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Alumnus

David Burke

Subject

BA Management & Music

Graduated

1996

Place of Work

LPO

Position

Finance Director and General Manager

The LPO is the resident orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, and has a 

long history of recording and broadcasting, as well as working with the UK and Hollywood film industries. David Burke was the first student to  study joint honours Management and Music at Royal Holloway. 


  

Alumnus

Myooressh Maheswaran

Subject

BSc Management

Graduated

2001

Place of Work

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Position

Commodities IT Support  

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the corporate and investment 

banking division of Bank of America. Myooressh joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in September 2010 on a contract role, providing business analysis and IT solutions to the organisation.


 

Alumnus

Norman Chan

Subject

MBA

Graduated

2002

Place of Work

InteractChina.com

Position

CEO and Co-Founder

InteractChina.com is an e-commerce company providing a platform for 

Oriental and ethnic artisans to promote their handcrafted products to 

the rest of the world. Norman founded the company in 2004 with his 

wife. He graduated in 2002 with an MBA, and is now responsible for 

developing the company’s overall strategy, executing its business plan and taking the company forward in the global market.

 
  

Alumnus

 Ash Mishra

Subject

MBA

Graduated

2003

Place of Work

Strategic Asia

Position

CEO, European Office

Strategic Asia is a high end consulting firm providing advisory and 

facilitation services to governments, private businesses, international 

organisations, civil society organisations and media groups.

Ash co-founded Strategic Asia and is currently CEO of company’s 

European Office. In addition to his work at Strategic Asia, Ash is also 

Special Advisor to Asia House for the London 2012 Olympic Games. 


  

Alumna

Claire Watt-Smith

Subject

BSc Management w/French, MA European Business w/Spanish

Graduated

2005, 2006

Place of Work

Bobelle London

Position

Owner

Claire founded BoBelle at only 23 years of age. Claire’s 

accessory product line is made of eel skin leather, a by-product of 

the Asian food industry. BoBelle has been featured in publications

and is sold in national retail stores. 


  

Alumna

Wenjia Zhou

Subject

MSc International Management

Graduated

2007

Place of Work

Ernst & Young

Position

Senior Auditor

Ernst and Young is one of the largest professional services firms in the world, and is ranked as one of the Big Four auditors alongside Deloitte, KPMG and PwC. Wenjia graduated in 2007 with a degree in International Management. As a senior auditor she takes a leading role in co-ordinating a team on auditing projects, liaising with clients, and assisting on other projects in the department.


  

Alumna

Charlotte de Brabandt

Subject

BSc Management w/ Marketing

Graduated

2008

Place of Work

VW Group  

Position

Group Procurement

The Volkswagen Group is the world’s third largest motor vehicle 

manufacturer. Charlotte joined VW Group’s International Management graduate programme, which involved her living in Beijing for one year. She is responsible for the Group’s procurement in innovative technologies within the electrical world of ‘Automotive Infotainment’.


  

Alumna

Naomi Jane

Subject

BSc Management

Graduated

2008

Place of Work

4WD Foundation

Position

Owner

The 4WD Foundation is a youth-led social enterprise specialising 

in youth communications, engagement and training. Naomi founded the 

organisation in 2006. She has delivered training programmes, 

developmental workshops and motivational speeches for clients 

including Channel 4, Enterprise Educators UK and Google.


  

Alumnus

Mike Perera

Subject

BSc Management

Graduated

2010

Place of Work

L'Oreal

Position

National Account Executive

L’Oreal is the world’s largest cosmetics and beauty company, with 

annual revenue exceeding €19 billion. Brands include Garnier and 

The Body Shop. L’Oreal specialises in skin care, makeup and hair 

colourants. Mike started at L’Oreal on the Management Trainee 

Scheme. He is now a National Account Executive within L’Oreal Paris 

managing the Boots account.


  

Alumna

Sophia Maxwell-Yates

Subject

BSc Management

Graduated

2011

Place of Work

Latham & Watkins

Position

Trainee Associate

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with 2,000 lawyers working in 31 countries. They specialise in transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas. Sophia successfully applied to SEO London, undertaking two placements at City law firms after graduating. She is now sponsored by Latham & Watkins to study law at BPP, after which she will start a training contract as an Associate.


 
 
 

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