New speakers Alan Yarrow and Paul Pester announced for Cass MBA London Symposium 2016

Cass is pleased to announce Alan Yarrow and Paul Pester as speakers for the Cass MBA London Symposium 2016.

Cass is pleased to announce Alan Yarrow and Paul Pester as speakers for the Cass MBA London Symposium 2016.

Former Lord Mayor of the City of London and City University Chancellor (2014-15), Alan Yarrow is currently Chairman of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), an Alderman and Magistrate of the City of London, a Director of Turquoise Global Holdings Ltd, a Trustee of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal Ltd and of the Police Foundation, Vice President of the Royal Mencap Society and Senior Advisor to Kleinwort Benson Group, among other positions.

Paul Pester is Executive Director of TSB Bank. In 2013, Paul as then CEO, he led the launch of the bank, its separation from Lloyds Banking Group and its listing on the London Stock Exchange. Previously, Paul spent six years as the Group Chief Executive Officer at Virgin Money and two years working at Santander UK where he led the acquisition of Bradford & Bingley and the subsequent integration of Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley to create a single UK business.

About the Symposium

The London Symposium provides MBA students with a unique opportunity to meet leaders from across a range of industries including business, finance, media, culture and sport. The theme for the third edition, which takes place from the 25th to the 28th April, is "Explorers & Discoveries". It will welcome more than 150 MBAs from all Cass MBA cohorts, as well as MBA teams from partner schools in Europe and South Africa.

The inaugural Cass MBA London Symposium was held in 2014 to celebrate Cass's unique network inside the heart of the global city. It mixes thought leadership in plenary sessions with a ‘backstage pass’ to some of London’s most iconic locations, brands and organisations which drive the city's prosperity - from the Treasury to the Ministry of Sound; Central St Martin's to Lloyds of London and from Soho to Savile Row.

The London Symposium is now the flagship MBA elective, providing students with excellent networking opportunities and access to some of London's most high profile and prominent business figures. Speakers in 2015 included, Dame Fiona Woolf, former Mayor of the City of London, Sir William Sargent, founder of Oscar winning Framestore, Alejandro Agag , CEO of Formula E Holding, Chris Gottleib the head of Brand for the Mayor's Office, Graeme Craig, Commercial Development Director for TFL and Vernon Hill, Chairman of Metro Bank among many others.