Shaping the Energy Debate

The London School of Economics Students’ Union Energy Society is the student-led organisation specialising in the energy sector here at the LSE. A recognised member of the Collegiate Energy Association, our mission is to provide our members with the foundation, skills, and relationships to develop successful careers within the energy sector. We organise regular lectures and specialist talks on energy-related fields as well as an annual energy conference with the aim of shaping the debate in the energy field both within and outside the school’s realm.

We are open to students and staff of LSE as well as students and professionals elsewhere. By bringing students with interests in the Energy industry together, the Society has established an alumni network within major energy and commodity companies, finance and consultancy firms, international research centers and numerous other relevant market players.

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Our Executive Team

The Executive Committee guides the overall direction of the Society and manages its relations with both stakeholders and partners.

President: Damian Virchow

Damian is a second year BSc Finance student at the LSE. What especially interests him are new and innovative renewable technologies as sources for energy generation and storage, which is what he mainly focussed on last year for the Energy Fund and the Journal and which is an industry he wishes to develop further professional experience in.

Secretary: Bojan Bogomirović

Bojan is a second-year BSc Environmental Policy with Economics student. Prior to his studies at the LSE, Bojan volunteered for different environmental organisations and movements, which shaped his interest for the energy industry. His main fields of interest are both the oil & gas and renewables sector, realising that changes and advancement in each industry are required in order to achieve a sustainable and green future.

Providing a platform for energy debates, while equipping its members with essential career skills and forging social bonds between its members are his main visions for the society.

Treasurer: Valentina Vivirito

Valentina is an MSc student in Environmental Economics and Climate Change, with a background in Economics and Finance. Her focus lies on tackling climate change with clean energy in order to decrease GHG emissions. Her ambition is to pursue a career in the renewable energy sector, while using economic appraisal and addressing environmental sustainability.

Her main aim for the society is to attract new sponsors and increase awareness of current energy issues.

Head of Media: Ella Andrew

Ella is an MSc Environmental Economics and Climate Change student. She graduated from Durham University in 2016, having studied Geography. Since then, she has interned in the Carbon Trust’s Marketing & Communications team and in Willmott Dixon’s internal sustainability consultancy. Both of these experiences sparked her interest in the movement towards a low carbon economy and drove her desire to pursue a career in environmental and sustainability consulting.

Our Specialists

Key members of our Society possess deep expertise and lead our specialised teams dedicated to specific energy sectors. Most of them are experienced industry professionals who have returned to the LSE for further studies.

Head, Oil & Gas: Gaddiel Chinebuah

Gaddiel is a second year BSc Politics & International Relations student. While he is interested in the vast oil & gas industry as a whole, his main interest is oil trading. He has previously worked with commodity trading and mining company Glencore as an intern, and is eager to expand his knowledge about the industry. His long-term ambition is to play a key role in the family business, which is a number of oil & gas enterprises in his native country of Ghana.

Head, Renewables: Glendon Giam

Glendon is a third-year BSc Environment and Development student. He has extensive experience with renewable projects, having worked on numerous wind projects throughout Southeast Asia with a renewable energy developer. Glendon served as the Society’s Vice-President over the 2016/17 academic year and is delighted to continue contributing by leading the current Renewables team. He hopes to return to the renewables and environment industry after graduation.

Head, Energy Markets Fund: Francesca Alduncin

Francesca is a second-year in BSc Environmental Policy with Economics. She is intrigued by renewable energy investments especially in developing countries. Her studies have led her to understand regulatory, economic, and scientific contexts necessary for energy transformations. She oversees the Energy Markets Fund with a group of forward-thinking individuals ready to learn more about future energy markets and trading.

Head, Geopolitics: Sam Stephenson

Sam is an MSc Environmental Economics and Climate Change student, with a particular interest in the role that energy production has to play in solving climate change. He is fascinated by the global transformation this will involve, the geopolitical issues surrounding the production and consumption of energy and how different countries are attempting to adapt to these issues. Prior to joining LSE, Sam studied Mathematics and Philosophy at King’s College London, where he graduated from in 2016.

Energy Journal

The Energy Journal is a biannual magazine focused on current energy affairs, published by our Society. It is edited by Simon Löschnauer and written by our members.

Sponsors

We are keen on expanding our relationships with partners from industry and the academic sphere to reap the mutual benefits of our collaboration.

By focusing on a wide range of energy issues, our members were able to establish ties to a multitude of industries. Our alumni embark on bright careers in companies including the Boston Consulting Group, the Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) or the Carbon Trust, further strengthening the society’s network and underlining our importance as a bridge between university and the world of work.

Brand visibility on our marketing materials, distributing promotional material on your behalf or the chance to have your representatives participate in our events are only a few of the benefits our sponsors can enjoy.

As our partner, you will be able to profit from our highly skilled members and the top talents at the London School of Economics. Through combining high-quality education at one of the world’s most renowned institutions and our the historically strong performance in the professional world of our alumni, our members would prove an invaluable asset to any company upon their graduation.

We offer three sponsorship deals for our society: Bronze Sponsor (£200), Silver Sponsor (£500) and Gold Sponsor (£1000+), each having its respective advantages and features.

Previous joint projects and events with our partners included careers workshops, case studies, office visits and seminars. You can sponsor specific projects, such as the Energy Journal or the G3 Summit, as well.

Our students are tomorrow’s top economists, analysts and politicians – do not miss the opportunity to inspire the future leaders of the energy industry today.

We would be happy to discuss sponsorship proposals, partnerships and further enquiries via email (lsesuenergysociety@gmail.com) or Facebook.