Ben is from Nottingham, England. After moving around a lot, he returned to the University of Nottingham where he undertook a BSc in Computer Science. Upon graduation, Ben spent two years working for the UK national office of international student charity, AIESEC, for which he was ultimately elected National President.
Ben leads the QS Intelligence Unit who are fully responsible for the operational management of all major QS research projects including the QS Top MBA Applicant and Recruiter Research, the QS World University Rankings® and the QS Asian University Rankings.
Ben has travelled to over 40 countries and spoken on his research in over 20. He has personally visited over 35 of the world’s top 100 universities amongst countless others and is also a regular speaker on the conference circuit.
Ben is married and has a son, and if he had any free time it would be spent reading, watching movies and skiing.
Martin has extensive experience in economic analysis and holds a degree in Tourism Management & Economics. Upon graduation, he joined Fundacion Global, a prestigious think-tank from Argentina where he worked for almost 10 years as Publications & Research Manager, leading several projects and outreach programmes.
Martin joined QS Intelligence Unit in 2011 to help publish the first edition of the QS University Rankings: Latin America. He is currently in charge of several benchmarking services and is the leading analyst for the Latin American rankings. Martin joined QS Intelligence Unit in 2011 to help publish the first edition of the QS University Rankings: Latin America. He is currently in charge of several benchmarking services and is the leading analyst for the Latin American rankings.
He loves XIX century literature, street art, and impressionist and Renaissance paintings.
Dr. David Reggio
Dr. David Reggio is the QS Intelligence Unit’s Global Head of Consulting, a seasoned international advisor and strategist with extensive global experience in partnership building, innovation linkages, research frameworks and frontier science. He has worked in Latin America, and Brazil particularly, in the fields of government engagement, strategic alliances, public health and frontier research. He has also designed stakeholder management systems, geo-targeting strategies, research strategies and innovation frameworks for institutions and organisations in Asia, the U.S.A, Europe and the Middle East.
Ateek has more than 6 years’ experience working across the financial & research sectors. Putting his BSc in Computer Science to good use by helping develop innovative solutions for clients across industries including FMCPG & financial sector. He comes to us from a market research agency where he helped deliver a multimillion pound international research project studying consumer habits.
Ateek heads up our MBA research working closely with a team of Analyst & Consultants to deliver engaging, insightful products delivered on our MBA research platform TopMBA.com. Bringing in his experience as a combined technical & business specialist he is looking forward delivering value by helping clients realise the great potential of data through careful planning & analysis.
Known as a globe trotter, he has travelled across the vast majority of Asian countries including Tibet, the jungles of Laos & base camp on mount Everest. When he is not busy zapping spreadsheets he enjoys exploring London & the surrounding areas, learning about the latest tech & spreading peace & love.
Deena Al Hilli
Deena is from London and has a BEng in Internet Engineering and an MSc in Technology Exploitation & Management from Queen Mary University of London, UK. Her degree led her to spend nine months in Dubai coordinating the launch of the newly developed website for the Ministry of Education.
Deena first joined QS in 2006 as an Account Executive working on the World MBA Tour, liaising with business schools around the globe, to help them recruit high quality MBA candidates with a focus on the Middle East. In 2010, she moved on to the Intelligence Unit where she headed up the QS Stars service from inception until 2014, she now works as a Project Manager.
Deena works on key projects within the team, she focuses on data driven projects and works with key members of the team to continuously improve efficiency and delivery. Exploring the latest technologies and platforms that can ensure this.
Deena’s biggest hobby is baking and cake designing, alongside healthy living, hockey, fashion, photography and fine art.
Alice Wei Wei
Wei Wei is from China. She has a Master‘s degree in Comparative Education awarded by the Institute of Education, UCL and a Bachelor’s degree in German Language and Literature from Shanghai International Studies University.
Before joining QS, she worked as a journalist in the London office of an international news group, where she was responsible for independent research and producing featured articles on education, property and finance. She also has teaching experience both in secondary schools in the UK and in higher education in China. She believes that education is fundamental to the success of the human civilisation, and is very proud to work in such an important sector of the society.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing and the beauty of the English countryside
Originally Russian, Dasha was born in Eastern Europe and moved to England at the age of 14.
Having gone to Nottingham University to study a BSc in Maths and Philosophy, she fell in love with university life and was soon involved in student politics. She took on various roles of responsibility within the student theatre, media groups, sports teams and student democratic structures.
Her passion for higher education and student interests allowed her to successfully run for a full-time position of Education Officer in the second largest Students’ Union election in the UK. She represented the union on a national level, being elected NUS delegate and running national campaigns.
Dasha believes in the power of words and excellent presentation and takes every opportunity to travel. Her ambition is to empower the world by ensuring more people have access to high quality education.
As International Education Specialist at the QS Intelligence Unit, she regularly presents and participates in international education conferences such as Going Global, EAIE, 100 Reputation Network Annual Conference and various rankings and research events. Through her public appearances and publications, she is known to engage students as well as academics with both quantitative and qualitative data to support international mobility, bridging the gap between talented students and excellent universities all over the world
Sales & Marketing Team
At QSIU, Bernardo manages the whole of Latin America, as well as Belgium, France, Portugal and Spain.
Bernardo is originally from Portugal, and has lived in 7 countries across 3 continents. He is proficient in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Graduated with a BSc in Marketing and Social Communications in Brazil, a MBA in HR Management in Portugal, and a PgD in Hospitality Management in Spain. Before QS, he has worked in consultancy, marketing and hospitality.
Bernardo joined QS in 2012, and is our regional manager for part of Europe and all Latin America; and, he is always looking forward to help built international strength and recognition of the Higher Education institutions in his region.
Larisa is originally from Russia and has a Bachelor degree in economics from Russia as well as BSs (hons) in Computing Science from Middlesex University in London. She has a substantial experience of working in events services and developing new business relationships across a variety of sectors with the focus on CIS (The Commonwealth of Independent States consisted of former Soviet Republics) region. At QS Larisa is responsible for creating and maintaining successful long term partnerships with the institutions from Central Europe and Central Asia region.