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Management Student Ambassadors

Meet our Management Student Ambassadors 

We aim to recruit a diverse and balanced group of Ambassadors to reflect our student body.



Our Master's programme Student Ambassadors are here to help you understand what it means to be part of the LSE Management community. Whether you have questions about a specific programme, the inside story on LSE campus life, or tips on making the most of life in London - they are here to answer your queries. 

We have recruited a diverse, talented, and truly global cohort. Get in touch with our Student Ambassadors and look out for them on LSE Management's social media.

Global Master's in Management


Anooshka, India

Hey guys! I am Anooshka from Kolkata, India. I did my Bachelors in Business Administration (specialised in Financial Management) from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. After which, I graduated with MSc Accounting and Finance from LSE. And now, I am doing my 2nd master’s, The Global MSc in Management (GMiM) also from LSE. I believe LSE is the school to be at, it is just amazing! 

Currently, I am the LSE SU Postgraduate Students Officer and I represent 7000 Postgraduate Students i.e. 65% of the LSE student body.

After graduating from LSE, I want to go back to India to work in my family business and take it to greater heights. 

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Gamze, Turkey

Hello Everyone! I am Gamze - a first year GMiM student from Izmir, Turkey.

Before coming to LSE, I studied Politics and International Relations at SOAS, University of London.

I have always been passionate about learning the complex structures of different political, social and economic systems and studying Master’s in Global Management degree at LSE, with its applied nature and interdisciplinary approach was a perfect transition for me.

I have been involved in various societies throughout my studies. During my undergraduate studies I was the president of United Nations Society and here at LSE, I am serving as the Secretary of Graduate Management Society. I believe societies are a vital part of having a unique university experience and they also allow you to meet with like-minded individuals.

Outside of my studies, I enjoy traveling and trying out different cuisines. This year I also had a chance to develop my culinary skills.

I am thrilled to be part of a very diverse and vibrant student community here at LSE. I know how difficult it is to choose the degree you want to pursue and the university you want to attend. I am here to help in your process of finding the right place for you!


Jannik, Germany

Hello, I am Jannik from Germany. I hold a B.A. in Political Science and a B.Sc. in Business Administration.

Before coming to London, I worked in Public Sector Consulting in Berlin. I am convinced that an interdisciplinary approach to both academic and practical challenges yields the most fruitful results.

Therefore, I am happy to continue this path by studying Management in a social science context at LSE. The GMiM’s vibrant and international student body and the wealth of course choices make this programme truly unique.

Being passionate about contributing to society, I am glad to help you with any questions regarding LSE and the Global Master’s in Management.


Jelena, Germany

Hi there, I am Jelena from Hamburg, Germany and I am a second-year student of the Global Master’s in Management (GMiM) programme.

Before coming to LSE, I studied International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. During my undergraduate degree, I also spent a semester abroad at the University of British Columbia where, I focused on Political Economy and International Relations.

To me the GMiM programme presents the ideal opportunity to build a global network, learn from your inspiring peers with diverse cultural as well as academic backgrounds and get prepared to tackle management challenges in a globalised world.

I am happy to help you with any questions regarding LSE or the GMiM programme!

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Li Hern, Malaysia

Hi there! My name is Li and I am currently a first year GMiM student at LSE.

Prior to this, I spent a year working at Deloitte here in London, which was great experience leading up to the GMiM.

Outside of the Management classroom, I am on the committee of the LSE Consultancy Society as well as a student consultant for the 180 Degrees Consulting LSE branch.

Great food and company are some of the best things in life, so I really enjoy exploring London for all it has to offer with friends and people in my network.

Before COVID-19, some of my favourite activities include indoor wall-climbing and playing the drums.

I look forward to connecting with you and answering any queries you might have about anything at all.

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Russell, Singapore

My name is Russell Wee. I am originally from Singapore, but I have lived in the UK for a number of years. I am currently a penultimate-year student pursuing a double degree in the Global Master’s in Management and the CEMS Master’s in International Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Most recently, I graduated from the University of Warwick in Management with Finance.

Evidently, I am highly interested in business both practically and academically. This has led me to undertake leadership positions in the Business and Investment Group as the Head of Alumni Relations.

I am a friendly individual so please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

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Sebastian, Spain

Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am originally Spanish, but I have grown-up all-over Europe and last year I gained my British citizenship. Prior to joining the Global Master’s in Management (GMiM), I studied Business and Management at Durham University.

I have complemented my studies with a range of work experiences, including a placement year at Samsung Electronics.

I am excited to be at LSE as it is a world-renowned university thanks to its dynamic, vibrant and multicultural environment. In particular, the GMiM is a unique opportunity as it allows you to build a truly global network and to develop the necessary tools to succeed later-on in life - both professionally and personally. As a 2-year programme, the GMiM provides students the necessary time to decide what they truly want to achieve whilst at LSE and what they want to do after.

All the ambassadors are here to help you decide on your future. Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding LSE, the GMiM, and living in the UK.



Yusuf, India

Hello, I am Yusuf – a Year two GMiM student from Bangalore, India. Prior to LSE, I completed my bachelors in Industrial Engineering from the City University of Hong Kong in 2017. I have chosen the CEMS track and will be going to St. Gallen University for the CEMS Exchange.

I am very interested in activities outside of the classroom – I have been elected as a member of the Trustee Board for the LSE Students’ Union. I would highly encourage other postgraduate students to participate in clubs and societies because you get access to the wider LSE community which includes people from various cultural and academic backgrounds.

One of the things I love the most about the GMiM programme so far is its mixture of practical and theoretical learning models – we had an amazing day-long workshop about Effective Communication at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and a Strengthscope review which tells us about our “energizing traits” and how we can use them effectively in the workplace and with groups. I had never imagined that as a management student I would learn from drama actors!

I look forward to meeting you all and helping you with your big decision of joining the Management Department at  LSE!

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Zhichen, China

Hello! My name is Zhang Zhichen but you can also call me Chelsea. I was born and raised in Shanghai, China.

Prior to joining LSE’s Global Master’s in Management (GMiM) programme, I studied English Literature at Shanghai International Studies University.

I have developed a strong passion for business through my internships in a wide range of institutions. I have interned in areas including assurance, investment banking, retail banking, strategy planning and private equity investment. These really helped me confirm my career passion and helped me to transit from studying liberal arts to management.

Having gone through the process myself, I know that applying to master’s programmes can be a lot of pressure. Now as a full-time student, I am truly fascinated by LSE’s course structure and diversified cohort.

I am more than willing to share my experiences and feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Master's in Management 

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Erle, Norway

Hi! I am Erle, a 23-year-old student from Oslo, Norway, currently enjoying my fourth year in vibrant and dynamic London. I am now undertaking an MSc in Management at LSE. Prior to embarking upon my postgraduate studies, I obtained a BA in International Relations from King's College London, from which I graduated with Honours in 2019.

Alongside my postgraduate studies, I volunteer as a consultant at Cognoscere Consulting, LSE's postgraduate-operated pro-bono consulting group. Cognoscere provides consulting services to Not-for-Profit and charity organisations in London and globally.

I have previous work experience in PR & Communications, from spending the summer of 2020 interning at a communications agency in Oslo Norway.


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Ginevra, Italy

I have just graduated from a degree in history and politics at the University of Warwick, after having completed my studies at an international school in Milan. LSE's Master's in Management is therefore something completely new to me, but which I believe will help me develop new skills and open many doors.

At Warwick I joined several societies such as the European Society, Warwick Congress and Warwick Fashion society. The latter is an industry that I aspire to work in, but up until now I have had the chance to work in different realms, from the European Parliament to Deloitte, as I am curious to try out different careers and find my own path before deciding on something specific.

I have always had an interest in languages, being fluent in English and French other than my native language (Italian) and have found these to be really useful when travelling. Travelling is indeed one of my biggest passions, as I have had the opportunity to visit over 30 countries now and have recently been to India, Tanzania and Israel, where I volunteered in a halfway house near Nazareth a few years ago.

I look forward to this new year and to being able to share my experience and be an active participant as student ambassador!

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Kashish, India

Hi, I am Kashish and I am a current MSc Management student at LSE. I grew up in New Delhi, India and completed my undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Gargi College, University of Delhi in 2019.

My work with NGOs motivated me to pursue a post graduate diploma in Development Studies and after graduating, I worked with EY GDS, which was an extremely enriching experience that provided me with a deeper understanding of the functioning of global organizations and global exposure.

I started my own store- ‘Thrifted Tones’ in August 2020 and through this endeavour, I wish to build an environmentally-conscious community to enable people to understand sustainability, reduce waste and live consciously.

I am currently pursuing a Master’s in Management from London School of Economics and Political Science. I have embarked on this particular course to take my education to a higher level of understanding in depth knowledge of global business aspects, work in the field of consulting and problem solving and to gain the entrepreneurial knowledge that will help me achieve my goals.


MSc Economics & Management

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DK, India

Hey! My name is Kumar aka DK and I am 21 years old. I am an international student from India currently studying MSc Economics and Management.

For my undergrad, I did a BSc Economics with Econometrics from Goldsmiths, University of London. My interest in Economics and eagerness to broaden my understanding of firms and markets as a manager informed my choice to pursue an MSc in E&M.

The optimal mix of courses and interdisciplinary nature of the MSc is imparting desired cross-functional understanding of businesses.

Despite the challenges due to COVID, I am absolutely loving my time at LSE and now looking forward to helping prospective students make well informed choices for their masters.

I love playing sports and in my free time, I don’t miss an opportunity to go for swimming, cricket or badminton.

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Luca, Switzerland

Hey! I am Luca from Zurich studying MSc Economics and Management!

As part of my undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of St.Gallen, I completed exchange semesters in Hong Kong and Madrid. Thereafter, before joining LSE, I took a gap year to gain work experience at Ardian and Evercore in finance related positions.

These experiences prompted me to apply for the MSc Economics and Management to reconnect with my passion for Economics while critically analysing real-world firms and markets.

This programme enables you to apply your analytical skills to insightful real-word business case studies. I believe that this is the perfect match for students who love Economics and want to develop their commercial awareness.

The balance between academic rigour and practical applicability is incredibly stimulating and a unique feature of the MSc in Economics and Management.

In addition to outstanding academics, fellow students at LSE will inspire you to become future leaders, fostering not only a global network, but also creating long-lasting friendships. An opportunity of a lifetime!


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Navina, United Kingdom

Hi! My name is Navina and I am a postgraduate student in the MSc Economics and Management programme. I have an undergraduate degree in Economics and Mathematics from Royal Holloway, University of London.

I have chosen to study this harmonious multidisciplinary degree to meld an exceptional level of analytical training in economics with the complexities of management in a global context.

Studying at LSE is undoubtedly challenging yet incredibly inspiring. Connecting with some of the most vibrant and brightest minds in a diversified academic space, LSE is providing me the perfect opportunity to build a global network and kick-start my career in the right direction.

Please feel free to connect with me to get to know more about the Department of Management at LSE!

MSc Human Resources and Organisations

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Divya, India

Hi, My name is Divya (She/Her, Queer). I graduated from Christ University (Bangalore, India) in 2017, took a break to refocus then applied to LSE for the Human Resources and Organizations Programme (HRM).

I am a strong advocate for prioritising mental health and believe that emotional vulnerability is not a weakness. I make a conscious effort to be positive, accepting, and inclusive.

Academically I'm interested in exploring the different facets of what it is to be human.

In my free time, I'm either watching anime or annoying my friends (sometimes both). Success for me is being in a position where I can give back and lend support.

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Eilyn, India

Hi there, I am Eilyn Evans, originally from Kerala, India, although work and study dynamics have taken me around the world. Holding a Bachelors in Business Administration with specialisation in Human Resources I now pursue the International Employment Relations track (IER) under the Masters in Human Resource and Organisations programme here at LSE.

Having grown up in vivacious environments has enabled me to adapt to the changing scenarios and challenges posed by global exposure at LSE.

During my undergraduate studies, I engaged in several internships that sought the path of labour relations in the southern sub-continent of the country. Navigating passions alongside my studies, enabled me to actively contribute towards the cause of primary education in rural areas of India.

Other than academia, I particularly enjoy reading alongside reflecting such thoughts in the form of blogs. Being an avid explorer has contributed to this as well.

LSE offers many progressive paths to learning and exploration. The multi-cultural environment at LSE grants networks far and wide that nourishes one's dreams and passion.With much excitement and joy, I am certain that anything and everything LSE offers will inspire, to say the least.

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Hind, Jordan

Hi everyone! My name is Hind, I'm originally from Jordan but I was born in Lebanon and I grew up in the UAE before moving to the UK to complete my bachelor’s in Business and Management at The University of Exeter. I currently study Organisational Behaviour on the HRO programme.

I joined LSE right after my undergraduate studies, and I am appreciating every moment here as studying at LSE is a tremendous experience and I have met so many intelligent people from various backgrounds who have made this experience even better.

I look forward to sharing my insights and experiences as a student at LSE's Department of Management with you, and I would also love to hear from you so please do drop me a message if you have any questions!

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Malvika, India

Hi! I am Malvika from Mumbai, India. I was born in the city of the Taj Mahal and have moved across multiple cities.

I studied Liberal Arts with a specialisation in Psychology for my Bachelor's in Mumbai and graduated this year.

Other than being out and about exploring the place I am at, I love to try new food. I get motivated by the people around me and thus, love to be around people as well.

I see every opportunity as an experience and am always willing to learn and grow from it. LSE is a place where so many of the things I am passionate about, come together. It is a place with not only exceptional academic resources and knowledge, but where people are warm and helpful.

I am beyond excited to be learning at and from LSE. I truly believe that this one year is going to be a great ride.

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Matis, France

Hi everybody! I am Matis, one of your MSc Human Resources and Organisations (HRO) ambassadors this year! I have enrolled in the Organisational Behaviour stream but I can tell you more about the different streams and modules available in the HRO programme!

My education: I'm originally French and have completed most of my education in the South-West of France, near Bordeaux! I recently joined LSE as a master’s student after graduating from King's College London - I can tell you more about my experience living as a student in London for the past 3 years!

My professional background: I have a varied set of work experience scattered across charity, public sector, sales, admin and hospitality. Since I've conducted half of my undergraduate degree whilst working on a part-time basis, I can respond to your questions on working whilst studying and how to balance uni with work!

My interests: You! I love talking with people and getting to know everyone's stories! For that reason I attend a lot of Diversity & Inclusion conferences to keep myself up-to-date with current trends! I also love acting and spent some time with the National Youth Theatre in the past year.

Let's connect on LinkedIn! Hope to see you soon at LSE!

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Tommaso, Italy

Hello! I am Tommaso from Italy. During my bachelor’s degree I studied Philosophy in Palermo, my hometown. I believe that holding a degree in a not directly related field allows to consider different perspectives and to undertake innovative approaches.

After completing an exchange programme in Madrid, I fell in love with multicultural and diverse environments. For this reason, I had no doubts that LSE, with its international and stimulant student body, was the best choice! In addition, I find it thrilling the countless opportunities that only the very heart of London can provide.

I chose to pursue the MSc in Human Resources & Organisation because of its perfect balance between theory and practice, a feature that makes this course unique.

Right after starting this Master’s, I have fully understood why the LSE motto is “Rerum Cognoscere Causas”, “To know the causes of things”.

I look forward to helping anyone with the big decision of joining the Department of Management at LSE, therefore, for any question do not hesitate to reach out!

MSc Management & Strategy

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Felix, Germany

Hi all, I am Felix, 25, from Germany. I am currently studying the MSc in Management and Strategy.

Previously, I graduated from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) with BSc Business, Economics and Social Science. My professional experience and interests revolve around management consulting, corporate M&A, business development and private equity.

Outside of university, I enjoy spending time with friends, hunting for exceptional food, traveling and skiing. Furthermore, volunteer engagements are of particular interest to me.

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Lennart, Germany

Hi there, I am Lennart from Frankfurt, Germany. Before coming to LSE, I studied Management, Philosophy & Economics at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management with a semester abroad at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago de Chile.

My interests are quite broad, which is why I have worked across a range of different sectors, from consulting and banking to foreign service. This was also part of my motivation to come to LSE which allows me to follow my passion for economics and management at one of the best universities worldwide with my interests in politics and global affairs.

I am very much looking forward to meeting you, be it virtually or in person, and help you with any questions you might have about studying at LSE!

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Meharvan, India

Hey LSE'ers! I am Meharvan Singh, from Delhi, India. Prior to joining LSE for MSc Management and Strategy, I worked as a Senior Associate for an Education Tech startup. I pursued my BSc Economics from University of Delhi, having a rollercoaster journey, where I managed and organised a myriad of events.

I am excited by the diverse network and dynamic learning opportunities at LSE. Moreover, I feel that I can learn and experience more when exposed to out of classroom events and opportunities.

I look forward to being the face of the Department of Management and giving back to the LSE community at large. Since this year has brought us various challenges, feel free to reach out to me in case of any questions/guidance.

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Verena, Germany

Hi! My name is Verena, I am from Germany and currently an MSc Management and Strategy student at LSE. I hold a BSc in Business Administration from the LMU Munich, where I specialised in Accounting and Finance and Strategy.

During my undergraduate degree, I spent a semester at the University of Exeter, which strengthened my wish to pursue a master’s degree in the UK. Before joining LSE, I gained practical experience through internships in Digital Strategy, Controlling and Audit.

I believe that the MSc Management and Strategy gives you the great opportunity to analyse different topics in management from an economic perspective. Meanwhile, you can customise your degree according to your own preferences through choosing from a range of different electives, preparing you for a career in your field of interest.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions regarding the programme, life at LSE or anything else!


MSc Management of Information Systems & Digital Innovation

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Cosima, Germany

My name is Cosima, I am 22 years old and I am originally from Stuttgart, Germany. I am currently studying the MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation here at LSE.

Before coming to LSE, I studied International Management in a double degree programme. I spent the first half of my double degree at ESB Business School in Reutlingen, Germany and the last four semesters at ICADE Business School in Madrid, Spain.

In my bachelor thesis project I researched the potential opportunities and risks of the use of AI-based applications in people management. Through this work I developed my passion for studying digital innovation and the use of information systems in a business context.

During my studies, I gained work experience through internships in the banking and the aviation sector.

Besides studying, I like debating, listening to and making music and yoga.

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Keith, Zimbabwe

Hello. I studied Information Technology and recently completed a graduate diploma in banking. I worked in digital banking and hold certifications in project management, and cybersecurity.

My interest lies in consumer technology experiences, technology in finance, and improving products to better solve customer problems.

I am sharpening my strategic data application skills and look forward to applying myself fully with a broader set of skills and knowledge.

I am happy to talk about user experience, applied technology in finance, product management and project management.

On the softer side of things, I help a few start-ups find their feet and can chat about leadership and starting a technology business. I have had the pleasure of working for, and with global brands and can give practical advice for recent graduates. I have also managed multiple projects as a product owner, and regularly read on the latest developments in investment banking, technology as well as the odd bit of leadership material.

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Laura, Spain

Hi there! I am Laura from Barcelona, Spain. Prior to LSE, I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Reading, where I studied International Business and Management. As part of my degree, I took a Placement Year, where I worked in Volkswagen Group UK.

Although my work experience has been focused on marketing and project management, I have grown an interest in technology and digital innovation both at work and at university.

I consider MISDI the perfect place to explore and develop this interest further. It indeed combines my areas of interest by bridging business with information systems and exploring the human and social implications of technology. The vibrant and international student body that characterises MISDI and LSE, makes this programme truly unique.

Outside of the classroom, I enjoy travelling and learning about new cultures. I am also passionate about sports and during my free time, you will most likely find me at the beach! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the programme or about LSE. I look forward to meeting you!

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Lukas, Switzerland

Hi! I am Lukas Knecht born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland. I studied Business Information Technology in Zurich.

During my bachelor's degree, I had the opportunity to do a semester abroad in Sydney. I started my professional career with an apprenticeship in media technology.

Afterwards, I first worked for two years at an IT consulting boutique. As I liked consulting and wanted to work more on strategic questions, I joined PwC in 2019 as a Digital Consultant, focusing on emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial intelligence, and Robotic Process Automation. I analysed their risks and opportunities for existing and new business models.

While working at PwC, I realised that most of the projects failed because the human factor that was not considered. Therefore, I decided to apply for the MISDI programme to learn more about the impact of information technologies on our society.

Next to work, I enjoy sports, mostly running and working out at the gym. Further, I enjoy spending time with my friends and travelling.

MSc Marketing

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Abena, Ghana

Hi everyone! I am Abena Boateng from Ghana. I am 22 years of age and I am currently studying a Master of Science in Marketing with an interest in Behavioural Science and Customer Insight.

I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Aston Business School, Birmingham. Before applying to LSE, I undertook the modules Consumer Behaviour and Market Research. I was curious as to how both fields of studies can be combined to help create better marketing solutions and to improve decision making. I believe it is important to acquire this knowledge before entering the marketing industry as a Neuromarketer/Market Analyst.

I am more than happy to assist you with any questions with regards to the marketing programme and or about LSE in general.

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Li-Yang, Malaysia

Hi there! I am Li-Yang and I am currently studying MSc Marketing. Having lived in 4 countries in the past (Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia, the UK), I really enjoy getting to know people from various backgrounds and cultural upbringings.

This opportunity sparked my fascination with the unique ways in which people think and behave, leading me to want to study more about consumer behaviour.

In my master’s degree, I learn how to transform customer data and insights into ultra-personalized marketing campaigns and user experiences that are relevant and meaningful to people. In the near future, I hope to apply this knowledge into the field of product and digital marketing in the technology, FMCG, or consulting industry.

Beyond this, I am extremely enthusiastic about playing tennis and reading books. Both activities continuously push me to step outside my comfort zone and to question what I think I know. In the same way that every author has his or her own writing style and perspective, every tennis player presents a new set of challenges to be solved creatively in each match.

Please feel free to reach out if you ever want to chat about anything!

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Shalini, Thailand

Hi everyone! My name is Shalini and I am from Thailand. I graduated with an undergraduate degree in Management from the University of Warwick.

After which, I worked as a Digital Marketing Executive at a Digital Marketing Agency in Thailand. My work experience further compelled me to pursue a Master’s in Marketing. I specifically chose LSE as the course along with its challenging, yet comprehensive modules would prepare me with the knowledge to develop effective solutions to tackle the ever-evolving business environment by taking an analytical and strategic approach.

My journey so far at LSE with its seasoned professors, diverse cohort, and endless opportunities has been fascinating as it fosters experiences of a lifetime.


MSc Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Cheryl, Kenya

Hello! My name is Cheryl Itemere aka Shalimba (my traditional name). I was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya.

My most recent work experience was with a non-profit organisation that leverages cutting-edge technology to advance Community Healthcare in the hardest to reach places of Kenya and Uganda.

Before that, I spent 3.5 years as a Corporate banker at a regional bank in Kenya – developing, managing and selling Cash Management and Trade Finance products.

A woman of many hats, I am also an entrepreneur, I co-own an e-commerce platform that caters to the urban man. We just celebrated our fourth year of operations!

Finally, I am also a community development champion and I hope that through my experience at LSE and the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme I can bring my social impact ideas to life!

On a personal note, I am a fitness enthusiast and currently training in Muay Thai. I love reading African fiction and I am obsessed with podcasts! One of my favourite outdoor activities is trying out new brunch spots.

Oh, and I enjoy meeting new people and exchanging life experiences!

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Diego, Colombia

I am Diego Benavides, student of the MSc Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme.

Prior to starting my master's degree in LSE, I was an international reputational risk consultant for two leading consultancy firms in the Andean region, an independent consultant for the Global Organization for Migration (IOM) in the regulation of community radio broadcasters in regions affected by Colombia's armed conflict and worked on a project led by the Colombian government to provide internet access to remote areas in Colombia.

Since being at LSE I joined the Futuristic Affairs society, and the Social Innovation Society.

Outside of this, I enjoy spending time with animals. I am also a water sports enthusiast and a passionate traveller.

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Karla, Mexico

Hi, I am Karla, I have worked in NGOs, startups, and government in Latin America. I am interested in social mobility and gender equality, and manage programmes that support youngsters to develop social enterprises through technology.

I have a bachelor’s in international studies by the Autonomous University of Sinaloa, and Professor in the School of Social Entrepreneurs at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Since 2014, I worked in the management of technology-based companies, specializing in operations, project management, and strategic alliances. I served as Social Responsibility Associate in Bancompartir, Colombia, and as Director of International Relations in AIESEC, Puerto Rico.

Currently,  I am studying an MSc in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics and Political Science.