Alumni Success Stories
“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.
“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.