ICIS Presents: BAME in Finance

Imperial College Investment Society is excited to present the second in our 'Diversity in Finance' series of Events - BAME in Finance.


Background to the 'Diversity in Finance' Events Series:

Having role models when considering career paths and when deciding on the latitude of one's goals is incredibly important, and especially so for people from demographics which are underrepresented in their sectors of interest.

All too often however, students go through University without getting much exposure to what is possible - and this sometimes results in a lowering of the latitude of the goals that they set for themselves, and can lead to them avoiding certain sectors.

One way to address this issue is through events that put students in proximity to hear from and be able to ask questions to people who are of similar demographics and progressing in a career that they are interested in.


This event is designed to provide students with an opportunity to hear from and also engage with inspiring BAME professionals who are progressing in the Finance Sector.

NB: This event is open to all - you do not have to be from a BAME background to attend.

This event will give you an opportunity to hear from and engage with a hand-picked panel of some inspiring people of a BAME background who work in the Finance Sector.

If you attend a University other than Imperial College, you are still allowed to attend - but you MUST have a ticket as this is a strict requirement of the Imperial College Union. Free tickets are available here: https://bameif.eventbrite.co.uk

Please see our exciting Lineup of Confirmed Panellists Below


Shilen Bhatt - Analyst, PMC Treasury (Risk Mgmt Consultancy)

After completing summer internships at Citigroup and RBS whilst studying Economics at Loughborough University, Shilen studied MSc Economics and Strategy at Imperial College Business School('13).

After completing his studies at Imperial, he accepted an offer to join the Corporate & Investment Banking Graduate Scheme at RBS after which he worked in Portfolio Management at Barclays, reaching the position of Assistant Vice-President.

He is currently working in Derivatives Advisory at PMC Treasury, focusing on the Private Equity / Infrastructure space.


Henry-Serge Moune Nkeng - Assistant Vice President, Barclays Investment Bank

Henry-Serge is an experienced Quantitative analyst and an Assistant Vice-President at Barclays Investment Bank, covering equity derivatives and strategies.

Prior to this role, he worked as Quant in risk at BNP Paribas and CPPI Portfolio Manager at AXA Investment Managers.

He graduated from Ecole nationale des Ponts et Chaussées ('11) with a MSc in Mathematical Finance & Computing Science.


Jonathan Crawford - Vice President, Santander (Corporate & Investment Banking Division)

Jonathan is a Vice President in Santander's Investment Banking Division and is responsible for originating, structuring and ultimately executing derivative transactions.

Outside of his Santander role, Jonathan is a keen Entrepreneur who founded and lead a start-up called Appside, which is focused on a combination of proprietary application development, and the provision of technology services to start-ups.

He graduated from Imperial with a MEng in Mechanical Engineering('15) and is part-time completing a Masters in Entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge.


Danyaal Shah - Director - Barclays Investment Bank

Danyaal started his finance Career in Singapore, where he worked in IBD for Standard Chartered Bank, reaching Associate Director in 5 years.

He has an MBA from Imperial College Business School ('13) and over 10 years of M&A and Capital Financing experience - working on transactions across Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

Danyaal is currently a Director at Barclays Investment Bank, where he is responsible for M&A and Capital Markets coverage of FinTech companies.


Jennifer Mensah - Senior Consultant(Capital Markets), EY

Jennifer is a Senior Consultant for Ernst & Young LLP in the Advisory practice, focused on Capital Markets Operations.

She joined EY in 2019 after spending 7 years at Goldman Sachs, where she gained expertise within Asset Servicing, Trade Support services and Project Management skills as an Associate within middle office, Securities Operations.

Jennifer has a BSc (2:1 Hons) in Economics from the University of Birmingham and has a CISI Level 3 certificate in Investment Operations from the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment.

She was a finalist for the Black British Business Awards -‘Rising Star’ in Financial Services, where she was nominated by Elevation Networks in 2014.

In addition to a career in financial services, Jennifer expresses a keen interest in supporting start-up companies and currently serves on the board of advisers for "The Build & Master" company.


Phillip Wright - Executive Director, UBS

After graduating from Nottingham Business School, Phillip started his career at UBS as an Analyst in 2003 - and progressed to the position of Executive Director in the Office of the Investment Bank President, then to Executive Director in the Firm's COO/CFO Offices division.

He is an experienced, driven professional with strong knowledge of global markets and client strategy.

During his degree, Phillip did a Summer Internship Citi and an industrial placement at Lloyds Bank.