The Exeter MBA Global Talent Book 2019

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Global Talent 2019

THE EXETER MBA Inspiring leaders for a better world

European Business Schools Ranking 2017

Experience the power of purposeful leadership, learn how imagination and technology create opportunity and grasp the value of sustainability and taking the long term view AN INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED MBA PROGRAMME WITH A FOCUS ON INNOVATION, PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY.

Ranked Number 1 in the Corporate Knights’ 2017 Better World MBA rankings

The Exeter MBA Global Talent Book 2019

Foreword Welcome to our Class of 2019 Global Talent book which displays a group of ambitious, talented, creative and collaborative professionals equipped with the desire to advance their careers and become leaders in a challenging world. By joining the Exeter MBA programme, they will not only develop their understanding of the ways in which global challenges impact on business models and strategies, but also will enjoy a year of network building, personal discovery and professional training in responsible management. MBA students at Exeter engage and work closely with our expert faculty and our wide network of responsible partners to deepen and practice professional skills and build an understanding of the world as it will be. Our Class of 2019 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 developing global outlook. I would like to recommend them to you and I hope you will find many opportunities to engage and work with them. If you would like to contact our global talent or discuss how we can facilitate your talent search, please contact: Ian Hodges (, Careers and Employability Manager.

Dr Stuart Robinson Director, The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School



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 at the forefront of the circular economy and sustainable business. The Exeter MBA is built around the very key set of values that define our elite Russell Group Business School: purposeful 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.

*The Sunday Times and The Times Good University Guide 2019

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. Award winning, accredited and world leading MBA Our Full-Time and Executive MBA programmes were selected for in-depth review by the EQUIS re-accreditation panel of experts where the Business School successfully secured re-accreditation for a period of five years. Both programmes are also accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), ranked number one by Corporate Knights in their 2017 Better World MBA Rankings and ranked among the best in the world by CEO magazine. The Exeter MBA is offered at the University of Exeter, a global leading and UK Top 12 Russell Group University.*


The techniques I’ve learned in innovation have helped me connect the dots from challenges I encountered during my career as an IT consultant, and during the Consultancy Project where I was able to solve real-life problems for businesses.� Ayan Chatterjee (MBA, 2018)

The digital revolution is transforming business and society

THE EXETER MBA Inspiring leaders for a better world


MIKE BERNARD Marketing Director, Systems Routes to Market, IBM Europe and Chair, The Exeter MBA’s Corporate Advisory Board

JAMIE COLE Executive Partner IBM Global Business Services, Cognitive & IOT Solutions, Industrial Sector

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.�


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 mind-set 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 self-awareness. 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. JACKIE BAGNALL, MODULE LEAD, PERSONAL TRANSFORMATIONS


Norway was a completely unexpected adventure that has changed me and my life in many ways. It enabled me to get to know my peers on a more personal level, sharing more than academic abilities inside a classroom. Victoria Veber, MBA 2018

The Leadership Skills Expedition 2018, Norway Photo credit Karel Vandezande


Supporting your talent search The Exeter MBA places a profound emphasis on the personal and professional development of its talent. Careers and Employability Manager, Ian Hodges, 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. Whether you are eager to recruit our talent 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: n Advertising

your requirements throughout

the year n Opportunities

to pitch your Consultancy Project

Engagement Activities 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 to hearing your suggestions for other events you would like to see. Existing opportunities include: n Professional

Impact Interviews and Assessment Centres on campus

n Campus

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

n Employer

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

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

n Direct

access to our talent via our Global Talent Book, available in hard copy and online

n Discussion

of specific opportunities and hand-picked profiles for your consideration

To contact our global talent or discuss how we can facilitate your talent search, please contact: Ian Hodges Careers and Employability Manager + 44 (0) 1392 722446


We turned to The Exeter MBA to foster, develop and retain talent and improve our competitive edge. The Philosophy: Educate a few well for an impact on many. Richard Wilson, Executive Manager, Project Operations, Centrax


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.

UK France


Spain Mexico


Full-time Students 11 different countries represented Bangladesh

1 Mexico



8 South Korea



1 Thailand



6 UK







Executive Students 5 different countries represented France

1 Spain



1 UK


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Full-time Students 32 full time students, average age 32

44% Male

56% Female

Average work experience = 9 years


South Korea Japan China Thailand Jordan India Bangladesh

Executive Students 28 students, average age 39

79% Male

21% Female

Average work experience = 16 years



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Ailsa Exley | British Future Career Objective Entrepreneur.

Email address Languages • English (native) Interests Skiing, property renovation and cricket

Career History n Business Manager, Link-ages Tech Ltd (formerly Eadie Developments Ltd.) n Learning Support Administrator, Taunton School n Clerk to Governors/Company Secretary, Somerset and Devon County Councils Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK BSc (Hons) Biology University of York, UK Achievements n Oversaw the marketing and sales of Link-ages products, including managing the outsourcing of functions to external consultants n As part of Link-ages, won the Setsquared Entrepreneurship Programme in May 2018 and reached the semi-finals of the AAL Smart Ageing 2018 Europewide technology competition

Aimratee Sidhikosol | Thai Future Career Objective PR and Communications Manager, Operations Consulting Manager, Corporate Brand Consultant.

Email address Languages • Thai (native) • English (fluent) • Japanese (basic) Interests Travelling, photography and community services

Career History n Senior Flight Attendant, Singapore Airlines, Singapore (3 years) n Flight Attendant, Nok Airlines, Bangkok, Thailand (1.4 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK BA in English and Political Sciences Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand Achievements n Client-focused Flight Attendant with 4+ years of experience in both international and domestic corporate aviation. Expertise in luxury customer service experience whilst building strong brand loyalty and representing professional image of the company n Managed and supervised junior cabin crew team members to deliver premium service and achieve highest customer satisfaction n Relayed effective communication between passengers, cabin crew team members and the flight deck in a professional manner to ensure highest safety standard and world-class service for elite passengers

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Akuffo Bosompem | Ghanaian Future Career Objective Innovations Officer, Financial Sector, Consultant, Entrepreneur. Career History n Relationship Officer, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana (3 years) n Customer Service Officer, GCB Bank Limited, Ghana (2 years) Email address Languages • Twi (native) • English (fluent) Interests Listening to music, spending time with family and travelling

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Bachelor of Education in Business Management and Economics University of Cape Coast, Ghana Achievements n Member of a four man team from Agric. Development Bank managing 23 million Euros loan for financing rubber production in Ghana. Project still on-going n Secretary to the Government of Ghana flagship programme (One District One Factory) committee of Agric. Development Bank

Andrew Sleigh | British Future Career Objective Entrepreneur. Career History n Clinical Director of the Exeter Dental Centre (UK) (6 years) n Associate Dental Practitioner (locations throughout UK) (11 years) Email address Languages • English (native) Interests I am interested in the application of emerging technology. I write music, play several instruments and have a small home studio.

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics University of Chester, UK Bachelor of Dental Surgery University of Leeds, UK Achievements n As Clinical Director, I have been responsible for managing the clinical team at the largest and most successful private dental practice in Exeter n My postgraduate training allows me to take referrals from colleagues for cases that require a highly skilled approach n 17 years experience has allowed me to develop my communication skills so that I can convey complex ideas with clarity



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Ankit Kumar | Indian Future Career Objective Financial Services (working in teams at established financial institutions), Entrepreneurship.

Email address Languages • Hindi (native) • English (fluent) Interests Landscape photography and football (playing and watching)

Career History n Goldman Sachs – Analyst for Fund Derivatives and Foreign Exchange team (21 months) n TOPYA – National Program Manager, designed the Active Fun Academies (2.5 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK BBM (1st division) Centre For Management Studies, Jain University CBSE (Science, 1st division) Bal Vidya Niketan, Jehanabad ICSE (Science, 1st division) Bishop Cotton School, Shimla Achievements n A significant role in matching and confirming over 7,000 aging trades (for the Foreign Exchange team at Goldman Sachs) n Designed the Active Fun Academies as a tool to target school curriculum in India with Topya (active in over 9,000 schools currently)

Arnant Chaovanayotin | Thai Future Career Objective Innovate and consult on competent, yet economical, business models and strategies to help transform companies in the longer term.

Email address Languages • Thai (native) • English (fluent) Interests Cooking, modern-rock music listening, playing the piano and travelling

Career History n Assistant to Managing Director, Xcellence Corporation (ERP and software solutions developer and implementer), Thailand (2 years) n Business Development and Operations Manager, SEA Group (TalkTalk), Thailand (2 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Bachelors of Informative and Communications Engineering (2nd Class honours) Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Achievements n Awarded the Exeter MBA Director’s Scholarship 2018/2019 n Initiated the ‘Enhancing Thai SMEs through Mobile ERP and Online Accounting Platform’ project with the Federation of Accounting Professions working alongside the Revenue Department in Thailand n Guided TalkTalk, a livestream platform, to its user-base and revenue prime of 500,000 monthly users and 1 million USD monthly revenue


The Fairtrade Foundation has partnered with The Exeter MBA to share its insights on how new business models can drive sustainable development. Fairtrade has benefited from several Consultancy Projects which have enabled the development and testing of new Fairtrade-business partnership concepts and supported the ongoing evolution of Fairtrade.� Daniel Morey, Head of Innovation and Business Services, Fairtrade Foundation


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Charu Dixit | Indian Future Career Objective Strategy Consultant. Career History n Project Manager, Larsen & Toubro Pvt. Ltd., India (3+ years)

Email address Languages • Hindi (native) • Urdu (intermediate) • English (fluent) Interests Sketching, travelling and interior decor

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering) Aligarh Muslim University, India Achievements n Handling execution of projects covering every aspect from initial receipt of orders to final acceptance by customers and revenue recognition. Managing eight or more projects at a time n Leading a team of more than 100 employees for each project, who are at various levels in the organisation and defined their clear targets and objectives n Improved results of contract by implementing suitable measures. Increased the margin of a $9 million worth project-SRIP, ORPIC, Oman by $1.6 million

Chinmaya Sharma | Indian Future Career Objective Management Consulting in International Markets.

Email address Languages • Hindi (native) • English (fluent) Interests Fiction writing, exploring coastal life and sports enthusiast

Career History n Consultant, Thomas Assessments Pvt Ltd, India (1 year) n Regional Talent Development Lead, Dominos Pizza India (Jubilant Foodworks Ltd), India (1 year) n Executive HR, Dominos Pizza India (Jubilant Foodworks Ltd), India (1 year) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Bachelor of Technology (Biotechnology) Sharda University, India Certified Predictive Index Assessment Analyst and Certified Train the Trainer Achievements n Led the execution and implementation of “Be My Buddy” programme, which was aimed at addressing the concerns of high attrition at Domino’s Pizza, India n Developed and implemented AI based recruitment mechanism called, “I Manage”, which was aimed at interviewing people for the post of Delivery Boys at Domino’s Pizza, India n Had the opportunity to design plans and structures including the policy framework, employee benefits and organisation structuring for companies like Hero Moto Corp, NTPC, Shri Ram Pistons and Oil India Ltd.

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Ghassan Adaileh | Jordanian Future Career Objective Owning my own contracting/consultant company in the field of construction. Career History n Planning/Site Engineer, Projacs EGIS, Amman and Dubai (2 years) n Project Engineer, Dar Al-Handasah, (2 years) Email address Languages • Arabic (native) • English (fluent) • French (basic) Interests Sports, politics and art

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Civil Engineering Bachelor’s Degree (BEng) Cardiff University, UK IGCSE (A-Levels, O-Levels) New English School Amman, Jordan Achievements n Four years of work experience in project management departments n Worked as a Project Coordinator for a number of projects, which involved coordinating with many project stakeholders and organising project progress meetings

Hailong Zhang | Chinese Future Career Objective Product Manager.

Email address Languages • Chinese (native) • English (fluent) • German (basic) Interests Reading fiction, listening to light music and logic puzzles

Career History n Marketing in a Jardine Matheson Group company Hong Kong Land Holdings (2 years) n Marketing in China Overseas Land & Investment LTD. (1 year) n Marketing in Country Garden Pacific View Sdn Bhd. Malaysia (1.5 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Engineering Bachelor Degree Southwest University, China Achievements n Increased Facebook followers from 9,000 to 100,000 within 10 months, resulting in RM 6 million in increased sales in Country Garden PacificView n By setting direction signage and providing Yakult and water at the CIQ between Malaysia and Singapore, achieved a growth of 40% in the number of Singaporean walk-in customers n Maximised sales in two residential projects, consistently achieving monthly sales plan. My team created record-breaking sales of Chongqing residential projects in 2015



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Hannah Martin | USA Future Career Objective Product Manager or Innovation Manager: Working for a forward-thinking company that leans towards innovation and sustainability or possibly is in a period of transition. I want to lead, or be part of, a team of experts that help create or re-envision a product, how the product is produced and the supply chain. Email address Languages • English (native) Interests Cooking, travelling, swimming, hiking, collaging and reading

Career History n HR Manager, Blue North Inc., USA (4 years) n Fundraiser and Campaign Manager, Connections Group, USA (2 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Political Science University of Oregon, USA Achievements n Implemented an HR Paychex database to enhance efficiency and accuracy in payroll and record keeping n Developed and implemented all aspects of a mayoral campaign fundraising plan n Executive Board Member of the Center of Women and Democracy

Hyeyong Lee | Korean Future Career Objective Head of virtual international school, secondary education/global citizenship, local and universal collaboration.

Email address Languages • Korean (native) • English • Spanish (basic) Interests Christian youth work, learning about other cultures and home cooking

Career History n Global Educational Consultant, Hans & Yana, South Korea (10 years) n Merchandiser (textiles and clothing trade), Green West, Guatemala and USA (4 years) n Production Management and Import/Export, Nobland, Guatemala and South Korea (4 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK MA Education: Technology, Creativity and Thinking University of Exeter Education School, UK Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Diplomacy Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea Achievements n Designed 1:1 Customised Global Education Consulting for over 250 students n Created a merchandiser manual book with IT team for a two week training session n Integrated sales reports for production management and reduction in inventories by 35%


The Exeter MBA is the one MBA that reflects the business side, hard core MBA stuff you have to do with a sense of purpose, with a sense of ethics. We have been big fans of the MBA virtually since it started.� Mike Jordan, Global Portfolio Manager for Technology Innovations and Academic Ambassador


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Jing Sun | Chinese Future Career Objective Business manager of IT solutions company including client development, key account management or running self-owned business. Career History n Client Partner, Infor, China, (1 year) n Account Manager, NEC, China, (11 years) Email address Languages • Chinese (native) • Japanese (fluent) • English (fluent) Interests Gardening

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Bachelor of English Degree Soochow University, China Achievements n As account manager in NEC, maintained good relationships with customers (Canon, Kawasaki and Tokyoroki) and led key projects n The projects included MES system development and implementation for Canon and ERP system implementation for Kawasaki and Tokyoroki

Jingjing Shentu | Chinese Future Career Objective Financial manager/strategy in multinational company.

Email address Languages • Chinese (native) • English (fluent) Interests Outdoor activities and travel

Career History n Global Commercial Finance Analyst, TE Connectivity, China (1.5 years) n Credit Analyst, TE Connectivity, China (4 years) n AR Accountant, Devanlay International Trading (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd. China (2 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Accounting Bachelors Degree Shanghai Finance University, China Achievements n Designed revenue driver to help sales team achieve $1 billion annual revenue which exceeded yearly target n Designed the process of Credit Limit application in BU. Helped sales team to reduce repeated work

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Jorge Mendoza | Mexican Future Career Objective General manager, food industry, change management and culture creation.

Email address Languages • Spanish (native) • English (fluent) • French (intermediate) Interests Innovative Leadership literature and resources, cultural-awareness travel and social psychologyrelated movies

Career History n Accounts Payable, Administration and Cashflow Supervisor, RH Shipping and Chartering, Mexico (3 years) n Accounts Payable Coordinator, Hapag-Lloyd, Mexico (3 years) n Accounts Payable Analyst, Bimbo Bakeries, Mexico (2 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Change Management Certification Prosci, Mexico Bachelor’s in International Relations UNAM, Mexico Achievements n Implemented cross function work along financial teams, resulting in saving of time and resources assigned to problem solving n Optimised account payables and cash-flow processes, which reduced past due portfolio from 60% to 5% with significant increase in supplier credit terms n Managed finance teams and suppliers through change management, ensuing mitigation of resistance to change in main projects

Kenji Ehara | Japanese Future Career Objective International Marketer. Career History n Producer, Asahi Advertising Agency, Japan (6 years) n Digital Marketer, Benesse Corporation, Japan (2 years) Email address Languages • Japanese (native) • English (intermediate) Interests Rugby football (representative of Chiba Prefecture) and farming (4 years in university)

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Bachelor of Biological Sciences University of Tsukuba, Japan Achievements n As producer, provided cross-border marketing solutions to client problems, fusing technology and ideas, data and communication, both digital and offline. As Account Executive, I worked with the biggest international cosmetic company in the world and was in charge of all elements of digital marketing; managing group members, schedules and budgets, planning and negotiations n Leading data driven marketing with digital marketing as a central channel in multiple projects, including cross-border marketing solutions promotions (integrating other media including TVCM and call centres)



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Lu Jin (Patrick) | Chinese Future Career Objective Investment Management, Commercial Management.

Email address Languages • Chinese (native) • English (fluent) Interests Scuba diving and travelling

Career History n Investment Manager, Zhejiang Jiangong Real Estate Development Group, China (2 years) n Director of Investment Business Department, Wanda Commercial Management Group Hangzhou Branch, China (1.5 years) n Office Assistant, Intime Retail Company, China (1.5 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK B.Eng in Computer Science Anhui Polytechnic University, China Achievements n The youngest investment manager in the company where I previously worked n Worked in a number of well-known commercial real estate companies in China. Fully experienced in the development and operation of several commercial shopping centre projects and have rich management experience n More than 3 years of team management experience with excellent team work results

Madhur Murti | Indian Future Career Objective Strategic Planner in the retail sector.

Email address Languages • Hindi (native) • English (fluent) Interests Baking, reading and travelling

Career History n Manager, Business Development, Exicon Media Solutions, India (1 year) n Manager, Marketing, Wanderers Leisure Travels Pvt Ltd., India (1.5 years) n Senior Executive, Marketing, Forbes India, Network 18, India (1 year, 11 months) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Leisure Management India Institute of Tourism and Travel Management Advance Digital Marketing Course Digital Marketing Training Institute, India Achievements n Designed the annual structure and targets and managed a versatile team to incur £40,000 net per annum work for the business n Established challenging goals and determined the optimal marketing and product mix to attain business targets n Managed UK expansion for digital media company Her Campus, establishing the brand in 20 UK-based universities and coaching leadership teams in the UK and globally


We need to enable prosperity for all in a world transformed by the digital revolution. In that context we need purpose-driven leaders who can think systemically, and this is what The Exeter MBA strives to achieve.� Ken Webster – Head of Innovation, Ellen MacArthur Foundation


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Neha Hinduja | Indian Future Career Objective Combine skills learnt on the MBA with my interest to start a small scale business that provides employment opportunities to the mentally ill.

Email address Languages • Hindi (native) • English (fluent) • Tamil (spoken) Interests Travelling, swimming and yoga

Career History n Analyst, Ernst and Young, India (1 year, 6 months) n Human Resources and Administration Manager, The Banyan, India (3.5 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Secretaryship) Stella Maris College, India Achievements n Single point of contact for the Microsoft Software Assessment Management Programme in Chennai, India n Managed a team of five working towards setting up, implementing and monitoring policies and procedures in the Human Resources and Administration Departments n Started a small café which employs the mentally ill and was able to make it self-sustaining within the first six months of operations

Nick Horne | British Future Career Objective Senior role in large corporate or consulting firm leading transformational change.

Email address Languages • English (native) • French (basic) Interests Music, walking and keeping fit

Career History n CEO, Knightstone Housing Group (20 years) n Finance Director and Commercial Roles, Knightstone & Norwest Holst (8.5 years) n Professional Services roles, Ernst & Young (7 years) Education highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales BA (Hons) Accountancy Studies University of Exeter Achievements n Led Knightstone merger with DCH, ensuring business was financially strong and culturally agile n Developed and led large scale transformational change programmes delivering improved customer service, higher profit margins and greater organisational resilience n Delivered thousands of new affordable homes, regeneration programmes and supported housing to create better futures for people, places and communities


Working with MBA student, Snowy Chen, on a Consultancy Project, has been exceptional. The added value and impact of the outputs of this project are first class, in that we now have a fully packaged, easy to understand, ready to go solution that can be handed over to any IBM Systems seller, or team. I would employ Snowy without question as I can see, from first-hand experience, that she would make an outstanding IBM professional.� Ivan Peacock, Cognitive Technical Leader, IBM Systems, Europe

Snowy Chen (MBA, 2018)


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Nuttakorn Suebsureekul | Thai Future Career Objective Business Strategic Consultant or Tax Consultant. Career History n Audit Senior Assistant, EY Office Limited, Thailand (3 years) n Senior Consultant, EY Corporate Services Limited, Thailand (1 year) Email address Languages • Thai (native) • English (intermediate) Interests Bodybuilding, amateur photography and meditation

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK BA in Accounting with Second Class honours Kasetsart University, Thailand Achievements n Reviewed corporate income tax computations, advised more than 18 clients to minimise tax liability and, encouraged by parliament, implemented the best business decisions n Analysed financial statements, reviewed the principal system of internal control established by the companies, brought weaknesses to the management’s attention and instigated appropriate rectification across manufacturing, power and utilities sectors

Rebecca Hickey | British Future Career Objective To blend corporate strategy, innovation and product development.

Email address Languages • English (native) Interests Surfing, skiing and upholstery

Career History n Head of Product, Landmark Information Group, UK (3 years) n Product Manager, Landmark Information Group, UK (3 years) n Scrum Master/Project Manager, Landmark Information Group, UK (6 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK BSc Geography (Hons) University of Birmingham ILM – Level 3 Award in First Line Management APM Project Management qualification Achievements n Created a proptech digital start-up proposition to improve the home moving experience for property professionals and consumers n Accountable for defining and executing the product strategy for a portfolio of Conveyancing and Estate Agency products and services with a turnover exceeding £30 million per annum n Developed new risk reports to support residential and commercial property lawyers with turnover now exceeding £3 million per year


The Corporate Challenge was an incredible, stimulating project that helped us balance the tension between our academic knowledge and practical skills. There was no blue-sky thinking: the solution had to be sustainable, it had to be smart and practical and above all, it had to be possible to execute. Working with a small brand meant Unilever could give our solution a try, see how it goes and if successful, migrate to other brands.� Justin Turquet (MBA, 2017) Head of Business Development, Raize


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Richard Marriott | British Future Career Objective Leading organisational change in the consumer goods sector.

Email address Languages • English (native) Interests Endurance sports and music

Career History n Strategy Lead for International Markets, Perrigo, London (4 years) n Commercial Controller for UK Home & Personal Care, Unilever UK, London (9 years) n Research Manager, Kantar Worldpanel, London (3 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK BA (Hons) Geography University of Sheffield Achievements n Led the international expansion strategy for Perrigo’s European healthcare portfolio delivering $10M+ contracts in the MENA and US markets n Launched two new brands for Perrigo UK in the health and wellbeing sector, pioneering new consumer engagement models and setting up an eCommerce business from scratch n Pioneered revenue management in Unilever UK, delivering five percentage points of operating margin improvement in the Home Care division n Transformed customer trade terms for Unilever’s out of home channel significantly improving profitability and working capital

Roopa Chatra | Indian Future Career Objective Drive sustainability initiatives to create stakeholder value in automation and automotive industries.

Email address Languages • Kannada (native) • English (fluent) • Hindi (intermediate) • German (basic) Interests Music, travelling and yoga

Career History n Property Manager, India (2.5 years) n Technical Lead, ABB Global Industries & Services Ltd., India (6.5 years) n Senior Software Engineer, Robert Bosch India Ltd., India (3.5 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Communications Bangalore Institute of Technology, India Achievements n Successfully renovated a small party hall into a shopping complex, applying green building design techniques n Successfully developed industrial Ethernet network solution, which, with the rest of the automation solution of ABB, helped to automate and optimise process industries n Designed and developed software product for exhaust gas after-treatment to help diesel vehicles meet the stringent emission norms, reducing particulate matter and NOx emissions


The Thomson Reuters partnership with the MBA is really important to us as a company. It gives us access to a group of really smart thinking people. People that we can partner with on projects that are important to us.� Editor-in-Chief, Enterprise Channels Refinitiv (formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters)


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Rujaya Jansiripotha | Thai Future Career Objective To become a business executive in the strategy field for multinational company and make contributions to the community in meaningful ways.

Email address Languages • Thai (native) • English (fluent) Interests Thai boxing, scrapbooking and travelling

Career History n Supervisor, Investor Relations, Tipco Asphalt Plc, Thailand (2 years) n Officer, Corporate Affairs and Planning, Tipco Asphalt Plc, Thailand (4 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK BA (Hons) Business English Communication Thammasat University, Thailand Achievements n Improved the company’s Corporate Governance (CG) Rating assessed by the Thai Institute of Directors and the Stock Exchange of Thailand, achieving the score of 91% (“Excellent”), top ranked among peers of listed companies n Project leader for company’s participation in Thailand’s Private Sector Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption (CAC) Programme, attaining level 4 as “Certified” member n Developed first-time-ever company profile for investors, providing information for domestic and international stock analysts as well as investment funds

Shah Mohammad Didarul Hasan | Bangladeshi Future Career Objective Brand/category/marketing managerial role in retail/consumer/electronics goods company.

Email address Languages • Bengali (native) • English (fluent) Interests Building brands, travelling and cooking

Career History n Senior Manager Brand Marketing Ispahani Tea Ltd, Bangladesh (2 years) n Manager Brand Marketing Ispahani Tea Ltd, Bangladesh (3 years) n Assistant Manager Marketing, Prime Bank Limited, Bangladesh (4 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK MBA (Marketing) University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, CGPA 3.83 (3rd Merit Position), 2008 BBA (Marketing) University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, CGPA 3.73, 2007 Achievements n Integrated Marketing: In the last nine years, I led at least seven national level mega-scale integrated marketing communications campaigns across fast moving consumer goods and banking products n Brand Management: In 2015-2018, I led campaigns which won nine brand awards. According to KANTAR Worldpanel, Ispahani emerged as the “Best Beverage” brand in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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Siracha Champueng | Thai Future Career Objective To be successful in managing sustainable companies both locally and internationally. Career History n Senior Audit Assistance, Assurance Sector, Thailand (5 years) Email address Languages • Thai (native) • English (fluent) Interests Travelling and exploring cultures

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Bachelor of Business Administration Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Exchange Programme 2011 European Business School, Germany Achievements n As Senior Auditor, Assurance at EY, led field work team to audit financial statements and provide tax advice to clients across real estate, manufacturing and services sectors for both domestic and international firms

Xiaoling Zhu | Chinese Future Career Objective Business consultant in export area and developing myself as a middle-level manager in a multinational corporation.

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Career History n Account Manager, In-Export International Co., Ltd, China (Assistant 3 years, Account Manager, 2 years) n Marketing Specialist, Progressive Chunyip (Tianjin) Co. Ltd., Marketing Department (3 years)

Languages • Mandarin (native) • English (intermediate)

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK English (Foreign Secretary Direction) Nankai University, China

Interests Running and have taken part in two Marathons, travel abroad for new experiences and knowledge

Achievements n Responsible for the business of major customers including assisting the product development and cooperation with Apple Inc. in 2012 and Canadian Tire Corporation n As a member of the leading team in the Marketing Department, I worked overtime to increase the value of sales to $35 million n Nominated as outstanding employee annually



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Ying (Demi) Liu | Chinese Future Career Objective Operations management in multinational corporate to influence sustainable development.

Email address Languages • Mandarin Chinese (native) • English (fluent) Interests Movies and travel

Career History n Chief of Staff, Manager to GM Office, Polycom China Technology Centre, China (9 months) n Associate Manager, Global Marketing, NBA, China (1.5 years) n Senior Executive Assistant, President Office, SAP, China (1.5 years) n Associate Office Manager, Executive Assistant to VP, General Motors, China (4.5 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Bachelor in Human Resource Management Beijing Institute of Technology, China Achievements n Led team to build up a Business Women’s Network which provided platform to share development and practical opportunities to female employees n Led a series of company culture and communication activities to help company transition smoothly through the adaptation period after acquisition n Led CSR project to work with China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation; donated 4 million RMB to Ya’an government to rebuild earthquake affected school

Yisi Du | Chinese Future Career Objective Consultant (Hospital M&A preferred). Career History n Warehouse Manager, TGE Gas Engineering, China International Marine Containers (CIMC) (3 years) n Purchaser, TGE Gas Engineering, China International Marine Containers (CIMC) (1 year) Email address Languages • Mandarin (native) • English (fluent) Interests Philosophy and outdoor activities

Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Global Supply Chain Management (BSc) State University of New York, Plattsburgh, USA Logistics Bachelor of Management Zhejiang Wanli University, China Achievements n During the three years as a Warehouse Manager, helped my company run three projects, managed materials with a total value of over $500 million, coordinated relationships with Customs and China Inspection and Quarantine and helped one project finish 1 month ahead of the contract requirement due to successful organization of material flows n During the year as Purchaser, signed a contract valued at over $5 million and saved 2% of the contract value after negotiation


Throughout the programme, we have been pushed to work crossculturally, constantly applying the art of listening to build constructive dialogues. This systemic understanding of relationships has built our personal resilience and will prove invaluable for our future in a complex society.” Delfina Zagarzazu, Co-Founder and B Corp Advisor, Innodriven (MBA, 2017)


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Yongmin Liu | Chinese Future Career Objective Environment and sustainability advisor or business owner in landscape and architecture design.

Email address Languages • Chinese (native) • English (fluent) Interests Jogging, hiking, photography and travelling

Career History n Landscape designer, EBU, China (3 years) n Landscape project manager, EBU, China (1 year) n Landscape department manager, EBU, China (3 years) Education Highlights The Exeter MBA University of Exeter Business School, UK Urban Design Shang Hai Jiao Tong University, China Landscape Design Lang Fang Polytechnic Institute, China Achievements n Completed over 40 landscape design and urban design projects. Each project increased public green land, improving ecological environment and realising sustainable development n Achieved ‘Sponge City’ design for the Wuzhou Waterfront Park landscape design. The technology improved the water environment, water ecology and waterlogging in urban construction n As Landscape Design Manager at EBU, I delivered projects on time, delegated work tasks to my team and communicated the project achievements to the CEO

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