The Exeter MBA Global Talent Book 2022

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Global Talent 2022



Responsible leaders for a better world

We need an MBA that is meaningful. The University of Exeter Business School had the foresight to create the One Planet MBA. We know what we have to do to contribute to a more sustainable future. We have the possibilities to do it but we need the will power to do it and the will power is Leadership. That is why the MBA at Exeter is a great programme.. Paul Polman – Former CEO, Unilever

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Foreword Welcome to our Class of 2022 Global Talent book, an introduction to a group of ambitious, talented, and creative professionals who seek to advance their careers whilst taking up the responsibility of leading in a challenging global landscape. By joining The Exeter MBA programme, they develop a better understanding of the ways in which rapid environmental, technological and societal changes impact and disrupt existing business models. As part of their personal transformation, they are supported to undertake a year of discovery, innovation, enterprise, collaboration and growth. MBA students at Exeter engage and work closely with our expert faculty and our wide network of global business partners to deepen their knowledge, skills and behaviours. Our Class of 2022 MBA participants have come to Exeter from around the world. They bring with them an exceptional range of business and management experience, together with a curious mind, a sense of purpose and a global outlook. I would like to recommend them to you, and hope you find opportunity to engage and work with this talented group of managers. If you would like to discuss how we can facilitate your talent search, please contact me.

Jacqueline Bagnall Director, The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School



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The Exeter MBA tackles global business challenges The world we live in is increasingly complex, risky, volatile and interconnected. More than ever, successful business leaders are those who understand the interconnections of our economies and societies and the ways through which global economic, societal, financial, environmental and technological challenges disrupt established businesses and strategies. The Exeter MBA is built around the very key set of values that define our elite Russell Group Business School: responsible leadership, innovation, technology, knowledge and practice. Our participants graduate with a strong business acumen and the critical, analytical and leadership skills that are required to work and lead collaboratively. They are uniquely placed to appreciate how understanding the fundamentals of the world we live in can lead to innovation and business transformation.

Academically rigorous, yet experiential in nature The Exeter MBA is a partnership between the University of Exeter Business School, leading global and other progressive organisations. Our partners are leaders in their field, yet at the forefront of change. They co-deliver the programme along with our expert faculty and set real-life business challenges. Furthermore, students gain practical as well as theoretical insight into the complexity of business, digital disruption, and the associated impacts by working with our cutting-edge research centres: the Exeter Centre for Circular Economy (ECCE); the Centre for Entrepreneurship (CE); the Exeter Centre for Leadership (ExCL); the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP); and our London-based Initiative in the Digital Economy (INDEX). The Exeter MBA opens up a new world of business opportunity by approaching today’s business challenges with an understanding of tomorrow’s possibilities. Award winning, accredited and world leading MBA Our MBA programme is triple accredited, with accreditations by Association of MBAs (AMBA), EQUIS and AACSB. The Economist Which MBA? rankings 2021 named our MBA as a global top 100 MBA programme. The programme was also ranked number 12 in the Corporate Knights’ 2021 Better World MBA Rankings and maintained its “Tier One” status in the CEO Global MBA Rankings 2022. The Exeter MBA is offered at the University of Exeter, a global leading and UK Top 12 Russell Group University.*

*The Sunday Times and The Times Good University Guide 2022


It’s when we stop and think that we rediscover the courage, wit, compassion, imagination, delight, frustration, discovery, and devotion that work can provoke – in short, all the things at work that do count, beyond measure. Margaret Heffernan Entrepreneur, CEO, writer and keynote speaker


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Bringing innovative business thinking to your organisation Engaging with The Exeter MBA on a consultancy project is a great way for you to benefit from our talented, international professionals applying their innovative business thinking from a forwardlooking, cutting edge accredited MBA, to a business challenge you are facing. Our students, in the past, have worked with all types of organisations on issues ranging from developing the regional innovation ecosystem of the Southwest to defining the vision of a circular and healthy food system in an urban setting. Want to know more? Take a look at our project videos on The Exeter MBA’s YouTube channel (specifically numbers 6 – 12) to see the impact and value that these projects have provided.

The project process n

From November to February, the students will be thinking through their different project options. If they are interested in exploring a project with your organisation, we will be in touch to make an introduction; they may also connect with you on LinkedIn. We usually aim for all students to have their projects by early March.


The student will work with you, supported by their academic supervisor, to develop their project idea further and to produce their project proposal which they will need to have completed around May.


Students will conduct their project between April and September, producing a final consultancy report and a client presentation.


After submission of the final consultancy report, we will be asking you for feedback on the student.

It was a joy working with Jumana on her project. Her work far exceeded what we would have expected and provided a great mix of well-researched theoretical insights into the challenges of collecting and using experience data, as well as practical recommendations for SAP. Mike Jordan, Global Portfolio Manager for Technology Innovations & Academic ambassador and Dr. Stuart Clarke, Principal Consultant, Analytics and Insight EMEA2 SAP


JAMIE COLE Executive Partner IBM Global Business Services, Lead Account Partner and Chair, The Exeter MBA’s Corporate Advisory Board

IBM actively partners with The Exeter MBA ensuring the programme content is focused, relevant and informed by real global challenges. Through live Consultancy Projects, MBA participants get hands on experience and generate significant value, often through our clients, with whom we are focused on driving digital transformations through cognitive solutions on our cloud platform.

The digital revolution is transforming business and society

Inspiring leaders for a better world

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How we develop our global talent Working in a multinational cohort alongside academic faculty, business leaders and MBA alumni, our participants have access to inspiring conversations, challenging ideas, and innovative thinking. This vibrant learning environment provides the stimulus and support needed to prepare them for the impact that they will make in their future employment. The Exeter MBA places personal transformation at its heart, supporting participants to develop the skills and mindset needed to lead within an uncertain global environment.

The existing knowledge, skills, professional experience and personal attributes of our participants forms the focus of ongoing personal reflection which results in an enhanced selfawareness. This stronger sense of “self” coupled with new knowledge gained from across their programme equips aspiring leaders with the confidence and tenacity to apply their learning to real-world issues. By working with our leading partners on real business challenges, our participants have developed the essential communication, collaboration, and creative-thinking skills needed to bring value to their Consultancy Projects. Each participant is unique. What they share is a deep sense of purpose in their work, creating positive impact and creating change – for good.

The world has enough people with all the answers. What we develop at Exeter are leaders able to ask the right questions. Jacqueline Bagnall The Exeter MBA Programme Director



Completing the MBA consultancy project was valuable for three reasons. Firstly, it gave me fantastic exposure to, and networking opportunities with senior stakeholders at a strategy consultancy firm. Secondly, it represented the perfect platform for me to implement everything I’ve learnt about sustainability on the Exeter MBA. And thirdly, it is a great case study for me to showcase my skills in the future. Greg Rahilly MBA, 2020 Managing Consultant at LanciaConsult

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Supporting your talent search The Exeter MBA places a profound emphasis on the personal and professional development of its talent. MBA Careers Consultant, Dominic Prosser, works with our participants and develops a personal understanding of the strengths, career achievements, personal attributes and aspirations of each candidate. Through 1:1 sessions, workshops, career development activities and career coaching, we ensure our graduates are ready for the next exciting challenge in their career.

Engagement activities


Professional Impact Interviews and Assessment Centres on campus

Whether you are eager to recruit our talented graduates/participants into a full-time position, Consultancy Project or a post-MBA internship, we can help you and your talent search. Our suite of bespoke services include:


Campus Presentations and Networking Events – an excellent way of showcasing your brand to this targeted audience


Employer Visits – our talent can come to you and will be able to develop a richer understanding of your culture and organisational ambitions


MBA Employer Showcase in partnership with MBA students from the Universities of Bath and Cardiff


Advertising your requirements throughout the year


Opportunities to pitch your Consultancy Project


Direct access to our talent via our Global Talent Book

We know employers also value the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our candidates. We welcome your involvement in a range of engagement activities and hearing your suggestions for other events you would like to see. Existing opportunities include:

We look forward to gaining an understanding of your specific needs and to helping you identify your next leadership talent.

I started exploring how to advance my career early in the MBA programme – trying to build on my experience, ambitions, and the new knowledge I obtained from the programme. Careers coaching helped me identify different sectors and roles I was interested in, and how to better position myself through my capabilities and my story – allowing me to be more focused and effective in planning my next career steps and navigating the job market. Jose Giraldo MBA, 2021, Category Manager – Retail Innovation at the LEGO Group



Graduates of The Exeter MBA are world-class We equip professionals with the knowledge, tools and skills to harness innovative business thinking and new business models that can deliver organisational growth whilst addressing global economic, social, environmental and technological challenges. By engaging with, and recruiting our talent, your organisation will benefit from collaborative, aspiring business leaders equipped to drive and manage innovation and change.


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Full-time students 33 full time students, average age 33

52% Male

48% Female

Average work experience = 10 years


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Nigeria Thailand

2021/22 cohort



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Emerica Emerlin Adams | Sierra Leonean Future Career Objective Administrative/Human Resources Manager looking for opportunities to formulate a value-based approach for effective management.

Email address Languages • English (fluent) • Creole (native)

Career History n Administrative Manager, Road Maintenance Fund Administration, Sierra Leone (5 years) n Results, Resources and Risk Officer, UK Department for International Development, Sierra Leone (9 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK B.Sc. Honours Financial Services Institute of Public Management and Administration (IPAM), University of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leonne Achievements n Saved Government of Sierra Leone 30% from our Administrative Budget n Formulated and implemented policies focused on Health and Safety, Vehicle Fleet and Loan Administration

Tola Adenekan | Nigerian Future Career Objective I look forward to building a career in a client-facing role in investment management and the sustainable energy sector.

Email address Languages • English (native)

Career History n Investment Manager, Ascent Capital Investment consulting, Nigeria (1 year, 3 months) n Growth Manager, Brass Technologies, Nigeria (9 months) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK MSc Sustainable Energy University of Leeds, UK BSc Petroleum Chemistry American University, Nigeria Achievements n Increased the company’s client base and transaction volume by 380% from $1M to $4.8M within 6 months n Generated over $1M in fund deposits for the company and exceeded the set monthly target 3 months in a row n Researched companies, analysed them for risk and developed diverse equity portfolios for clients which averaged a 42% return in 2020

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Shrutika Bhardwaj | Indian Future Career Objective Working as a consultant or manager in the IT sector. Career History n PLM Senior Analyst, Accenture, Bangalore (3 years, 7 months)

Email address Languages • Hindi (native) • English (professional)

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK BTech Computer Science and Engineering, India Achievements n Received the ‘Star Award’ for excellent performance in P&G project while working for Capgemini, Bangalore n Received ‘Appreciation and Recognition’ several times at Accenture while working for different clients

Cleofe Board | British Future Career Objective Consultancy, providing business support for entrepreneurs/start-ups with a passion for sustainable innovation. Lecturer.

Email address Languages • English (native)

Career History n Lecturer in Finance, University of Exeter Business School, UK (5 years) n Business Systems Manager, Refinitiv, UK (22 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK PgCert Academic Practice The University of Exeter, UK Advance HE Fellow (FHEA) BA (Hons) Economics The University of Greenwich, UK Achievements n Responsible for real-time financial data projects across EMEA stock exchange n Module lead for Degree Apprenticeship finance programme n Business owner/ director – Property services n Delivered multiple day 1 IT projects related to MiFID II directive



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Kanyarat Deemak | Thai Future Career Objective Entrepreneur / Business owner

Email address Languages • Thai (native) • English (fluent)

Career History n People and Organisational Development Specialist, ECCO, Thailand (2 years) n Talent Management Specialist, Bridgestone, Thailand (2 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business, UK Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Achievements n Implemented talent assessment, development, and succession planning for 5,000 employees n Developed HR development system and HR training software resulting in a 60% reduction in training costs n Coordinated with multinational teams in Denmark, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Vietnam to create and implement talent development tools, KPI Systems and HR development systems n Promoted to be Editor of ECCO Magazine within 6 months

Vijaylaxmi Desai | Indian Future Career Objective Moving into Fintech as a Business Analyst/Product Owner.

Email address Languages • Kannada (native) • English (professional) • Hindi (conversational) • Marathi (conversational)

Career History n Lead Business Analyst, Synechron Technologies Pvt Ltd, Pune, India (1 year, 10 months) n Test Architect, Barclays Global Service Centre Private Limited, Pune, India (2 years, 8 months) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, India Achievements n Designed API based business solutions for Real-Time Payments platform for Thailand/Malaysia/Vietnam in conformation with ISO20022 and ISO8583 standards n Designed microservice architecture for Thailand with data hosted on cloud to execute open-banking and real-time payments proposition n Provided impact assessments, define user stories, and create solution documents using JIRA, Visio, and Confluence for High Value SWIFT and real-time Payments using Agile framework


Completing an MBA during a global pandemic and studying online was not easy. To be honest, when the MBA started, I was overwhelmed and wanted to run away. However, with the encouragement of the MBA Director, administrative and teaching staff, and my fellow students, I made it through. To be able to spend a year in the midst of such kindness and heartfelt support is a time in my life that I will never forget! Akari Nakamoto MBA, 2021


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Xiangxin Guo (Grace) | Chinese Future Career Objective Working in the Charity Sector to be able to help more people. Working in the Fashion Industry.

Email address Languages • Mandarin (native) • English (fluent)

Career History n Vice General Manager, Shanghai Qianyi Asset Management company, Beijing (3 years, 5 months) n Regional Sales Director, PD Group Mitsubishi Motors Sales Company, Beijing (3 years, 6 months) n Sales Manager, PD Group Mitsubishi Motors 4S Store, Hebei (1 year, 6 months) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Achievements n Liaised with clients to attract investment. Attracted £6 million investment funds for the company during my vice general manager working period n Responsible for 12 Mitsubishi Motors stores’ sales and marketing management n Achieved 58% profit growth during my regional sales director working period n Achieved 32% profit growth and doubled sales quantity during my sales manager working period n Have run five programmes and 50 people have started coding as a result

Quantong Han | Chinese Future Career Objective Build an agile and resilient regional team to boost the renewable energy venture of my organisation.

Email address Languages • Chinese (native) • English (fluent)

Career History n Regional VP, South Asia Region, Delhi, India (2 years) n Commercial Director, Overseas Business Development Department HQ, Qingdao, China (8 years) n Civil Engineer, India Mundra 5*660MW thermal power plant project, Gujarat, India (5 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Master of Economics University of Nankai, China PMP Project Management Institute, USA National Certified Constructor MOHURD, China Achievements n Responsible for the marketing development of India Region, including countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal n Leading and managing a team responsible for Pricing, and negotiating overseas EPC contracts with the total amounting to $8.6 billion

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Matthew Harris | British Future Career Objective Exploring healthcare consulting opportunities. Career History n Head of Pathology, VPG, Exeter (3 years 5 months) n Veterinary Clinical Pathologist, TDDS, Exeter (8 years) Email address Languages • English (native) • French (conversational)

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology (Clinical Pathology) USA Certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons UK Bachelor of Veterinary Science School of Veterinary Science, University of Bristol UK Achievements n Effectively leading a team of fourteen veterinary clinical pathologists to process clinical samples and deliver high quality reports to veterinary surgeons n Successfully negotiated the implementation of digital laboratory report generation, leading to efficiency gains and significant cost savings n Brokering agreed action plans with farmers to deliver Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak control during the 2000 UK outbreak



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Saiful Hoda | Indian Future Career Objective Leverage experience and learning to move into a meaningful leadership position.

Email address Languages • English • Hindi • Urdu • Oriya

Career History n Business Analyst, Instinet (Nomura Holdings), Hong Kong (1 year, 6 months) n Reporting and Systems Analyst, Virtu Financials, Hong Kong (1 year, 3 months) n Senior Software Engineer, HCL Tech, India (3 years, 7 months) n Delivery Manager, Refinitiv, Hong Kong (1 year) n Systems and Data Analyst, Citibank, Hong Kong and India (3 years, 7 months) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Postgraduate Diploma in Data Science IIIT Bangalore, India Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science Biju Patnaik University of Technology, India Achievements n Conceptualised, managed, and delivered execution management platform initiatives for Broker neutral and Broker dealer clients. These features impacted monthly nationals that ran in excess of £50mil per month n Developed regulatory reports required by Hong Kong Exchange n Developed trading reports for clients; the notional traded by these clients was more than £20mil per month n Recruited, built and managed an offshore team. Managed the expectations of onsite and offshore members for a seamless, on time product delivery n Point of contact at Citibank Asia equities office during a major application rollout. Responsible for taking business critical decisions in consultation with Asia technology and head of business


It has been an absolute pleasure to oversee Paula’s MBA project. She has helped identify gaps in harmonising measurement of embodied carbon in the built environment with Environment Agency (EA) as a case study. She also explored the use of digital technologies such as block chain in measuring and monitoring embodied carbon and provided insightful recommendations for the EA. Her work will be very useful in helping us find solutions to one of society’s biggest challenges which is meeting the NetZero target and addressing the wider climate and ecological emergency. Anusha Shah, Director Resilient Cities – Arcadis


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Umesh Iyer | Indian Future Career Objective Being a data-led professional, I would like to explore finance or marketing roles within organisations that have a sustainability focus.

Email address Languages • English (fluent) • Hindi (native) • Tamil (native) • Gujarati (conversational)

Career History n Partner-Client Leadership, Mindshare (GroupM), India (2 years, 6 months) n Director-Client Leadership, Mindshare (GroupM), Vietnam (2 years, 3 months) n Business Director, Carat (Aegis Media), Vietnam (2 years, 6 months) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Postgraduate Programme in Media Management Northpoint, India Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce Mumbai University, India Achievements n Led the Home and Hygiene portfolio of Unilever, built media recommendations drawn out of business data and research n Won multiple awards for Domex and Nature Protect campaigns across Indian advertising forums n Created the first-ever Media Playbook for Suntory Pepsico Vietnam, laying down the media principles and guidelines for the marketing team. n Delivered 6% media savings for Suntory Pepsico by driving cost efficiency on media investments n Drove ~10% higher cluster revenue for Mindshare Vietnam in 2018 by pitching in relevant products

Farid Jafarguliyev | Azerbaijani Future Career Objective Establishing my own company in the Tourism industry. Career History n Sales Manager, Salamtour LLC, Azerbaijan (10 years)

Email address Languages • Azerbaijani (native) • Russian • Turkish • English

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Bachelor’s Degree in Law Baku State University, Azerbaijan MA Business Management Azerbaijan State Economic University, Azerbaijan BA Engineering Economics and Management Azerbaijan State Economic University, Azerbaijan Achievements n As Sales Manager at Salamtour LLC, I adapted the company strategy during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure the survival of the company

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Prashant Kumar | Indian Future Career Objective Applying online advertising, community building, social media analytics and marketing skills across the digital space.

Email address Languages • English (fluent) • Hindi (native)

Career History n Digital Marketing Consultant, Digital for Humanity, London (3 months) n Digital Consultant, Self-employed, London (6 months) n Digital Manager, Tata Consumer Products limited (erstwhile Tata Global Beverage Ltd), Mumbai (2 years) n Digital Manager, Jupiter Capita, Bengaluru (1 years and 7 months) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Data Science and Machine Learning using Python Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India Building Blocks of Marketing Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru, India Digital and Social Media Marketing Strategies Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India Achievements n Increased open rate for Amazon’s email marketing campaigns from 12% to 57% by fine-tuning subject lines, target audience demographics and delivery times. n Increased email subscribers for Schneider Electric from 20% to 45% of web visitors by redesigning LP, writing and testing landing page copy. n Increased the Social Media Impressions and Engagements to 81.6 million and 11.85 million respectively for Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s social media n Helped increase the Pageviews, Unique visitors, Impressions, Engagement to 181 million, 19.7 million, 2.05 billion and 54.4 million respectively in three months for Asianet Malayalam



One of the most critical challenges facing the long-term productivity, innovation and resilience of our global economy is to decouple economic growth from global resource constraints. The Circular Economy offers an alternative vision of the future where design, technology and new business models are integrated to maximise the value of existing assets and regenerate our ecosystem. The Centre for the Circular Economy provides future leaders with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to transform our society and industrial system and transition towards an economy that is restorative, regenerative and circular by design. Professor Fiona Charnley Associate Professor of Circular Economy, University of Exeter

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Ananda Nidhi Lakshmikumari | Indian Future Career Objective Project management professional with 7+ years of cross-functional experience in multiple types of power plant engineering projects (solar, hydro, thermal). I am looking to help businesses bring sustainability to the forefront of their operations by embedding circular economy principles and improve the triple bottom line. Email address

Career History n Senior Engineer, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL), India (9 years)

Languages • English (fluent) • Hindi (fluent) • Malayalam (native) • Tamil (conversational) • Kannada (conversational)

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK MSc Climate Change, Management and Finance Imperial College Business School, UK Achievements n Designed and developed optimised solar module-mounting structures for approx. 120 Megawatts worth of solar power projects, resulting in savings of approx. US$2.7m n Led on the setting up of an inhouse design and drafting department to deliver high quality engineering designs, resulting in faster turnaround times and lower costs n Secured US$80k in angel funding against pre-series A investment for an indoor vertical farming start-up in London n Managed commercial closure of solar photo-voltaic projects worth US$120m n Spearheaded change management to a digital e-procurement system, resulting in reduction of purchase lead time by 25% and considerable saving of paper usage



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Settawut Lekanukit | Thai Future Career Objective Supply and Demand Planning Manager, Supply Chain Consultant Career History n Supply Planner, Ingredion Incorporated, Thailand (4 years) n Operations Engineer, Ingredion Incorporated, Thailand (1 year) Email address Languages • Thai (native) • English (fluent)

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering Kasetsart University, Thailand Achievements n Slashed long age inventory tonnage from 300 to 20 in four months. n Improved OTIF increase by 5% in one year n Reduced demand forecasting analysis time from five days to one hour n Spearheaded implementation of new ERP (JDA) for medium and long-term supply planning, resulting in being appointed COE of JDA application

Charlie McNichol-Fardon | British Future Career Objective Helping to catalyse the UK government sustainability agenda through leadership and consultancy.

Email address Languages • English (native) • French (conversational)

Career History n Business and Sustainability Consultant, Sustainability Southwest, UK (9 years) n Business Owner, iOme Fitness, UK (9 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK MSc Global Sustainability Solutions University of Exeter Global Systems Institute, UK Achievements n Developed an e-learning education platform for the training and development of fitness instructors and personal trainers based in the UK n Project manager tasked to respond to recommendation R19 of the University of Exeter’s Climate Emergency white paper n Developed strategic direction for the future creation of learning activities at multiple levels and proposed a framework for comparing best sustainability practice across UK Universities n Project management lead with full financial accountability for the 2011 UK tour of Gurdas Maan (international Punjabi singer) across seven UK show venues including the Royal Albert Hall and the NEC LG Arena

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Parth Mehta | Indian Future Career Objective Building my own venture. Managing investments in the sustainable finance space. Career History n Associate Investment Manager, Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Ltd, India (7 years) Email address Languages • English (fluent) • Hindi (fluent) • Gujarati (fluent)

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Chartered Financial Analyst CFA Institute, USA Bachelor’s degree in Financial Markets H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, India Achievements n Managed Real Estate investments worth ~$55 million and secured a successful deal exits worth ~$20 million n Delivered growth of Real Estate AUM by ~80% over a span of 2 years. n Contributed towards achieving 0% NPA (non-performing assets) rate over the span of 7 years across all investments through constant and vigilant monitoring n Promoted from a position of Senior Analyst to Associate Investment manager owing to effective contribution to the team in deploying funds with sustainable returns n Selected to form part of the Group Global Talent Pool, comprising of 37 young leaders across businesses and geographies involving 3 stages and assessment of ~510 high performers across the Group n Successfully completed New Leader Certificate Program by Harvard Business Publishing



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Annie Mera | Peruvian Future Career Objective I aspire to contribute to the change that the world needs to become more sustainable, socially equitable, and truly hab-itable for future generations. Looking forward to working in renewable energy, regenerative agriculture, and sustainable finance. Email address

Career History n Head of Controlling, San Miguel Global, Peru (2 years, 7 months) n Controlling Supervisor, San Miguel Global, Peru (2 years, 4 months)

Languages • Spanish (native) • English (fluent) • French (intermediate)

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Bachelor’s degree in Management Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Peru Achievements n Led the SAP HANNAH migration project of the financial and controlling module. n Led project to save $3mil. in costs (represented 6% of total costs) in 2020 in partnership with operational, supply chain, commercial and HR divisions. n Supported operation, commercial and supply chain teams during the agricultural campaign to make investment decisions for an amount of $3.5mil based on the cost-benefit evaluation.

Awantika Mohan | Indian Future Career Objective I am looking forward to transitioning to a Talent Development and Experience Management role, and progress to attaining leadership roles in MNCs where I can impact lives by managing the “moments that matter”. Career History n Audit Senior, EY GDS, Gurugram, India (4 years, 7 months) Email address Languages • English (fluent) • Hindi (native)

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Master’s degree in Commerce (Accounts & Finance) Annamalai University, India Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Honours) University of Delhi, India Achievements n Led an audit team for one of the largest clients of the company, managing, training, and counselling the associates. n Facilitated the onboarding of associates for three years to ensure a smooth beginning and an enjoyable experience in the team. n Promoted the business development of underperforming clients by building a relationship of trust, and thus garnering more audit areas. n Won the “Golden Beam Award” for outstanding quality of work and performance on the portfolio client and for contributing to the holistic growth of the team.


My MBA consultancy project with PA Consulting afforded me the opportunity to get first-hand international experience within a management consulting firm. I engaged with various stakeholders and applied the knowledge and skills The Exeter MBA taught me. The best part of the consulting experience was the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with individuals across various departments within PA Consulting Komal Bhalla MBA, 2021


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Rueangkit Panyapongsathorn | Thai Future Career Objective Entrepreneur / Business owner Career History n Electrical Engineer, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Thailand (3 years) Email address Languages • Thai (native) • English (intermediate)

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand Achievements n Managed and coordinated with area manager, owners and other concerned teams or departments responsible for maintenance work projects n Control system maintenance of EGAT-owned power plants in Thailand (47 power plants), including both minor and major inspections, as well as the renovation of hydro power plants n Team leader of innovation team in “kaizen” contest on the topic “Improvement of Cooling Water System for Ubolratana Hydro Power Plant” n Selected for a team to design and implement control system in powerplant such as governor system, auxiliary system and operation screen

Apidchaya Pathomprichakul | Thai Future Career Objective Adding value in a role focused on business development where I can apply my strong customer relationship and project management skills. Career History n Manager of e-Commerce Customer Service, Thailand Post Co, Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand (6 years) Email address Languages • Thai (native) • English

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Institute of International Studies (IIS-RU) B.B.A., International Business, Bangkok, Thailand Achievements n Outstanding experience building, developing, and managing customer networks n Developed, trained and managed sales teams, built internal capabilities and ensured that personnel were effectively motivated and equipped with key insight into the sales process n Consistently achieved high sales volumes, increasing assets from £5.5mil to over £6.6mil n Successfully performed relationship and negotiation management to introduce innovation tools delivering £311,000 in cost saving

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Carli Rescott | American Future Career Objective Consultant, Social Enterprise

Email address Languages • English (native)

Career History n Refugee Resettlement, Journey’s End Refugee Services, Buffalo NY, USA (1 year) n Junior Account Executive, LMNC, Washington DC, USA (6 months) n Associate Regional Director, BBYO, Long Island NY, USA (3 years) n Head of Creative Operations, NEOCOCO, USA (2 years/present) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK International Studies BA The University at Buffalo, NY, USA Achievements n Assisted in the resettlement coordination and process of refugee families in Buffalo, New York n Planned and directed a 4-day leadership and social impact summit for 40 international youth leaders at an international convention n Planned, directed, and facilitated a semester long remote Global Leadership Academy for international youth leaders, in collaboration with TEDEd learning tools. n Mentored teen leaders in hosting a community fundraiser with over 200 youth leaders in attendance, raising $3,000 for local charity n Facilitated key growth partnerships and creative collaborations, as well as implementing growth strategy for a small social enterprise as the Head of Creative Operations.

Aurisha Sengupta | Indian Future Career Objective Digital Marketing Lead for Social Enterprise. Career History n Lead Consultant, Infosys, UK (2 years)

Email address Languages • English (fluent)

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK B.Tech in I.T West Bengal University of Technology, India Achievements n Innovated and marketed a new tool called IDEAS that reduced the redundant data issue for major retail clients using SAP by 60% and increased the number of clients by 37% n Won the prestigious Award for Excellence within my organisation in 2016 for the IDEAS tool n Worked as an Automation Lead to create a Zero-Touch Automation inventory for a leading retail industry’s APAC business process in Singapore. Conducted workshops with multiple functional consultants from Korea, Japan, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore. Gathered the business process requirements and developed an automation repository of more than 500 scenarios using Worksoft Certify leading a 10-member team



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Sanjana Sharma | Indian Future Career Objective Management Strategy Consulting Career History n Content Associate, Pocket Aces, India (3 months) n Independent Marketing Consultant, India (2 years, 7 months) Email address Languages • English (fluent) • French (studying)

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK MA advertising University of the Arts London, UK Professional Certificate in Public Relations Chartered Institute of Public Relations, UK Achievements Commissioned Dice Media’s acclaimed “Bae Control” Show. n Delivered digital marketing research and analysis for a diverse group of organisations and clients. n Led creative teams to build and execute strategy. n

Shashank Shukla | Indian Future Career Objective CTO, VP – Engineering, Director – Engineering

Email address Languages • English • Hindi

Career History n Director Engineering, Hughes Systique Corporation, India (4 years) n Associate Director,, India (2 Years) n Director, Engineering, Bluespringer Ltd, UK (6 Months) n Director Engineering, Chleon Automotive Pvt Ltd, India (3 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK BTech Electrical Engineering IIT Kanpur, India Achievements n Lead a team of 60 Engineers working on developing an Automotive Connected Car solution n Developed Machine Learning based IP for Video analytics and Autonomous Vehicle Software, attracted new business n Developed Mobile & Web Application for India Fintech Company, generating 30% leads and contributing USD 20M revenue n Fostered an environment that encouraged continuous process improvements for achieving higher customer trust n Developed highly empathetic client relationships and earned a reputation for exceeding service standard goals n Executed US Top MNC project based on CMMI Level 5 policies n Assumed ownership of team productivity and managed workflow to meet or exceed quality service goals

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Kabir Suleiman | Nigerian Future Career Objective Interested in leadership and consultancy role in a reputable consultancy firm. Career History n Manager (budget, planning, research and statistics), Corporate Affairs Commission, Nigeria (12 years) Email address Languages • English • Hausa

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK M.Sc. Computer Network Technology Northumbria University, Newcastle Bachelor of Information Technology American University, Dubai Achievements n Part of the team that successfully reviewed all corporate affairs operations manual in 2017 n Actively participated in getting Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015) certification for the commission in one year which earned me a commendation letter from the then CEO of the Corporate Affairs Commission.

Chalita Titayanunt | Thai Future Career Objective Marketing Executive

Email address Languages • Thai (native) • English (conversational)

Career History n Senior Assistant Brand Manager, Thai Beverage PLC, Thailand (3 years, 3 months) n Assistant Brand Manager, Unicharm Co.,Ltd, Thailand (1 year) n Management Trainee, Boonrawd Brewery Co.,Ltd, Thailand (3 months) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Achievements n Developed innovative new product lines including soft drinks with Honey Lemon flavour, the first healthy product with low sugar and real natural ingredients in Thailand, and Pink Bomb which recorded the highest revenue in the brand portfolio n Innovated new format of soft drink era, “est PLAY Jelly Shake”, which was the first time ever a fizzy drink had been combined with a jelly shake n Lead overall strategic marketing 360-degree communication; TVC, online, out-of-home media, public relations, Point of Purchase media and large-scale high-profile launch event organisation, saving costs without compromising on quality n Leading profit margin improvement project for company portfolio by delivered reduction in sugar proportion across all product lines to maintain original taste and profitability in response to annual increase of Thai sugar tax



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Xiaolong Wang | Chinese Future Career Objective To never stop exploring and discovering, and always keeping a humble learning attitude to become an innovative interna-tional Financial Manager with proven insight and leadership.

Email address Languages • English (fluent) • Chinese (native)

Career History n Project Finance Manager, SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction Co., Ltd., China (6 months) n Project Finance Manager, SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction Co., Ltd., Jordan (3 years, 9 months) n Financial Supervisor, SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction Co., Ltd., India (2 years, 5 months) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Financial Management University of Qingdao, China Achievements n Designed and put into use an automatic bank guarantee management system for realising the automatic and informative process of bank guarantee management n Secured a 2% Deposit Exemption Letter from Jordan Ministry of Finance, avoiding $1.6 million expenditure at Jordan Customs from 2016 to 2018 n Negotiated Stamp Duty at the rate of 0.3% on EPC contact value, as opposed to the higher rate of 0.6%, saving $240k in direct taxation n Achieved the low TDS certificate for three years, to reduce tax bearing and save $15 million

Wei Xu | Chinese Future Career Objective Work as a consultant for businesses between UK and China. Career History n Supervisor and Cost Control Executive, Dongying Austasia Modern Dairy Farm Co., Ltd. Shandong China (5 years) Email address Languages • Mandarin (native) • English (fluent)

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Achievements n Organised bidding and procurement proceedings (documents, evaluations). n Managed overall relations for assigned contractors and contract negotiations, drawing up contact terms. n Tracked monthly budget, payments, and construction schedules of 7 branches, updated monthly cash flow and payment schedules. n Assisted Financial Department in charge of annual audit, cooperated with external auditors to ensure a successful and smooth annul audit.

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Man Yuan | Chinese Future Career Objective Creating new value for organisations in the field of sustainable development and circular economy. Career History n Vice project Director, Energy Field Power, China (3 years) n Construction Manager, Energy Field Power, China (5 years) n Engineer, Energy Field Power, China (4 years) Email address Languages • Chinese (native) • English (fluent)

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK BEng China University of Mine and Technology, China Achievements n Successful execution of 6 international power plant EPC projects as a team leader or key participant in Mid-East n Twelve years’ experience in the power plant industry

Zhuang Zhibin | Chinese Future Career Objective CTO, Technical director, Software Architect, Tech consultant

Email address Languages • Mandarin • English

Career History n Technical director, China Smart City Technology Co., Ltd, China (5 years) n Data architect, Dreamworks, China (1 years) n Architect, Canada NorthStar, Malaysia, (2.5 years) n Architect, Zhejiang Huida Technology Co. LTD, China, (2.5 years) n Java engineer/DBA/Architect, Feinno Communication Technology Co. LTD, China, (3 years) n Java software engineer, Beijing DCX Technology Co. LTD, (1.5 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Communications Engineering Xinyu University, China Achievements n Won the Emerging Management Award (2018) and the Outstanding Management Award n Developed a data analysis reporting system and optimised the data analysis platform n Led the independent R&D of microservice framework and public chain (blockchain) n Joined in the IOS group as an expert role for Smart City Development



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