ISLAMABAD, Feb 22 (APP):The British Council on Friday has announced as many as 12 finalists for the Study UK Alumni Awards 2019 in Pakistan.
These 12 finalists were selected from more than 1,200 applicants from around the world, for their outstanding achievements as business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders, and for their important contribution to strengthening collaborative ties between the UK and Pakistan.
The three award winners will be announced online/at a ceremony on 1st March 2019, a press release said.
The prestigious international award celebrates UK higher education and the achievements of UK alumni all over the world.
Now in its fifth year, the award received more than 1,200 applications from international UK alumni in a record 120 countries, representing more than 140 UK higher education institutions across the UK.
The finalists of the Professional Achievement Award, which recognises alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership in their professional field, are Shahzad Muhammad– graduate of University of Glasgow, now PhD Research Coordinator (Additional) at Khyber Medical University, Shahzaib Ali– graduate of University of Manchester, King’s College London, now working as Senior Manager Digital Transformation at HBL,
Nasira Hayat – graduate of London Metropolitan University, now Clinical Psychologist at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research and
Osman Gilani– graduate of City University London and now Vice President at M&D Films Pakistan.
The finalists of the Social Impact Award, which acknowledges alumni who have made an exceptional contribution to creating positive social change, are
Salima Begum– graduate of IOE, University of London, now working as Instructor at Elementary College for Women Gilgit,
Gouhar Pirzada– graduate of London Metropolitan now University Consultant at GIZ,
Faran Mahmood– graduate of University of Cambridge, now a Director at Institute of Space Technology and
Muhammad Atif– graduate of University of East Anglia, presently working as Executive Director at Special Talent Exchange Programme
The finalists of the Entrepreneurial Award, which highlights alumni who have played a leading role in innovation, are Nousheen Zakaria – graduate of Leeds University and Sheffield University, Ceo and Founder at Out of Box Ltd,
Tauseef Zahid– graduate of London Metropolitan University Founder, CEO & Partner at Onewood,
Muneeb Malik– graduate of Imperial College, Infrastructure and Management Associate at Reenergia,
Osman Haneef– graduate of University of Oxford, CEO & Managing Director at MILVIK Mobile Pakistan.
Rosemary Hilhorst, Country Director at the British Council in Pakistan, said: “The remarkable individuals selected as finalists for the Study UK Alumni Awards in Pakistan have all taken their UK education as a starting point to excel in their chosen careers and shape the world around them. This year’s finalists are testimony not only to the diversity of UK alumni and their endeavours, but also to the transformative impact of a UK education.”