Shaping the next generation

Shaping the next generation

Only four years after graduating from Oxford, Andrew Kramer has already put his desire to help young people develop their skills into practice in three different countries.

He has developed an e-learning app, taught in China and, in his current role with global business consultancy McKinsey & Company, has worked with clients focusing on education and young people.

Andrew (OE 2001-2008) got in touch with QE after being impressed at the calibre of current QE Year 13 pupil Bilal Hussain, whom he met at the McKinsey Leadership Academy.

He wrote to the Headmaster: “I was thrilled not only to hear about how QE continues to thrive, but also because of a wonderful conversation I had with Bilal about what leadership means.” He and Bilal compared notes on their respective ambitions for the future. The academy involves a two-day residential workshop for sixth-formers, followed by another residential the following year and the opportunity to enter a competition for a leadership award.

After leaving QE, Andrew read History at Jesus College, Oxford, from 2008 to 2011. He then spent ten months teaching and lecturing English Language and British and American literature at Hengshui University, Hebei, northern China.

In 2013, he worked at a technology start-up in Berlin to develop Unlock Your Brain, an e-learning app for Android phones.

Later that year, he joined McKinsey in London as a consultant. “I have served a real mix of private, public and social sector clients. I have tended to focus on clients in the City, in Whitehall, or those with a focus on education and young people, reflecting my interest in building young people’s skills.”

Andrew, who has offered to visit the School to speak to current pupils, is currently on an assignment in Trinidad & Tobago, working with a client in oil and gas, and “exploring the beauty of the Caribbean”.