Alumni Success Stories
“I have to praise the quality of education that I received at UOWD as I am still benefiting from it today. And 13 years later, I still meet regularly with the friends I made there.”- Shurooq AlBanna
With over a decade of experience in the humanitarian sector, spanning across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, Shurooq AlBanna is now empowering the next generation through mentoring, consulting, and writing.
“With science and knowledge, we can grow as citizens and help our country take on new challenges and technological advancements. My education at UOWD has given me the confidence to expand beyond my field. Since then, my learning journey has never ended, and it will continue throughout my life, as this is the key to any success”– Esra Saleh
Since graduating from UOWD, Esra has risen through the ranks of her profession to reach a senior role with one of the UAE’s leading business corporations.
“With what I’ve learnt at UOWD, I can now call myself an expert in growing any business model, and this is truly a delightful achievement.” – Jurana Yousuf
Having expanded her expertise in global business practices during her MBA studies at UOWD, Jurana is now positioned in a senior strategic management role in the flourishing e-commerce sector.
“One of the most important aspects of my tertiary education was the openness of mind that a multicultural institution like UOWD could provide.” – Lelio Zoccai
As a young entrepreneur working with clients and suppliers around the world, Lelio is drawing on his multinational experiences at UOWD to build his family business in the global jewellery market.
“I believe that my UOWD degree gave me direction and polished my skills, so that my work stands out from the crowd” – Shaheera Anwar
Combining her talent for writing with her love of music and film, Shaheera Anwar had turned her personal passion into a profession as she pursues an exciting career in the media industry.
“The world today is very different – things are agile, organic, and changing fast. The mindset I grew at the university has helped me to manage that.” – Yahya Stapic
An adventurer and entrepreneur, as well as accomplished marketing professional, Yahya is drawing on his unique life experiences to take a leading role in the development of a renowned global brand.
“The support from UOWD professors and the constant encouragement that everything is achievable with hard work is what kept us going” – Kainaat Hashmi
Management professional, accomplished scholar, and young entrepreneur, Kainaat has demonstrated that the dedication and resilience she learnt at university has become her biggest strength.
“There’s no doubt that my MSc from UOWD was a key element in helping me to understand the complete journey of global supply chains” – Kinan Al Alami Al Hasani
As a senior professional in the global logistics supply chain industry, Kinan has no daily routine, but treats each day as a learning curve and thrives on making the impossible possible.
“To have the opportunity to coach, mentor, and pave the way for others to grow and thrive is something I find very powerful.” – Ahmad Alkhatib
During his time at UOWD, Ahmad connected with experts that transformed his way of thinking, driving him into a senior role heading a diverse team that provides assurance and certification services to over 50,000 clients across 193 countries.
“I have a passion for learning; continuous self-improvement is what inspires me in my job and life in general” – Martina Trudeau
Following this passion has led Martina to achieve professional success, forging a flourishing career in the hospitality sector.