The Team

,Summit Coordinators

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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.

Chris Stone

Coordinator Studying:

Economics (3rd Year)

Biography:

After having led the finance team in his second year, Chris felt he could do one better, and embark on the greatest challenge of all... "head coordinator". When Chris is not busy guiding and communicating with all 7 teams, he is obsessed with F1 and this would not be a bio about him, if it were not to be included. Chris is excited to help make WES2018 the best yet.

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Elias Ngombwa

Coordinator Studying:

Economics (3rd Year)

Biography:

Having been constantly involved with WES Talks Team from his fourth week at University, Elias couldn't imagine uni life without WES, so decided to take on the challenge of leading the team. He is excited to work with and motivate the team to increase the Summit's prestige worldwide and deliver the best conference to date! Elias’s interests include art and history and he enjoys mountain trekking.

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,Finance and Sponsorship Team

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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.

Gabriel Dumfahrt

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

PPE (2nd Year)

Biography:

Having spent his entire first year sitting in a dark room envying two of his flatmates that were part of WES, Gabriel decided to wipe away his tears and contribute to this amazing project. As part of the Finance & Sponsorship team, he helps creating and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with the Summit's sponsors to ensure long-term funding. In his free time, Gabriel likes to complain about his degree, his workload and occasionaly puts in a shift for the PPE FC.

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Maike Kusserow

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

EPAIS (2nd Year)

Biography:

Maike joined the WES2017 communications team as a first-year EPAIS student. A few months later she was on stage at the Summit as Master of Ceremonies. Having found WES such an incredibly fun experience, Maike decided to stay on the team and is now helping lead the Finance & Sponsorship team. Other than scouring the horizon for potential sponsorship money, Maike also loves making music.

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Sunaina Malaviya

Finance Coordinator Studying:

Economics (3rd Year)

Biography:

After 2 exciting years with WES, Sunaina’s back for a third time and she’s on a mission to ensure that WES’ sponsors get the best exposure possible on campus! She’s not only acquired some of the most valuable skills whilst organising this conference but has also made some of her closest friends on the team. When she’s not cramming in the library or filling in money request forms, Sunaina enjoys long naps and catching up with the tennis.

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Charlie Levy

Sponsorship Coordinator Studying:

Economics (3rd Year)

Biography:

After joining WES as the Socials Coordinator in her second year, Charlie has taken on a completely new challenge with Finance and Sponsorship in 2018. Rather than depleting the WES budget as she did with Socials, she is now expanding it, building and continuing WES relations with sponsors, helping the Summit go from strength to strength. In her spare time, if Charlie isn't planning her next holiday, she is watching makeup tutorials and eating frozen yoghurt.

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Aleena Abid

Team Member Studying:

EPAIS (2nd Year)

Fay Metaxa

Team Member Studying:

Economics (1st Year)

Inês Beleza

Team Member Studying:

Economics (1st Year)

Jamie Saunders

Team Member Studying:

Economics (1st Year)

,Tech Team

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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.

Artur Begyan

Coordinator Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Biography:

Artur joined WES2017 as a tech team member. Throughout the preparation for the Summit, Artur has developed several skills ranging from operating a video mixer to handling a livestream. This year Artur is heading the tech team and wants to redesign the web infrastructure of WES. When Artur is free he enjoys playing football and chess.

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Eamonn Jasem

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Biography:

Now on his second year of being on Tech, Eamonn is looking forward to making sure nothing falls apart during the summit whether it's the lighting, cameras or the livestream. A connoisseur of all good things in life, Eamonn enjoys practically anything – including music, sports, fine foods, reading and games.

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Jay Zern Ng

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

Data Science (2nd Year)

Biography:

Having joined the Tech Team as the Deputy Coordinator this year, Jay hopes to improve the Summit in terms of Web Development and IT infrastructure. He knows that with the help of his team, he can succeed. In his free time, Jay enjoys playing music and joining nerdy programming competitions.

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Alexandra Papadopoulou

Team Member Studying:

Economics (3rd Year)

David Sun

Team Member Studying:

Engineering (1st Year)

Haoyang Xu

Team Member Studying:

EPAIS (2nd Year)

,Internal Marketing and Operations Team

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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.

Gabriele Stravinskaite

Coordinator Studying:

PPE (2nd Year)

Biography:

After joining WES last year as a photographer, Gabriele felt there were more ways to improve WES than just through better pictures. This year, as Internal Marketing & Operations coordinator, she is committed to make the Summit more professional and engaging. When Gabriele isn’t designing something for WES, she enjoys photography, travelling and long conversations.

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James Bye

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

History & Politics (2nd Year)

Biography:

James joined the WES2017 internal marketing team in his first-year as a History & Politics student. After a record-breaking year, with tickets selling out in less than a minute, James is looking forward to besting the teams previous performance. Other than frantically designing adobe templates, James also loves rugby, travelling and politics.

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Thomas Bentze

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

EPAIS (3rd Year)

Biography:

Having joined WES in second year Thomas was astounded by the quality of the Summit and the drive of its organising team. Seizing the opportunity to broaden the Summit's horizons by becoming IMO Coordinator, Thomas is now very excited to work with a very dedicated new team. Thomas enjoys most things in life except the Copper Rooms.

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Divya Sridhar

Team Member Studying:

Economics (1st Year)

Martina Söderberg

Team Member Studying:

PPE (2nd Year)

Philipp John

Team Member Studying:

Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship (1st Year)

Saheb Singh

Team Member Studying:

PPE (2nd Year)

Soham Luthra

Team Member Studying:

EPAIS (2nd Year)

Tarini Gupta

Team Member Studying:

Management (1st Year)

,External Marketing and Hospitality Team

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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.

Klaudia Gegotek

Coordinator Studying:

PPE (2nd Year)

Biography:

Klaudia was one of those overly keen people who have found out about WES even before coming to Warwick. Impressed and fascinated by its multinational audience that gathers on one weekend to listen to a discussion of current topics by world-renowned speakers, she joined in her first year of uni as External Marketing and Hospitlaity team member. She continues her incredible adventure with WES this year as Head of EMH, trying to make it an even better experience for our external friends!

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Alice Tumidei

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

PPE (3rd Year)

Biography:

After attending WES as a delegate during her first year at University, Alice was so impressed by the Summit that she absolutely wanted to join the organising team. She was part of Socials for WES2017, and she is now in External Marketing and Hospitality, loving the mixture between precise organisational work and creative and social tasks and aiming to bring WES to an ever-greater international audience. Alice has a passion for fashion, food, and arts.

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Priyanshi Shah

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

EPAIS (3rd Year)

Biography:

After organizing other smaller conferences at university, as a final year student, Priyanshi wanted to venture into something at a much larger and diverse scale which led her to join the Warwick Economics Summit. Coming from an international background, she found the External Marketing and Hospitality team a perfect fit and is keen to bring the summit to a more global platform by inviting delegates from all around the world to join the debate. In her spare time, she enjoys creating travel bucket lists, dancing and photography.

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Wera Ruan

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Biography:

If there was a full-time EMH job, Wera would definitely take it after her degree. Having been on the EMH team since she started at Warwick, Wera has made friends from different universities, and this year she is excited to make the Summit reach even greater and to help external delegates to have an even more exciting weekend with WES.

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Aidan Shao

Team Member Studying:

Msc. Economics (1st Year)

Djihad Kramer

Team Member Studying:

EPAIS (1st Year)

Luanna Jiang

Team Member Studying:

PPE (1st Year)

Luis Van Ginderachter

Team Member Studying:

Management (2nd Year)

Sandra Castañeda Mota

Team Member Studying:

Management (2nd Year)

Sarah Mochhoury

Team Member Studying:

Economics (Exchange)

,Talks Team

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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.

Stephan Hobler

Coordinator Studying:

Economics (3rd Year)

Biography:

A Talks team member the previous year Stephan was thoroughly amazed by the passion, commitment and team spirit of everyone on the Summit. So much so that there was no doubt that he will be part of WES2018. In his new role as Coordinator he hopes to continue to be the Austrian anchor of efficiency, work ethic and dedication that will bring together the most prominent, inspiring and entertaining speaker line-up up to date.

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Adam Nowakowski

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Biography:

Eat, Sleep, WES. Since starting his degree, Adam has adhered to this mantra day in and day out. Following a roller-coaster first year on Talks, he is confident that we already have the best and most diverse selection of speakers up-to-date. Aside from his academic interests, Adam is a passionate sailor, skier and kite surfer, but also enjoys outplaying the rest of Talks at basketball, reading and playing the guitar.

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Alex Jorgensen Yturriaga

Deputy Coordinator Studying:

Economics (3rd Year)

Biography:

Having joined Talks as a team member in WES17, Alex not only had the chance to contact and bring spekaers from all around the world, but also gave a seminar on European politics and interviewed one of the speakers. Now he is trying to surpass it by leading the Talks team and making WES18 lineup the best one ever. In his free time, Alex likes watching and playing football as well as binge-watching.

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Aleksandra Smaga

Team Member Studying:

PPE (1st Year)

Giovanni Billari

Team Member Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Ioanna Gkoutna

Team Member Studying:

PPE (1st Year)

Joe Wang

Team Member Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Nasya Munga

Team Member Studying:

Economics (1st Year)

Rowan Palmour

Team Member Studying:

EPAIS (2nd Year)

Tom Harris

Team Member Studying:

PPE (2nd Year)

,Communications Team

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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.

Anisha Bhavnani

Co-Coordinator Studying:

EPAIS (3rd Year)

Biography:

After an insightful year as a Communications Team Member, Anisha was astounded by the phenomenal impact of the Summit and the hard work and commitment that goes into making it a success. She was ready to take up the responsibility of the Communications Coordinator, to enhance this impact along with her team. In her free time, Anisha enjoys playing her ukulele and writing – she has her own blog titled ‘Adoxographia’.

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Carlo Rubini

Co-Coordinator Studying:

Economics (3rd Year)

Biography:

After a memorable experience as a WES delegate in 2017, Carlo saw WES 2018 as the perfect opportunity to shape the student experience and leave his mark on campus during his final year at Warwick. Together with his team, he is motivated to develop WES as an ongoing platform for debate, which goes beyond the weekend of the Summit, and is keen on delivering innovative ideas to make the communication channels of WES more interactive and engaging, starting from a restyled Blog. Carlo’s hobbies include playing tennis, learning languages and art history.

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Giovanni Pierdomenico

Team Member Studying:

EPAIS (1st Year)

Joseph Allen

Team Member Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Simron Gill

Team Member Studying:

PPE (2nd Year)

Tulika Jain

Team Member Studying:

Economics and GSD (1st Year)

,Social Events Team

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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.

Aneesah Sarwar

Co-Coordinator Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Biography:

After discovering WES on her open day, Aneesah knew it was something she was keen to get involved in and did so as a team member for socials. She was then ready to take on the challenge of Socials Coordinator. With the help of her carefully selected team, she is excited to put together some incredible social events for the team, as well as the best ball to date. Aneesah enjoys trying new foods, gyming and meeting new people.

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Polina Levyant

Co-Coordinator Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Biography:

As a member of the Socials team last year Polina has enjoyed the combination of creativity, hard work and organisation required for the job. She has greatly contributed to team building activities, like paint-balling and the tour, as well as coming up with the theme for the ball, which this year she will help to make grander and more memorable. Polina is well travelled and is an absolute food and art fanatic, but she also enjoys skiing and hiking.

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Baptiste Behaghel

Team Member Studying:

International Business (2nd Year)

Ranny Ran

Team Member Studying:

Economics (2nd Year)

Tamara Kruczek

Team Member Studying:

EPAIS (2nd Year)

Yaeno Fernandez Amano

Team Member Studying:

English Literature (3rd Year)

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