International Research Fellows

Natalia Efremova


Dr Natalia Efremova is a lecturer in Digital Economy at Queen Mary University, London and Chief Technology Officer at Deep Planet. Natalia has an MBA from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Kyoto, where she was a recipient of a Japanese Government (MEXT) Postgraduate Scholarship. Natalia has a background in both academia and industry research. Over the past 10 years, she has been working in the field of deep learning for image and video processing. 

Marc de Swaan Arons


Marc is an acknowledged practitioner, thought-leader and former consultant in the area of global marketing leadership. He co-founded EffectiveBrands in 2001 following a successful career with Unilever working in The Netherlands and New York. EffectiveBrands became part of WPP in the summer of 2014. In 2019 Marc co-founded the Institute for Real Growth, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to help CMOs and other growth leaders drive more humanised growth by connecting them to peers and experts through live-action programmes inspired by thought leadership.