Category: City Alumni Stories

Protecting the biosphere

Angus Forbes is the founder of the charitable endeavour Bankers without Boundaries and is a Cass MBA alumnus passionate about protecting the biosphere through the creation of a Global Planet Authority, by way of the first action of global self-determination. He has recently launched the website www.votegpa.com and is married to ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing Judge,…Continue Reading Protecting the biosphere

Tamara Hasan (Banking and International Finance, 2003) takes home prestigious prize at alumni awards in Qatar

  When a close friend suffered an injury and wasn’t able to find a quality physiotherapy clinic, Tamara Hasan (Banking and International Finance, 2003) decided it was time to take action and raise the standards of healthcare in Qatar by opening her own clinic. Having opened The International Physiotherapy Clinic in 2015, Tamara continued to…Continue Reading Tamara Hasan (Banking and International Finance, 2003) takes home prestigious prize at alumni awards in Qatar

SPOTLIGHT: Despina Afentouli (ΜΑ International Journalism, 2004)

Our alumni are really amazing and we want to share their achievements with the world! In the SPOTLIGHT this month is Despina Afentouli (ΜΑ International Journalism, 2004) Can you tell me about your time at City? I did my Master’s degree in International Journalism at “The City University London”, as it was then called. I…Continue Reading SPOTLIGHT: Despina Afentouli (ΜΑ International Journalism, 2004)

Migration Made Easy

Tripti Maheshwari (Finance, 2015) recently won the ‘International alumni of the year’ award at The Pie PIEoneer Awards. Now her platform Student Circus has been selected as one of the businesses to participate in the Mayor of London’s International Business Growth Programme. We caught up with Tripti to hear more about Student Circus and why…Continue Reading Migration Made Easy

Exercising Ethically

In the dawn of the paper straw and the reusable coffee cup, it’s no surprise that Gareth Evans (MBA, 2017) and his business partner Joe Lines, saw a gap in the market for truly sustainable, high performing, ethical activewear. Here Gareth tells the story of his new venture Peak+Flow; activewear that is kind to the…Continue Reading Exercising Ethically

The Eye Protector

Dhruvin Patel (Optometry, 2015) is City’s very own super hero. His power? Protecting your eyes from harmful blue light. But this isn’t a mission he’s embarking on alone. Enter fellow alumnus, serial entrepreneur and chief supporter Asad Hamir (Optometry, 2007). We spoke to Dhruvin and Asad about what brought them together, and their hopes of…Continue Reading The Eye Protector

The Economy of Words

In 2011 Peter Sainsbury (Economics, 2000) started writing a blog about economics and financial markets. Six years later he has published not one but two books. Here he tells us what inspired him to start writing.  Can you tell me about your time at City? I studied for an economics degree at City, graduating in…Continue Reading The Economy of Words

Future-Proofing Finance

Weiyen Hung (MSc Finance 2010) has been appointed as Chair of the T level Financial Panel in the Legal, Financial and Accounting route, as part of the Department for Education’s commitment to reforming post-16 technical education. We spoke about how it happened, and why you should get involved too. Tell me about your time at…Continue Reading Future-Proofing Finance

Shake It Up

Anthony Noun (Executive MBA, 2017) came to Cass Business School to rubber-stamp his private sector nous, after years of PR experience in the public and third sectors. Along with his business partner he is now disrupting the PR industry with Brægen, a different way for brands to communicate and engage with their target audiences. We…Continue Reading Shake It Up