Events at UBC Sauder

London | Dean Darren Dahl’s Welcome Reception

Darren smiling in conversation

Join us to welcome UBC Sauder’s new dean, Darren Dahl!

Reconnect with fellow alumni and supporters of the school as we officially introduce Dean Darren Dahl to the UBC Sauder community in London.

Enjoy complimentary drinks and canapés followed by a fireside chat with Dean Dahl in conversation with Polina Konstantinova (BCom’08), Underwriting Operations Manager, Newline Group. Dean Dahl will answer questions from the audience and share updates on the school, including plans for a new landmark project. 

Registration closes on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Please register early as space is limited.

This event is for UBC Sauder alumni & donors only.

When: Thursday, April 27, 2023, 6:30 – 8:30 pm BST
Where: Humble Grape Fleet Street 1st Bride’s Passage, London, EC4Y 8EJ, United Kingdom - map

Black and white headshot of Polina Konstantinova

Polina Konstantinova (BCom’08), ACII Chartered Insurer

Underwriting Operations Manager, Newline Group

Polina graduated from the UBC Sauder School of Business in 2008 with an honours double major in Accounting and International Business. An MSc in Law and Accounting at the London School of Economics in 2009 brought her to London and she has spent her career since then working in the international specialty insurance market across London, Bermuda and Europe. Polina is currently the Underwriting Operations Manager at Newline Group, where she runs the CUO office and a number of teams across data, process and change. Polina has been a London Alumni Ambassador for Sauder since 2011.
About Newline Group
Newline Group is a market leading specialty insurance group headquartered in London and underwrites international casualty, cargo and specialty lines of business in more than 80 countries. Newline Group is part of the Odyssey Group, which is a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

Additional Information

This event is being organized in accordance with COVID-19 public health guidelines at the University of British Columbia and the city of London. Please note that changes to these guidelines may lead to postponement, rescheduling or cancellation.


If you have any questions about this event or would like more information, please contact Simran Mander at