Alumni Success Stories
“Starting a social business venture has always been a dream of mine and I feel that what I’m doing with Colab is making a difference.” – Richard Wilson
Pursuing his goal to elevate creative design across the Middle East, Richard is the driving force behind the first purpose-built materials library in the UAE.
“I am a strong believer that the sky is the limit and the opportunities the world offers to us are limitless” – Talal El Halabi
A respected HR leader, Talal’s talent and commitment to the profession has been recognised at each stage of his career, as he has progressed to his current senior role with a multinational conglomerate.
“The broad education of the MBA gave me knowledge of many different industries, which now enables me to have in-depth conversations with clients about their own work.” – Simon Snelder
Meeting people from different backgrounds and sectors in his daily work, Simon is applying the knowledge gained through his MBA to drive forward his impressive career in wealth management.
“Being part of a team that is able to make a positive difference in the world is absolutely inspiring to me.” – Moataz Kamel
An accomplished academic and talented tech enthusiast, Moataz is pursuing his lifelong passion for computing in a senior role with global technology giant, Microsoft.
“I’ve always had a dislike to the comfort zone; I’m excited by any opportunity to break stereotypes.” – Hend Alroumi
As one of the first women to enter the corporate banking profession in KSA, Hend has challenged traditional gender scripts to become a trailblazer in her field.
“My passion is to create something new, something against the odds, that is challenging and can make a difference in my own and other people’s lives” – Ali Payani
Achieving his life-long ambition to be an entrepreneur, Ali is now leading one of the most respected digital marketing agencies in the United States...
“UOWD helped me to establish strong foundations, not only to be a great leader, but also to apply the mentorship and education I received to any field of work” – Bhavika Bachani
Combining her business acumen with her natural instincts for style, Bhavika is pursuing her passion to advance the landscape of the fashion industry across the Middle East....
“The feeling of being an active and a productive member of society energises me to always give my best while trying to leave a positive impact on people’s lives” – Imad Balich
A talented civil engineer, Imad is contributing to society by improving safety and quality of life for road users in his flourishing career as a highway designer...
“What motivates me in life is the opportunity to make every day count, whether that’s by creating a memory, leaving a lasting impression, or giving back to the community.” – Mona Faris
Following her lifelong ambition to work in marketing, Mona is now managing campaigns that leave a lasting impression in her role as Portfolio Manager with leading multinational, Johnson & Johnson.
“Applying technology to the business process is what inspires me. Every day brings a new experience, challenge and opportunity to learn and grow.” – Jaleel B Rahiman
Heading the IT department of a leading healthcare group in UAE, Jaleel is helping to enhance the patient experience and boost treatment outcomes through process automation and digital transformation...