CAMBRIDGE OFFICE

Cambridge is the largest, and original, CCN office. Founded in 2012, CCN Cambridge is now one of the biggest student consultancies in the UK, running almost 20 projects per year with companies of all industries and sizes. Cambridge is home to one of the world’s leading universities and some of the world’s brightest students. The diversity of our talent pool means that we can provide insight to almost any sector, industry or business.  We are always happy to hear from talented students, interested clients, or enthusiastic mentors and sponsors. If you are interested, please contact a member of our team below.

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Niclas Frei

President
PhD Biochemistry

Niclas is a 2nd year PhD student at the Dept. of Biochemistry in Cambridge. He is the current president of CCN and oversees all operations of the Cambridge branch. He has served as consultant and engagement manager on CCN projects with the pharmaceutical and automotive industry before becoming president.

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Bihe Chen

Vice President of Flagship Projects
PhD Biochemistry

Bihe is a 3rd year PhD student in Biochemistry from Gonville & Caius College. She is currently serving as Vice President of Flagship Projects in CCN and is responsible for liaising with clients to secure new projects for CCN as well as advising engagement managers and consultants to ensure the smooth running of projects. Prior to her vice presidency with CCN, I worked as a consultant and engagement manager on two projects and led the successful transformation of Cambridge University Consulting Society (CUCS) as the head of CUCS.

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Pahini Pandya

Vice President of Flagship Projects
Research Associate

Pahini is a Research Associate at the MRC Cancer Unit. She is currently serving as Vice President of Flagship Projects in CCN. Her responsibilities include liaising with clients to secure new projects for CCN as well as advising engagement managers and consultants to ensure the smooth running of projects.

Chng Jin

Vice President Insight Projects
Economics

Jin is a 1st year undergraduate studying Economics at Queens’ College. As Vice President of Insight Projects, he spearheads the introductory projects for aspiring consultants new to the industry – touching on a myriad projects ranging from finance to non-profit. Having worked on past consulting projects for Accenture and CCN, he leads the transition from student to full-fledged consultant.

Michelle Lim 

Head of Marketing and Events,
Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Michelle is a 2nd year undergraduate studying Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Churchill College. As current Head of Marketing and Events at CCN, she is working to improve CCN’s online presence, and deliver useful insights into the diverse field of consulting. Through well-placed events, Michelle hopes to engage aspiring consultants and provide ample networking opportunities for all. She brings her past experience as President of the Singapore and Malaysia Society, coxswain of Churchill College Boat Club, and incoming intern at a business management consultancy.

Daniel Szabo

Head of HR and Development
Politics and International Relations

Daniel is a 1st year undergraduate studying Human, Social, and Political Sciences at Emmanuel College. As Head of HR and Development for 2017-18, he is committed to make the operation of CCN even more professional with widening our consultancy services, providing competency development consulting trainings with the participation of leading consulting companies, and establishing a web-based knowledge centre. Apart from his degree, he is currently leading a research on the implementation of universal basic income in the UK and will be working as a management consultant intern at PwC in the summer.

Nathaniel Myers

Head of Competitions, Publications and Alumni Relations
Geography

Nathaniel is a 3rd year undergraduate studying Geography at Christ’s College. As Head of Case Competitions, the CCN Magazine, and the Alumni Network, he is excited to grow and develop CCN’s student community, finesse client engagements, and deliver the foundations of CCN’s alumni network. Prior to joining the committee, Nathaniel has been a consultant on a Flagship project and a Team Leader on the Insight Project. Outside of CCN, over the summer he completed an internship at Capco, and over the past year he was the Co-Editor in Chief of Compass Magazine, one of Cambridge’s largest student produced publications.

ADVISORS

James Polybank
James Polybank

Co-Founder & Advisor
PhD Engineering

    

James completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Cambridge before continuing to do a PhD in 2011. As an undergraduate, he was JCR President at Gonville and Caius College. He was on the founding committee for Peer2Peer – a student-run welfare network – and later became the graduate coordinator, seeing the networks membership grow by over 50%, and introducing the scheme in St. Johns and Clare Colleges. He has worked for Siemens Magnet Technology as a mechanical engineering intern, looking at their manufacturing processes and environmental performance, and for Granta Design, Cambridge, as an intern, reviewing the cost and feasibility of energy storage systems for utility and automotive applications. He joined CUSCG (now Cambridge Consulting Network) in October 2012, working on the product development team and being promoted to co-leader of the project, and subsequently president of the society.

Torben Jess
Torben Jess

 Advisor
PhD Engineering

    

Torben is a third year PhD student working of data management in at the University of Cambridge. He previously completed his Bachelor in Business management and engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology and his Master in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He has three years of experience on various student consulting projects some of it as project manager in Germany. Following this experience he started a 10-week internship with Oliver Wyman Consulting and after being asked he continued for a total of 6 months leading up to the beginning of his PhD. For the Cambridge Consulting Network, Torben worked as project leader for a two term project with HSBC analyzing the breakdown of the cost of lending. He was also managing the four teams going for the biotech competition with the NIH. Torben served as Chief Operating Officer of CCN and President of the Cambridge branch.

Stephen Chan
Stephen Chan

 Advisor
PhD Biology

    

Stephen is a Croucher Cambridge Scholar and a third year Ph.D. student at Cambridge University researching genetics and developmental biology. Prior to his time at Cambridge he completed his undergraduate degree at Imperial College London majoring in Biochemistry.As a postgraduate student Stephen is involved in various student bodies, he was elected as the graduate representative of Biology faculty (2012-2013), Chair of the Graduate and Post-doc Forum (2012-2013) as well as serving as an executive committee at Queens’ College MCR (2012-2013). Stephen is also a senior global executive of Innovation Forum, which focuses on bridging science between academia, industries and policy makers. Stephen joined CUSCG in October 2012 where he was involved in a US tech start-up project. In 2013, Stephen found the Hong Kong Branch of CUSCG and was a senior engagement manager for 2 projects. He subsequently served as Chief Business Development Officer of CCN and Vice President of the Cambridge branch.

Graham Mills
Graham Mills

Advisor
PhD Cancer Research

Graham is a current Cancer Research UK PhD student at the University of Cambridge, where his research focuses on drug development in pancreatic cancer. Alongside this degree, Graham is also studying for a Graduate Diploma in Finance from LSE. Outside of academics, Graham currently works on a part-time basis in venture capital for the corporate venture fund of Johnson & Johnson, having previously held a variety of roles spanning R&D and business development in biopharma companies both in Europe and the US. In 2014 he produced and directed an Enterprise Ireland-funded documentary showcasing the Irish biotechnology landscape, with the aim of encouraging foreign investment into Irish life sciences, as well as supporting entrepreneurship in Ireland itself. Prior to his PhD, Graham completed a Masters in Oncology at King’s College London, and a BA in Genetics from Trinity College Dublin.

Nektarios Oraiopoulos
Nektarios Oraiopoulos

 Academic Advisor
Lecturer in Operations Management

    

Nektarios (Aris) Oraiopoulos is Lecturer in Operations Management at Judge Business School, Cambridge University. His research interests lie in the areas of new product development and technology management. Aris is particularly interested in how firms can design appropriate decision-making processes in contexts where value is co-created by multiple firms (e.g, joint ventures, consulting, etc.). His research agenda is shaped by closed collaboration with companies from the pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and other high-tech sectors. He holds a PhD in Operations Management from Georgia Tech, and a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.

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Ravi founded CUSCG (now Cambridge Consulting Network) in early 2012, while studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge, with the aim to provide students with the opportunity to have hands-on interaction with the business world around them. Passionate about business and commerce, Ravi has a particular interest in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industries amongst many others. Currently working as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Ravi hopes to build on his existing business skills, and significantly broaden his experience to date. He has thoroughly enjoyed being involved with CCN’s rapid growth over the past couple of years, and is looking forward to seeing its continued success with new initiatives, clients and projects.