London South Bank University, United Kingdom

Left to right: Omid Tabar, Christina Anderl (coach), Leyddy Portas, Fatima  Laiq, Anthony Schrauwen, and Jon Warwick (coach)

About the Team

Omid Hosseini Tabar.  Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Omid is in his final year of business studies specialising in accounting. He is a serving member of the UK Institute of Directors and works as an accounting and financial analyst for the start-up firm, Keple. Omid is building towards a career in corporate strategy and business consulting. His interests include football and politics.

Christina Anderl (Coach).  Born and raised in Germany, Christina teaches international business, financial economics and econometrics at London South Bank University. Previously, she worked in the foreign exchange market on margin adjustments and derivative pricing. Christina is the Business School lead for the Institute of Directors student membership scheme and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Economics.

Leyddy Portas.  Leyddy was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and has been living in the UK for the last two years. She is in her third year of management science studies and proudly serves as a student ambassador for the university. After graduating, Leyddy plans to pursue an MBA and start her own business.

Fatima Laiq.  Born and raised in Pakistan, Fatima is a third-year international student specialising in accounting and finance. She completed a placement year as an accounts trainee and now now works as a Finance Assistant alongside her studies.  Fatima is also an elected International Student Officer at London South Bank University. She recently participated in University’s Sparks program and won funding to develop her business idea developing accountancy software. She aims to pursue a career as an auditor after graduation.

Anthony Schrauwen.  Born in Belgium, Anthony is a final-year marketing student. After finishing high school, he decided to make his business management education international by studying his first year in Barcelona, and his second year in Belgium and the South of France. At the NIBS competition, and beyond, Anthony looks forward to interacting with people from other cultures and further developing his language skills.

Jon Warwick (Coach).  Born in London, Jon is Professor of Educational Development in the Mathematical Sciences within the School of Business and has more than 30 years teaching and research experience in mathematical modelling and business education.