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Alumni from Central Asia and East Asia

Below you will find the profiles of alumni from Central Asia and East Asia listed alphabetically by country. Click on the links below to jump to alumni profiles from each country.

Azerbaijan China Hong Kong Japan Kazakhstan Taiwan



Programme: MSc Economics

Current Position:  PhD Student, London Business School

Upon completion of my MSc Economics degree from LSE I joined the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan as a fixed income trader. In the meantime, I did some consulting work for the World Bank and ECO, and taught undergraduate economics at local universities. Currently I am a PhD student in economics at LBS.

 Email your questions to Rustam



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Programme: MSc Political Economy of Late Development, 2010

Current Position: Consultant, Asian Development Bank.

After graduating from LSE I went back to China and worked at domestic NGOs and international organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), YouChange Foundation and China-Africa Business Council, on topics of rural development, health and humanitarianism. I am now a consultant at Asian Development Bank, PRC office, focusing on regional knowledge sharing and integration. 

Email your questions to Chaoyi




Programme: MSc Media and Communication, 2009

Current Position: Head of Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific, Walgreens Boots Alliance 

After graduating from LSE I worked as an intern for the Patient Safety Team at the World Health Organisation, Geneva Headquarters. Prior to joining Alliance Boots, the largest pharmaceutical distribution group in the world, I was a consultant at the London office of Ogilvy CommonHealth.

Email your questions to Meryl



Programme: MSc Media and Communication, 2008

Current Position: Sales & Marketing Executive, London

Whilst I was studying at LSE, I worked as a marketing specialist at an innovative online arts exchange company. After my graduation, I did a research project for a social enterprise for disabled children. I'm now a sales and marketing executive responsible for rights and finished programmes sale to Asia, based in London.

Email your questions to Xiameng

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Programme: LLM International Business Law, 2014

Current Position: Trainee, Herbert Smith Freehills

After graduating from LSE with a LLM degree in 2014, I was offered a training contract from a city law firm. At the moment I am doing a qualifying course in BPP law school which is sponsored by my firm. Upon the completion of study, I am joining the firm as a trainee solicitor in  September 2016.

Email your questions to Zhuyu 


Hong Kong

Angel Ko


Programme: BSc Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations, 2006

Current Position:  MarketingManager

Before starting my career in Marketing, I spent a year in Human Resources Management. I know I have an outgoing personality with strong creative thinking. Thus, I decided to try something which requires more human interaction. I worked in-house for a luxury fashion brand before moving to a hotel and have gained exposure in Public Relations, Events, Advertising and e-Commerce. Now, I work as a Marketing Manager in a SME producing and sourcing corporate and promotional gifts because I want to keep exploring Marketing.

Email your questions to Angel


David L

Programme: MSc Economics, 2014

Current Position: Consultant, The United Nations

I graduated from LSE in 2014 with MSc Economics. At the moment I am working as a consultant with the United Nations focusing on the economics of natural disasters. 

Email your questions to David L



Programme: BSc Government and Economics, 2004

Current Position: Research and Acquisitions

After graduating from LSE I moved to New York to join a private equity real estate opportunity fund. After two years in New York, I transferred to Hong Kong to help start the office and the direct investment efforts in Mainland China. Since moving to Hong Kong, my responsibilities are best summed up as leading and coordinating due diligence efforts by organizing third party consultants, developing underwriting assumptions and preparing market analysis for potential acquisitions and existing assets in Greater China.

Email your questions to Doreen




Programme: BSc Accounting and Finance, 2010

Current Position:   Audit Department, KPMG

I have secured an offer from KPMG Hong Kong and will start in the Audit Department. Although I would like to live in the UK in the long run, I am not afraid of starting my career somewhere else because having an LSE degree is like having an international passport; its global recognition will enable me to transition to other countries easily, be it in one year or in 10 years time.

Email your questions to Sinbad





Programme: MSc in Economics (Research), 2009, MSc in Statistics (Research), 2011

Current Position: Deputy Budget Examiner, Ministry of Finance, Japan

I currently work for the Ministry of Finance as a Deputy Budget Examiner, in Tokyo. Previously, I worked for the Cabinet Office as an economist, Financial Services Agency as the Deputy Head of Prudential Standards Office, and Basel Committee on Banking Supervision as one of the SIG (Supervision and Implementation Group) members. LSE students come from all over the world and when I look back on my time at the School I have very fond memories of socialising with my friends, especially in the George IV pub on the LSE campus! As a Japanese alumnus of LSE, my fellow alumni in Japan have helped me many times since I graduated from the School. This can be especially helpful when you work for the Government or financial institutions. 

Email your questions to Tomohiko






Programme: Public Revenues Committee of the MoF Kazakhstan, 2014

Current Position:  Public Revenues Committee of the MoF Kazakhstan

After completing my program at LSE I returned back to Kazakhstan and was promoted to the position of Saryarka District Deputy Chief at Public Revenues Department in Astana city. At the moment I am working to gain useful experience and continue along my career path.

Email your questions to Almas




Programme: Msc in Social Research Methods, 2014

Current Position:   Survey Researcher at Euromoney Magazine in London

After completing the programme at the LSE, I am currently continuing my academic career at Goldsmiths, University of London. At the same time, I am working as survey researcher for Euromoney Magazine based in the city. 

Email your questions to Chen-Ta