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Consulting’s Finest: A Two-Day Masterclass

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UCL Business Society is happy to present Consultancy's Finest - A Two-Day Masterclass, an exclusive two-day event where you can gain incredible insights and knowledge from highly reputable industry leaders. Join us Monday, 19th February to hear from Dr Rebecca Emerson, Head of Oliver Wyman UK and return Tuesday, 20th February to learn more about Digital Disruption from BCG's Digital Ventures Partner and Managing Director, Ajay Chowdhury.

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DAY 1 – Dr Rebecca Emerson, Head of Oliver Wyman UK - 6.15 PM, UCL Chandler House G10

Dr Rebecca Emerson is the UK and Ireland Head of Oliver Wyman, a leading global management consultancy made up of intellectually curious and energetic entrepreneurs. She works primarily in financial services advising large banks and market infrastructure players. As a female leader in a male-dominated industry, Rebecca actively works to build inclusion to encourage greater diversity within the business world. She is a visible and vocal LGBTQ+ straight ally and champions the company’s work with refugees.

Rebecca holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford, having previously studied at MIT and the University of California. Born in Washington DC to a military family, Rebecca moved around extensively while she was growing up but has now lived in the UK for the past 25+ years. She firmly regards London as home, and spends time outside of work enjoying art, photography, running, and making ice-cream.

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DAY 2 – AJAY CHOWDHURY, Partner and Managing Director at BCG Digital Ventures - 6.30 PM, UCL Anatomy G04 Gavin de Beer LT

Ajay has 25 years of start-up venture experience building disruptive new digital businesses, in a wide range of industries. Selected to be part of the Asian Power 100 - the 100 most influential and powerful Asians in the UK, won Dealmaker of the Year 2015 award from M&A Magazine, Top 100 Asian tech stars and selected as one of 2016's Sunday Times top 100 BAME business leaders in the UK Ajay was most recently CEO of Seatwave, a European online ticketing marketplace that was sold to Ticketmaster. Prior to this, he was CEO of ComQi, a global omnichannel retail technology company, co-founder of IDG Ventures Europe, a $100m European venture capital fund. At IDGVE he was the founder investor and Chairman of Shazam, a $1bn mobile audio recognition company and also invested in and served on the board of Lionhead, a games developer, sold to Microsoft. Prior to IDGVE, he was CEO of LineOne - a joint venture between United News and Media and British Telecom - which he grew into one of the UK's largest portals and ISP’s. At UNM was the founder and Managing Director of its internet division, before which he was a manager at Bain & Company Ajay has an MBA from Wharton and serves on the board of the UK Government’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

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