Alumni Success Stories
“Success coupled with achievement feeds my soul with positivity and keeps me going” – The story of Tariq Abu Samra
Startups and building an empire is Tariq Abu Samra’s passions in life. With his sights set on owning his own business one day, he wrote his first business plan when he was in eighth grade. From an early age, he knew he would put in all the effort it takes to turn his dream into a reality.Read more
“My passion is to inspire and empower individuals through sports” – The Story of Sarra Lajnef OLY
Tunisian born Olympic swimmer, Sarra Lajnef fell in love with the sport at the tender age of only four. In pursuit of her ambition to make it to the Olympics, she relocated to France - a brave decision for a 15-year-old girl who had to leave the comfort of her family home behind to follow a lifelong dream.Read more
“Pitfalls are opportunities to learn, grow and succeed" - Viacheslav Shakhov
Viacheslav Shakhov is known for his dedication and willingness to walk that extra mile to achieve his goals. As the Head of Investment Management Practice at Cooper Fitch, a Recruitment, HR Advisory and Executive Search Consulting firm, he is the youngest manager in the company.Read more
“Challenges provide opportunities to learn and grow”, says Robert Rabie
Australian Robert is an accomplished international player in the construction industry with two decades of success leading multi-million dollar infrastructure projects and initiatives.Read more
Richard Gouverneur - “Be willing to innovate, or risk becoming irrelevant”
Richard Gouverneur is naturally inquisitive and enjoys exploring new ways of doing things. He consistently drives a change agenda, as he believes that one needs to challenge the status quo and be willing to innovateRead more
“My MIB degree was the key to unlocking my career on an international level” - Montaha Hidefi
Since graduating from UOWD, Montaha Hidefi has worked with an international remit in the UAE, the Netherlands and Canada and is now a published Author and Creative Colour Consultant, with a passion for global travel.Read more
“I’m driven by the need to make a difference” - Ibrahim Al Najjar
As IT Director of DP World, UAE national Ibrahim Al Najjar has an important strategic role in shaping Dubai’s transportation and logistics industry – a sector that impacts significantly on people’s lives, both locally and internationally.Read more
Madiha Khalid - “BBA graduate paves the way for more females in Senior HR Roles”
Thanks to the lessons learned and qualifications gained during her time at University of Wollongong Dubai, BBA graduate, Madiha Khalid is now heading up the HR division of the largest multinational in Pakistan.Read more
Meet Aashish Sharma – A UOWD graduate that aims to go global with Nepalese-born beverage brands
A serial entrepreneur and graduate of University of Wollongong Dubai has revealed his plans of global presence after taking on ‘the greatest challenge of his life’ by founding Nepalese-based beverage company, Singapore Beverage Nepal.Read more
"My university education was my stepping stone to gain global exposure" - Farhana Zaman
Farhana Zaman, believes in working hard and that good results are a matter of time. Travelling the world, she gained a wealth of experience working in five different industries in four different countries in a period of only eight years.Read more
"Adding value to society inspires me to achieve more" - Adnan Mohammed Bin Abdulla
Adnan Bin Abdulla is a sole entrepreneur and the Founder & Chairman of Al Ansar Group of Companies, ETECHAN International Educational Technologies Research & Development, Bahanes General Trading, ADVOICE Advertising and Novointellex Mobile accessories.Read more
Jamal Masalma: "Thriving in the face of a challenge"
Jamal Masalma is one of those remarkable professionals who thrives in the face of a challenge. Having led a big-budget nation-wide IT program, he knows what it takes to turn a business vision into an operational reality.Read more
Hollye Enser – Relocating was a risk worth taking!
A people’s person by heart, nothing is more inspiring for Hollye Enser than being able to help people in need. Her mission in life is to make life better for those around her, and by communicating messages that might help, inspire or push them to achieve their goals.Read more
“Keep learning, unlearning and relearning” – The story of Sunil Ramakrishnan
Solar energy entrepreneur Sunil Ramakrishnan, is an extraordinary business man with a keen interest in learning, improvising and trying out new ideas.
Sunil’s entrepreneurial mindset sprouts from his passion to help make earth a greener place for everyone to enjoy.Read more
Amal Dokhan – Chasing a new dream lead to a new career and a new passion!
Amal Ali Dokhan is a go-getter by nature and has an extraordinary addiction – an addiction that sprouts from her profound interest in innovation, the thirst to create a lasting, global impact in whatever she does, her love to explore new and exciting opportunities and enabling more people to acquire the tools that will empower their ventures.Read more
Xiaotong (Tornar) Yang: “Quitting my job to pursue my MBA was a life-changing decision”
In today’s employment environment, it is hard to strike a balance between the dream job you wanted and what is available. Numerous opportunities are often accompanied with plenty of competition as well. It is challenging to crack the job market nevermind entering into the position you have always dreamt of!
In the initial stages of his career,...Read more
Khulood Thani – the UAE’s own Fashion Queen
Fashion is everywhere, no matter where you are – it is in magazines, stores, on television, billboards and social media – nothing is left untouched and people like you and me, are either consciously or unconsciously drawn to mesmerising world of fashion.
She is certainly not the Miranda Priestly in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ but she sure is a young and sophisticated entrepreneur...Read more