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.

Filip Cvetko

President

PhD in Clinical Biochemistry

 

Filip is a second-year PhD student at the Mitochondrial Biology Unit in Cambridge. He is the current President of CCN and defines the Cambridge branch’s strategy. In addition to being involved on CCN projects as both a consultant and engagement manager, he was a team leader in the EnterpriseTech program of the Judge Business School. Filip is also an incoming intern in a management consulting firm, where he will further expand his consulting skills.

Elena Pisa Chen

Vice President of Flagship Projects

PhD in Chemical Engineering

Elena is a third-year PhD student at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in Cambridge. As Vice President of Flagship Projects in CCN for 2019, her responsibilities include liaising with clients to secure new projects and overseeing the progress of the projects by advising engagement managers and consultants. She has previously served as consultant in a CCN project, participated in the EnterpriseTECH program of the Judge Business School and was an intern at Cambridge Innovation Consulting.

 

Tedmund Lim

Vice President of Flagship Projects

Undergraduate in Economics

Tedmund is a first-year undergraduate studying Economics at Trinity Hall. As the Vice-President of CCN, he hopes to increase the range of opportunities available for prospective consultants to develop business skills by sourcing for quality projects globally and in the UK. He is also responsible for advising engagement managers and consultants to ensure the smooth running of projects. Prior to his vice presidency, Tedmund was a management consultant intern in Accenture.

Xuan Yi Ng

Vice President Insight Projects

Undergraduate in Economics

Xuan is a first-year undergraduate reading Economics at Selwyn College. As the Vice President of Insight Projects, he orchestrates introductory projects for aspiring consultants new to the industry – touching on a myriad of projects ranging from healthcare to technology. Before being appointed vice president, he participated in a CCN insight project about the financial service industry and proceeded to help develop a customer acquisition strategy for a money transfer service company.

 

Kishan Mistry

Head of Events and Alumni relations

Undergraduate in Economics

Kishan is a second year Economics undergraduate at St John’s College. As Head of Events and Alumni relations, he will be in charge of leveraging CCN’s ever growing alumni network as well as organising consulting and social events for present and past CCN members. His prior experiences include Sponsorship Officer for the Cambridge Hindu Society and working on consulting projects for start-ups.

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Georgia Clayton 

Head of Marketing

Undergraduate in Linguistics

Georgia is a 1st-year Linguistics student at Jesus. She is CCN’s Head of Marketing for 2019-20, and is looking to expand CCN’s outreach to students from all disciplines and bring new minds to projects. She oversees CCN’s social media and online presence, and will also aid client outreach for new projects. Georgia has previous experience as a team leader for the Cambridge Hub’s Social Innovation Programme where she developed marketing strategies for a local organisation alongside a sizeable student team. She is also an incoming business management intern at a sustainable fashion company in Hong Kong.  

 

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Yan Qi Chiang

Head of HR and Development

Undergraduate in Economics

Yan Qi is a first-year undergraduate studying Economics at Downing College. As the head of HR and Development for 2019-20, she looks forward to recruiting and working with CCN’s student consultants and connecting them with opportunities to hone their professional skills. She hopes to be able to leverage on CCN’s alumni network to deliver relevant content to incoming student consultants. Outside of CCN, Yan Qi actively engages in matters of public policy and spends her free time learning foreign languages.

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Toby Waterworth

Treasurer

Undergraduate in Politics and International Relations

Toby is a third-year undergraduate studying Politics and International Relations at Selwyn College, continuing onto the Management Studies Tripos at the Judge Business School for 2019-20. As the Treasurer for CCN, he is encouraged by the accounts of last year’s committee and is excited about the continued growth and development the 2019-20 CCN Committee have planned. With a keen interest in consulting, Toby is looking forward to playing a supportive role in the projects to come.

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.