Studying at Royal Holloway’s Economics department can take your career a long way
Our notable Economics alumni are working across the world for organisations including the London Stock Exchange, Barclays, Hiscox, Virgin Money and Lloyds - some at a very high level.
BSc (Econ) Economics, 2016 Royal Holloway, University of London
Since graduating from Royal Holloway with a first class BSc in Economics, Dunola has been working as an Analyst for both Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. Alongside her work at these companies, Dunola is a Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassador and a leadership board member of the UK #iWillFund. In 2017, Dunola was selected to be the UK ambassador of the 2017 Girls20 Summit in Munich, where she formulated her project, Luton Lights – an initiative which seeks to address the deficit of women in STEM industries in the UK.
In 2018, Dunola was selected for the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars programme, a graduate fellowship at Tsinghua University in Beijing which aims to give graduates the best possible opportunity to develop leadership skills and professional networks. Dunola was selected from amongst 2,800 applicants, and will be part of a class of 147 fellow graduates in 2020.
Stewart Jackson MP
BA Economics & Public Administration, 1988 Royal Holloway College
Stewart has been the Conservative Party MP for Peterborough since 2005 and was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Northern Ireland Secretary of State.
Prior to that he was a Business Services Manager with Business Link in London and was a specialist advisor in the "Investors in People" quality standard.
Stewart was also a Councillor in the London Borough of Ealing for eight years and took a special interest in housing, planning and the environment. He also spent five years as a Trustee of the London City YMCA.
PhD Economics, 2007 Royal Holloway
After the completion of his PhD in Economics at Royal Holloway in 2007, Darko has been working for the London Stock Exchange, and is currently Head of Analytics, Fixed Income and Funds. Among other things, his role entails primary market responsibility for the origination and innovation of equity, fixed income and fund products.
Prior to his work for the London Stock Exchange, Darko freelanced as a Consultant in Economic Modelling and EU Regulation. He also organised research into assessment of certain aspects of the EU regulatory system for an international law firm.
Dr Kevin Gaynor
BSc Physics with Management Studies, 1990 Royal Holloway
Kevin is Head of International Research at Nomura, an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries.
He was previously Head of Global Banking and Markets (GBM) Economics and Rates Research at the Royal Bank of Scotland. He joined RBS in 2005, having spent ten years at UBS, firstly as Head of European Economics and then Head of European Equity Strategy.
His PhD thesis was funded by the European Commission and he is the co-author of Economic Convergence in a Multi-Speed Europe (1996).
Anna Hemmings MBE
BSc (Econ) Economics & Management Studies, 2001 Royal Holloway and Honorary Fellow
Anna is the world's most successful female canoeist, having held six world marathon championships and made two Olympic appearances. She retired as a professional sportswoman in 2009 and is now a Special Olympics Ambassador for Great Britain.
She was struck down with chronic fatigue syndrome in 2003 leaving her to question her future in the sport that she first took up as an eight-year-old.
She fought back to win marathon World Championship gold for the fourth time in 2005 and successfully defended her title twice more in 2006 and 2007.
She is now the director and co-founder of Beyond the Barriers, an organisation dedicated to improving health and performance in individuals and organisations, using the lessons that she learned in sport in the business world.
Anna is also a presenter, workshop facilitator, performance coach and licensed 1:1 HeartMath coach.
She was named The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year in 2005 and BBC London Sports Personality of the Year in 2007 and was awarded an MBE in 2010 for services to sport.