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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots131
Valid votes125
Invalid votes6


Round Zahi Zafar Ria Karia Pradeep Buttar RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 26.00 41.00 55.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 62.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 62.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 43.00 62.00 20.00 9.50 52.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Zahi Zafar and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 52.50. Candidate Pradeep Buttar has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Pradeep Buttar.

Number of vacancies: 1


Pradeep Buttar
Hi, I’m Pradeep – an Economics student, and First Year Representative of EFS.

Through event and competition planning, such as LSB, I sharpened my communication, organisation and administrative skills. I look forward to leading a team of executives to shape a new generation of Finance events on campus.

As VP of Finance, I have 3 main goals:

1. Networking Opportunities. Given the difficulty of online networking, I’m excited to introduce an in-person SuperNetworking series: where representatives from top firms are invited to talk to students in ‘speed dating’ style, with Q&A sessions, exclusive opportunities and formal drinks. This will be an unparalleled experience to expand your network.

2. Top Speakers. Through a series of keynote events, EFS members will have a unique chance to hear from the Titans of Financial Services – with emphasis on alternative careers to banking, and delving deeper into Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Venture Capital careers.

3. Finance for Non-Finance. With EFS catering to all degree backgrounds, I look to establish new programs for STEM and Arts students, developing skills in commercial awareness, networking and interview technique. I aim to start a skills-based competition and have secured £500 sponsorship prize.

Any questions? Email me:
[email protected]

Igor Chmielinski
Hey everyone!
My name is Igor Chmielinski. I'm a first year Economics student interested in financial economics, weightlifting and investing.
Relevant experience:
-Under Secretary General at Tricity Model United Nations
-Analyst and Marketing Executive at UCL M&A Group
-Project Coordinator and Mentor at Project Access
-Finance Officer at UCL Leaders Conference
-Consultant at 180 Degrees Consulting

My plans as a VP of Finance:
1)Organize Investment Banking Career Fairs
2)Exclusive networking sessions
3)Inclusive social events with games
4)Regular discussions about current world issues in context of finance and economics
5)Pitchbook Competitions in collaboration with other societies
6)Building long-lasting and strong relationship within EFS community
7)Podcasts with industry professionals

And most importantly, feel free to drop me a message (at [email protected]) if you have any suggestions or questions regarding my plans for the future!

Igor Chmielinski | Future Vice-President of Finance
Ria Karia
Hi everyone! I’m Ria and I’m a first-year PPE student, and I’m running to be your Vice-President of Finance. As your VP, I aim to support your journey into finance, whether you are an experienced member or a beginner! I understand how difficult the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted students’ chances of gaining internships in the finance field, so I hope to create new initiatives for students to help this upcoming year. I am proud to have recently secured spring week offers from Lazard, Evercore, Bank of America and the Civil Service this year – all of which would not have been possible without the EFS’ support, which I hope to continue as your VP.

My vision:
1. Diversifying career information – I aim to introduce a weekly Instagram series that releases information on the different divisions of banks and various financial opportunities including consulting or accounting.

2. Improve members’ chances of gaining an internship – focus on assessments, mock interviews and LinkedIn workshops. I would also like to create a buddy-system, where two members applying for the same division are paired up, to discuss technicals with each other.

3. Enhance communication between members – create a forum on the EFS webpage specifically for applications, where students can ask finance-related questions. In particular, different groups can be created depending on the firm, division or year-group. This can run similar to WhatsApp groups, but without a cap on the number of members.
Zahi Zafar
I won’t lie to you and say that I have dreamed of working in finance since I was kid, but I’ve certainly had a genuine interest since I started to understand it. How can you not when you see films like The Wolf of Wall Street? The Economics and Finance Society has done an exceptional job of fulfilling this interest despite the challenges faced this year. Nonetheless, I still believe I can bring the society further and continue to enhance students understanding of an industry which often seems so alien and full of jargon.
If elected, I would like to bring regular podcasts/interviews with industry professionals, to discuss the highs and lows of such a competitive sector but also allow students to hear a more human side (favourite Netflix shows?). Further to this, I intend to host debate-style events because in a year submerged in dozens of WhatsApp group chats, I have seen numerous ‘friendly disputes’ that would be exciting to properly debate amongst each other. Whether it’s related to the stock market volatility (GME, dogecoin, etc.) and potential regulation or whether it was feasible for universities to reduce fees for this year, many students have unique insights.