Ben Hurdis

“Enjoyed, but not without challenges”

Ben is a consultant living in London with an Executive MBA from London Business School, Columbia Business School and Hong Kong University, with over eight years of experience in corporate strategy, including within the food and agriculture sector. Ben has expertise in growth strategies, performance improvement and mergers and acquisitions. Ben volunteered in Rwanda with a coffee washing station entrepreneur called Dusabe Gahizi Aime who supplies unbranded coffee for export to local and international aggregators. Owing to poor mobile and internet connection they communicated mostly by email reviewing various options to grow the business. These discussions acted as a sounding board to assist Dusabe in refining his ideas and make pragmatic decisions to move forward.

What would you say to other volunteers thinking about joining Grow Movement?

"The Grow Movement is a fantastic way to contribute one's business experience to make a difference to motivated entrepreneurs with great potential. The approach is innovative and has the power to be highly impactful"

  • Ashridge Business School
  • MCA
  • Cass Business School
  • Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Bull Dog Trust
  • Westminster Business School
  • UK Aid
  • Turkish Airlines