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 two sons, 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.
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.
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.