, Communications and Economics, University of Waterloo, Canada

■ Nationality: Canadian

■ Languages:

Urdu (fluent) French (intermediate)

English (native) Hindi (native)

■ Career achievements: Improved the company’s market presence by enhancing lead generation and brand awareness. Drove robust, scalable lead engagement efforts, implemented and managed four CRM programmes, spearheaded more than 400 Marketo email and event campaigns, and led two official Australian government campaigns. Increased lead conversions by 204%. Developed a new patient database tracker app, addressing the hospital’s concern of spending excessive time on data entry instead of assisting patients. Conducted research and leveraged prior volunteer experience to create a comprehensive user manual and demo video. Co-ordinated a smooth transition within two months, successfully reducing administrative process time by 70%. Reshaped Microsoft’s B2B recruitment strategy for the 100,000 new partners quota, by initiating a mass email deployment programme and strengthening existing partnerships at Inspire Conference through event planning. Accelerated email execution time by 50% and surpassed quota by 125%, while maintaining C-level/stakeholder visibility using interactive data dashboards.

Rayan Aljamaan ■ Career history: Senior Officer, Capital Market Authority, Saudi Arabia

■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK

BBA, Finance, Alyamamah University, Saudi Arabia Certificate of Achievement, Digital Transformation, Stanford University, USA

■ Nationality: Saudi Arabian

■ Languages:

Arabic (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Designed and led the implementation of the department’s Digital Transformation project during Covid-19, including process mapping and redesign, procedure re-engineering and a paperless initiative. Resulted in a more than 20% improvement in work efficiency. Analysed and evaluated more than 40 financial proposals per year as part of the internal Bid Examination Committee. Developing complex financial models that reduced the time required to analyse financial bids by 50%. Played a pivotal role in the transition to International Public Sector Standards (IPSAS), through the identification and assessment of essential changes to meet the new requirements. This resulted in the production of compliant financial statements, to the full satisfaction of auditors, the board and all other key stakeholders.

Madhumitha Arjunan linkedin.com/in/madhumithaarjunan ■ Career history: Communications Consultant, The Apprentice Project, India Marketing Associate, The/Nudge Institute, India Fellow, Teach For India, India ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Bachelor’s Degree, Business Administration, Marketing Management and Human Resource Management, Symbiosis International University, India

■ Nationality: Indian

■ Languages:

Hindi (intermediate)

Tamil (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Implemented marketing functions across 11 different programmes, all dedicated to alleviating poverty in India. Created content for social media, websites, media articles, and emails. Executed a social media strategy which resulted

in a 40% increase in followers on LinkedIn, and four successful campaigns with more than 100% of the target outcome achieved.

Managed a rebrand event, launched by the Chief Minister of Karnataka, India. Also co-ordinated one of India’s leading livelihood summits created content, participated in the campaign for delegates, and led the media relations for the event. The event campaign exceeded the delegate application target numbers and the event achieved 150% of the target audience number. Taught grade two and grade three students in a low-income, under-resourced school. Led their academic and non-academic growth while also working with their communities. Resulted in an increase in attendance and engagement, with an increase in the average class reading level by 85% and maths by 35%. Created the maths curriculum, used across more than 20 classrooms.

Uzoma Chinyelu Atakpo linkedin.com/in/uzoma-atakpo

■ Career history: Account Manager (Core/Mobile Transport Networks), Ericsson, Nigeria Senior Commercial Price Manager, Ericsson, Nigeria Price Manager, Ericsson, Nigeria Solution Architect (Radio Access Networks), Ericsson, Nigeria

■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Bachelor’s Degree, Physics/Electronics Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

■ Nationality: Nigerian

■ Languages: Igbo (native)

English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Managed a US$40 million telco portfolio for a leading telco operator. Led a diverse team of solutions and service managers to drive success. Negotiated effectively, boosting customer satisfaction and upselling by 10%. Drove network expansion, harmonised efforts, and achieved 40% revenue growth. Implemented the IFRS 15 compliance framework at Ericsson MMEA. Developed a Commercial Work Instruction for discounts and incentives. Achieved 95% quarterly Sarbanes- Oxley compliance in MMEA. Awarded with an extraordinary business impact award for contribution. Led antenna deployment proof of concept for a telco customer. Managed all phases of the customer’s antenna integrated radio trial project and achieved an improved indoor coverage of 30% penetration. Awarded the equipment type approval verification to Ericsson and commercial use of the antenna within all the operators in sub-Saharan Africa.

Alimat (Abiola) Ayanleye linkedin.com/in/ayanleyeabi

■ Career history: CEO, Just Paint Ltd, Nigeria Business Development Manager, Addictech Ltd, Nigeria Digital Marketing Consultant, Metro Health HMO Ltd, Nigeria ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BSc, Computer Science, Babcock University, Nigeria

■ Nationality: Nigerian

■ Languages:

English (native) Yoruba (basic)

■ Career achievements: Founded a Paint and Sip hospitality business. Raised US$7,000 from friends and family, and US$20,000 from angel investors. Hired and managed 10 employees, leading to annual revenue of US$80,000. Designed and implemented digital marketing strategies for more than 50 SMEs. Increased social media presence to approximately 70,000 followers on Instagram and Facebook for each client, within a 12-month period, leading to approximately 30% revenue growth Volunteered for a coding bootcamp. Tutored 10 students on

Python, Java, and HTML over a three-month period, resulting in each of them getting jobs or internships in FinTech companies.

Anireju (Nire) Ayida linkedin.com/in/anirejuayida ■ Career history: Assistant Manager (Fixed-Income Dealer), FBNQuest Merchant Bank, Nigeria Analyst (Asset Liability Manager), FBNQuest Merchant Bank, Nigeria Head Maintenance Officer, Zircon Marine Ltd, Nigeria Research Analyst, Cadwell Ltd, Nigeria ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Syracuse University, USA

■ Nationality: Nigerian

■ Languages:

English (native)

■ Career achievements: Demonstrated ability to trade Government Bonds, Treasury Bills, and money market securities. Participated in relaunching the two-way quote (RFQ) in the Nigerian Interbank market. This resulted in a 25% increase in average traded volumes, and the team achieved 176% of the revenue target set by identifying arbitrage opportunities from rate volatilities. Managed bank’s liquidity and ratios daily, identifying investment opportunities while forecasting bank balance sheet gaps. Successfully matched assets against liabilities, mitigating interest rate changes while adhering to regulatory frameworks set by the Central Bank. This led to surpassing the bank’s revenue target by 117% in 2020 and ranking 2nd among merchant banks in Nigeria. Acquired multiple trusted vendors and liaised with existing contractors across Nigeria in the procurement of engine, ship equipment and materials. Budgeted and co-ordinated the drydocking and overhauling of the company’s three tugboats (vessels). Led two sets of crew members consisting of 10 people each, resulting in over 70 successful Ship-To-Ship transfer operations.

Hafiz Azzam Azharani linkedin.com/in/hafizazharani

■ Career history: Internal Auditor, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia Senior Organisational Development Analyst, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Bachelor’s Degree, Accounting, Politeknik Keuangan Negara STAN (State Finance Polytechnic STAN), Indonesia Diploma, Accounting, Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara (State College of Accountancy), Indonesia

■ Nationality: Indonesian

■ Languages:

Javanese (native) Indonesian (native)

English (fluent) Arabic (basic)

■ Career achievements: Contributed to the launch of three innovative public financial policy solutions to address public finance issues during Covid-19, fortifying the pillars of public insurance and social security. Their success resulted in new nationwide standards in supervising and organising public insurance and social security institutions, specifically in investment policy. Led a team designing internal audit governance. Synthesised current internal audit best practice and expanded the auditor’s authority to oversee more than 75% of Indonesia’s state budget of approximately £93 billion. As a result, the IG-MoF is one of the few public internal auditors in the world to have achieved Internal Audit Capability Model level 4. Proposed a joint declaration with Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission to launch a single asset declaration for all Ministry of Finance (MoF) officials. Rather than two asset declarations, more than 32,000 MoF officials now only need to submit one. This has resulted in the achievement of 100% asset declaration, which has not been achieved since 2012.

Sunhee (Sunny) Bae linkedin.com/in/seon79486 ■ Career history: Global Marketing - Online Biz Country Manager, Samsung Electronics, South Korea IMC & Online Commerce Team Manager, L’Oréal Korea, South Korea Digital Commerce Marketing Manager, Nike Korea, South Korea Digital Marketing Specialist, Descent Korea, South Korea ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Bachelor’s Degree, Global Business Management, Kyeonghee University, South Korea Diploma, Hospitality Management, ICMS, Australia

■ Nationality: South Korean

■ Languages:

Japanese (intermediate)

Korean (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Led Samsung Electronics’ online sales growth in major

European countries and led on online market share, switching to a Digital Shift. Implemented a D2C business system that measured commercial KPIs to establish short and long-term objectives across global markets, and introduced an O2O system, providing customers with a seamless experience. Oversaw performance marketing by establishing the Nike.com e-commerce branch as a first pioneer in Korea. 50% of traffic was made possible by finding a connection point in marketing activities the brand was in charge of and increasing the visibility of Nike.com. The remaining 50% resulted from collaboration with newly launched social media channels and influencers. Designed a brand-integrated D2C marketing department in L’Oréal Korea to successfully enter the e-commerce market. Tracked real-time online sales data and consumer insights analysis. Supervised effectiveness, such as reducing marketing costs for customer data acquisition, achieving annual growth of more than 50% and effective return on advertising spend.

Saurabh Baldia linkedin.com/in/saurabhbaldia

■ Career history: Manager - Core Management Team, Nextron Technologies LLP, India Associate, Prithvi Broking Pvt Ltd, India Analyst, Prithvi Broking Pvt Ltd, India Financial Analyst, Tresvista Financial Services, India

■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK CFA Level 3, CFA Institute, USA

FRM Exam Part 1, Global Association of Risk Professionals, USA BBA, Business Administration and Finance, NMIMS, India

■ Nationality: Indian

■ Languages: Hindi (native) English (fluent)

Marathi (fluent) French (intermediate)

■ Career achievements: Initiated and led a successful overhaul of the Solid State Drive data storage device segment selling strategy in FY23, by creating a nationwide distribution network of authorised distributors and dealers. This helped to achieve a value market share of 2.3% and enhanced brand retention, driving 20% annual sales growth to £2.5 million and a 200bps gross margin improvement. Created exclusive trading strategies for the Indian precious metals market, for the proprietary trading desk. Leveraged commodity price forecasts derived from a self-conceived Quantitative Multivariate Price Model, which was co-created with a team of in-house quantitative analysts and traders. The trading desk outperformed the benchmark by 6%. Collaborated with a PE firm managing over US$20 billion on their investment in a mid-cap US auto dealer. Developed key industry projections by factoring demand-supply patterns, seasonality, expected credit growth, and socio-economic factors. The resulting Proprietary Valuation Models yielded robust fair value and IRR estimates, pivotal for the PE firm’s investment decision.

Vladyslav Bandrovsky linkedin.com/in/vladbandrovsky ■ Career history: Associate - International Arbitration and Litigation, Sayenko Kharenko Law Firm, Ukraine Legal Expert - USAID, Justice for All Programme, Ukraine Foreign Associate - International Arbitration and Litigation, Osborne Clarke, Germany Junior Associate, DLA Piper Ukraine, Ukraine ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK LLM, International Commercial Arbitration Law, Stockholm University, Sweden Master of Business Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine Dual Diplomas, Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Finance, Zaporizhzhia National University, Ukraine

■ Nationality: Ukrainian

■ Languages:

Russian (fluent)

Ukrainian (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Trusted to represent companies from countries such as the Ukraine, UK, USA, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, and Poland, in diverse disputes worth over US$5.6 billion cumulatively (in sectors like energy, oil, banking, M&A, trade, telecoms, construction, aviation, and cryptocurrency. Additionally, led teams in advisory roles and internal investigations. Represented the Ukrainian Government in several sensitive and confidential transactions and disputes, with a combined total value of over US$3.1 billion, ensuring diplomatic and economic integrity. As a Deputy Head of the International Law Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association, spearheaded a year-long project to help in-house lawyers and top executives navigate Covid-19 and the consequences of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. This was as well as reviving a mentorship programme for young lawyers, drawing in over 50 participants.

Prashant Bhaisora linkedin.com/in/prashantbhaisora ■ Career history: Director - Strategy, Operations and Projects, Indian Army, India Senior Manager - Operations, CSR and Projects, Indian Army, India Military Advisor to Head of Mission, United Nations, Israel Manager Organisational Development, Indian Army, India ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK MA, Political Science (International Relations), Indira Gandhi National Open University, India MSc, Defence and Strategic Studies, University of Madras, India BSc, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

■ Nationality: Indian

■ Languages: Hindi (native) English (fluent)

Spanish (basic)

■ Career achievements: Led strategic processes for an independent unit of more than 800 staff and equipment worth US$20 million, with cross- functional teams of operations, logistics, HR, finance, projects and CSR, tasked with active combat duties. The unit executed five crisis tasks in addition to mandated tasks, achieving 100% operational effectiveness in three consecutive years. Advised the Head of a United Nations Mission in Golan Heights (Syria/Israel) - a multinational force of more than 1,500 from 12 countries - on strategic issues. Co-ordinated operations, logistics and diplomatic tasks at the height of the Syrian conflict. The sustained efforts led to the return of the Mission to its five bases, which had been previously vacated. Executed CSR projects worth US$50,000 a year and ran four skill development and grievance redressal institutes. The projects conducted medical camps, awareness campaigns on employment opportunities, and infrastructure development in remote locations, achieving 100% user satisfaction. The institutes upskilled 750 people and settled 92 grievances.

Kieran Boland linkedin.com/in/kieranrboland

■ Career history: Intern, Tag Digital Ltd, UK Executive Officer, International Donation Coordination Cell (Ukraine), Eastern Europe Senior Operations Manager, Kabul Security Force, Afghanistan Operations and Intelligence Officer, British Army, UK ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK British Army Officer Training, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK

■ Nationality: British

■ Languages:

English (native) French (basic)

■ Career achievements: As a Brigade Executive Officer, was deployed to Eastern Europe with the remit to establish the Ukraine International Donation Co-ordination Centre; facilitating shipments of military aid. As a primary advisor, enabled cooperation between 20 nations, distributed £1.5 billion of military aid to the frontline, and liaised with UK stakeholders. Led on contingency planning and deployment of several hundred British military and civilian personnel whilst on operations in Afghanistan. This spanned numerous military and government departments and included the deployment of 700 UK personnel to Kabul to facilitate the evacuation of British and Afghan civilians in August 2021. Oversaw the deployment of 800 medical and logistic personnel to support Nightingale hospitals, NHS Trusts and local government; this involved 30 separate projects spanning 10 months, to support the fight against Covid-19. The largest task involved training and deploying 80 personnel to crew ambulances for the Welsh Service NHS Trust.

Jared Burton linkedin.com/in/jaredcarlyleburton

■ Career history: Content Manager, B. H. Roberts Foundation, USA Content Writer, Our Community Now, USA Radio Producer, BYUradio Sirius XM 143, USA City Parks Team Lead, Provo City Lab, USA ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BA, English, Brigham Young University, USA Certificate, Artificial Intelligence: Business Strategies and Applications, University of California Berkeley, USA

■ Nationality: American

■ Languages:

English (native) Portuguese (fluent)

Spanish (basic)

■ Career achievements: Championed a segmentation analysis to pioneer the marketing approach for an ed-tech nonprofit. Despite a sensitive niche, adapted expert research to resonate with an internet audience, evidenced by an average web user engagement time of over two minutes with a higher than 70% satisfaction rate for quality and positive sentiment. Directed social media campaigns to establish an emergent culture and education brand online. While coordinating for every major platform with a team of 10 content creators, grew social following to 50% of the market leader’s share in two years, with a remarkable 200% growth year over year. Conducted agile kanban sessions thrice weekly for an interdisciplinary team of 12. Leveraged lateral thinking and cross-pollination to support a holistic product line across web, print, video, audio, merchandise, interactive media, and AI applications. Led brand ambassadorship with conferences, grant writing, and B2B engagements.

Min (Emma) Cai linkedin.com/in/cai-min

■ Career history: Project Manager, Schroders Fund Management Company, China Project Manager, MIK Fund Solutions, China

QA Engineer, Hewlett Packard, China SQA Engineer, Citi Software, China

■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BEng, Software Engineering, Changshu Institute of Technology, China Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute, USA

■ Nationality: Chinese

■ Languages: Mandarin Chinese (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Co-ordinated corporate applications delivery, including a suite of five business support systems in a six-month period for Schroders Fund. Developed end-to-end workflows, assigned tasks, managed suppliers and business expectations, and addressed risks and issues. As a result, the company awarded its operation license in June 2023. Managed a project to generate customised reports automatically with third party trade data after daily market closure. Co-ordinated Shanghai and New York teams as well as the Hong Kong client, analysed customer needs, setup development and test environments, created project milestones and managed process. Saved 80% manual labour effort and improved reporting accuracy by 30%. Founded the first overseas testing team in China for MIK Fund Solutions, a New York based hedge fund software development firm. Recruited talent, established a testing process, wrote product and test manuals, and co-ordinated with developers and business analysts to conduct functional, integration and regression testing. Increased stability and usability of products by 30%.

Bella Benita Carolina linkedin.com/in/bella-benita ■ Career history: Regional Senior Online Marketing, PropertyGuru, Indonesia Senior Digital Marketing Associate, ZenRooms, Indonesia Digital Marketing Supervisor, Marugame Udon, Indonesia Digital Media Planner, MediaCom, Indonesia ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BSc, International Relations, Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia

■ Nationality: Indonesian

■ Languages:

Indonesian (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Managed paid performance marketing initiatives for

exceptional business growth for PropertyGuru Thailand, by incorporating detailed budget optimisation and tech-powered campaigns. This resulted in year-on-year enquirer growth of 106%, ahead of the original target (81%), while maintaining cost efficiency (cost per lead). Implemented campaign structure transformation for one of PropertyGuru’s newly launched business units, PG Finance Singapore. Initiated campaign restructure (property type and loan type classification) and audience targeting refinement, resulting in a cost per lead and cost per application improvement (improved cost efficiency). Established a digital marketing ecosystem for Marugame Udon Indonesia in 2018. Launched paid marketing campaigns in-house and collaborated closely with an external agency to supervise social media content. Achieved 90% social media follower growth year-on-year.

Tsz Kin Kane (Kane) Chan linkedin.com/in/kane-chan

■ Career history: Manager - Operations Authentication and Quality Assurance, StockX Asia Ltd, Hong Kong Warehouse Manager (Pandamart), Delivery Hero Stores Hong Kong Ltd, Hong Kong Regional Systems Production Manager - APAC, Kuehne & Nagel, Hong Kong Area Manager, Amazon UK Services Plc, UK ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BA, Finance, Accounting and Management, University of Nottingham, UK

■ Nationality: British Hong Konger

■ Languages:

Mandarin Chinese (intermediate)

Cantonese (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Controlled the Variable Cost Per Trade consistently in a StockX authentication centre as an Operations Manager. Through the meticulous control of overtime and temporary staff hours against forecast inbound volumes, successfully maintained the cost level at US$2.07 versus the company target of US$2.1 in 2022 - the lowest among the whole network. Successfully implemented the Warehouse Management System in a new origin Container Freight Station based in Chennai, India. Developed training material for the local team and completed extensive system testing in preparation for go live remotely from Hong Kong. Local management confirmed the required standards were met for the new warehouse. Led a project within an Amazon Fulfilment Centre to improve the productivity rate of custom packaging by coordinating subject matter experts to redesign the operational flow and physical layout of packing stations. Resulted in a 20% productivity improvement and a monthly saving of £12,600.

Carlos Che León linkedin.com/in/cheleoncarlos

■ Career history: Senior Broker, Aon Plc, Colombia Broker, Aon Plc, Peru Assistant Broker, Aon Plc, Peru

■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Certificate, Insurance Level 3, Chartered Insurance Institute, UK Licentiate, Business Management, Universidad del Pacífico, Peru BA, Business Management (International Exchange), St. Gallen University, Switzerland

■ Nationality: Peruvian

■ Languages:

Spanish (native) English (fluent)

Italian (basic)

■ Career achievements: Managed active commercial relationships with over 80 multi-level underwriters across Colombia, Panama, and El Salvador. Executed online value proposition sales pitches, demonstrating the company’s capabilities and competitive advantage. Generated pipeline opportunities that represented 300% of the annual budget, equivalent to US$2.4 million. Evaluated reinsurance contracts in search of efficient reinsurance structures within the renewal portfolio and performed a structured broking approach on the target pipeline that led to converting opportunities into new clients. Resulted in an annual revenue increase of 15% over budget, equivalent to US$860,000. Conducted commercial relations with a key strategic client, Sura (eight largest LATAM insurer). Through continuous conversations with key stakeholders, proving our capability to outperform our client and building trust, they committed to outsourcing key reinsurance activities. A customer satisfaction score of 86% was achieved as a result.

Yun Chen linkedin.com/in/yunchenattorney ■ Career history: Attorney at Law, Lexcel Law Offices, Taiwan Attorney at Law, Taihe Law Office, Taiwan ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK LLB, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

■ Nationality: Taiwanese

■ Languages: Mandarin Chinese (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Co-ordinated a 40 billion Taiwan dollar hotel acquisition with expertise in business law. Led a legal due diligence team of five attorneys and collaborated with the finance due diligence team. Identified hidden equity transfer concerns. This informed a revised collaboration strategy with the merger target, empowering the client’s well-informed business decisions. Conducted a 2.1 billion Taiwan dollar Syndicated Loans case. Diligently prepared the necessary documents to secure a substantial loan for a US private equity fund company and its local partner. Successfully obtained the required funds, facilitating the establishment of a 40MW solar power factory and advancing the cause of renewable energy. Convened a special shareholders meeting through a novel Taiwanese corporate law, granting non-director shareholders the ability to call such meetings. Effectively defended against the director’s lawsuit regarding this issue, securing a landmark victory for shareholders without controlling power, establishing their rights within the company.

Jeanette (Jané) Cilliers linkedin.com/in/jané-cilliers ■ Career history: Southeast Regional Assistant Director for Digital Diagnostics, National Health Service (NHS), UK Performance Manager, Skanska, UK Project Coordinator, Médecins Sans Frontières, Congo Lead Environmental Health, Médecins Sans Frontières, Central African Republic, Bangladesh, Uganda and Haiti ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK MSc, Infrastructure in Emergencies, Loughborough University, UK BA, International Relations and Diplomacy, University of South Africa, South Africa

■ Nationality: South African British

■ Languages:

English (native) Afrikaans (native)

French (intermediate)

■ Career achievements: Drove the NHS digital diagnostic transformation in the South East of England - the largest national digital diagnostic transformation in the world. Led nine health networks in the three-year strategy planning process, culminating in high-quality business cases. Secured the biggest investment (£135 million) and delivery for the region in 20 years. Executed the successful delivery of three simultaneous medical humanitarian interventions in The Democratic Republic of Congo for more than 55,000 people during mass displacement and disease outbreaks. Created a security strategy involving engagement with all stakeholders (armed groups, military, religious leaders and government). Delivered urgent basic needs for 500,000 South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda. Built a water supply system, including construction of nine km of trenches and pipelines. Set up and operated the biggest water treatment plant Médecins Sans Frontiers OCA has ever set up, delivering two million litres a day and training more than 90 local staff.

Amin Elsheikh linkedin.com/in/aminabdallaelsheikh ■ Career history: Commercial Manager, DAL Food, Sudan FUSO Sales Manager, DAL Motors, Sudan Team Leader, DAL Engineering Ltd, Sudan Graduate Development Programme Candidate, DAL Group, Sudan

■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan

■ Nationality: Sudanese

■ Languages:

Arabic (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: During a declining market, led and managed a team of six as the youngest Sales Manager in the history of a US$4 billion group. Achieved record sales performance, with 65% growth in revenue, reaching US$12 million and a 145% growth in gross profit year-on-year. Additionally, liquidated aged stocks worth over US$1.4 million and reduced overall stock holding by 25%. Spearheaded a project to establish a dedicated department for handling equipment sales, including developing new revenue streams (e.g rental solutions), with a plan to increase revenue by 300% over three years, achieving over 100% growth in the first year. Conducted an analysis of in-house handling processes that resulted in a proposal that reduced handling costs by over 50%. Whilst studying to attain a BSc degree, was headhunted by Sudan’s largest business group to join as the first part-time employee in their history. Following that, joined full-time through their Graduate Development Programme after a rigorous selection process which tested business acumen and psychometric abilities. One of 30 candidates from more than 2000 applicants.

Joseph (Jo) Esebame linkedin.com/in/joesebame

■ Career history: Founder, 3Gas Ltd, Nigeria

Sales and Distribution Manager, Renter GC Ltd, Nigeria Business Development Manager, Marson Group Ltd, Nigeria

■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK PGDip, Business Administration, Wits Business School, South Africa BSc, Environmental Protection & Resource Management, University of Calabar, Nigeria Fellow, Chartered Management Institute, UK

■ Nationality: Nigerian

■ Languages:

English (native)

■ Career achievements: Founded 3Gas Ltd. Identified the market opportunity for an affordable, accessible clean energy alternative and launched products. Gained entry of 2.5% or 130,000 consumers of the non-LPG core market within Port Harcourt, Nigeria in the first year of operation. Led 3Gas Ltd to acquire the LPG assets of Totalenergies Marketing Nigeria Plc in November 2022. Designed and manufactured a first-to-market pre-paid meter, developed to accurately measure LPG volume. By understanding customer needs and combining this with available technology, installation requirements, unique safety and encryption features, the product was sold and installed in 10,800 homes in eight Nigerian states within a one-year pilot period. Managed a complex portfolio of 128 employees across eight Nigerian states. Developed KPIs, incorporated channel focused marketing, allocated resources, reviewed performances and awarded bonuses. Strategy drove sales share by 5%, expanded market share from 4.4% to 5.5%, increased revenue by 4% and boosted gross margins by 50% over a two-year period.

Vicente González Quijano linkedin.com/in/vicentegz

■ Career history: Inventory Planning Department Head, The Home Depot Mexico, Mexico Inventory Planner, The Home Depot Mexico, Mexico Co-founder/Board Member/Advisor, GQ Enterprises, Mexico Production Trainee, The Home Depot Mexico, Mexico

■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK

BSc, Chemical Engineering, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico Diploma, Leadership Improvement Programme, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico

■ Nationality: Mexican

■ Languages:

Spanish (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Led the introduction of new processes across the entire supply chain, to improve procurement and inventory planning in the stocking-up of new stores and promotional events. Resulted in all new stores opening above 99% fill rate and out-of-stock products (during promotional events) improving from 4.5% to 2%, with purchase sell through rate rising from 60% to 80%. Managed inventory planning and procurement of the e-commerce portfolio. Led a multidisciplinary team to develop, implement and ensure the planning and replenishment procedures of the online channel, which has quintupled its product mix over the last four years and tripled its sales, reaching US$7 million last year, and reporting 5% growth this year. Co-founder, board member and advisor to GQ Enterprises, comprising of pest control and medical services companies. Led the plan to expand business operations into three cities in northern Mexico and built a client portfolio worth more than 1 million Mexican pesos.

Momoko Hara linkedin.com/in/momokohara

■ Career history: Deputy Manager - Accounting Section, JFE Steel Corporation, Japan Deputy Manager - IR Department, JFE Holdings, Inc, Japan Assistant Manager - Accounting Section, JFE Steel Corporation, Japan

■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BA, Political Science, Waseda University, Japan

■ Nationality: Japanese

■ Languages:

Japanese (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Dealt successfully with indications of impairment losses for billions of dollars against severe business conditions. For evaluation of business values, drove team members from different departments (sales, planning etc), and tenaciously negotiated with accountants with convincing data of earnings recovery. Achieved conclusion of no impairment, which the president praised. Led seven team members to manage the financial statements of the entirety of JFE Steel. Finalised the profit and losses within four days by motivating the members, showing the vision of the task, and enhancing communication in the team.

Reduced the finalisation process by two days, which contributed to early disclosure of financial results.

Developed entire new plant tours for the main shareholders to gain support for JFE’s business. Introduced corporate strategy briefs by the president and a presentation of R&D strategies, which were the first attempt for JFE. Achieved trust from the shareholders and contributed to raising approval by 3% for JFE’s proposal of the election of Directors in the annual general meeting.

Diego Hargous Gonzalez linkedin.com/in/dhargousg

■ Career history: Regional Business Development Manager, Monster Energy, Chile Business Intelligence MAC Cosmetics, The Estee Lauder Companies, Chile Transfer Pricing Senior Analyst, Deloitte, Chile ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BBA, Business Administration, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile

■ Nationality: Chilean

■ Languages:

Spanish (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Successfully designed and implemented a sales route planning tool for the Monster Energy sales team in Chile, which modernised the way the team planned their client visits. The project resulted in a digital tool used by seven sales manager who supervised more than 120 sales representatives. The team sales were over US$50 million yearly. Oversaw the coordination and implementation of a product rationalisation project, which reduced the line-up from 1,500 to 200 products. This project decreased the days of inventory in stores from 90 days to 45, reducing logistics and operational costs by 35%. Successfully developed a pricing strategy for MAC Cosmetics. The strategy was focused on top sales products in order to minimize the impact of higher costs due to pandemic. The analysis was carried out using internal and external data plus market research studies of the beauty industry in Chile. This strategy enabled the achievement of the net operating profit expected by HQ.

Tzu Ling (Linda) Huang linkedin.com/in/lindahuang223

■ Career history: Assistant Sales and Project Manager (Smart Transportation Department), Kingwaytek Technology, Taiwan Marketing Supervisor, Kingwaytek Technology, Taiwan Marketing Assistant, Tommy Hilfiger, Taiwan ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BBA, Business Administration, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

■ Nationality: Taiwanese

■ Languages: Mandarin Chinese (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Led more than four smart transportation projects, worth in excess of US$400,000, and collaborated extensively with cross-functional teams. Included integrating self-driving technology for on-demand transit in the Taoyuan International Airport parking lot. Completed Proof of Concept, allowing passengers to board AI-driven buses and improving parking efficiency. Tailored AI innovations for new customer acquisition and potential sales of more than US$500,000. Highlights included working with Taiwan’s biggest telecom company on a self-driving project to improve mobility in Thailand, and converting a golf cart into a self-driving vehicle for a smart port project in Kaohsiung to improve portside transit. Played a vital role in projects, combining product management and marketing to improve self-driving solutions. Collaborated with technical and management teams to define value propositions and market strategies. This led to a shift from pioneering experimental projects to an L4 self-driving business model, securing major global clients like TSMC.

Mohamed Ibrahim linkedin.com/in/mohamedibrahim777 ■ Career history: Co-founder and Managing Director, MAS Group, Sudan Co-founder, FlyNoor, Sudan Airplane Broker, Timbis Air Services, Kenya ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BSc (Honours), Civil Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan

■ Nationality: Sudanese

■ Languages:

Arabic (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Co-founded MAS Group, a group of six companies operating across multiple industries including heavy equipment, agriculture, energy, and mining, with branches in 10 different locations across Sudan. Led a team of more than 70 employees and spearheaded overall business strategy. Built the average annual turnover to US$4 million. Co-founded FlyNoor, a start-up private aviation company targeting gold mine owners, executives, and humanitarian authorities. Developed business strategies and short-term objectives for the company’s five employees. Brokered a rental deal for the first company Cessna aircraft to be based in Sudan. Established a solar energy company, MAS Energy, that installs and maintains on-grid and off-grid solar energy systems. Recruited a team of dedicated managers and engineers and imported solar panels, inverters, and solar-powered water systems. Provided two remote villages with local access to electricity and clean drinking water for the first time.

Deyan Ivanov linkedin.com/in/deyanivanov

■ Career history: Head of Retail Operations, O’Donnell Moonshine Ltd, UK Business Operations Manager, O’Donnell Moonshine Ltd, UK Customer Service Advisor, Royal Bank of Scotland, UK Manager - Coffee Sales, Pret, UK

■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK

■ Nationality: Bulgarian

■ Languages:

Russian (intermediate) German (basic)

Bulgarian (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Collaborated with C-Suite peers to develop the company’s direct to consumer strategy. While solely leading its execution for the entire UK retail channel, spearheaded initiatives ranging from the analysis of consumer behaviour to identifying previously untapped customer segments. This led to a 71% improvement in revenue growth between 2019 to 2021, amounting to £1.8 million. Opened more than 1,200 pop-up and retail locations over three years. Built store specific operating protocols including appropriate use of POS systems, strict adherence to alcohol licensing laws, and Covid-19 prevention measures that resulted in a less than 2% infection rate for the entire team. Achieved £120,000 in cost savings through a comprehensive approach to operational optimisation. This included streamlining transport schedules, re-negotiating card payment fees for more favourable terms, and implementing meticulous management of raw material costs. This drove impressive financial savings whilst growing the department’s profit margin by 56%.

Shobhit Jain linkedin.com/in/shobhitjain-operations

■ Career history: Operations Manager, ASM Maritime Ship Management, Netherlands Operations Manager, Fleet Management Ltd, Hong Kong Junior Operations Manager, Maersk Line, Denmark ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK BTech, Marine Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India

■ Nationality: Indian

■ Languages: Hindi (native) English (fluent)

■ Career achievements: Devised an optimised preventative maintenance plan for shipboard equipment which resulted in an increase of plant efficiency by 45% and reduced OpEx by US$5,000 per month. The proposed improvisation was implemented fleetwide on 12 other ships. Led more than 20 team members on the fuel energy conversion project, in line with the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) regulation of 2020. Achieved 100% compliance, one month before regulation implementation, reducing the ship’s sulphur dioxide emissions by 75%. Forecasted the shipboard fuel oil and other essential spare parts inventory requirements, based on existing stock and drafted economical procurement plans. Meticulously planned and conducted ship-to-ship transfers of fuel oil (more than 1000 metric tons, worth more than US$12.2 million) for multiple voyages.

Amala Jolly linkedin.com/in/amala-jolly

■ Career history: Business Unit Controller - Corporate Finance & Controllership, Thomson Reuters, India Deputy Manager - Audit & Assurance, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP, India Assistant Manager - Audit & Assurance, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP, India ■ Education highlights: MBA, Warwick Business School, UK Chartered Accountant, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, India Bachelor‘s Degree, Commerce, Mahatma Gandhi University, India

■ Nationality: Indian

■ Languages:

Tamil (intermediate) Hindi (intermediate)

Malayalam (native) English (native)

■ Career achievements: Took over complex unstructured activities of the demerger of Financial and Risk (F&R) business in India worth $50 million which was part of $20 billion global demerger. Led the valuation exercise and filed the returns within the timeline to avoid significant penalties. Proactively identified a prior calculation error, securing a $5 million refund before the demerger transition agreement expired. Spearheaded finance automation initiatives to remove redundant work, streamline workflows and bring efficiency. Collaborating with tech teams, automated 30 processes/ reports by turning ideas into algorithms. Trained 100 colleagues across APAC and EMEA regions, enabling them to leverage the automated processes to potentially save 12,000-man hours per annum. Post-acquisition of a legal technology company, the books were migrated into SAP with accounting issues. Took over the enterprise resource planning (ERP) transition, handling unfamiliar ERP and legal entity. Transitioned the books, resolving all issues. Auditors signed off the accounts, aiding early audit completion and preventing penalties.

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