James Ganendra

Trinity, CUSWPC, 2015-2019



  1. Where are you now?

I am currently working at the Boston Consulting Group, a management consultancy. I have worked on multiple topics, but primarily focused on the decarbonization topic. Working at a firm like this you come across a healthy concentration of Hawks & Ospreys ….


  1. What are your sporting career highlights?

I was a member of the University Water Polo team from 2016 – 2018. My fondest memory was in my first year, where we managed to clinch a Varsity win in the final minute of the match, overcoming what had been a 5 year rut in the 2nds Varsity team. The team chemistry was phenomenal.


  1. What are your fondest memories of Cambridge Sport and The Hawks’ Club?

Taking a girl (a CUSWPC member herself) I was trying to impress for a date at the Hawks Club. She was still lukewarm about me, and I thought that a dinner at one of Cambridge’s finest establishments would help change her mind. We ended up having a lovely evening, though I only found out fours years into our relationship that the Vegetarian Option she got was not up to par. Thank goodness I had great chat….

Ps. I can testify that the club’s vegetarian options are now up to par – well done chef!


  1. What do you miss most about Cambridge/The Hawks’ Club?

The Stories . Sitting in the bar, hearing people regail wild sporting moments or post match shenanigans was always a delight. Having recently visited the club it was great to see Ed Hyde + Committee have still managed to keep up the atmosphere.


  1. If you could relive any sporting moment from your lifetime, what would it be and why?

Malaysia’s water polo team in the SEA games, where they finished 3rd . My country ended up surpassing expectations and it was great to see many of my old club team mates leading the national charge.