Our brand new look

April 2018 Edition

We are delighted to share our new logo and name change to Mountbatten Program.

The brand roll-out signifies an exciting time for us at Mountbatten Program, as we plan to redevelop our website and grow the reach of the Program.

Our evolution from our Mountbatten crest to the shield below preserves this brand heritage whilst highlighting everything that our Program has to offer a young professional: the boat for travel; the sun for living; the book for working and studying.

If the Mountbatten Program transformed your life and career, get in touch to find out how you can help us spread the word further!

Kubi Fashion Week

Earlier this year, Chantelle Muneri (New York, March 2017) won a coveted spot to accompany alum and international brand marketing expert, Kubi Springer (New York, 2001) attend New York Fashion Week whilst she was still on the Program. Here is Chantelle's account of the occasion:

If someone had told me 365 days ago that in a years' time I would know exactly what it feels like to be running around from event to event during New York Fashion Week, I probably would have laughed in their face! But less than 365 since coming to New York, this has become my reality!

NYFW F/W 2018 saw me rubbing shoulders with some of the most influential personalities in beauty and fashion and one of those experiences was spent with none other than a fellow Mountbatten alum, branding and marketing genius Kubi Springer! I was fortunate enough to have been selected to attend a NYFW show front row with Kubi.

Having hailed a yellow cab in the pouring rain, I pulled up to the New York Fire museum; an unconventional but charming location for the show. Whilst waiting for the show to start, Kubi gave me the opportunity to go backstage and interview the designers (talk about being thrown in at the deep end!) and this was an amazing chance to come out of my comfort zone and experience New York beyond the usual bustle and corporate life. I independently prepped a few questions and ran them by Kubi before proceeding to speak to the designers and gain insight to their inspiration and collections. Going into the interview without any notes definitely was a challenge, but at least meant my shaking hands weren't caught on camera! Overall the show was an incredible experience in which I was able to see up and coming local designers showcasing their talents as Kubi was scouting for new designers to take back to England.

Since coming out to the US, I had launched my personal blog and YouTube channel which focused specifically on hair, beauty and fashion, so besides the glitz and glam, this was a great opportunity for me to experience the business aspect of the industry and potentially network with new contacts.

It's safe to say I definitely ended my year on an all-time high and will start plotting my return to New York ASAP!

of the Month

Henrietta Koomson
New York, Sep 2008

"I was lucky enough to have already secured a training contract before starting on the programme, and so I did the LPC, temped at Goldman Sachs in D&I (which I loved) and started as a trainee at my firm. I soon realised though that I so loved what I was doing at UBS (on Mountbatten), and have found my way back here... I moved back to New York (well, Newport) in August 2017 and recently got promoted at work and have made some great friends – and so I am pretty fulfilled right now! *shocker*

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If you know of anyone who might have what it takes to live, work and study abroad on the Mountbatten program, please help us spread the word!

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MB Connect Update

We have 27 new jobs on MB Connect, 8 of them for the Plum Guide in either London, Italy or NY/LA; as well as a number of other opportunities in marketing, finance and travel based in the US, London, plus an opening in Hong Kong. All of these opportunities have been posted by alumni with Mountbatten in mind, so check out the link:

Mountbatten Wedding

In August 2015, Sharad Khullar and Hannah Krone met during the London MBA program. The couple were engaged in November 2017 and married February 3, 2018. Fellow Mountbatten Alumni attended the Cincinnati nuptials. Many congratulations from all of us at Mountbatten.

Entrepreneurial Alumni

Tino Makoni

New York, August 2011

Tino, is the founder and CEO of TZM Solutions, a security firm that specialises in high technology access control for public spaces. The company is based in Nairobi and operates across East Africa mainly servicing Banks, Embassies and Office buildings. The idea came about post programme, after Tino had moved back to London. In 2013 the Nairobi Westgate terror attacks happened and he saw an opportunity to enter the market then, as there was a need for his product. "I left my job and relocated to Nairobi where I set up shop!".

To find out more about TZM Solutions, and it's work, please click on the link

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Alumni Achievement

Alex Smith

New York, August 2007

Chosen as one of the 20 inaugural Obama Foundation Fellows out of more than 20,000 people from 191 countries, we could not be prouder of our alum Alex Smith (New York, Sep 07), Founder and CEO of The Cares Family!

Post-Mountbatten Alex set up North London Cares, to bring seniors and young professionals together, to help both groups with loneliness and isolation, and has since grown this to South London and Manchester. As an Obama Foundation Fellow, Alex will be part of a small cohort of civic innovators from 11 countries around the world, who will come together over the coming two years to share their experiences of making community change and to amplify their ideas.

Describing #MountbattenLife as the best year of his life, we can't wait to hear more from Alex on his amazing achievement.

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In The News

Stashbee, the fast-growing marketplace for space and storage co-founded by David Mantle (New York, Sep 2007), has just announced its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. It's seeking £500,000 investment to help fuel its rapid expansion and has already hit 64% its target.

Stashbee connects individuals and businesses who have spare space with those who need it. Think of it as Airbnb for storage. It offers Guests secure, vetted, local spaces at affordable prices, and empowers Hosts with a secure and hassle-free way to earn additional income. The platform automates the entire booking process – running ID checks on both parties, providing insurance to cover people's stored items and securely processing payments.

For more information, visit

Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on the need for improvement of the economic relations between Iran and India, the columnist and author Sourajit Aiyer (London, March 2009) said: "India must be a master of its own policy and must resume its original Iran strategy, irrespective of the disapproval of its powerful allies, including the US."

Jenny Adamson (nee Cuthbert) (New York, March 2010) is The Head of Real Estate Marketing in London for MSCI. The organization employs a number of our alumni and Jenny has recently filled a Marketing Manager role via MB Connect. She is now looking to recruit a Product Marketing Contingent - London. All the details are on MB Connect.

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