Chapters & Global Ambassadors
Alumni chapters groups offer a wide variety of activities for local alumni and students abroad on co-op and exchange terms.
Established in 2013, the London Alumni Chapter offers a unique opportunity for alumni programing and connecting with students. The London Alumni Chapter is also the first chapter launched in Europe. The group is looking forward to connecting with as many alumni as possible!
Meet our chapter team
Robin is an innovation and transformation specialist running RYV Labs, a technology strategy consultancy in London, UK. He's recently founded JOBZ, a digital business solving the skills gap and the pains of job and career change at scale. Robin also holds an MBA from London Business School.
Communications & Marketing Lead
Menaka recently moved across the pond from Canada to pursue her MBA at London Business School. She is passionate about data science and is hoping to leverage her technical expertise, helping companies adapt to new technologies. Menaka is a proud UWaterloo grad and is excited to grow the university’s alumni community in London.
Chapter Executive Member
Anna is a qualified actuary currently working at Allianz Global & Corporate Specialty (AGCS) in underwriting portfolio management, looking at understanding and maximising the profitability of the AGCS global insurance book. Prior to AGCS, she has had a diverse career working in actuarial consultancy across international benefits, general insurance, corporate internal audit, international development, and other public sector modelling and assurance.
Anna has lived in London, UK since graduating from Waterloo in 2008 and has been involved in the alumni chapter as treasurer since 2013.
Themis (BA '79; MA '81, Economics)
Themis, who earned both a BA and MA in Economics at the University of Waterloo, has lived in Cyprus since 1988. As a result of his desire to help people where he can, he has become an active member of the group Innovative Financing for Development. His hobbies include swimming, hiking and gardening.
As a Global Ambassador, Themis hopes to share his affection for the university and Canada as a Global Ambassador, welcoming Waterloo alumni to Cyprus. "University of Waterloo is always on my mind," he says.
Patricia (BMath '87, Joint Honors Math/Computer Science)
Anyone visiting or relocating to France, please don't hesitate to contact me! I would love to meet you and help you with any advice on travelling, settling or business in France!
I have been in Paris for 18 years now following a few years as a financial software consultant on London trading floors and a brief one year working in Sydney. I have 20 years' experience in providing software solutions for financial markets and am currently COO and founder of the startup company Phoenix Financial Services in central Paris, providing financial software for asset management and private banking institutions. My husband is French; we have three children, and enjoy lots of sports, travelling, wine tasting and cinema. As a Global Ambassador, I am looking forward to assisting Waterloo alumni in connecting with each other, sharing leisure and business ideas and building a stronger international University of Waterloo community.
Italy - Rome
Taylor (BA '16, English Language & Literature)
Taylor is a Waterloo graduate holding a B.A. in English Language and Literature, which she completed online while living abroad. She is an adamant soccer fan and is very passionate about women’s rights and mental health. She is a proud Waterloo Alum and is excited to create a safe place for all Waterloo alumni.
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We are always looking for alumni leaders to help foster connections amongst alumni living or working in the same area. If you’re interested in partnering with the University, please complete our volunteer form, and one of our Alumni Relations team will be in touch to discuss opportunities available with our chapters or becoming an ambassador!