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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots127
Valid votes127
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Yiru Lu Jinesh Bothra Raisa Zulqaisar RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 77.00 37.00 10.00 3.00 0.00 13.50 63.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 63.50. Candidate Yiru Lu has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Yiru Lu.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Raisa Zulqaisar
My name is Raisa Zulqaisar and I am running to be your Client Relations Vice President. Over the years, I developed leadership skills through my appointment as a student leader, and my involvement in extra-curricular activities in the past, reflecting my commitment towards the responsibilities I carry. I've worked closely with the head of school and presented to members of staff and the entire school multiple times. This has honed my public speaking ability, providing me with the fundamental skills to pitch my ideas to a large audience. Hence, I believe I'd be a good asset to the society, especially when acquiring potential clients. Additionally, I took part in MUN where I was able to build on my self-confidence, following the immense amount of time spent on researching and discussing with others. This experience taught me the importance of critical thinking and conducting effective planning and research. This would help me further particularly when looking out for startups and other companies for the society’s future projects. My work experience with an investment bank in Malaysia provided me with the foundation to understand what firms are looking for from us. If elected, I am determined to give the members of the society a say as to what companies they prefer to get in touch with. It is wise to also cater our society’s goals to the student body's interests. Thus, students are more keen to attend the events we house and can gain more from these opportunities. Thank you!
Yiru Lu
To me, the significance of Client Relations lies not only in its financial contribution, but also in how it connects firms with members. As such, my manifesto will elaborate on how a deeper connection can be achieved.

As a current Client Relations Executive with UCLIS, I have a comprehensive understanding of the process of securing sponsorships. I learnt how to work with different companies and to negotiate when I participated in client calls. Furthermore, my internship experiences with Jefferies, Macquarie and BOCI allowed me to practice effective communication and presentation skills. Below are the two goals I aim to achieve as Client Relations VP.

Firstly, strategic flexibility is imperative for sponsorship negotiation during the pandemic. Through consistent and clear communication with potential sponsors, we identify their specific needs during and after Covid-19 and adjust our offer accordingly. Also, partnership with other Guild societies in the form of jointly pitching would strengthen the appeal of our sponsorship proposals. This approach increases productivity, encourages creativity and forges close relationships within Guild.

Secondly, I propose that in addition to networking events, we can reach out to firms for sponsoring finance-related competitions including case competitions. Hence, members will not only build their technical skills but also have the opportunities to be noticed by our sponsors at an early stage of the internship application process.
Jinesh Bothra
Becoming the Vice President of Clients Relation at UCL Investment Society, one of the largest societies at UCL, would allow me to combine my passion and desire for economics and finance to provide me with the opportunity to impact the society positively.

Being an analyst at the UCL M&A Group, I have learned how to pitch ideas and deals to various committee members, through which I have developed interpersonal communication skills. In addition, holding multiple leadership positions, such as project head for Navjyoti India Foundation and Marketing Head for Enactus, I have acquired excellent negotiations skills through rigorous discussions with sponsors to raise funds for various causes, which I believe are of the utmost importance in this role.

What are the changes that I will make?
1. Focus on expanding our sponsor's list and securing sponsorship from firms like J.P. Morgan and Blackrock while keeping the existing sponsors in place.
2. Creating a more comprehensive sponsorship package to extract higher donations from the existing sponsors to devote more funds to events such as the Finance Conference and further refinement of the UCLIS Portal.