Meet the MBA Class of 2025: Rhydian Harris, London Business School

Rhydian Harris

London Business School

“Emergency medicine doctor turned health tech enthusiast, empathetic & enthusiastic.”

Hometown: London, UK

Fun Fact About Yourself: In March this year, as part of a choir of 80 people, I sang the national anthems for the Wales vs. Ireland Six Nations Rugby International, in front of a crowd of 80,000 people.

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Bristol, Medicine & Surgery (MD)

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Numan – Product Manager

What makes London such a great place to earn an MBA degree? There’s something for everyone in this city: food from around the world, leading galleries and theatres, and plenty of green space. On the business side, it’s a hub for so many industries, you’re spoiled for choice.

London Business School is one of the most culturally and professionally diverse MBA programs in the world. How do you see these global perspectives enhancing the value of your business education over the next two years? Healthcare (my industry) has no shortage of challenges globally and is set for significant disruption over the next decade. Solving these challenges requires an understanding of different perspectives and an interdisciplinary approach to working. An MBA with cultural and professional diversity at its core is the perfect education in anticipation of this.

Aside from your classmates and location, what was the key part of London Business School’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you?  The MBA is a 2-year program with a flexible exit point, allowing time to explore areas of academic or professional interest in more depth.

What course, club or activity excites you the most at London Business School? Sundowners – a fortnightly social where different student groups organize a themed evening of food and drink for students and faculty. It sounds like a great way to meet people from across the school, away from the pressures of academic study.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: The first healthcare technology product I worked on – Pando – probably wins for size of impact. We built a secure messaging and photo sharing app for healthcare professionals. These would replace the fax machines that were being used to communicate about emergency conditions such as heart attacks and strokes. We scaled the app to being used by tens of thousands of healthcare professionals every day, saving countless hours of clinician time, and were able to support hospitals and clinicians across the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic.

What do you hope to do after graduation (at this point)? I’ve been working on a startup – BiteLabs – that equips clinicians with the skills to build healthcare technology products, empowering them to solve the problems they experience in their roles. The response we’ve had has been immensely positive, so scaling our operations there is an exciting post-MBA option. That said, I’m looking forward to seeing what opportunities arise over the next 2 years!

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into London Business School’s MBA program? Use your application to talk about what you’re passionate about; this should help you stand out as an individual. If you can, draft the essays and return to them after a break to give yourself a fresh perspective.


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