Category: Bayes Business School Alumni Stories

In conversation with Aloysius Yongbi Fontama (MSc Mathematical Trading and Finance, 2010)

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After graduating from Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) with an MSc in Mathematical Trading and Finance in 2010, Aloysius Yongbi Fontama has set up his own investment management company A&F Capital Advisors which has recently joined the UK Government Kickstarter scheme and will be working with 8 young people to help them acquire employability skills on a 6–month paid contract. He is an Equity Portfolio & Fund Manager…Continue Reading In conversation with Aloysius Yongbi Fontama (MSc Mathematical Trading and Finance, 2010)

Alumnus turned lecturer, George Politis, funds coursework prize in honour of his late father

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George Politis has maintained a close relationship with Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) ever since graduating from MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance in 1997. In 2017 he became an Alumni Ambassador for Greece, the following year he joined the Professional Mentorship scheme and in 2019 he joined Bayes as a lecturer for his own elective…Continue Reading Alumnus turned lecturer, George Politis, funds coursework prize in honour of his late father

In conversation with Suat Ozsoy (MBA, 2016), author of Product Marketing Management: How to become most influential person in your company

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Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) alumnus Suat Ozsoy (MBA, 2016) has had a varied career since graduating in 2016, and now works as Director of Business Unit – Emerging Countries at Epson Europe, a role for which he and his family have had to relocate to Dubai. Having worked in Product Marketing Management for several…Continue Reading In conversation with Suat Ozsoy (MBA, 2016), author of Product Marketing Management: How to become most influential person in your company

AstraZeneca Senior Director of Global Supply Chain and Bayes alumnus Mark Proctor recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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Mark Proctor (Executive MBA, 2014) is one of eight AstraZeneca employees who have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021 for their outstanding achievements in UK life sciences, manufacturing and supporting the UK and Global response to the current pandemic. We spoke to Mark about his time at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), his…Continue Reading AstraZeneca Senior Director of Global Supply Chain and Bayes alumnus Mark Proctor recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Conversations with City’s Alumni Mentors: Natalia Kolotneva (MSc Corporate Real Estate Finance and Strategy, 2007)

Natalia Kolotneva is currently working at LaSalle Investment Management as Head of Alternatives and Residential, having graduated with an MSc in Corporate Real Estate Finance and Strategy in 2007. Natalia has a history in professional mentoring and joined the Alumni Mentoring scheme in September last year, she hasn’t looked back since! We spoke to Natalia…Continue Reading Conversations with City’s Alumni Mentors: Natalia Kolotneva (MSc Corporate Real Estate Finance and Strategy, 2007)

More than just CVs: Lessons from Trinnovo Group founder and chairperson Ashley Lawrence

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Ashley Lawrence (Executive MBA, 2018) is the founder and Chairperson of Trinnovo Group. Trinnovo Group is an international recruitment company, bringing together three market specialists and their own social enterprise. The Group’s mission is to build diversity, create inclusion and encourage workplace innovation, “as a recruitment agency, we’re not just sending CVs. It’s actually more…Continue Reading More than just CVs: Lessons from Trinnovo Group founder and chairperson Ashley Lawrence

In conversation with Ghassan Abughazaleh (Executive MBA, 2013) CEO and Professional Coach

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After completing his Executive MBA at the Business School (formerly Cass) in 2013, Ghassan Abughazaleh (Aboughazale) decided to utilise his 30+ years of business acumen as a certified Professional Coach, focused on executive leadership and personal development, alongside his position as the CEO of Storall LLC. In March this year, Ghassan returned to the Business…Continue Reading In conversation with Ghassan Abughazaleh (Executive MBA, 2013) CEO and Professional Coach

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