Ben Allen is an entrepreneur who hails originally from Hong Kong, was educated at the University of Oxford and who has since been based in the UK running his own companies, which include A&J but also ventures in intellectual property management, pharmaceuticals and high-end fashion.
Apart from being at the helm of A&J, Ben is highly passionate about the international development of debating and public speaking, and is currently devoted to helping develop the national debating programmes of several countries, including Colombia, Venezuela, Ukraine and Nigeria, and is hoping to help students from each of those countries make a debut appearance in the upcoming World Schools Debating Championships.
He formerly captained Hong Kong’s National Debating Team, and also swam competitively as a member of the Hong Kong National Swimming Team. He has also travelled to all seven continents, including conducting climatological research in Antarctica and leading environmental awareness expeditions to Xinjiang and Outer Mongolia.
Sunny Jain won a scholarship to Fettes College in Scotland, and subsequently became an undergraduate at Queen’s College, Oxford, where he read Materials Science. He helped Ben establish A&J to empower others from unusual backgrounds to greater heights.
He has conducted Master’s level research in the thermal conductivity of carbon nanotube composites as a member of the Grobert Research Group at the University of Oxford. During his time there he also served on the Standing Committee of the Oxford Union Society and Vice President of the Oxford University Boxing Club.
Currently, Sunny is pursuing a PhD in International Relations with a focus on comparative security, and has recently been invited to become a Fellow at Harvard University’s Davis Centre for European Studies from January 2019.
Allen & Jain Consulting Ltd. (A&J) has a large and dedicated faculty that cater to clients’ specific needs. Our philosophy for all our teams is ‘over-qualification’ – meaning that whenever an A&J team member works with clients they will be able to stretch them as far as they can go, and will never be out of depth in any particular field. We have three main teams:
1. The A&J Academic Team consists of tutors for every subject that are either sourced from Oxbridge or Elite Colleges in America. We have a range of tutors that suit different client tastes and their specific needs, ranging from former housemasters and heads of
departments at prestigious boarding schools (e.g. Eton) to current scholars and researchers in faculties at Oxbridge and the Ivy League. Available at short notice for intensive preparation programmes to long-term tutoring arrangements, the A&J academic team ensure the best possible tutoring for our clients.
2. The A&J Extracurricular Team consists of world-experts and industry leaders that can help guide our clients to extracurricular excellence. Ranging from special policy advisors to the European Commission and the House of Lords to managing directors of boutique finance firms, we have a team capable of assisting our clients with anything that they may need to bring them to new heights.
3. The A&J Application Team consists of dedicated academics who have ample experience with the admissions process of top universities, schools and scholarships that provide dedicated and specific advice to our clients. Their roles include assisting with the drafting of personal statements and essays, helping to define the application optimisation strategy as well as ensuring comprehensive preparation for interviews and other required testing.
In particular, we are grateful for our close partnership with the Oxford Education Group, a pioneering global education management company that is looking to provide educational services to a wider audience all around the world. Much of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) work is channeled through their projects, particularly in Latin America and Eastern Europe.Oxford Education Group website
Also, we are formal partners of the Concierge and Luxury Lifestyle Management Firm, Flag in the Sand. In return for our expertise in educational matters, Flag in the Sand assist us with travelling, events management and other logistical/lifestyle needs of clients, ensuring a total package for anyone who chooses to work with A&J.Flag in The Sand Website
Otto Uomo Ltd. is our gateway into the world of fashion. A&J has an exclusive partnership with Otto Uomo and its founder Tony Giallonardo, which is a small artisanal Italian Fashion Company that sells the highest quality Italian clothes, shoes and accessories under its own label. Furthermore, Otto Uomo (and hence A&J) also has UK exclusivity with Cesare Attolini Napoli, arguably the world’s best suit-maker that has clothed some of the world’s most powerful men, with President Vladimir Putin being counted amongst their clientele. Through this link, A&J clients not only have access to the best of the best if they need a wardrobe upgrade, but also opportunities to be engaged in the fashion industry, whether it be having the unique experience of designing their own pieces to training under some of the world’s best tailors.Otto Uomo Website