Alumni Success Stories
“Being CFO gives you the exposure to all other areas of the business. It is exciting to learn every day and to have the ability and opportunity to achieve” – Iyad E. M. Abdalrahim
With a distinguished career in the finance sector, Iyad believes that the strategic thinking and theories of knowledge he learnt at UOWD have been instrumental in his success....
“I have learnt from every challenge I have faced; I am grateful for everything that has led me to where I am.” – Fatima Mohamed Musharbek
As Director of Sharjah Youth and Board Member of Sharjah Sports Council, Fatima has taken on a multitude of professional challenges to establish herself as a change-maker in the local community....
“Making a positive impact is something that I aspire to do every day, both on the personal and professional level.” – Fatima-Azahra Jamal
As Territory Director for the global professional networking platform, LinkedIn, Fatima is succeeding in her goal to contribute to the advancement of society by connecting communities to promote career development and economic opportunity.
“Perhaps the most important of success factors is character. Self-discipline combined with honesty has opened countless doors for me.” – Shady Abdelaziz
Sales Director Shady believes that his personal character, positive mental attitude, good work habits and above all, his education, have led him to his leading role with the luxury international hospitality brand, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
“My experience at the University of Wollongong gave me the opportunity to network with fellow classmates drawn from every conceivable professional background; people who are highly motivated and possess the vision to drive businesses forward, helping me to expand my cultural and business perspectives” – Hassan Omaish
“Doing good for the community and pushing the envelope when it comes to human rights globally – I think this is the core reason of our existence” – Hasan Ali
As a Global Operations Specialist with social media giant Facebook, Hasan is working hard to make sure the international community is safe, both online and offline...
“Business news is my passion. I feel that there is so much more that can be done on this front in the Arab world.” – Lubna Bouza
As Editor in Chief for Sky News Arabia’s business coverage, Lubna plays a leading role in empowering the region’s audience with information that matters...
“I’ve constantly strived to earn the respect of my colleagues and everyone I’ve interacted with; success has come as a consequence of that” – Trevor Skinner
Even into his 60s, Trevor Skinner is looking forward to continuing to add value to the UAE as he pursues his third career...
“The more you learn, explore, work, try-out, experience, innovate....the richer your career” – Mayar Jaroudi
With a boundless sense of curiosity, Mayar Jaroudi believes that learning never ceases and education is a privilege card that provides a pathway to discover new opportunities, explore new ground, and meet inspiring people.
“When it comes to opportunities I have the ‘swim or sink’ approach; I don’t have any regrets” – Tatjana Stepanova
A senior HR professional, a custodian of workers’ welfare, and an astute young entrepreneur, Tatjana Stepanova is an inspirational working woman who embraces every challenge in life.