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Gauthier Ajarrista

BBH Homegrown Strategy Intern


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About me

Currently enrolled in the highly selective Homegrown internship program at BBH London with a focus on Strategic Planning, I am looking to begin a full time position in a leading creative or media agency in London in the new year. Hailing from a varied international background, and am fully fluent in French, English and Spanish and am passionate about cultures and creativity worldwide. I have superior research, writing, analytical and presentation skills, coupled with a keen eye for detail and a dedicated work ethic, which I honed over the course of my outstanding academic career. I always strive to bring a positive energy to any team I join, and have been praised for my determined, dependable nature, and my ability to drive my team and myself to achieving excellence.


  • Advertising
  • Marketing PR
  • Creative Agency
  • Presenting
  • Planning Strategy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Creative Thinking
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • French
  • Team Leadership
  • Spanish Fluent
  • Research Insight

Work history


BBH Homegrown Strategy Intern


Sep 2015
  • ? Created full competitor and consumer reviews as part of strategy presentations for clients including Audi, Tesco, British Airways, Ladbrokes, Skip and Fruit Shoot ? Developed insights and recommendations based on these reviews which contributed to overall strategic plans presented to the clients, receiving excellent feedback ? Conducted in depth desk research of future marketing, tech and cultural trends ? Played an essential role in research, recruitment and logistics with the BBC for a highly successful Strictly Come Dancing event live on The One Show ? Assisted with pitches for large prospective international accounts ? Demonstrated a talent for creating elegant and intuitively organised presentations


Reservation Sales Agent

Choice Hotels International

Apr 2015 - Oct 2015
  • ? Conducted international sales calls with clients in English, French and Spanish ? Resolved customer service issues with clients in a timely and resourceful manner ? Trained in sales techniques which I successfully applied to my calls


Account Management Intern


Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
  • ? Worked on creative briefs for Pernod Ricard, Mondelez and Americana ? Gained formative insight on all levels of the creative agency process - including strategy, design, and new business ? Contributed to strategy presentations, conducted brand research


Composer & Sound Designer

Freelance Composer

Aug 2013 - Nov 2015
  • ? Worked on briefs for clients including USC, Carhartt and Armor Lux ? Interpreted briefs and captured creative and commercial spirit of brands ? Communicated with various actors at all levels of creative commercial projects ? Contributed to film editing so as to ensure fluidity and coherence


Songwriter, Guitarist and Producer

O. Children

Jan 2008 - Oct 2015
  • ? Released two critically acclaimed studio albums ? Toured Europe and the UK to sold out shows



International Public Policy MSc

University College London

Aug 2012 - Aug 2014


    Hispanic Studies W/ European Studies

    Queen Mary, University of London

    Aug 2009 - May 2012


      Baccalauréat ES W/ OIB

      Lycée Francois Magendie

      Aug 2004 - May 2007



        Merit for MSc

        • Merit awarded for International Public Policy MSc


        First Class Honours

        Higher Education

        • First Class Honours for undergraduate degree at QMU


        Distinction In Spoken Spanish

        • Distinction awarded by the Head of Department for outstanding performance in final year oral presentation