James May

James has a Masters in Engineering, First class degree, from Oxford University. Specialising in Mechanical engineering and 3D-printing. While completing his final year in Oxford he held the position of Head of Marketing for Oxford Entrepreneurs. He is an entrepreneur at heart and wants to spread the entrepreneurship vibe throughout Oxford and beyond. He has already started multiple start-ups and continues to look for new ventures to get involved in.

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Vice President

Tallulah Le Merle

Originally from San Francisco, California, Tallulah is an undergraduate studying geography at the University of Oxford. Her interest in entrepreneurship was sparked as a result of her proximity to and interaction with Silicon Valley startups, particularly those in the technology sector. Tallulah is currently writing her dissertation on the economic impacts of drought in California, while also working on a management consulting project for Google.

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Head of Marketing

Alex Davies

Alex is a passionate entrepreneur, with particular focus on marketing, events, and brand development. In his first year at Oxford, he co-founded Deep Cover, Oxford’s now largest Hip-Hop night which received national attention in The Guardian newspaper in the summer of 2014. Since then he has founded El Dorado Events which specialises in classy parties in previously undiscovered venues- a concept which has proven highly successful. Alex is an avid drummer and musician, performing at the likes of Bestival, Love Supreme, and numerous Oxford Balls. He brings enthusiasm and energy to his role of Head of Marketing with a view to expanding the society’s reach beyond its previous parameters. His real world experience of digital and print marketing and events promotion contributed towards the committee’s recent success of selling out OE’s yearly conference, Oxford Inspires, in a record setting fashion.

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Head of Sponsorship

Christer Holloman

Christer Holloman is current completing his Executive MBA at Saïd Business School until Sep ’15 while researching a FinTech start-up opportunity in the consumer finance space. The last 10 years he has helped companies take new digital products to market, recent roles include Head of Digital Product Development at The Times and Head of Commercial Product Development at Daily Mail General Trust. Holloman was named ‘One of London’s most influential individuals within New Media’ by The Evening Standard. He is the Chairman of First Tuesday and the author of Amazon bestseller The Social Media MBA published by John Wiley & Sons in multiple languages.

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Head of Educational Events

Tomas Halgas

Tomáš is currently a Growth intern at the Facebook HQ researching and improving the quality of friend suggestions. He has one more year to go before finishing off a joint-course Master’s degree at the University of Oxford specialising in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Tomáš is also the Head of Educational Events at Oxford Entrepreneurs, a freelance lecturer and tutor on technical matters, (Re-)founder of the Oxford Transhumanism and Emerging Technologies society and the Treasurer at the Oxford University Scientific Society. Tomáš has a background as a game-patcher and penetration-hacker as well.
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Head of Internal Relations

Pieran Maru

Pieran is currently an undergraduate student reading Material Science (MEng) at Oxford. The world of materials plays an important role within industry and product development, where it is an integral part in design, structure and pricing. His internship at an aeronautical defence company provided exposure to various departments, identifying how improvements could be made on production methods and efficiency. While a recent industrial tour to Beijing had been an interesting venture, by learning the processes of product development abroad.

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Head of Women’s Outreach

Cristina Melnic

Originally from Moldova, Cristina is a history undergraduate at the University of Oxford. She has lived in four countries and speaks five languages. Cristina’s interest in entrepreneurship is derived from her experience at the E-Government Centre of Moldova, where she helped government agencies migrate their data-sets onto an open data portal that citizens can access. Cristina is also interested in retail management projects and has previously worked promoting the textile industries in both China and Moldova. In her spare time, she plays tennis for the university team.

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Head of Web/IT

Henry Lee

A 2nd year undergraduate of Biochemistry, Henry is a keen entrepreneur and has already been involved in several ventures since he left school. A child of the internet, he’s comfortable creating and editing online platforms, and is comfortable managing teams of employees and outsourcers.

He has previously managed the development of a completely bespoke Instant Messaging web platform (Facebook-style but with better video), five animated sales videos, and seven-plus websites. Still managing solutions for clients in his spare time, send him an email if you need something done!

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Director – OxHack

Taimur Abdaal

Taimur began his entrepreneurial endeavours by doing online “psychic readings” for $5. He’s come a long way since then – he now charges $10. Having just finished his first year studying Maths, Taimur was involved in organising Oxford Inspires and the OE Internship Programme last year, and is a VP of marketing and co-director of the hackathon this year. His site,, won a “Student Innovation Award” from the university, and he hopes that his latest project (, an online platform for university societies, will also reach such dizzying heights. His ambition is to eventually start a company that capitalises on the untapped business potential in the developing world.

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Director – Oxford Inspires

Miraan Tabrez

Miraan Tabrez is the CTO of Tripr, an app that connects people who will be in the same place at the same time. Having developed the iOS app alone during the summer of 2014, the company secured a round of pre-seed funding. He is now leading a team to develop the Android app and redesign the backend.

His passion for entrepreneurship started at the age of 11, selling eBooks and drop shipping via eBay. He started his web development company at the age of 12 and has since been involved in many entrepreneurial ventures, primarily in the tech space. Currently an undergraduate at Hertford College, studying Computer Science and Philosophy, he is still keen to hear about more potential ventures that could use his help getting off the ground.
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Director – Oxford Inspires

Jennie Graham

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Director – The 4i Idea Idol

Sam Holt

Sam Holt is currently a 2nd year Masters Engineering student, with a keen interest in Electronics. He has worked at Cambridge Consultants testing electronic hardware and software, with a focus on prototype development.

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Director-Silicon Valley Trip

Akeel Malik

An undergraduate student of Economics & Management at Pembroke College, Akeel is from Manchester and has a long-standing passion for entrepreneurship. Having launched a number of projects, he founded a social media marketing company in 2012 and is Co-founder of Ublend, an Oxford based events platform launching in Michaelmas 2014 with the aim of increasing the visibility and accessibility of interesting, exciting and relevant events, for students.
Since receiving an offer from Stanford University, Akeel has maintained links with Silicon Valley. He received a college travel grant in Spring 2014 to travel to California and research ‘The role of Venture Capital in the growth of technology companies in Silicon Valley’, which involved interaction with local tech entrepreneurs and partners at firms such as Andreessen Horowitz, Sequioa Capital and Silver Lake Partners.

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Director-Silicon Valley Trip

Niloy Biswas

Niloy is a third year undergraduate studying Maths at St. John’s College. Outside studies and OE, he is also involved with playing cricket at college. He has worked at a tech company in India, a finance firm in London, and also had a web start-up in school.

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Nick D’Aloisio

Nick D’Aloisio is a computer programmer and internet entrepreneur, best known as the creator of Summly, a summarisation artificial intelligence technology developed with SRI International. D’Aloisio has been recognised as the youngest person to receive a round of venture capital in technology, from Hong Kong Billionaire Li Ka-Shing, at just 15 years of age.

In March 2013, Summly was sold to Yahoo for a reported $30 million, making him one of the youngest self-made millionaires ever. D’Aloisio was awarded “Innovator of the Year” by the Wall Street Journal. He currently leads the critically acclaimed Yahoo News Digest, which won the 2014 Apple Design Award at WWDC for its technological and product excellence. He is also an undergraduate student at Hertford College Oxford, studying Computer Science and Philosophy.
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OE Community Manager

Zaeem Bhanji

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Head of Alumni Relations

Jean Petreschi

Jean is reading for a graduate BA in Law. He recently co-founded Ublend, an Oxford-based tech startup available by next term. Ublend is a platform that centralises events across campus in order to increase event visibility and facilitate interaction between students and event organisers within universities. Prior to Oxford, Jean was a trainee at the OECD, where he worked in the Department of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs reviewing and assessing Member State income statistics, and proposing growth strategies for them. Jean also obtained a BA in History from Royal Holloway and a MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics.

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Head of External Relations

Mateusz Ciasnocha

Mateusz is currently pursuing his bachelor degree in Business Administration at Hult International Business School in both London and Dubai. His professional experience includes working in a governmental office in Brussels and managing international machinery purchases for innovative Polish farmers. He loves travelling and is well known for asking plenty of questions. Finally, he is deeply interested in the global agricultural sector and Africa, which he sees as the land of opportunities.

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Senior Advisor

Zelga Anderson

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Industry Advisor

Media Advisor

Paul Bhangal

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Strategic Advisor

Angelica Anton

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Events Advisor

Placi O’Neill-Espejo

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