TEAM

RAFAEL DOS SANTOS

Rafael is a successful entrepreneur from Brazil and author of the book ‘Moving Aboard, one step at a time’. Rafael has been living in London since 2000. He started out as a kitchen porter and glass collector in bars in Soho. In 2003 at the age of 22 he started his first property business. By 28 he has bought 2 properties plus his family home. His business reached a £1.2m turnover in 2011 and he successfully sold it in 2014. Rafael has now launched a social relocation platform (Room in the Moon) that helps foreigners move to London and settle down. It was won 4 awards so far. Rafael also successfully ran the International Conference for Startups in 2014 for 300 attendees with speakers from some of the world’s most successful companies.

ABIGAIL BRUCE

Abigail Bruce was born in the USA, spent over a decade in France and now lives in Kent, UK. Her background working with high-profile corporate clients at international marketing agencies in London and Paris honed her expertise in the building, questioning and reinforcing of emotional and cultural values that sell. Abigail now runs Common Point Marketing, where she specialises in helping small businesses create insight-driven marketing strategies in a world that is getting smaller every day. Whether advising on logos, websites, PR, content publishing or social media, she uses big brand thinking to transform great local businesses into stand-out brands that can be shared with the world.

ARPITA PATIDAR

Arpita is a web developer with over 5 years of experience. Her expertise covers HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, PHP, WordPress, Joomla and Magento.
Arpita has been provide full support to This Foreigner Can, from initial client interaction and requirements analysis through design. She is responsible for coding, testing, debugging, implementing and integrating system when needed. She also provides ongoing application support and troubleshooting. She also used object-oriented principles for class development to streamline efficiency and ensure a scalable and reusable architecture.

EVA VIANA

Eva is a French student who moved to London in 2015 as a part of her curriculum in a business school, to learn English and to acquire a different professional experience.
Eva has several experiences as sales consultant and customer relationships manager: she is used to providing excellent customer service and quality delivery in periods of great affluence.
She travelled in more than 15 different countries and has family all over the world. She therefore possesses an open mind and is always ready to discover new cultures.
Eva has also been a member of an environment friendly association that organised a conference on the circular economy.

LAETITIA BETTI

Marketing assistant for the website This Foreigner Can, Laetitia is a French student who went to London to improve her English and discover another culture. Currently she attends a Master in marketing.
She decides to join this company because she has the dual nationality and she feels concern about the migrant cause in UK.
In her business school she was member of the association Child and Fun that helps sick children feeling better by visiting them in hospital and by organising fundraising and charity for them. She’s fond of fashion indeed she’s also member of a fashion student association.

RISHI HARANIYA

Rishi moved to London in 2013 from Kenya for university. He is studying Engineering Product Design at London South Bank University and is currently on his placement year with This Foreigner Can as a Graphic Designer.
Rishi is fond of design, and is always building interesting product and graphics. He is always ready for new challenges every day.

LUCY AITCHISON

Lucy is a recent graduate of the University of Cambridge, where she was awarded a First Class Degree in French and Spanish. Alongside her academic achievements, she has a professional background in translation: she spent a year living in Rennes, France, where she worked in a multilingual translation agency. Originally from Scotland, she has recently moved to London and is pursuing her ambition to carve out a successful career in journalism; she aims to combine her communication and writing skills with her love of meeting people from all walks of life

FELIX MANIBHANDU

Felix has recently graduated from the University of Manchester with a B.A in Architecture.
Before spending the majority of his educational career in the UK he has lived in three different countries including Asia and the Middle East, giving him a vast international perspective on technology, brands, cultures and people.
Felix’s enthusiasm for design & detail was reflected when his drawings for an exterior public proposal idea was shortlisted for the National Football museum in Manchester.