The British Council is delighted to announce the 12 finalists for the Study
UK Alumni Awards 2019 in Pakistan.
The 12 number of finalists were selected from more than 1,200 applicants from around the world, for their outstanding achievements as business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders, and for their important contribution to strengthening collaborative ties between the UK and Pakistan.
The three award winners will be announced at a ceremony on 29 February 2020. The prestigious international award celebrates UK higher education and the achievements of UK alumni all over the world. Now in its fifth year, the award received more than 1,200 applications from international UK alumni in more than 100 countries, representing more than 120 UK higher education institutions across the UK. The finalists of the Professional Achievement Award, which recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership in their professional field, are:
• Sheraz Zaka – graduate of Cardiff University
Human Rights activist and lawyer, Human voice.
• Murtaza Ali – graduate of the University of Sheffield
Project Director, Medical Devices Development Centre.
• Muhammad Moazam Fraz – graduate of Kingston University
Assistant Professor, NUST-SEECS.
• Hifza Johar – graduate of the University of Leeds
Director, Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources.
The finalists of the Social Impact Award, which acknowledges alumni who have made an exceptional contribution to creating positive social change, are:
• Marryam Khan – graduate of School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Deputy Commissioner (district Okara), Punjab, Government of Pakistan.
• Talat Jehan – graduate of London Metropolitan University
Deputy Provincial Secretary, Balochistan Boy Scouts Association.
• Mohammad Younis – graduate of the University of Southampton
Assistant Professor, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar.
• Sosan Aziz – graduate of the University of Sussex
Manager Gender and Poverty, Economic Transformation Initiative Gilgt Baltistan.
The finalists of the Entrepreneurial Award, which highlights alumni who have played a leading role in innovation, are:
• Sarah Qureshi – graduate of Cranfield University
CEO, Aero Engine Craft Private Limited.
• Danish Dadabhoy – graduate of the University of St Andrews
CEO, Empower Education Consultants.
• Fauzia Idrees – graduate of the City University London
CEO, Cynosure Technologies.
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• Muhammad Ali Farid Khwaja – graduate of the University of Oxford
Managing Director, Faysal Asset Management (Ltd).
Amir Ramzan Country Director British Council in Pakistan said:
“The remarkable individuals selected as finalists for the Study UK Alumni Awards in 2020 have all used their UK education as a springboard to excel in their chosen careers and shape the world around them. This year’s finalists are testimony not only to the diversity of UK alumni and their endeavors, but also to the transformative impact of a UK education. With more than 10,000 alumni of a UK education in Pakistan, there is much to celebrate.”
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