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Louis Deloz - MFA Programme Representative 2018/19

With votes tallied and the new student Programme Representatives set to take office, let's meet the new MFA rep Louis Deloz...

Briefly describe your journey to enrolling at London Business School…
Growing up and doing my Bachelor degree in Belgium, I wanted to pursue a Masters abroad and especially at a University with a very international student body and hands-on business school approach. Obviously LBS ranked very highly on my list, so I spoke with some students and had an amazing interview with a Belgian alumnus. So after going through the inevitable GMAT and essay stress, I was extremely happy to hear that I was accepted last May.

What made you apply to become a programme rep?
I was fortunate enough to be awarded a Merit Scholarship, and for me, being programme rep was the opportunity to give something back to the LBS community and provide fellow classmates with help on both a career and social level. Besides that, it just seemed like the best way to get to know a lot of people - both within the MFA and in the wider school community.

What are you aiming to achieve in the post?
As the MFA is a young programme, one of my goals is to gather a lot of feedback from the students and adjust the programme structure and content where necessary. Secondly, I want to build a tight-knit network within our class and just get to know everyone. Last but not least, for me it’s also important to get the Early Careers programmes closer to the other programmes that LBS offers.

Away from studies and newly-appointed responsibilities, where do you like to spend most of your time?
I’m a big movie fan, so Everyman Cinema on Baker Street is definitely a great place where I like to spend some time. Also, maybe an obvious choice, but Regent’s Park never fails to disappoint. And for the foodies among us: I usually go to the Marylebone’s Farmers Market on Saturdays. On campus, I just like to soak up some sun from one of the deck chairs in the quad.

If you could invite five celebrities to a dinner party, who would they be and why?
Michelle Obama, Massimo Bottura, Jean-Luc Godard, Nassim Taleb and Kanye West.

An inspiring role model, a great chef, an amazing director, a subversive writer and a misunderstood musical genius, so a very eclectic company to say the least. Also, never be the smartest person in the room, hence the first four. But by inviting Kanye I'd make sure I’m not the dumbest either.

Tell us something surprising about yourselves…
I reached my sporting peak last year by running two marathons in 12 months. From there onwards it's only gone downhill!