Page 1

MBA Yearbook 2011 Norwich Business School University of East Anglia

Norwich Business School University of East Anglia Norwich Research Park Norwich NR4 7TJ United Kingdom MBA Team +44 (0)1603 591753


Contents Foreword by Terry Kendrick, MBA Programme Director


Executive MBA programme overview


MBA recruitment


The 2011 Executive MBA cohort


Opportunities for working with us

p.5 Index of students Executive MBA


MBA programme overview

p.6 p.7

Curriculum vitaes Executive MBA


The 2011 MBA cohort A personal viewpoint


MBA consultancy projects

Index of students MBA General


Curriculum vitaes MBA General


Index of students MBA Strategic Carbon Management


Curriculum vitaes MBA Strategic Carbon Management




“We are proud of our 2011 cohort. They have worked hard over an intensive study period and deserve the success which must surely follow.”

Welcome to our yearbook showcasing the talents of the 2011 MBA cohort. This year we include a selection of students from out part-time as well as full-time courses. I am sure you will find a wealth of experience within these pages. Our students study hard to achieve a well earned MBA award and we are proud of them all. Although some of these students have already secured exciting postcourse positions with national and international organisations many are seeking opportunities from January 2012. A Norwich Business School MBA graduate is likely to have a deep understanding of the practical application of a range of business models, theories and frameworks. Our interactive teaching methods, commitment to group work and integration of knowledge and skills through real consultancy activities encourages students to reflect upon the application of knowledge in a variety of contexts. In 2011 consultancy projects have been undertaken with private and public organisations such as Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, Marsh Risk Consulting, and Shaping Norfolk’s Future. Many of our part time students have undertaken an intensive consultancy project with international companies in Prague. We were the first university to offer a joint MBA and Diploma in Management Consultancy (awarded by the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Consulting). This means that our students have deep exposure to a set of skills that can be used in both internal or external consultancy and, indeed, general business management practice. Our students have studied either a general management MBA or have undertaken a defined series of electives which together with general MBA modules cover the domain knowledge of Strategic Carbon Management. As part of the School’s commitment to responsible business our students (full-time and part-time) have generated over £10,000 for charity in 2011. As in previous years we have maintained a diverse cohort both in terms of ages and nationality (over 20 nationalities represented in the 2011 cohort). This has given the cohort a broad global perspective with no one nationality dominating the class discussions around international business practice. In your search for talent please check out the students in this yearbook. I am confident that you will find industrious and intelligent MBA graduates within its pages. You can either contact the students direct or contact me for advice and pre-screening. I am always happy to support our graduates who have worked with during their challenging studies.

Terry Kendrick MBA Programme Director Norwich Business School December 2011 +44 (0)1603 591540


Norwich Business School University of East Anglia Norwich Research Park Norwich NR4 7TJ United Kingdom MBA Team +44 (0)1603 591753


MBA recruitment Our aim is to support you to find the best talent for your organisation from our MBA cohort. If you would like to discuss your recruitment needs further, please contact our MBA team who can provide information and advice about the services we offer. The MBA e-Yearbook

Job posting facility

Recruiters can contact students in the MBA e-Yearbook directly via their email addresses. If you have any difficulties making contact, please email our MBA team who have access to student contact details and will be pleased to assist you.

Vacancies can be placed directly with the Business School by emailing the MBA team. Your vacancy will be promoted to all MBA students and can also be advertised across the wider UEA community at your request.

Workshops and presentations

On-campus interviewing

We welcome employers on campus to deliver skills workshops and presentations to our students. Workshops and presentations are an excellent way to meet and communicate with students formally and informally, promote your own organisation and vacancies, and give the students an insight into the skills and abilities necessary for success.

We offer facilities for interviewing MBA students on campus, a short journey from the centre of Norwich. MBA recruitment event Towards the end of the MBA programme we hold an MBA recruitment event where recruiters can meet the MBA students who are about to graduate. If you would like to attend this event, please contact the MBA team.

Opportunities for working with us Norwich Business School offers organisations and companies different opportunities for working with our MBA students. These are through consultancy projects and masterclasses. Consultancy projects


By working with us on a consultancy project, you have the opportunity to host a small group of motivated students who will tackle a business issue that is important to you and your organisation.

Throughout the MBA programme, students attend a series of masterclasses organised by the Business School and its business partners. These masterclasses are taught by national and international experts.

MBA students undertake two consultancy projects during the year.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Consultancy Projects or our Masterclass series, contact: Terry Kendrick MBA Programme Director +44 (0)1603 591540

“Both my consultancy projects went well - the second one was particularly successful. Our client reported that they were very happy with our research and report and now I feel very confident about delivering the consultancy process...Because of this I feel I have more options about what I might be doing in future... For me, the consultancy projects were one of the best parts of the whole course" Anahita Pajuhesh, MBA Strategic Carbon Management, 2011


Norwich Business School University of East Anglia Norwich Research Park Norwich NR4 7TJ United Kingdom

MBA programme overview The MBA Modules

MBA General

MBA Strategic Carbon Management

Accounting and Carbon Finance Corporate Climate Change Management

MBA Team +44 (0)1603 591753

Climate Change Governance and Compliance Corporate Responsibility

Customer Focus and Innovation Economics of the Low Carbon Environment Entrepreneurship Finance and Management Accounting International Economic Environment Information Systems for Management Leadership and Change Low Carbon Technologies and Solutions Management Consultancy Skills Management of Talent Operations and Logistics Strategic Risk Management Strategy In addition to the above units, all full-time MBA students undertake Consultancy Projects 1 and 2, Challenging Perceptions Masterclasses, the Career Impact Programme and the MBA Challenge. MBA General students choose one module marked


Norwich Business School MBA cohort 2011

MBA cohort 2011

At Norwich Business School we place great importance on our MBA students having good quality work experience. We require a minimum of 3 years’ in a management position. We encourage diversity and this year we have welcomed people from 21 countries, with backgrounds ranging from self-employment to the public sector and multi-national company employees.

Total size of class:


MBA General cohort:


MBA Strategic Carbon Management cohort:


Work sectors pre-MBA

8% Products / Services 25%

Average age:

32 years

Average work experience:

7 years

8% Consulting Nonprofit/Government Manufacturing 8% Energy/Utilies Finance / Accounting 21%






International students: (21 nationalities)


Home/ EU students:


Healthcare 8%

11% 11%

Job functions pre-MBA

8% 8%


Project Management 8%

Accountant Business Development

Client Services 13%

Consultant 5% 3% 3%

Sales 16%

3% 3% 3%

Operations HR Manager Director Analyst Programmer Engineer

Manager 19%


A personal viewpoint: Mai Vu “There is quite a focus on teamwork in this MBA and I think it adds a lot to the course. When I look back, I made a very good decision to come to the Norwich Business School and to study the full-time MBA here - I’ve enjoyed the course and I’m satisfied I made the right choice.” Before Mai came to Norwich she was working as a department manager for Vietnam Communications Corporation, running a national children’s website in her home country of Vietnam. But in January 2011, she decided to uproot and move to Norwich to study the one year full-time MBA at the business school at UEA, and we asked her why she decided to do that, what brought her to Norwich in particular and what she hoped to do next? “Yes it is true that I had a good job at home in Vietnam, and I enjoyed working on the website which was a successful project for me. At the same time I wanted to extend my background in IT and get some more business skills on my CV. I looked around at business courses and MBAs in particular and decided that the UEA MBA was a good option for me. “Two things caught my attention about the course – a lot of the MBAs I had seen had September starts but Norwich Business School’s MBA started in January which actually suited me much better with finishing my job in Vietnam. At the same time, I could see how the consultancy projects would give me practical experience of business management – exactly the skills I was looking to build on. “When I finish the course, I hope I will have increased my skills enough to get some work in Europe somewhere. I know I wouldn’t even be thinking of this without studying an MBA first – the course has given me a lot of experience and more confidence about my business skills.


“Lots of the things I hoped for before I came to Norwich have really happened to me. I liked working on the consultancy projects and a few of the other modules such as Entrepreneurship were very enjoyable for me too. The teaching style here is very different to what I am used to in Asia. Most of the lecturers here have a very active style and everyone is invited to speak up and participate to the group in some way. ‘We’ve been working in teams of four for the consultancy projects and although I have learned a lot from Terry’s lectures [Terry Kendrick, the Course Director and lecturer for the Management Consultancy Skills Module], I have also got a lot from the other people in my teams. In one of my consultancy projects, I was lucky enough to be with people who have lots of work experience. In such a small team you have close working relationships, you get to know each other very well and you can learn a lot from your friends.’ ‘There’s also a lot of variety within the groups. I really enjoyed the teamwork in another assignment when we were working in larger teams. When we looked at ourselves, we saw that the 11 of us came from 10 different countries! That kind of cultural diversity makes group work great fun and of course there’s a lot to be learned about everyone’s background and their lives before coming to Norwich.’ ‘There is quite a focus on teamwork in this MBA and I think it adds a lot to the course. In fact, when I look back, I think I made a very good decision to come to the Norwich Business School and to study the full-time MBA here. I’ve enjoyed the course and I’m satisfied I made the right choice for me.’

The 2011 MBA Cohort: MBA General Here is a selection of the student profiles from the 2011 MBA General cohort: Yusuf Anjolaiya


Dhanancheyan Manohar


Ahnaf Arafah


Damrongphak Rajitrangson


Jummai Arome


Luis Enrique Saucedo Mendoza p.19

Shintaro Ebina


Yuriy Shogenov


Elena Grigorova


Ilsur Suleymanov


Pei-Ying Liao


Pei-Ju Tu


Olubunmi Makanjuola


Mai Huong Vu



Yusuf Anjolaiya Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA, General and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2009 - 2010

University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK MA International Development and Business

2002 - 2006

University of Lagos, Nigeria BA Philosophy

Professional Experience


2008 - 2010

Al-Hujaaj International Umrah & Hajj Services, Nigeria travel & tourism Head of Marketing

2006 - 2007

First City Monument Bank, Nigeria banking Marketing/Sales


2007 - 2008

2004 - 2006

07943574165 Nationality

Integrated Microfinance Bank, Nigeria banking Field supervisor/SBU manager


Electronic Mall Nigeria, Nigeria retail Marketing • An online retail business, started up by colleagues and myself during my undergraduate degree • I was the head of marketing. My job description includes recruiting new retailers and creating publicity

English (native)

Project Experience Redwings Horse Sanctuary Our task was to review RHS's digital activities and proffer a 5 year strategic recommendation for development. I was the facilitator of the group and I was also in charge of communication with the client. The project required extensive research into the UK third sector as well as internet strategies.


About Me A good team worker, hardworking, sociable and entrepreneurial individual. My distinctive characteristic is my continuous quest for knowledge. Career Interests My main career interest is to be a development expert. I am open to all kinds of positions within these sectors, preferably a development consultant.

Franchise Development Services Our task was to research into the UK franchising industry. The aim was to investigate the internationalisation of UK franchisors and the impact on the UK economy. I was in charge of all communication with the client and assumed the role of facilitator throughout the final month of the project.

▼ Download this CV


Ahnaf Arafah Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA, General and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

1995 - 1997

Medicine and Health Sciences School, George Washington University (GWU), Washington DC, USA Post Graduate Diploma in Nuclear Medicine Nuclear Medicine Diploma

Professional Experience 1998 - 2011

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia health Nuclear Medicine Manager • I became Nuclear Medicine Manager in 1998. The section grew to double the original size in terms of staff and equipment • I was involved in annual supply and staff training, alongside my clinical practice • I oversaw the department expansion and specialization and prepared the department for future requirements.

Project Experience KFSHRC, Riyadh I worked with the Radiology department management to upgrade our equipment in a five-year period. The project cost was £4 million.

Email Telephone +966 505458330 Nationality Saudi Arabian Languages Arabic (native) English Career Interests • Management • Teaching • Research • Business start-up • Economic developments I would prefer to work in Saudi Arabia but prepared to travel to other countries.

▼ Download this CV


Jummai Arome Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA, General and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2003 - 2007

Eastern Meditteranean University, Famagusta, Cyprus BSc Information Technology

Professional Experience 2010 - 2010

2009 - 2010

2007 - 2008

Bluebird Techologies Limited, Nigeria electronics - CCTV Marketing Manager • Developed this subsidiary of Bluebird Capital together with the MD/CEO • Prepared the sales and marketing plan and obtained clients for Bluebird Technologies Bluebird Capital Limited, Nigeria investment banking Investment Analyst/ Business Consultant • Worked as an analyst for different projects for this start-up company Energy Resources Management Ltd, Nigeria oil & gas Corporate Communications Dept • Marketing of hydro-electrical equipment • Execution of rural electrification projects • Supply of highly sophisticated equipment

Project Experience

Email Nationality Nigerian Languages English (native) Turkish About Me I am a friendly and social person who is hard working and dedicated. I put my best in to everthing I do and do not shy away from a challenge. Career Interests I hope to work as a management consultant in Nigeria or the United Arab Emirates.

Outline Online Magazine Worked as part of a team to investigate sustainable sources of revenue for the magazine. The project was completed and the clients requests were fulfilled.

▼ Download this CV


Shintaro Ebina Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA, General and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute


Kokushikan University, Tokyo, Japan Bachelor of Politics

Professional Experience 2009 - 2010

2007 - 2009

2003 - 2007

Toppan Printing Co Ltd, Tokyo, Japan business process outsourcing Job Title • Organised three team leaders and 20 sales representatives in the BPO section for major Japanese food companies and cosmetic companies as the supervisor of a sales team • Operated the team with efficient sales strategies derived from trend analyses such as the contact ratio and order entry ratio • Improved workflow for supervisors as a member of the Quality Control Circle • Initiated training programs for potential representatives for promoting team leaders and enhanced employee satisfaction ING Direct Services K.K, Tokyo, Japan retail banking Job Title • Prepared for the launch of ING Direct Bank, Japan • Structured the customer service centre and participated in a number of projects • Contributed as a CRM and IT specialist in a customer database system-test project with external international business consultants • Launched a project for structure of information systems within the customer service department • Invented workflow for customer service and managed five members in demonstrating workflow project

Email Telephone +44 (0) 7960459225 Nationality Japanese Languages Japanese (native) English Career Interests To obtain a challenging position in a successful company as a specialist in starting up businesses and desire to engage in business development, potentially in an international market.

BELLSYSTEM 24, Inc, Tokyo, Japan outsourcing and telemarketing Job Title • Participated as a chief supervisor with £1 billion budget on a long-term business alliance with major Japanese telephone communication company • Managed seven call centre supervisors and 15 leaders • Structured a customer service centre with over 100 agents • Centralised several call centres into a single contact centre • Negotiated designing of contact centre details with clients as a CRM consultant

Project Experience East Anglian Brewers, Norfolk, UK I was the lead on an MBA consultancy project with the micro brewery aimed at improving the marketing strategies and web marketing.

▼ Download this CV


Elena Grigorova Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA, General and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2003 - 2006

Moscow State Juridical Academy, Russia Eq PGD, Law

2000 - 2005

Moscow State Mining University, Russia Eq PGD, Economics

Professional Experience


2006 - 2011

2005 - 2006

CJSC Eurocement group, Russia development Chief Counsellor • Representation in court cases including employment and intellectual property law, raising claims, drawing up contracts, conduction negotiations and due diligence • Supervising and assisting legal departments of company offices • Carrying out duties for the Head of Department in their absence CJSC Eurocement group, Russia development Economist • Budgeting, drawing up annual and monthly financial plans, control and analysis of budgetary transfers • Checking and supervising budgeting of company offices

Project Experience East Anglian Brewers Ltd I worked in a team to rebrand a product and give practical recommendations about market penetration strategies. This included branding, price strategy and structural recommendations. In addition we analysed social media as a promotional tool. Broom Boats Ltd This team project involved product expansion to the Chinese market. We reached and evaluated competitors, potential dealers, analysed customer preferences and external factors. Also, we evaluated the company’s current market position, its competitive advantage and opportunities.

Telephone +44 (0) 74992588445 Nationality Russian Languages Russian (native) English About Me I am good at analysis and finding unconventional solutions. Motivated, goal-oriented and disciplined, I can work under pressure, take responsibility and have good negotiating skills Career Interests To participate in a firm which gives me the opportunity to apply and enhance my professional skills, acquire knowledge about international management and work in a goal-oriented team.

▼ Download this CV


Pei-Ying Liao Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA, General and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute


Tamkang University, Taipei County, Taiwan BSc Computer Science and Information Engineering

Professional Experience 2008-2010


Cite Media Holding Group, Taiwan Chief Editor (PCuSER) • I was the chief editor of a popular IT magazine. My responsibilities included communicating with authors, managing and writing articles and proposing new books for the market • Published more than 20 books and magazines including many bestsellers • Expertise in internet marketing Academia Sinica, Taiwan computing Web developer • Was lead on a number of projects. My job responsibilities included negotiating and meeting with the clients and system design • Experience in implementation of national project. eg. TELDAP (Taiwan e-learning and Digital Archives Program) • Completed a number of complex projects independently and cooperatively

Project Experience Redwings Horse Sanctuary The client was interested in long-term sustainable growth and optimisation of its current digital activities. We proposed a full review of current digital activities with recommendations for strategic development of these activities for the next five years in order to help them maintain and attract supporters. Broom Boats Ltd. Our client was seeking new export markets all over the world, especially China. They asked us to conduct the study on the luxury boat market in China in order to identify opportunities for further investment in this market. The result of the study will be a market entry strategy to help the client make an investment decision.

Email LinkedIn Profile Telephone +44 (0) 742321526 Nationality Taiwan Languages Taiwanese (native) Chinese English About Me Curious and always hungry for knowledge. Pursuit of truth but open-minded. I like to think creatively but rationally. Career Interests I am interested in joining a management consultancy to work as a business strategy consultant or in a marketing related role.

▼ Download this CV


Olubunmi Makanjuola Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA, General and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2002 - 2006

Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria BSc Accounting

Professional Experience 2008 - 2011

FinBank Plc, Nigeria banking System Control Officer • Information systems audit and control • Access control and general user administration • Data verification and income assurance • Audit of the bank's IT platform

Project Experience Marsh, UK Providing Marsh with a value proposition to their customers by exploring the relationship between major losses and regulatory breaches.

Email Twitter bunmimakan LinkedIn Profile -makanjuola/2a/46/941 Telephone +44 (0) 7572128154

Eastern Storage Equipment Ltd (ESE), Norwich, UK The project involved developing a marketing strategy and brand strategy for the company.

Nationality Nigerian Languages English (native) Yoruba About Me I have strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills. The desire to achieve the best in all my endeavours and improve myself makes me self-motivated and open to new ideas and learning. Career Interests To work in a global management consulting firm as part of their team of experts providing management and financial advisory solutions to companies.

▼ Download this CV


Dhanancheyan Manohar Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA, General (full time programme) and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

1998 - 2002

University of Madras, Chennai, India B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering), Computer Science and Engineering

Professional Experience 2006 - 2010

2005 - 2006

2002 - 2005

HDFC Bank Limited, India banking Manager - Retail loans • Joined the bank as a Relationship Manager and rose to the post of Area Sales Manager • Managed a team of two territory managers, three team leaders, 26 direct sales executives and three vendors • Managed both the branch banking channel and the vendor associates channel of the bank

Email Twitter dhanintwit LinkedIn Profile

ICICI Bank Limited, India banking Asset Desk Manager • Handled the entire retail assets (retail loans and credit cards) portfolio of the branches in my cluster • I was responsible for six branches in the region and was accountable for the total retail assets portfolio of all the branches in my cluster • Won the appreciation of the business head for exceeding my home loan targets dhanan-manohar/28/46b/586

Standard Chartered Finance Limited, India financial services Team Leader • Joined the organisation as a probationary officer in the credit cards division and rose to the post of Team Leader • Managed a team of 12 probationary officers involved in the direct selling team of the credit cards

Tamil (native) English

Project Experience

Telephone +44 (0) 7407094664 Nationality Indian Languages

About Me I am a self motivated, enthusiastic, target oriented professional, with a wide range of experience in sales and marketing in the banking and financial services industry.

Project Evolve, Norwich Business School,University of East Anglia, UK

Career Interests

To prepare an exhaustive competitive analysis report about the business services offered by the business schools in universities in the East of England and the London region. My project task mainly involved identifying and recommending new kinds of programmes which were capable of revenue generation, relevant for the enterprise and engagement component of Project Evolve.

To enter into a senior role in the sales and marketing function in an organisation.

ABDI Limited, UK To research on the current practices used in East of the England local authorities to plan, measure and evaluate their investment in all aspects of human capital. My project task also involved conducting desk research and a literature review on best practice in the measurement of returns on investment in human capital in UK public and private sector organisations.

▼ Download this CV


Damrongphak Rajitrangson Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA, General and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2002 - 2006

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand BSc Pharmaceutical Science (Major in Social and Administrative Pharmacy), with Pharmacy license

Professional Experience 2008 - 2010

2007 - 2008

MSD (Thailand) Ltd., pharmaceutical industry Professional sales representative • Expanded the responsible market and doubled monthly sales within a year, and won the first prize for the highest market share gain and rapid growth in 2009 • Initiated and ran the marketing and selling strategies to promote sales • Obtained a certificate for successfully completing Medical Representative Accreditation Program (MRAP), 2009 Diethlem Co., Ltd. (Rottapharm department), Thailand pharmaceutical industry Medical sales representative • Promoted the sale of the company's medicines and healthcare products and achieved double monthly sales within a year • Ran marketing strategies and sales promotion events • Negotiated and managed the tender in the sales area

Email Twitter DRajitrangson LinkedIn Profile phak-rajitrangson/3a/106/135 Telephone +66 (0) 899231480 +44 (0) 7407382784 Nationality Thai

Project Experience


Marsh Ltd, UK, 2011

Thai (native) English

Provided risk management consultancy research for fire and regulatory breaches in the UK, for the company to support their customers and create further business opportunities for the company

About Me

InCrops Enterprise Hub, 2011 Provide a business development and marketing plan to InCrops and its client Norfolk Plant Sciences Limited (NPS) in order to launch and promote new NPS crop products to the US healthy food market

My major background and experience are in pharmaceuticals sales and marketing. I am resultoriented and analytical. I enjoy developing marketing strategies and producing high quality results. Career Interests A project management or consultancy career related to international business, sales and marketing especially in the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors.

▼ Download this CV


Luis Enrique Saucedo Mendoza Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA, General and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2002 - 2007

Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango, Mexico BA Business Administration

Professional Experience 2008 - 2011

2008 - 2008

MABE Distribution Center, Mexico manufacturing Human Resources Manager • Managed the HR department, planned, executed and controlled the HR strategies and HR functions • Led, designed, implemented and administered the cultural and training program for the distribution centers (nationwide) • Participated in the elaboration and execution of HR strategic planning for commercial areas • Served as a coach for managers on HR issues MABE, Mexico manufacturing Coordinator of Training and Organisational Development • Implemented and coordinated the high performance and training system in a newly-created manufacturing area • Formed, coached and monitored high performing teams

2006 - 2007

PEÑAFIEL Distribution Center, Mexico soft drinks commercialisation Logistic Supervisor • Supervised logistic operations and negotiated with customers to improve the commercial relationship

2004 - 2005

CRECE, Mexico consulting Intern in consulting • Elaborated investment studies to guide companies in new investment decisions, involving marketing research, technical, financial, and administration studies

Email Telephone +44 (0) 7926145004 Nationality Mexican Languages Spanish (native) English Career Interests • Business development • Management consulting • Business/operations manager • Human resources

Project Experience Redwings Horse Sanctuary I worked on this project which aimed to analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of the client´s digital activities and to provide recommendations in order to improve their revenue. The project was concluded successfully with a strong analysis and well supported recommendations. Place UK This project was aimed to create a business plan for Place UK, providing strategic recommendations in order to improve their performance in the frozen fruit market in the UK. This project involved research, analysis and recommendations in areas such as marketing, logistics, HR and finance.

▼ Download this CV


Yuriy Shogenov Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA, General and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2006 - 2009

Moscow State University, Russia MSc Applied Mathematics & Computer Science

2002 - 2006

Kabardino-Balkarian State University, Nalchik, Russia BSc Applied Mathematics & Computer Science

Professional Experience


2006 - 2010

ZAO Kaledin & Partners, Russia IT Project Manager • I joined as a software developer and practised as a system analyst and business analyst • Completed a number of projects related to the development of complex IT systems • Recently, my job responsibilities have included participation in negotiations with clients/contractors and the preparation of solicited business proposals and IT project management

Project Experience

LinkedIn Profile Nationality Russian Languages Circassian (native) Russian English

Outline Magazine

About Me

Our consultancy team's effort was focused on new revenue raising opportunities in the area of online marketing for Outline Magazine's website. We identified opportunties, explained which of them the client should adopt and advised the client on their opportunities.

I'm open-minded and passionate, bringing integrity and vision into uncertain environments by establishing sustainable relationships.

Franchise Development Services

Career Interests

FDS asked us to conduct a study on the UK franchise market, its contribution to the UK economy and the international franchise market in general. The results of the study are to be used by FDS to seek the support of the UK government for the franchise industry.

• Management consulting • Strategy consulting • Marketing • Interested in the IT sector

▼ Download this CV


Ilsur Suleymanov Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA, General and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2007 - 2008

Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, Ufa, Russian Federation Certificate, Construction of Buildings

2000 - 2005

Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russian Federation Specialist, Law Email

Professional Experience 2007 - 2010

2006 - 2007

2006 - 2006

KaSa STROY Ltd., Russian Federation construction Deputy Project Manager Head of the Legal Department • Organised and developed the activity of the Legal, Administrative and HR departments • Established good relations with government and city organisations Yalcin Gumus (Porcelain factory), Turkey Business Development Manager • Responsible for Russian and CIS country markets • Development of a sales and marketing plan Institute of Humanitarian Researches of Science Academy of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation Scientific employee • Developed and managed the government sponsored foreign postgraduate education programme

Project Experience InCrops Project I worked as a part of the consultancy team to provide market research of the bioplastics industry. The report included the market potential, feedstock, legislation, and the geographical scope of bioplastics in comparison to petrochemical plastics. ABDI Ltd. Twitter bashkurt LinkedIn Profile Telephone +44 (0) 7918146100 (UK) +7 9196000097 (Russia) Nationality Bashkir Languages Russian (native) English Turkish Bashkir Career Interests Business Development, Management Consulting, Islamic Banking, Project Management

Research on the current practices used by the East Anglian local authorities to plan, measure and evaluate their investment in all aspects of human capital investment.

▼ Download this CV


Pei-Ju (Julia) Tu Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA, General and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2002 - 2005

National Taipei College of Business, Taiwan BA Finance

1989 - 1994

TakMing University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan Five Year Diploma in Public Finance and Taxation Email

Professional Experience 2000 - 2010

1999 - 2000

1994 - 1999

PRG-Schultz International Pte Ltd, Taiwan auditing Project Leader • Finding hidden losses for clients; 40% of the clients are listed in the Fortune 500, the total findings of my projects have reached £1 million • Giving presentations on the weakness of operation flow for clients, CFOs and directors, as well as providing audit reports to help clients improve operational efficiency • Providing operational support and training courses for Hong Kong and mainland China Elite Company/ San-Yi Building Company, Taiwan Internal Audit • Audits of internal operation circulation which found departmental weaknesses in workflow, cost effectiveness and embezzlement issues • During this time, I gained certification of Internal Auditor from The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Shun-Cheng CPA Firm, Taiwan auditing Senior Auditor • Served over 50 clients in five years in a variety of different industries including trading, construction, manufacturing and finance • A representative for clients to solve and communicate tax issues with the National Tax Department Twitter sun383838 LinkedIn Profile julia-tu/29/b26/b2a Telephone +886 986203029 +44 (0) 7901353012 Nationality Taiwan Languages Mandarin (native) English Taiwanese About Me I am reliable and always maintain a high level of initiative. I like to learn and experience new kinds of things, share and cooperate with people. Career Interests

Project Experience InCrops Enterprise Hub 2011 ( I worked as a team member on two InCrops projects. In the first project, we did marketing research for Bioplastics and gave our opinion of feasibility for this industry. In the second project, we conducted a business plan and marketing plan for InCrops' client (Norfolk Plant Science Ltd) to sell purple tomato juice on the internet.

I would like to join a company which focus their business on the leisure or health industries, working in project management, product management or marketing and sales.

Dragon Hall 2011 ( I worked as a team member in sales, marketing and finance for the Dragon Hall event "1001 Arabian Nights". We raised the profile of Dragon Hall through media, sponsorship and ticket sales.


▼ Download this CV

Mai Huong Vu Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA, General and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2003 - 2008

Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam BA, Information Technology

Professional Experience 2007 - 2011

Vietnam Communications Corporation, Vietnam communication Department Manager • I am the founder of the Socnhi website (, the most well-known website for children in Vietnam • Built and trained a department of 20 members, formed working processes making Socnhi Department the most methodical department in the corporation. • Won “Best Leader of the Year” for leading role in managing the department to drive record traffic increases of Socnhi website from 0 to 50,000 visits per day by mid-2008.

Email Twitter maivuhuong LinkedIn Profile Telephone

Project Experience Outline Magazine Outline Magazine is a local magazine in Norwich. I worked as part of a team aiming to provide Outline Magazine with research into possible future online business models. The project included both quantitative and qualitative market analysis, competitor analysis and risk assessment for the possible revenue streams. The plan was successfully completed on schedule, and provided the client with a clear recommendation for future business planning.

+44 (0) 7903579800 Nationality Vietnamese Languages Vietnamese (native) English

Broom Boats Limited

About Me

Broom Boats Limited is the market-leader in manufacturing luxury boats in the UK. As part of their expansion into new markets, the aim of our project was to provide the client with a market entry strategy to China. Our project included an overview of the luxury boat market in China in line with regulatory and cultural obstacles and marina infrastructure. The project was completed on time and was highly appreciated by our client.

My philosophy of life is “Life changes when we change”, I am passionate about what I do. My major strengths include leadership, determination and organisation. Career Interests Would like to see myself in a global competitive working environment.

▼ Download this CV


The 2011 MBA Cohort: Strategic Carbon Managment Here is a selection of the student profiles from the 2011 MBA Strategic Carbon Management cohort:


Liam Barry


Caroline Ogada


Pilar Cocera


Obafemi Olugbenga Odele


Ehsan Ghavami Shiredjini


Anahita Pajuhesh


Choong Kim Leong


Lei Pang


Liam Barry Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA Strategic Carbon Management and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2005 - 2007

Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, Sydney, Australia Graduate Diploma, Chartered Accounting

2000 - 2004

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia BComm, BArts, Accounting, Financial Planning and French

Professional Experience


2006 - 2010

2000 - 2006

KPMG, Australia and the UAE financial advisory Manager - Transaction Services • Financial due diligence and other advisory services relating to corporate acquisitions, debt restructuring and capital markets activity across a range of industries and regions • In the UAE, I worked on a major potential dual listing on the London and Dubai stock exchanges and was heavily involved in one of the world’s largest corporate debt restructuring projects • In Australia, I worked on a range of transactions, including state government privatisation of energy and infrastructure assets and multiple corporate and private equity deals KPMG, Australia financial advisory Senior - Middle Market Advisory • I managed various financial statement audits, was responsible for the preparation of financial reports and managed the transition to International Financial Reporting Standards for clients • I provided accounting and taxation advice on a wide range of issues and was also responsible for the preparation of various client tax returns

Project Experience

LinkedIn Profile Telephone +44 (0) 7907451402 Nationality Australian Languages English (native) French About Me I am an enthusiastic and driven individual who is extremely passionate about climate change and sustainability issues as they relate to investment decisions and corporate responsibility.

KPMG Europe

Career Interests

Developing a Sustainable Building Assessment Methodology to be incorporated into future property decisions in the UK (and eventually the entire KPMG Europe network). The tool benchmarks and assesses proposals from developers based on a range of sustainability criteria. We also advised the firm on other sustainability issues related to property decisions such as regulatory changes and the implications of new builds versus refurbishments.

I am interested in a career that combines my skills in financial and investment advisory with my interest in climate change policy, corporate affairs and sustainability.

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company • Developing an Environmental Policy based on regulatory and operational analysis and an environmental review • Quantifying the carbon footprint and developing a tool to monitor and report emissions going forward • Developing a Climate Change Reporting Framework to be shared with key stakeholders • Developing a strategy to address the risks and opportunities posed by climate change and other environmental drivers

▼ Download this CV


Pilar Cocera Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA Strategic Carbon Management

2010 - 2010

University Complutense of Madrid, Spain PG Dip Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (part-time programme)

2007 - 2008

European University of Madrid, Spain MSc, Masters degree in Renewable Energy (full-time programme)

Professional Experience 2007 - 2010

Groupe Atlantic, Spain industrial metals Sales Engineer • Searching for new clients and maximizing client potential by developing long-term relationships • Calculating client quotations and providing pre-sales technical assistance and product education. Delivering product demonstrations one-to-one at field events such as conferences and seminars • Continually developing knowledge of the overall market place

LinkedIn Profile pilar-c%C3%B3ceraca%C3%B1as/37/45a/a36/en Telephone +44 (0) 7415279623 Nationality Spanish

2005 - 2007

GFM (PV Generation of La-Mancha), Spain energy Sales Manager-PV Solar Industry • Assessing the suitability of potential sites and quoting, managing customer documentation, supporting forecasting, accepting orders and coordinating with the project management and installation teams • Proactive daily engagement with customers face-to-face, via phone and email explaining GFM’s offerings and market position, and the basics of PV technology and FiT

2003 - 2005

EFAE, Spain education Environmental Management Systems Trainer for SMEs • Managing structural European funds • Training SMEs in EMSs, ensuring compliance with ISO 14001

2002 - 2003

Wasservirtschaft Bayerische, Germany water management Spanish-German Translator • Translating water management brochures and collecting expertise in environmental legislation and water treatment systems

Project Experience

Languages Spanish (native) English French German About Me I have a strong sense of reality and I am orientated towards initiative and action and always look into the future. I am a courageous person and I have leadership qualities. Career Interests I am passionate about developing sustainable and low carbon strategic planning businesses. I am interested in working as a consultant in energy, carbon emissions reduction and trading.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), UK Responsible for developing a corporate engagement strategy for CDP Australia and New Zealand to increase the number of AZX 200 and NZX50 company information available to investors. Eurostar, UK Manager of a four member team calculating Eurostar and air travel industry CO2 emissions and creating a model to compare the carbon footprint. Provided consultancy services for value-creation to the Eurostar management team in order to update Eurostar’s “Tread Lightly Report 2011”.


▼ Download this CV

Ehsan Ghavami Shiredjini Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA Strategic Carbon Management

2005 - 2008

University of California, Los Angeles, USA BA (Honors) Anthropology

Professional Experience 2008-2010


Bad Apples Tech Support Ltd, USA IT Business Development Manager • Led sales and marketing efforts for early-phase IT services firm specializing in Apple products. Hired and mentored team of 12 Apple specialists • Developed social media and direct B2B marketing strategy to increase client pool. Grew client base by 80% • Drove change in organizational policies, structure and client relations. Developed company’s mission statement, policies regarding clients and employees, and five-year vision NISA Property Management, USA commercial property Marketing Associate • Produced print and web-based marketing materials for commercial and residential property management firm • Established company marketing team, pivotal to signing three large commercial shopping centers as clients

Project Experience UNESCO North Devon Biosphere Reserve I worked as part of a team aiming to to provide a Sustainable Energy Plan for communities & villages, to achieve a 34% CO2 emissions reduction target by 2020. The plan was completed on schedule and well received by representives of the target communities.

Email LinkedIn Profile Nationality Iranian Languages Farsi (Native) English (Fluent) Spanish (Beginner) Azerbaijani (Beginner About Me Sustainability expertise and experience as a sustainability/ carbon consultant and proven leadership skills in academic and professional teams.

Petroleum-Geo Services (Norwich, England) Development of a flexible carbon emissions indexing model/tool for PGS seismic vessels to; assess and compare carbon footprint of a vessel fleet (between 10-15 vessels) based on fuel consumption and investigate variation in both absolute Development of a flexible carbon emissions indexing model/tool for PGS seismic vessels. The model assesses and compares the carbon footprint of a vessel fleet (between 10-15 vessels) based on fuel consumption and investigates variation in both absolute CO2 emissions and C02 emission intensity intensity (per unit of production) for given operational variables. Eurostar (Norwich, England) Calculated Eurostar and air travel industry CO2 emissions as part of a four member consultancy team. Produced calculation model with update and industry certified C02 emissions, outlining results and recommendations for value-creation to the Eurostar upper management team, and to update Eurostar’s ‘Tread Lightly' Report.

▼ Download this CV


Choong Kin Leong Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA Strategic Carbon Management and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2001 - 2002

Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore GDip MM, Marketing Manangement

1995 - 1998

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore BEng (Hon), Engineering (Mechanical)

Professional Experience


2006 - 2010

2005 - 2006

2004 - 2005

2000 - 2005

Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore Supply Chain - Projects and Vendor Program Manager • Led cross-regional supply chain project in transferring US and European operations with an annual value of US$10m to Singapore • Managed annual contracts valued at US$2.5m covering sites with annual shipment of ~US$45m to Asia Pacific markets • Led cross-functional supply chain business teams in the successful completion of a full cycle SAP System and Inventory Migration Project

LinkedIn Profile Telephone +65 81638287

Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore Supply Chain - Engineering Program Manager • Managed KPIs of outsourced partners in Asia Pacific region; conducted regular operational reviews and performance assessments • Accountable for up to 15 product models at any one time and managed cost exposure for End of Life (EOL) products • Worked cross-functionally with manufacturing and support teams in resolving quality issues, as well as driving continual quality improvement plans


Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore Supply Chain - Quality Engineer • Managed outsource partners’ (3PL) quality performance in distribution and postponement related activities and acted as quality champion • Implemented a new distribution program; developed and ensured operational process quality and controls in new start-up sites

Analytical in nature, both a thinker and doer with a strong conviction for delivering quality output. Flexible yet focused when approaching objectives.

Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore Supply Chain - Customer Program Engineer • Designed and managed claims processes and policies for channel partners, resellers and customers (China, Hong Kong SAR, S. Korea) • Developed a service level agreement for outsourced partners of claims programs and managed region specific issues • Ensured proper accountability of reverse logistic inventories

To be part of a dynamic and results oriented organisation within the sustainability sector. Keen for a career in CDM management, low carbon consulting and policy development in the Asia Pacific region.

Singapore Languages English (native) Mandarin Cantonese About Me

Career Interests

Project Experience Adnams plc Member of the consulting team which evaluated the impacts of climate change on the client's value chain. Conducted assessment from upstream suppliers to downstream production and distribution operations. Made recommendations on mitigation options for the minimisation of financial impact and maximisation of opportunities.


▼ Download this CV

Caroline Ogada Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA Strategic Carbon Management and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2005 - 2006

The University of Salford, Manchester, UK MSc Corporate Finance

Professional Experience 2008 - 2010

2002 - 2005

2001 - 2001

The Nairobi Women's Hospital, Kenya healthcare Finance Administration Accountant • Prepared monthly and quarterly cash budgets and monitored their implementation including undertaking the monthly bank reconciliations and daily cash reconciliations • Managed the preparation and maintenance of a variety of financial records and reports, including those related to the general ledger, accounts payable and accounts receivable • Answerable to both internal and external auditors, and general office administration The Nairobi Women's Hospital, Kenya healthcare Accountant • Eliminated previous cash losses by promptly banking all receipted cash, closely monitoring the receipts and making sure that cash received was receipted • Set up the accounts for the donor funded part of the Nairobi Women’s Hospital GVRC (Gender Violent Recovery Centre) • Preparing the monthly bank reconciliations for both the Hospital and GVRC and being answerable to external auditors Uganda Micro Finance, Uganda finance Accountant • Reconciled account holders monthly deposits

2001 - 2001

Panos Eastern Africa, Uganda Accountant • Prepared all the books of accounts

1997 - 1999

Kenya Refuse Handlers, Kenya environment Accountant / Contract Manager • Liaised with the city council officials on the company’s garbage collection contract issues • Prepared all the books of accounts, and handled over 36 million Kenya Shillings per year • Resolved conflicts of 14 field supervisors overseeing 400 employees

Email LinkedIn Profile Ogada Telephone +44 (0) 7529890566 Nationality Kenyan Languages Swahili (native) English Luo About Me I am confident with a calm, friendly personality. A goal-oriented team player with high energy and self motivation. Career Interests To join an environmental friendly firm, passionate in delivering low carbon solutions. • Leadership in Renewable Technologies • Energy Conservation • Carbon Footprinting • Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM)

Project Experience KPMG Prepared an RFI for the company’s future building acquisitions.

▼ Download this CV


Obafemi Olugbenga Odele Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA Strategic Carbon Management and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

Professional Experience 2009 - 2011

2009 - 2009

2008 - 2009

Nationwide Building Society, UK banking Customer Consultant • Became the top sales person for four consecutive months exceeding 120% target to 180% contributing over 50% of the team’s target • Viewpoint representative in making colleagues’ voices heard


South Yorkshire Housing Association, UK crucible homes Web Admin / Customer Cordinator • General housing management i.e. tenancy audits, settling in visits, assessing customers needs, volunteer referral, supported housing • Input up-to-date details on the Housing Management System, via an on-line computer terminal, accessing the relevant information / maintaining and updating customer database • Designing and building the company website (

LinkedIn Profile

Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBoS), UK banking Mortgage/Further Advance Consultant • Liaising with mortgage customers borrowing additional money • Conducting interviews with customers and running applications based on credit checking and affordability • Meeting targets on sales by identifying customers’ needs for life cover, critical illness, buildings and contents and other insurance cover available to them


Project Experience Telephone +44 (0) 7903313280 Nationality Nigerian

Yoruba (native) English About Me I possess strong communication and interpersonal skills including project management and implementation. An analytical thinker with the ability to quickly grasp complex business requirements and deliver before deadlines.

Eurostar, UK Worked as part of a consultancy team comparing the carbon emission of flights against high speed trains as part of a marketing strategy for Eurostar to further expand its customer base by 5M for new and existing routes. This involved calculating the energy output as part of the company’s new ‘tread lightly’ campaign, developing CO2 comparisons modelling different journey types, using different CO2 calculators and adjusting with up-to-date CAA data to give the accurate figures. This provided information to customers on their carbon footprint. The Low Carbon Innovation Centre Worked as part of a team raising the client’s profile and organising "The Green Community Challenge 2011" with the main objectives of providing information to community groups for the better appreciation of the Government's Feed-In-Tariff and other policies. All the proceeds from the event were donated to two charities, The Rotary House for the Deaf and the Transition Network Group.


Career Interests To join a results-oriented firm, passionate in delivering low carbon solutions. • Leadership and change management • Sustainability • Carbon footprinting • Sales and marketing • Energy conservation • Overseas opportunities

▼ Download this CV

Anahita Pajuhesh Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA Strategic Carbon Management and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute


Lawrence University, Wisconsin, USA BA Music, French

Professional Experience 2007-2010




Landmark Education, USA personal & professional development Finance & Reception Manager, Course Supervisor, Introduction Leader • Led programmes and managed events of up to 800 people • Recruited, trained, developed and managed teams of rotating volunteers • Managed the Finance and Reception departments of LE's largest office (New York City) Inlingua International School of Languages, India education, professional development Language Trainer • Trained students from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds • Led training sessions that increased students’ confidence and facility with the English language • Successfully prepared trainees for promotions Middle East Institute, USA non-profit (think tank) Programmes Intern • Advised Programmes Director on speakers for future programmes and conferences that included Middle East and US experts and policymakers National Iranian American Council, USA non-profit (civic education) Congressional Outreach Intern • Managed 2004 Elections Project. Conducted candidate survey and produced Iranian-American voters’ guide to the 2004 presidential and congressional elections • Managed Congressional Breakfast Series between members of Congress and their Iranian-American constituents

Project Experience Mr. James Boddy Delivered a financially viable and sustainable energy solution to integrate the Colney Hall wellness development project with its ecological and social environments. Solutions included a mix of low carbon and renewable energy technologies and are currently under consideration.

Email Twitter anahita215 LinkedIn Profile Telephone +1 207 2934855 Nationality American Languages English (native) French About Me I am committed that the issues facing the world today be resolved in ways that leave a legacy of security, prosperity, honor and respect for future generations. Career Interests To develop a career distinguished by continuous development, while contributing to the growth of corporate responsibility and global cooperation in the areas of environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Worked as part of a team to develop a Corporate Climate Change Strategy for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company that included an Environmental Review, a Corporate Environmental Policy Statement, a Carbon Footprint Analysis, and an associated Carbon Footprint Tool for the Company's use in future years.

▼ Download this CV


Lei Pang Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK MBA Strategic Carbon Management

2008 - 2010

University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China MA International Economic Law

2003 - 2007

Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China BSc Printing and Packaging Engineering (Electronic Publishing Technology) Email

Professional Experience 2007 - 2010

Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), China wood-pulp Coordinator and Deputy Sales & Marketing Manager in China • Coordinated with headquarters, overseas manufacturers and domestic customers • Developed a sales strategy aimed at the Chinese market which successfully delivered the organisation’s strategic aims • Established reliable partnerships with customers through effective Customer Relationship Management

Project Experience Telephone +861 5810075071 Nationality Chinese Languages Chinese Mandarin (native) English

The Colney Hall Wellness Centre

About Me

To create a holistic solution to sustainably and synergistically integrate the Colney Hall Wellness Centre with its ecological and social environments.

I am a person who loves to accept and learn new knowledge. I am a target-oriented, self-motivated and highly energetic professional.

The Paragon Automotive Group • To provide a carbon footprint for the Corby, Grimsby and Immingham sites • To advise on the process to obtain Carbon Trust and ISO accreditation • To identify opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint of the Corby, Grimsby and Immingham sites • To develop a methodology for Paragon Group to self-assess their carbon footprint

Career Interests Based on my previously successful experience, I would like to continue working in the wood-pulp industry which will enjoy the benefits of fast growth in the foreseeable future.

▼ Download this CV


Executive MBA programme overview The MBA Modules

Executive MBA

Corporate Finance Customer Focus and Innovation Entrepreneurship Finance and Accounting International Economic Environment International Consultancy Assignment Information Systems for Management Leadership and Change Management Consultancy Skills Management of Talent Marketing and Management of Services Operations and Logistics Strategic Risk Management Strategy In addition to the above units, all Executive MBA students undertake Consultancy Projects 1 and 2 and the MBA Challenge. Executive MBA students choose two out of four optional modules marked


Executive MBA cohort 2011

Executive MBA cohort 2011

At Norwich Business School we place great importance on our MBA students having good quality work experience. We require a minimum of 3 years’ in a management position. We encourage diversity and welcome people with backgrounds ranging from self-employment to the public sector and multi-national company employees.

Total size of class:

Work sectors pre-MBA


Healthcare 26%


Average age:

38 years

Average work experience:

14.5 years





International students:


Home/ EU students:



Consulting Manufacturing


Finance/Accounting Products / Services 22%

Energy/Utilies Nonprofit/Government 15%


Job functions pre-MBA

Director 22%



Client Services Engineer

4% 4%

Operations Accountant HR Manager

Manager 48%


4% 4%


The 2011 MBA Cohort: Executive Here is a selection of the student profiles from the 2011 Executive MBA cohort: Russell Fife


Andrew Goff


Sameer Khazanachi


Feng Li


Gary Threadgill


Patrick Webster



Russell Fife Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK Executive MBA and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2003 - 2007

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK MSc Health Ergonomics

Professional Experience 2004 - 2011

2000 - 2004

Worksafe Training and Consultancy Ltd, UK Director • Joined as a Consultant Ergonomist responsible for conducting ergonomics assessments in workplaces and formulating systems to improve efficiency and reduce risk • Having worked my way up to Director level I am responsible for all aspects of the business including strategic decision-making and day-to-day operational tasks RehabWorks, UK healthcare Centre Manager • Initially I was responsible for the rehabilitation of individuals who suffered from chronic pain. The area of focus was musculoskeletal injuries that had occurred in the workplace • I progressed to Centre Manager and was responsible for overseeing a multidisciplinary team of therapists who delivered the bio-psychosocial functional restoration programme

Project Experience

Email Telephone +44 (0) 7739166883 Nationality British Languages English (native) About Me Passionate about ergonomics I spend much of my free time reading about the subject. I enjoy variety and as such enjoy the challenges that come with working in a small business.

Don't Travel Empty Formulated a strategic marketing plan for this new business. This helped the client plan the future of the business and identify specific target markets for their product. UK Bed Manufacturer Following an increase in reportable work related injuries I was commissioned to identify the root cause of the problems and implement a comprehensive ergonomic risk reduction and management system. The return on investment was £9.51 for every £1 spent.

Career Interests My aim is to grow the business to be recognised as a leader in the field of ergonomics training and consultancy.

▼ Download this CV


Andrew Goff Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK Executive MBA and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

1993 - 1995

University of East Anglia, UK BA Hons Social Work

Professional Experience 2009 - present Norfolk & Waveney Mental Health NHS Trust, UK mental health Service Manager 1985 - 2009

Norfolk County Council, UK social care Service Manager Child Protection

Email Telephone +44 (0) 7545484507

Project Experience


Norfolk County Council


Responsible for implementing legislation and guidance

Languages English (native) French (basic) About Me As a qualified Social Worker and manager I strive for equality and fairness, I enjoy competition and drive the organisation in which I work towards the highest quality services.

â–ź Download this CV


Sameer Khazanchi Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK Executive MBA and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2007 - 2008

ILX Group (home study), UK Foundation Certificate ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)

Professional Experience 2007 - present Openreach (a part of the BT Group), UK telecommunications Operations Manager • Worked in five diverse Operational Management roles delivering operational and service delivery excellence. Managed teams of approx. 25 staff to deliver the firms overall strategic goals 2005 - 2007

Cegedim Rx, UK IT (software and hardware) Operations Manager • Working for UK's leading provider of IT software and hardware supplies for pharmacy drug dispensing. Promoted from Customer Services Manger to Operations Manager within the first two months of employment • Overall responsibility for customer/client service delivery and strategy, order processing, internal sales departments and health and safety

Email Twitter sam@skhazanchi LinkedIn Profile Telephone +44 (0) 7949687732 Nationality

1998 - 2006

First Rate Travel Services, UK foreign exchange Head of Travellers Cheques Processing Head of Customer Services • A joint venture between Post Office Counters and Bank of Ireland to supply foreign exchange and travellers cheque services to 25k Post Offices nationwide • Eight-year career progressing from Customer Services Advisor to Head of Travellers Cheques Processing. Leading and managing a team of 30 to deliver overall business strategy and operational excellence • Responsible for service delivery, MI reporting, managing SLAs, forecasting volume and strategic business development. Reversed operating cost inefficiencies and automated systems and processes.

Project Experience Cegedim RX Worked as part of a small team that successfully project managed and implemented the IT and service changes affecting the logistical and operational, software and hardware areas of CegedimRX and their nationwide customers. This was then aligned with the ‘NHS Electronic Transmission of Prescription’ government N3 contract, the largest IT project in the UK to date. First Rate Travel Services Worked as part of a small team that successfully project managed the withdrawal of £15 million in Travellers Cheques from 25k Post Offices nationwide and oversaw the successful migration of clearing services between banks. This was brought on by the changes of the single monetary union i.e. introduction of the Euro.


British Languages English (native) Hindi; Urdu; Panjabi About Me An energetic team player driven by results. Adapts well to change and is adept at identifying continuous improvements. Accomplished leader and mentor that leads by example inspiring others towards common goals. Career Interests Senior management opportunities. • Strategic management • Leadership and change • Risk management • Sales and marketing • Change management • Operations and logistics • International business

▼ Download this CV

Feng Li Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK Executive MBA and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2004 - 2005

University of Liverpool, UK MCD Master of Civic Design

1999 - 2003

Hohai University, Nanjing, China BSc Civil Engineering

Professional Experience 2009 - present Norwich City Council, UK local government Senior Planning Officer • Project managed major projects such as the city-wide strategic land use plan and cross-authority land availability surveys • Coordinated project plans with other project leaders, city departments, community groups, and other organisations and agencies • Offering planning policy advice to developers, community groups and other key stakeholders 2005 - 2009

Broadland District Council, UK local government Planning Policy Officer • Undertook research and drafted various supplementary planning policy documents • Project managed cross-authority projects in producing joint policy guidance • Negotiated developer contributions in various major development projects

Email Twitter @fengdli LinkedIn Profile Telephone +44 (0) 7816647328 Nationality Chinese Languages Chinese (native) English About Me

Project Experience Blue Sky Leisure Ltd Working as part of a consultancy team to undertake an organisational change programme for the company.

Qualified as a town planning professional, I am committed to expanding my horizon with continuous learning and willing to change and adapt to new environments.

Norwich City Council Working in the council's planning policy team to develop strategies delivering sustainable development for Greater Norwich area.

▼ Download this CV


Gary Threadgill Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK Executive MBA and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

2008 - 2009

Chartered Management Institute, Norwich, UK Level 7 Executive Diploma in Management, Management Studies

1981 - 1985

Sunderland University, UK BA Business Studies

Professional Experience 2005 - present Gallagher Heath, UK insurance Divisional Director • Running a personal lines and financial services call centre, offering products on both a B2C and B2B basis • Successfully transformed the Norwich business into a servicedriven sales operation • Obtained Investors in People for the Norwich operation in November 2008. Working to Silver standard for 2011 1999 - 2005

Budget Group, UK insurance Regional Manager • Regional Manager from April 2004 with sales and operational responsibility for 34 branches across four areas holding 75,000 policies • Region delivered excess to plan of £105,000 in financial year prior to departure, against network excess of only £13,000 • Headed Internet Integration Project to develop processes and procedures which would allow the transaction of 6,000 policies per annum across the network

Project Experience Coca Cola, Prague I worked as part of an MBA consultancy team in Prague during April 2011. Our task was to review the market share of Coca Cola in the Czech / Slovak region and make suggestions to the local senior managers which would increase the market share in the region. The plan was well received by management and they accepted our findings that Coca Cola was not currently being presented as a premier brand locally and this needed to be addressed. Forum Trust, Norwich

Email LinkedIn Profile Telephone +44 (0) 7770 632134 Nationality British Languages English (native) About Me I am a successful, motivated, analytical and focused leader who believes it is the responsibility of management to create the framework for a sharing culture, leading from the front to show that winning is fun. Career Interests A performance driven sales and service culture with a strong ethical background and firm belief in treating customers fairly.

I worked as part of an MBA consultancy team in 2011 over a five month period to review the academic and practical issues surrounding the definition of The Forum as a destination. The final report was very well received and has formed a central theme in the Trust's five-year strategy review being undertaken in late 2011.

▼ Download this CV <40 42 >

Patrick Webster Education & Qualifications 2011

Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK Executive MBA and Diploma in Management Consultancy, Chartered Management Institute

1985 - 1989

Coventry Polytechnic, UK BEng Production Engineering

Professional Experience 1991 - present Cooper Roller Bearings Co. Ltd, UK manufacturing Manufacturing Manager - Made to Order Products • Experienced in many aspects of operations management including materials planning and procurement, quality management, continuous improvement and production management • Created a strategic business unit for Made To Order products • Developed a strategic operations plan focused on lead time reduction enabling the doubling of sales revenue between 2007 and 2011 1989 - 1991

Matrix Churchill Ltd, UK manufacturing Technical Sales Engineer • Joined as a graduate engineer producing technical sales proposals for high value Machine Tool projects

Email Telephone +44 (0) 1553 819020 (work) Nationality British Languages English (native) About Me

Project Experience Pike Automation, Prague, Czech Republic Working as part of a four-person MBA consultancy team, our task was to develop a strategic marketing plan for the global application of a new software product developed by Pike Automation for integrated industrial process control. The week-long project was delivered in a professional manner on time and our recommendations were well received by the client. Shaping Norfolk's Future, UK Working as part of a four-person MBA consultancy team, our task was to research and report on the issues surrounding access to finance for existing and start-up businesses in Norfolk in the light of the recent economic downturn. The team presented the client with the findings along with a number recommendations for implementation. The final report went forward to be included as part of a wider strategic assessment of the economic environment in Norfolk.

Fairness, honesty, teamwork, professional standards, hard work and commitment. Career Interests Developing and leading manufacturing and operations strategy in high value-added, small batch, critical-to-quality environment. >300 employees, UK based.

▼ Download this CV


Norwich Business School University of East Anglia Norwich Research Park Norwich NR4 7TJ United Kingdom MBA Team +44 (0)1603 591753

MBA consultancy projects at Norwich Business School: how we teach our students to apply knowledge MBA consultancy projects at Norwich Business School are live and challenging projects. They are not simply placements where a student works full-time in an organisation for a small period of time. Consultancy projects take place over a period of about twelve weeks usually with groups of students acting as consultancy teams to address real problems and issues in organisations. All of this activity is undertaken whilst, at the same time, attending the taught units typical of an MBA programme. By consulting over a longer time period than many other MBA programmes, the students have an opportunity to undertake an unusually thorough consultancy. Our approach allows them to initiate discussion with a wider range of people than in a short intensive consultancy where access to the relevant people may not be possible within the timeframe. Furthermore the students have time to reflect on their learning as the project progresses and, indeed, part of their assessment is a reflection on the project once it has been completed. In addition to showing their analytical and creative skills, the students practice negotiation and time management (they work to a proposal agreed with the client) and learn to work as a group (never easy!) toward a high level objective. The projects are chosen so that models and frameworks taught within the course can be applied.


All of this is underpinned with 30 hours of formal education and training in consultancy skills. This commitment to education and training is vitally important when addressing real issues that matter in real organisations. Our approach has been recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and our students were the first in the UK to have the opportunity to leave with a joint MBA and a Diploma in Management Consultancy awarded by the Institute of Consulting and the Chartered Management Institute.

Example recent consultancy projects: Marsh Risk Consulting

Shaping Norfolk’s Future

A team of MBA General students studied the extremes of rise and fall in stock market prices in 250 businesses over a recent five year period and correlated these with company risk events, both internal and external – “Shareholder value: impact of risk events and relevance of intangible assets”. The students developed and negotiated a proposal to study this activity and, with regular contact and presentations delivered, met all deadlines.

A team of students studied the issues around sustainable prosperity for Norfolk for the county’s economic development partnership. After a literature review students undertook detailed interviews and an online survey with key stakeholders, both individual businesses and wider economic development organisations. The study concluded with a series of recommendations for future strategy.

The client was “very excited” by its findings and the UK Managing Director commented “The feedback I have had from members of my team concerning the conduct and professionalism of the group running the research has been nothing but positive. Our clients regularly ask us to demonstrate the value that can be created by managing risk and this piece of work provides us with another perspective”. The Forum Trust Students undertook a strategic review of The Forum (an iconic building in Norwich) as a destination for people throughout the county. The study undertook a literature review of best practice, identified and studied performance review methods and make recommendations to the Trust. In addition to a literature review the students designed and ran a range of stakeholder surveys as an input to their analysis and recommendations.

Adnams An MBA Strategic Carbon Management consultancy team in conjunction with key internal stakeholders addressed the issue of providing a measuring and reporting framework for carbon emissions and management. One of the key constraints was that the system be user friendly and easy to maintain whilst inspiring staff to be involved. The consultancy activity included a review of legislation and regulation, a series of linked spreadsheets for measuring and reporting and a friendly rivalry game – Carbon Combat – to inspire staff to take carbon management seriously.

“Since I started the part-time MBA course, new opportunities have opened up for me at work and I have changed my outlook completely. I have much more confidence in my work now – I really feel I know what I am talking about and that I am good at what I do!” Sam Khazanchi, Executive MBA, 2011


Norwich Business School University of East Anglia Norwich Research Park Norwich NR4 7TJ United Kingdom MBA Team T +44 (0)1603 591753 E

MBA Yearbook 2011 - Norwich Business School  
MBA Yearbook 2011 - Norwich Business School  

The 2011 cohort of the MBA degree programmes at the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia