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Guest Speakers

Each year we have special guest speakers attending our Summer Programme. Here is a list of our former guest speakers whose experience helped OIP become more valuable.

Jeroen Veldman

Jeroen Veldman is a senior research fellow at Cass Business School, City University, London. He has held a visiting professorship at UPMF, Grenoble and has previously held appointments at Cardiff Business School and the Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University. His research addresses the historical development of the public limited liability corporate form and how this corporate form currently functions in and between organization studies, management, company law, economics, finance, accounting, politics, and corporate governance. With Hugh Willmott, he is engaged in a research project on corporate governance (see the project here). He has published in Human Relations, British Journal of Management, and Critical Perspectives on Accounting. For an overview of publications, see:


Petar Sabchevsky

Petar Sabchevsky is a PhD in Finance candidate at the Department of Finance of LSE. He holds an MRes in Finance from the LSE, and an MA in Mathematical Finance and a BA in Finance from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo. He has substantial teaching experience in finance (asset pricing and corporate finance). His research focuses on asset pricing theory in continuous time and volatility modelling. 

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Peter Helles

Peter Helles is a commodity strategy with Bank of America Merrill Lynch's research department, based in London. His focus is on fundamental analysis of energy commodities including oil, natural gas and thermal coal, as well as systematic quantitative investment strategies (QIS) in commodities. He contributes to Research publications such as the Global Energy Weekly, the Commodity Strategist, Energy Strategist and Commodity Portfolio Monthly. Prior the joining the bank he worked as a software developer and consultant. Peter holds a Bachelor (Hons) degree in Finance and Economics from Massey University, New Zealand, and a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics.

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Anubhav Mohanty

Anubhav Mohanty works in the economic consulting team with Oxford Economics. He has been working in economic consultancies for almost eight years. Previously, he worked as an economist with Compass Lexecon and at PwC. He has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) where he also taught economics as a graduate teaching assistant.


Aliza Samorly-Thompson

Aliza is a political psychologist, an educator and an artist. She is the founder and a director of Oxford Myrtle Education which specialises in the advanced academic development of university students, career professionals and students in their final years of school.

Aliza has 30 years of experience working in international education lecturing undergraduate, and postgraduate students at Haifa University, and subsequently in Oxford.

Aliza completed with distinction both undergraduate and postgraduate studies (Psychology and Political Science) at the University of Haifa, before undertaking further postgraduate study at City University in London (International Journalism) and doctoral study at the University of

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