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A selection of portraits of PG Alumni

Postgraduate alumni profiles

Meet a selection of our postgraduate alumni and discover how they have excelled in their respective careers after graduating from the School of Business and Management.

Postgraduate Study in the School of Business and Management

International alumni reminisce on their time studying Business at Queen Mary, University of London.


Photo of Peris Anastasiou standing in front of a view of sea and mountains. He is wearing a beige t-shirt and is smiling at the camera. Peris Anastasiou (International Human Resource Management MSc, 2017)
9 January 2023

Peris reflects on his experience of studying in the School of Business and Management and shares how he's using the skills gained through his master's in his role as a Senior Human Resources Specialist at Google.

Headshot of alumnus, Emmanuel Artusa-Barrell. He is smiling and wearing a suit and tie. Emmanuel Artusa-Barrell (International Business and Politics MSc, 2017)
24 October 2022

Emmanuel reflects on the benefits of studying alongside classmates from around the world, and how his studies in the School of Business and Management allowed him to recognise his passion for ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) issues, which he has advocated for throughout his career. 

Professional headshot of alumnus, Nicholas Omale. He is wearing a navy suit, white shirt and purple tie. Nicholas Omale (International Financial Management MSc, 2019)
18 October 2022

Nicholas shares how his experience in the School of Business and Management taught him the value of good governance and sustainable investing, and shares how he applies these values in his career as a Responsible Investment Analyst at Quilter Cheviot Ltd.

Headshot of alumnus, Luiz Pereira. He is sat in a restaurant, wearing a long-sleeved grey sweater and is looking directly at the camera. Luiz Pereira (Management and Organisational Innovation (now Entrepreneurship and Innovation) MSc, 2012)
19 April 2022

Originally from Brazil and now based in Australia, Luiz talks about the misconceptions of working in tech, his past experience working with Big Four firms, and shares his advice to those who are curious about following a similar career path.

Headshot of alumnus, Tosapol Chaunchaiyakul Tosapol Chaunchaiyakul (Business Analytics MSc, 2020)
3 November 2021

Tosapol moved from Thailand to London to study Business Analytics and now works in Bangkok as a Customer Marketing Specialist at Agoda. Tosapol shares how his master's degree transformed him from someone with a finance background to someone who had all the tools he needed to thrive in the tech industry.

Headshot of alumna Ene Audu Ene Audu (Accounting and Management MSc, 2017)
23 September 2021

Ene shares how both her undergraduate and postgraduate study at Queen Mary has helped her shape her career and know her worth in her home country of Nigeria, her experience of working in a typically male dominated industry, and what it was like to study in London as an international student.

Headshot of alumna, Paige Dixon Paige Dixon (Heritage Management MA, 2020)
23 September 2021

Paige talks about her love of British History and how she was originally inspired by Anne Boleyn, how studying Heritage Management was a diversion from her original goal of becoming an FBI Agent, and how she is gaining valuable experience in Heritage Management in order to fulfil her dream of becoming a curator. 

Headshot of alumna, Eliza Yachimowicz Eliza Yachimowicz (Marketing MSc, 2020)
23 September 2021

Eliza talks about moving from the US to explore her passion for Marketing at Queen Mary, how she is utilising the skills she gained in her master’s degree in her new career and shares her advice for how others can make the most of the time and resources afforded to them during their studies.

Headshot of alumnus, Hussain Khan Hussain Khan (International Business and Politics MSc, 2020)
23 September 2021

Hussain is currently an Intergovernmental Policy Humanitarian Affairs Intern for the United Nations and came to study at Queen Mary from the US. In his profile, Hussain talks about how he was able to maintain his connection to home during his studies by playing American Football with the QMBL Vipers, how he landed three separate internships at the US Congress after he graduated, and the work he’s currently doing to support humanitarian efforts in places such as Afghanistan. 

Headshot of alumnus, Pike Dechapunta Pike Dechapunta (Marketing MSc, 2017)
26 May 2021

Originally from Thailand, Pike Dechapunta moved to London to study MSc Marketing and now works for Facebook in Singapore as a Business Strategy Manager. Pike shares some of his favourite memories from his time at Queen Mary and talks about how he pursued and achieved his dream of working at Facebook.

Headshot of alumna, Banu Ali Banu Ali (Management MSc, 2020)
24 March 2021

Banu Ali came to study at Queen Mary on a Chevening Scholarship, which is the UK government’s international scheme aimed at developing global leaders. In her profile, Banu talks about what she enjoyed most about her course and how she hopes to apply her learning back home in Iraq.

Headshot of alumnus, Marcos Souto Ulloa Marcos Souto Ulloa (Entrepreneurship and Innovation MSc, 2020)
9 March 2021

Marcos Souto Ulloa, graduated with an MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and recently won a Young Innovator’s Award for developing a revolutionary material made from seaweed aimed at preventing plastic seeping into the world’s oceans. The Young Innovator’s Award recognises young people from across the UK who have the potential to become successful entrepreneurs and future leaders in innovation.

Headshot of alumnus, Umang Bang Umang Bang (Entrepreneurship and Innovation MSc, 2019)
24 February 2021

Based in India, Umang Bang is the Founder and CEO of UBIXA, a firm specialising in international precision measuring instruments and electronic testing equipment. Umang shares his fond memories of his time at Queen Mary and reflects on how the course helped him solve issues within his own business.

Headshot of alumna, Stefanie Wunsch Stefanie Wunsch (International Business MSc, 2018)
22 January 2021

My time at Queen Mary taught me how to work well within diverse teams, how to solve complex problems, and how to do the right research, but it also challenged me to tackle topics I had never previously studied. 

Aditi Vaidya and her sister on top of Mt Everest Aditi Vaidya (International Business MSc, 2017)
11 December 2020

Originally from India, Aditi studied an MSc in International Business. Aditi and her sister hold the record for being the second sisters in the world and the first in the whole west zone of India, to stand on top of Mount Everest. In her profile, Aditi shares her experiences at Queen Mary and beyond and her advice for students interested in International Business.

Headshot of alumna, Gemma Esvelt Gemma Esvelt (Heritage Management MA, 2020)
11 December 2020

Gemma moved from Australia to London to pursue a masters degree in Heritage Management. During her degree, Gemma did four internships in different departments of Royal Historic Palaces. She graduated this year and now works as Assistant Centre Manager at a museum and library in Wales. Gemma shares her experience and favourite aspects of her course.

Headshot of alumnus, Tong Tong Tong Tong (Marketing MSc, 2016)
9 November 2020

Originally from China, Tong Tong moved to London to study MSc Marketing and now works in Shanghai as an Analyst at Roskill. Tong reflects on his time at Queen Mary and shares his advice for students interested in studying at The School of Business and Management.

Headshot of alumnus, Mohammad Tleis Mohammad Tleis (International Financial Management MSc, 2018)
9 October 2020

Originally from Lebanon, Mohammad moved to London to study MSc International Financial Management and now works as a Consultant at Deloitte Middle East. Mohammad shares his story of why he chose Queen Mary and how his degree has helped him so far in his career.

Headshot of alumnus, Usman Baporia Usman Baporia (Marketing MSc, 2010)
9 October 2020

Usman Baporia studied MSc Marketing and now manages the Media Technology Division at Digitas North America, San Francisco. Digitas is an international advertising and marketing agency which operates in 25 countries with clients such as Whirlpool, Kelloggs, Amazon and the AA. Usman has kindly given his time to share his life, career and SBM moments with us.

Headshot of alumna, Bekeme Masade-Olowola Bekeme Masade-Olowola (International Human Resource Management MSc, 2007)
9 October 2020

Bekeme Masade-Olowola studied International Human Resource Management MSc and is the Founder and Chief Executive of CSR-in-Action, a conglomerate of 3 businesses with a mission to redefine the sustainability terrain in Africa. In 2022, Bekeme added a new role to her CV, as President of CSR-in-Action's Canadian subsidiary. Here, Bekeme talks about her start as an entrepreneur, her stint on The Apprentice Africa and what it’s like to run the leading Corporate Social Responsibility firm in Nigeria.

Headshot of alumnus, Neil Shah Neil Shah (Marketing MSc, 2013)
21 July 2020

Neil Shah studied MSc Marketing and is now Global Marketing Director, Smirnoff at Diageo. Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with over 200 brands sold in 180 countries. Neil shares his perspective of what it's like working for a global brand, what it takes to be a great marketer and his advice for students interested in a career in marketing.

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