Oxera promotes Avantika Chowdhury and Nicole Robins to Principal

14 February 2017 Consultancy.uk

Oxera has promoted Avantika Chowdhury and Nicole Robins to the role of Principal; aside from their duties to advise clients in their respective areas of expertise, Competition and State Aid respectively, they are tasked with further driving and growing the firm’s business.

Prior to joining Oxera in 2008, Avantika Chowdhury worked at Penn State University as a Research Assistant. At Oxera, where she worked as a Senior Consultant, she has worked extensively across the firm’s Competition team, providing services to clients in the area of competition matters across Europe. Chowdhury holds a Master of Science in Quantative Economics from the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, and a Master's degree in Economics and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Microeconomics and Game Theory from Pennsylvania State University.

Nicole Robins joined Oxera Consulting in 2004, and has risen to become the head of the firm’s State aid practice. She is charged with advising clients on a range of economic and financial issues related to state aid, across areas including transport, financial services, health, communications, energy, real estate and sports infrastructure. Robins holds a Master of Science in Economics and Finance from University of Warwick - Warwick Business School.

Nicole Robins, Avantika Chowdhury

Chowdhury and Robins have been promoted to the role of Principal at the firm. They will, aside from their tasks of advising clients, also take responsibility to further drive and grow the practices they are liaised with. Chowdhury is based in London, Robins in Brussels – Oxera too has offices in Oxford and Berlin.

Gunnar Niels, a Partner at the economics consulting firm, comments, “We welcome Nicole and Avantika to their new roles of Principal. Both are already recognised experts in state aid and antitrust, respectively, and will play a key role in leading relationships with our clients and providing top-quality economics advice.”

Last week Oxera appointed Helen Jenkins, a 20+ year veteran at the consultancy, to the role of Managing Partner.

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