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About Me

I'm a data analyst at Octopus Electric Vehicles (part of the Octopus Energy Group). Passionate about creating a greener, fairer future through data lead policies. Academic interests lie within South East Asian comparative politics and Taiwanese elections.


Octopus Electric Vehicles

London, UK June 2021 - Present

  • Data Analyst
  • Develop and maintain data models, data ingestion, and visualisations
  • Define data requirements and develop analytical solutions to business problems
  • Collaborate with senior leadership, government departments, and industry associations to drive the uptake of electric vehicles through data insights

The Little Viet Kitchen

London, UK September 2019 - February 2021

  • Head Waiter


London, UK August 2020 - September 2020

  • Accommodation Associate

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation

London, UK May - August 2019

  • Research administration intern
  • Preparing and analysing primary and secondary data for publications and donors
  • Creating surveys and collating responses for international partners


London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc Comparative Politics

  • Specialisation in Democracy and Democratisation
  • Courses ranging from Southeast Asian politics to Applied Regression Analysis

School of Oriental and African Studies

BA Politics

  • Dissertation on the post-authoritarianism in Malaysia

Bavarian International School

IB Bilingual Diploma


Encyclopaedia of Taiwan Studies

Brill Published Nov 2023

  • Contributed a section on Electoral Systems in the Domestic Politics section


Technical Skills: Python, R, SQL, Excel, Tableau, ThoughtSpot, AWS, ETL Data ingestion, Data Visualization.

Other Skills: Project Management, Leadership, Research and Analysis, Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle Industry Knowledge.

Languages: English (Fluent), German (Bilingual), Vietnamese (Basic), Spanish (Basic).


  • Michael joined us while he was studying, we were blown away with his work ethic and enthusiasm for the role and sustainability. He's continued to do a pivotal role in the company, working independently and quickly to ensure deadlines are reached - an asset to any team!

    Elspeth Brown (Growth Manager - Octopus Energy for Business)
  • All of the work we gave Michael was completed in an effective and timely manner. He quickly gained an understanding of our research and our working processes and was able to use this new knowledge to complete his work effectively. I note that he used his initiative to problem solve challenges that emerged and found efficient ways of completing our research tasks.

    Amy Pearce (Research Manager - Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation)
  • Michael has shown himself to be a person of integrity and speaking his mind, and he has shown his ability to take risks and challenge himself.

    Sophie Kropman (IB - Mentor)