Career Insights Panel Event in Bangalore

19:30 - 22:00
Louise Mustchin, Professional Development Tutor
Hyatt MG Road, 1/1 Swami Vivekananda Road, Bangalore, India, 560008
Who can attend:
University of Leeds alumni only

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Louise Mustchin
Professional Development Tutor
Leeds University Business School

Louise Mustchin, Professional Development Tutor, Leeds University Business School will be visiting Bangalore in March and we would like to invite Business School alumni to join her for a career insights panel and networking evening. 

Louise will be joined by a panel of business professionals who will share their career insights. Alumni will also have the opportunity to find out about current news and developments at Leeds University Business School and network with fellow alumni.

Panellist Members

  • Vinay Basavaraj, Senior Manager at Capital Float (MSc Banking and Finance, 2009)
  • Nikhil Hegde, Co-Founder of 6Degree (MBA, 2014)
  • Varun Sanam Ramesh, CEO of Ezzy Group (MSc International Finance, 2008)

Rachael Hartley, International Officer, Leeds University Business School will also be in attendance. Students who have applied to study at the University of Leeds in September 2017 will also have the opportunity to attend this event. We hope that alumni will be able to offer first-hand knowledge, advice and expertise to applicants and help answer any questions that they may have about living and studying in Leeds, during the networking session.

There is no charge for this event but place are limited and offered on a first come first served basis.

Event format

7.30pm Registration in the Istana I&II room
8.00pm Panel event followed by Q&A in the Istana I&II room
9.00pm Networking and refreshments in the Istana I&II room
10.00pm Close
Panellist Biographies

Mr Vinay Basavaraj
MSc Banking and Finance 2009
Senior Manager, Capital Float

Capital Float (CF) is one of India's fin-tech startups. Having raised over U$43 million from marque investors, CF boasts of being the 1st choice for small businesses and individuals alike. “We offer through tech-enhanced processes short-term working capital loans to the former and automobile loans to the latter.”“In CF, I am part of the Capital Markets team. For over a year, we have laid the foundation for one of India's 1st online lending platforms. It has been an intellectually rewarding experience as the task has involved engaging with cross-functional teams viz. legal counsels, sales teams, operations and regulators. Moreover, being a start-up, CF has offered numerous opportunities to roll up my sleeves and try new things.”

Alongside his professional life, Vinay is also pursuing the CFA charter. He is also a former national swimming champion. “I have found a natural progression from competitive swimming to marathons and triathlons. I have completed 1 full marathon and have signed up for Ironman 70.3 in Mallorca”.

Mr Nikhil Hegde
MBA 2014

After working for over 8 years in various areas of mobile communications and technology consulting, Nikhil has gathered experience in managing multicultural teams. He has worked across 7 countries in four continents and is well aware of the complexities in multiple geographies and means to develop cross cultural synergy. 

He is now co-founder at 6Degree Networks Limited. 6Degree is a Fashion Talent platform for the creative and fashion ecosystem that is supported by technological intelligence. “We see ourselves as a platform that can bring new talent to the fashion industry and help businesses operate in an effective manner.”

Mr Varun Sanam Ramesh
MSc International Finance 2008
Ezzy Group

Varun is CEO for Ezzy Group in India. “I oversee the Groups’ activities in India and the overseas markets. We have offices in Dubai and work with partners in the UK, the US and Asia pacific regions. The group companies are focused on 4 primary sectors - luxury real-estate and construction, oil and gas, industrial tools and structured international investments. The group companies have a vast global spread to support a range of international projects.” 

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