Sergio was a student on the Executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy Programme, 2018/19.
Originally from Peru, Sergio lived in London for over 17 years. He was Economist and Course Director for Pre-Master’s Business Programmes at Ulster University, London Campus. His professional work experience was mainly in multinational American corporations, both as an entrepreneur and in academia. He also conducted research on various ways to tackle poverty, inequality and conflict. His work combined learning from various disciplines including anthropology, religion, politics, business, finance, public policy and international relations.
The Director of the programme – Emeritus Professor Michael Cox – added:
“Sergio was an active and valued student. He had great passion for the subject-matter of international strategy and diplomacy, was a lively contributor to class debates, and delivered several memorable and always well-prepared presentations”.
Sadly though, on 23 March 2019, he tragically lost his battle with leukaemia. He will be a much-missed colleague and friend. His peers on the Executive MSc Programme have made and encourage donations in Sergio’s memory to Leukaemia.org.uk.
Our thoughts and hearts go out to Sergio’s wife, Susan, and their two sons.
My condolense goes to Serge beloved ones. We will surely miss such a talented emerging student-scholar, who could have contributed positively to the advancement of academia.
As a fellow student at LSE IDEAS, Sergio made a strong impression on me as an intellectual and a wonderful human being. His ever pleasant demeanour and smile in the face of adversity is an inspiration.
My heart goes out to his family. I pray they find the courage to deal with this massive loss.
I knew Sergio and his brothers since we were all little kids, all the way from elementary to graduation of high school in Arequipa, Peru. The Obandos are a great family and he definitely was truly special, very intelligent and compassionate.
Very few among us reach the levels of education and professional career that he achieved, and in all of that he was always humble and a gentleman. He will be remembered as such, an outstanding man.
Edgard Vera, MD