Advisory Board


Shabnam Karim

Legal Director - Clyde & Co.
Oxford Alumni
Shabnam has over six years of experience, acting for and advising a wide range of Insurers and International Reinsurers in liability and coverage disputes within professional and financial lines, both in the UK and in Dubai.

Shabnam is also a regional expert on Speciality Insurance risks, including Cyber liability, Political Violence and Fine Art & Specie.
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Alpana Thapar

Marketer / Business case developer
 Harvard Business School
Alpana has an MBA from Harvard Business school and is currently Assistant Director at Harvard, responsible for developing case studies for the curriculum.  She also has 10 years of Brand Management experience having worked for Johnson & Johnson, Reckitt Benckiser, Bateel and BCG.
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Patrick Baudry

Ed Tech / VC / PE
Patrick is an INSEAD alum and previously a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He is the founder of Veni Vedi Ventures, a Private Equity and Venture Capitalist firm.  He is also the CEO of Jumia Group and Co-Founder of Casbah Business Angels.
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Andrea Gondekova

Management Consultant  
Andrea is an INSEAD alum and has over 15 years experience in industry. She previously worked in Business Development at SpecialChem and is currently a Principal in Paris for the leading management consultancy, Bain and Company.
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Jérémie Delecourt

Private Equity
Jeremie studied at the prestigious business school, HEC in Paris. He is a member of the Executive Committee at Ardian (previously AXA Private Equity), which manages $60bn in assets. Jérémie heads corporate development, HR, communications and middle office..
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Shauravi Malik

Entrepreneur / Ex-Investment Banker
Cambridge University
Shauravi has a Msc. in Economics from Cambridge University and worked in Corporate Finance for 10 years at JP Morgan and the Virgin Group before starting Slurrp Farm, an innovative children's food company.
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Edward Rose

(Japanese / Australian)
Hedge Fund Manager
 Duke University  & LSE
Ed studied at the prestigious Duke university in the US and London School of Economics. He was a Managing Director running a trading desk for Nomura and Lehman Brothers before starting his own hedge fund based in Mayfair, London. 

Lovisa Lander

Education focused Private Equity
Hong Kong University
Lovisa has an MSc. in Mathematics and Finance from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. She is currently Vice President at TA Associates, a leading Private Equity Firm in London where she focuses investments on Education and Healthcare globally.
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Shan Mehta

Tech Investor / Entrepreneur
Shan is an INSEAD alum and sits on the board of many companies in Tech, Retail, Real Estate and Jewellery industries. He has successfully sold previous investments and is now focused on the Silicon Valley.
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Daanish Bhimjee

Investment Banker
 Cambridge, ACA
Daanish studied at Cambridge and currently heads FIG Investment Banking at Standard Chartered Bank. He has 15 years' experience in finance working for Barclays, Rothschild and PricewaterHouseCoopers.
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Sonali Jain

Sonali is an INSEAD alum and the brains behind 'Playful Minds'. She strongly believes in the play based learning methodology to enrich students' experience and develop life long learners.

Enrico Cesenni

 INSEAD / Wharton
Enrico studied at Insead & Wharton and worked as an Investment Banker for Goldman Sachs in London before starting up a number of ventures in the education, retail, hospitality and renewable energy industries focused on the far east. 
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Sadaf Raza

Educationalist / Entrepreneur. King’s College, INSEAD.
Sadaf is a serial entrepreneur with a first class degree in Computer Science. She started her career as an Investment Banker in Structured Finance at Bank of America. Seeking creativity, she pursued Brand Management at Procter & Gamble in London. Post MBA from INSEAD in France/Singapore she joined the Leadership Programme at Johnson & Johnson as Franchise Manager for EMEA. Her first venture in retail became a market leader in 2 years. She set up Early MBA to bring expert life lessons to aspiring teenagers.
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