The 2016 Team

,Summit Coordinators

The Summit Coordinators

The Coordinators take overall command of the Summit with influence over every aspect of its planning and implementation. The pair are the main outlet for innovation each year and as the representatives of the Summit they meet with key partners to discuss the aims and logistics of the weekend. On the weekend itself the Coordinators will be responsible for the general image of the Summit and organisation of the summit's extensive team. They will also be on hand to answer any questions from delegates, speakers and sponsors.

Max Rodgers

Coordinator Studying:

PAIS (3rd Year)

Biography:

Previously the Communications Coordinator for WES 2015, a role that he thoroughly enjoyed, Max is now the Summit Coordinator for WES 2016, working with Piyushaa. This year, Max is keen to make sure that the event is delivered to an exceptional standard. Aside from the Summit, Max enjoys music, wine tasting and is currently working on a novel.

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Piyushaa Newatia

Coordinator Studying:

Economics (3rd Year)

Biography:

Having been involved with WES since her first year at university it has become a highlight of her time here and she is very excited to be Summit Coordinator this year with Max. Together they are hoping to make this 15th Summit the best yet. Outside the Summit Piyushaa works with many charitable organisations and enjoys Bollywood dance and travelling.

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,Finance and Sponsorship Team

The Finance and Sponsorship Team

The Finance and Sponsorship Team is responsible both for management of the summit finances and liaising with sponsors; raising sponsorship and ensuring our partners get the exposure they deserve. Working with our high profile sponsors for mutual benefit is a big part of the team's role, and we are also responsible for the departmental budget allocation, control of summit spending and ensuring we can get the most out of one of the largest society budgets on campus.

Tarusa Goyal

Coordinator Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Biography:

As a new addition to the Warwick Economics Summit, Tarusa is excited to be part of the team in her role as the Finance and Sponsorship Coordinator. In particular, she looks forward to getting in touch with new companies from all industries to secure sponsorship. Aside from WES, Tarusa is a professional cake decorator and enjoys cooking and dancing in her free time.

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Vladyslav Buryak

Coordinator Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Biography:

Having loved his experience as a team member for the 2015 Summit, Vlad is excited to take up the Coordinator position for Finance and Sponsorship, in order to further develop the Summit in 2016. He is hoping to make the event the best one so far together with a team of highly-motivated individuals. Vlad is obsessed with football and is a Real Madrid fan; he loves travelling and exploring cities at night.

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Claudine Davies-Parmenter

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

Economics, Politics and International Studies (2nd Year)

Biography:

New to the team this year Claudine is really excited to be apart of the Summit as a Deputy Finance Coordinator. Through persistence she is determined to get a vast range of sponsors from many sectors and hoping to build strong partnerships with each one of them in order to place WES on a sturdy financial platform for years to come.

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Chris Stone

Team Member Studying:

Economics (1st Year)

Jeffrey Sun

Team Member Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Lukasz Kolodziej

Team Member Studying:

PPE (1st Year)

,Tech Team

The Tech Team

The Tech Team is responsible for the maintenance of the Warwick Economics Summit website and all the technical aspects that the Summit requires throughout the year. These responsibilities range from ticketing through to live-streaming the talks during the weekend. This year, the Tech Team has worked exceptionally hard to bring you this brand new website, and will continue to do so all the way up to the Summit weekend.

Chris Bond

Coordinator Studying:

Computer Science (2nd Year)

Biography:

Joining WES this year as one of the Tech Team Coordinators, Chris is looking forward to overcoming all the challenges that running the Tech Team can possibly throw at him by typing things really quickly in an attempt to impress people. In his spare time, Chris enjoys drinking, long walks on the beach and playing polo.

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Laurynas Stundzia

Coordinator Studying:

Accounting and Finance (3rd Year)

Biography:

Having joined the Warwick Economics Summit team for the first time, Larry is excited to work in order to make the Summit experience as enjoyable as possible. Through creativity, teamwork and persistence he is hoping to help this year's team be as successful as its predecessors and to lay a good foundation for the future teams.

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Elena Odier

Team Member Studying:

Computer Science & Business (1st Year)

John Bamping

Team Member Studying:

Maths & Physics (2nd Year)

Justas Zaborovskis

Team Member Studying:

PAIS (2nd Year)

,Internal Marketing and Operations Team

The Internal Marketing and Operations Team

We are responsible for looking after weekend operations as well as marketing the Warwick Economics Summit to students at the University of Warwick. The Warwick Economics Summit has grown to be one of the biggest and best events on campus, as we regularly put on a stimulating weekend that is a sell-out success. Internal marketing therefore not only demands that we sell enough tickets to fill half the capacity of the Ramphal theatre, but moreover to ensure that we maintain an on campus presence from the start of the next academic year through to the post-Summit buzz.

Saveena Mangat

Coordinator Studying:

EPAIS (3rd Year)

Biography:

Having started as a team member for Internal Marketing and Operations within the 2015 team, Saveena is now so excited to lead IMO for 2016 as the Coordinator. In particular, she is dedicated to finding new creative ways of marketing the Summit across campus. In her free time, she enjoys blogging, travelling and cute coffee shops.

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Bryan Chen

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Biography:

Having served as an Internal Marketing and Operations team member for the 2015 Summit, Bryan is looking forward to the challenges of a leadership role within IMO this year as Deputy Coordinator. Outside of the Summit, Bryan is obsessed over the NBA, loves racking his brain over mind-boggling movies and enjoys being tricked by magic.

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Hashir Ahmed

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Biography:

After being part of a marketing team that sold out tickets in 2 minutes last year, Hashir has decided to carry on with his Summit journey in a leadership role. He is looking forward to making big ideas reality this year, and would recommend you to follow the Summit’s marketing closely! In his free time, Hashir loves eating anything sweet, watching football and getting his geek game on with a bit of science.

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Berenice Moustial

Team Member Studying:

PPE (1st Year)

David Lifely

Team Member Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Minah Kausar

Team Member Studying:

Economics, Politics and International Studies (2nd Year)

Ragavan Balendran

Team Member Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Yasmine Hamadallah

Team Member Studying:

Economics, Politics and International Studies (2nd Year)

,External Marketing and Hospitality Team

The External Marketing and Hospitality Team

Responsible for marketing the Warwick Economics Summit to students outside the University of Warwick. The Summit attracts students from the top universities across the world - last year it hosted 200 external delegates from 17 different countries! The team is also responsible for providing delegates with premium accommodation and transport to ensure that they are comfortable throughout their visit to the University.

Patricia Paricio

Coordinator Studying:

EPAIS (3rd Year)

Biography:

After thoroughly enjoying her experience last year as the Deputy Coordinator for the Internal Marketing and Operations team, she decided to continue marketing the summit this year but with a different target audience in mind, the external delegates. Patricia is looking forward to welcoming a diverse group of delegates from around the globe for WES 2016. In her free time, she loves traveling and learning languages.

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Ali Jasem

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Biography:

Ali attended the 2015 Summit and loved it so much that he decided to apply for the team, becoming the Deputy EMH Coordinator for WES 2016.

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Andrei Podlesnyi

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Biography:

Having had a fantastic time as a member of the External Marketing and Hospitality team last year, Andrei decided to continue for 2016 in a leadership position as Deputy EMH Coordinator, marketing the summit outside Warwick and welcoming students from all over the world this year. In his free time, Andrei loves playing football and travelling.

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Anastasia Fourka

Team Member Studying:

Economics, Politics and International Studies (3rd Year)

Joanna Wdowin

Team Member Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Laura Kunstler

Team Member Studying:

PPE (2nd Year)

Manisha Madan

Team Member Studying:

Economics (1st Year)

Nikita Kudelko

Team Member Studying:

Maths And Economics (2nd Year)

Savia Weidinger

Team Member Studying:

Chemistry and Management (2nd Year)

Vladislav Stanev

Team Member Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

,Talks Team

The Talks Team

Each year the Talks Team strive to secure a distinguishing variety of high-profile speakers for the Summit. From Nobel Prize Winners to Central Bank Governors, year upon year the Summit can claim to welcome movers and shakers of the economic, political and business worlds. Inviting speakers and subsequently arranging their speaking arrangements and logistics are just a few of the tasks involved in creating the Summit. Besides organising stand-alone promotional speaker events leading up the Summit, our Team members also conduct various seminars addressing happening issues of today during the Summit.

Raj Deol

Coordinator Studying:

Economics (3rd Year)

Biography:

Having had a fantastic time as a member of the Talks team last year, Raj is looking forward to coordinating the team with Yiannos for WES 2016. Alongside our team members, we are looking to bring an outstanding line-up of speakers to make the Summit truly extraordinary. In his free time, Raj loves playing the piano, running and travelling.

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Yiannos Vakis

Coordinator Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Biography:

After finding his time as team member for Talks in 2015 to be one of the most enjoyable experiences on campus, Yiannos is now excited to lead the team for 2016. Together with Raj and the entire Talks team, they are hoping to bring together an unforgettable line-up for WES 2016. In his free time, Yiannos enjoys being involved in youth organisations, playing the piano and saxophone, and cooking for friends.

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Brian Pak

Team Member Studying:

PPE (1st Year)

Elias Ngombwa

Team Member Studying:

Economics (1st Year)

Elmyra Chinje

Team Member Studying:

Economics, Politics and International Studies (3rd Year)

Ibraheem Kasujee

Team Member Studying:

Economics (1st Year)

Katya Gordyukhina

Team Member Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Phoebe Tucker

Team Member Studying:

Economics (1st Year)

Sunaina Malaviya

Team Member Studying:

Economics (1st Year)

,Communications Team

The Communications Team

The Communications Team is responsible for all communications, both internally and externally, regarding the Summit. They liaise with the media, ranging from national press outlets to student publications in order to give the Summit as much coverage as possible. They are also responsible for the management of the prominent social media presence that the Summit enjoys. The team will be working to bring you the latest news on the development of the 2016 programme, as well as the best of the weekend as it happens. Be sure to keep an eye on the website, our Facebook page and our Twitter feed for our updates.

Aakanksha Jaiswal

Coordinator Studying:

Economics (3rd Year)

Biography:

Aakanksha is excited to join the Warwick Economics Summit team for the first time as Communications Coordinator, having attend both the 2014 and 2015 events. She hopes to widen the reach of her audience through creative new campaigns alongside engaging content to truly ‘Bringing Economics to Life’. She has a keen interest in journalism, current affairs and literature.

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Sumeeta Ganesan

Coordinator Studying:

Economics (3rd Year)

Biography:

Sumeeta is a third year Economics undergraduate. She first joined WES 2015 as a Communications Team member and thoroughly enjoyed her experience. WES has been a crucial element in shaping her university life and she is very delighted to be a part of the team even in her final year. In her spare time, Sumeeta enjoys reading, music and also travelling in her free time.

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Ieva Zvinakyte

Team Member Studying:

Economics (1st Year)

Louis Maret

Team Member Studying:

Economics, Politics and International Studies (1st Year)

Orsola Robasto

Team Member Studying:

Economics (1st Year)

Paula Garcia Domingo

Team Member Studying:

PPE (2nd Year)

,Social Events Team

The Social Events Team

The Social Events Team is the creative engine that drives the Summit Ball, which is widely regarded as one of the highlights of the University of Warwick's social calendar. The Ball each year improves on its predecessors and the team will be responsible for ensuring that all aspects are planned, from the Theme, to the entertainment that will be provided for delegates. In addition, the team will be responsible for organising the many socials on which are built the core elements of The Summit team: friendship, relationships and memories.

Paloma Van Ginderachter

Coordinator Studying:

Management (3rd Year)

Biography:

Paloma found her experience as Team Member of the Social Events very enjoyable and rewarding and decided to continue her Summit journey leading the team. She aims to strengthen the Team’s bond even more by planning unforgettable events and to organise the best ball so far! She enjoys playing tennis, music concerts and travelling.

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Sophie O'Hara

Coordinator Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Biography:

After having a fantastic time as a member of the Socials team last year, Sophie is delighted to continue being a part of WES and leading the team along with Paloma. She is looking forward to organising the best ball the Summit has ever seen and getting to know the whole team on the Mystery Tour! Sophie also enjoys shopping, baking and swimming.

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Mary Arcari

Team Member Studying:

Economics (3rd Year)

Sebastian Hager

Team Member Studying:

PPE (2nd Year)

Stephanie Spahn

Team Member Studying:

Economics (1st Year)

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