Category: Business School Alumni Stories

Recent Alumni Spotlight: Matti Fischer, Defne and Muhtar Kent Prize in Entrepreneurship winner, shares his advice for fellow entrepreneurs

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Matti Fischer (MSc Entrepreneurship, 2019) is the co-founder of Careloop, an online recruiting platform designed for nurses from international backgrounds, to help them adapt to the German healthcare system. The platform allows German companies to apply to candidates who have been vetted by Careloop. In 2020, Matti won the Defne and Muhtar Kent Educational Foundation,…Continue Reading Recent Alumni Spotlight: Matti Fischer, Defne and Muhtar Kent Prize in Entrepreneurship winner, shares his advice for fellow entrepreneurs

Recent Alumni Spotlight: Francisca Posada-Brown (MSc Marketing, Strategy and Innovation, 2016)

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Since graduating from the Business School (formerly Cass) in 2016, Francisca Posada-Brown (MSc Marketing, Strategy and Innovation, 2016) has had a whirlwind career taking her across three continents and five different roles. We caught up with Francisca to find out more about her time at the Business School and how her career has developed since…Continue Reading Recent Alumni Spotlight: Francisca Posada-Brown (MSc Marketing, Strategy and Innovation, 2016)

“The first step is always to try: get out there and do it” – In conversation with entrepreneur and CEO Jihan Abass

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Jihan Abass (Investment and Financial Risk Management, 2015) left her job as a sugar trader in the City of London to found two digital insurance platforms – Kenya’s first digital-only car insurance platform, Griffin, and Lami, the technology platform used to build the Griffin app. Since then, Lami has successfully raised 1.8 million dollars in…Continue Reading “The first step is always to try: get out there and do it” – In conversation with entrepreneur and CEO Jihan Abass

From ‘salary man’ to business owner and CEO – In conversation with Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie

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Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie (Executive MBA, 2011) spent nearly 20 years working in investment banking before founding the business banking challenger BCB Group with fellow alumnus Oliver Tonkin (Executive MBA, 2011). BCB Group is Europe’s leading provider of business accounts and trading services for the digital asset economy. We caught up with Oliver to find out…Continue Reading From ‘salary man’ to business owner and CEO – In conversation with Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie

Recent Alumni Spotlight: Joey Li, Founder and CEO of social enterprise Leiho

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Joey Li (MSc Marketing Strategy and Innovation, 2019) is the founder and CEO of social enterprise Leiho which she started while completing her studies at the Business School with fellow student Thuta Khin (MSc Marketing Strategy and Innovation, 2019). Leiho is a lifestyle brand on a mission to make purchasing basic products more meaningful: for…Continue Reading Recent Alumni Spotlight: Joey Li, Founder and CEO of social enterprise Leiho

“I started this because children needed help” – Rupal Ragha, Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award Recipient

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Following a career as a dance teacher, then going to Law School and working in the legal field for several years, it was in 2012 when Rupal Ragha (BSc Management, 2008) returned to her passion for educating and founded her tutoring company Big Brains Tuition. At the start of the pandemic, Rupal decided to take…Continue Reading “I started this because children needed help” – Rupal Ragha, Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award Recipient

Advice from an Alumni Mentor, Part two

Navin Chauhan (MSc Investment Management, 2007) is a partner and Head of Business Development at Victory Hill Capital Advisors LLP and has been a professional mentor for Business School students since 2012. In 2015, Navin was nominated for the ‘Mentor of the Year’ award by his mentee and went on to win the accolade. We…Continue Reading Advice from an Alumni Mentor, Part two

From corporate high-flyer to socially conscious entrepreneur

After graduating from the Business School Abhinav Gaur (Business Studies, 2006) spent fourteen years climbing the ranks at American multinational company, General Electric (GE). It was at this time that he reached a turning point, deciding to ‘burn the ships’ and quit his job to launching into his entrepreneurial journey. Abhinav has recently co-founded the…Continue Reading From corporate high-flyer to socially conscious entrepreneur

General Manager of luxury watch brand donates 30% of profits to help global fight against Covid-19

Federico Ziviani (BSc Management, 2017) is the General Manager of luxury watchmaking company Maison Gerald Charles. The company have recently donated 30% of their profits to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund by World Health Organisation (WHO). We spoke to Federico about this decision and his journey from the Business School to his current role.  …Continue Reading General Manager of luxury watch brand donates 30% of profits to help global fight against Covid-19

Stock market success: advice from an alumni mentor

Navin Chauhan (MSc Investment Management, 2007) is a partner and Head of Business Development at Victory Hill Capital Advisors LLP who have recently completed a very successful fund raise for their listed Fund (VH Global Sustainable Energy Opportunities plc) IPO on the London Stock Exchange. We spoke to Navin about this achievement, his time at…Continue Reading Stock market success: advice from an alumni mentor