Born in 1992 and raised in Turkmenistan, Guvanch studied Industrial Engineering and Global Manufacturing Management for his BSc in Turkey and Denmark respectively. In 2012, he carried out his final undergraduate internship at WMG, working with Dr Neil Davis on digital discrete event simulation.
Upon completion, Guvanch took a gap year and worked as a Project Planner for a multibillion-dollar Olympic Park construction in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, which served the Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games last September.
He returned to WMG in 2013, to undertake his MSc in Engineering Business Management, from which he graduated with a Distinction.
After Warwick, he was headhunted by Google for its European Headquarters in Dublin and has been working there since 2015 as a Tech Product and Digital Marketing Consultant. He had worked in the Emerging Markets for 2 years initially and has since joined the UK and ROI Markets. In his 20% time, Guvanch works with the Google Arts & Culture team based in London and Paris.
All throughout his time in Ireland, he has served as Warwick’s Ambassador to the country and has hosted several events with the students and the alumni of the university, including welcoming WBS MBA students at Google’s Headquarters for the second time this March.
Besides work, Guvanch is studying towards his Higher National Diploma in Fashion Design at Dublin Institute of Design and is pursuing his 7th language - German - at Goethe-Institut Irland.
Last year, his WMG dissertation - “Consumer Appeal of Product Creativity” was published as an academic book in Germany.
Christina Liaskou studied for a BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering in Greece, and subsequently joined WMG in 2013, to study for a MSc in Engineering Business Management, for which she received a distinction.
Christina’s background prior to Warwick was in the retail and petroleum sector. With the completion of her MSc, she started working at Delphi Technologies, a global company in the Automotive sector, as a Global Junior Product Manager. Her responsibilities were many but the most exciting part was the communication channels she had to build with her suppliers and regional Delphi teams in Europe, Asia, Mexico and Brazil. After a year in her role, she got promoted to Global Product Manager for one of the biggest product lines in Delphi. Christina’s new role’s focus is around building the Product and Sourcing Strategy, drive the growth of the product line and lead a global cross-functional team. Part of her day to day activities involves managing projects and setting the priorities for her team members. Christina is most passionate about leading her team, executing projects regarding penetrating new markets, with the end goal of all to drive results and accountability.
Raja Adeel Khalid did MSc in e-Business Management from WMG in 2003. He specialised in ‘Supply Chain Management in the Automotive Industry’ and this (Master’s) project was supervised by Professor Stephen Raynor. Since then, Raja has been working as a Supply Chain Professional and gained vast experience in managing global supply chains for large organisations. With over 15 years of end-to-end Supply Chain exposure in Automotive and White Goods manufacturing, he has also delivered excellent results in Sales and Commercial functions. Raja has been associated with big Global brands such as Toyota, Beko Global, Apple, Unipart Group and Amazon where he works now.
Currently, Raja is working for Amazon EU Operations and leading his division at one of the biggest EU fulfilment centres situated in Fife, Scotland. Raja is currently responsible for managing multi-million units per month in order to fulfil customer orders and a team of 800 people which includes 19 Managers and 7 direct reports.