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Tech Movers and Shakers LBS MBA 2016

Tech Movers and Shakers: The MBA Class of 2016

The London Entrepreneurship Review in conversation with the personalities of the LBS MBA Class of 2016 technology and entrepreneurship community. A special tribute to the Class of 2017, the incoming Class of 2018 and all future LBS students.


Celebrations, Graudations and a Tribute 


Graduation season has descended upon London Business School and the campus is awash in celebrations. In this special edition of the London Entrepreneurship Review, we raise a glass to the MBA Class of 2016 and bring you the stories behind the personalities of the tech(nology) and entrepreneurial community. 

These are the movers and shakers of the LBS community - they have shaped the student experience for hundreds of fellow students, they have been at the forefront of student-led events, led your club's, organised career and social treks and mentored dozens through their personal and professional endeavours.  

When we say ‘tech’ - we’ve cast a wide net. The point wasn't to focus in on one particular career path, club or interest group - but to showcase the myriad of opportunities you can pursue at London Business School under the ever evolving banner of  ‘tech’.

We asked each contributor to explain what ‘tech’ means to them. We want to know what makes them tick, how did they navigate the job market, what they thought of the MBA programme and what they are doing next. 

Above all else, we set out to find those people who typify the London Business School experience. Our aim was to create a showpiece for all future generations of LBS MBA student.  We sat down with ten of the MBA programme's best and brightest in an intimate one-on-one conversation - these are their stories. 


MBA 2016: Tech Movers and Shakers

In alphabetical order, with brief bio's shown below


Mollie Amkraut

American and Israeli national.

Life before LBS: Ernst & Young auditor → Ernst & Young business development group → joined a tech startup for 5 months before moving to London


Titus Amundson


Life before LBS: F-15E Aviator, Weapons Systems Officer, U.S. Air Force


Graeme Burns


Life before LBS: Senior Associate, Digital Business & Technology Practice, Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company), Australia


Courtney Carlsson

Swedish / Filippino 

Life before LBS: Global Sales Manager, Handbags and Accessories at The Row, Paris & New York 


James Covey


Life before LBS: US Department of Energy and White House Council on Environmental Quality


Dan Drach


Life before LBS: A buy-side macro-economist in Israel 


Sheng Huang

Chinese American.

Life before LBS: Deloitte Consultant, 2 x Cleantech startups, Google business analyst, Niantic Labs (Google’s AR gaming team) User Ops


Tara Reddy


Life before LBS: Veterinarian


Thomas Verbist


Life before LBS: International Marine Fuels Sales at ExxonMobil


Matt Wichrowski


Life before LBS: Management Consulting as an Associate with Booz & Company; focus in operations strategy




The LER would like to thank each of the ten contributors for making this article possible.

We would also like to acknowledge all members of the graduating class of 2016 - across all London Business School degree programmes. Whilst this article showcases ten people, we recognise that the LBS student community is full of individuals who've contributed immensely to the student-experience. We welcome future contributions to the Review that showcase those unique stories.



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