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We have alumni groups all across Asia & the Middle East, with a range of events and activities for you to take part in. Find your nearest alumni co-ordinator below.
If there is no active group near you, why not volunteer to start one?
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Alumni Coordinator: Rifhan Ideris
Contact information: Email Rifhan directly.
What I'm doing now: I am currently a Fencing Scheme Athlete at a local academy. Apart from training as an athlete, I also assist the national team coach and the President of the Brunei Darussalam Fencing Federation in teaching beginner intakes of the scheme.
Why I volunteer: I hope to be able to stay connected with the university and be able to give advice to prospective students as well as to help Lancaster alumni in Brunei grow their network.
Alumni Coordinator: Nan Zhang
Contact information: Email Nan directly.
What I'm doing now: When I came back to Beijing from Lancaster, I got into Research Institute for Fiscal Science in Ministry of Finance as a graduate student. I thought I would study accounting, but I am busy doing all these fiscal work and I did not realise I would have gone so far in database and econometrics. I am proud to be a part in the new Chinese financial revolution in central and local government. But my dream is still reading all the books on the management and economic shelf and being a nerd in a university.
Why I volunteer: I grew up in Beijing, but I know how hard it is for my friends to find a place here in the crowded city and I know how confused we are at the beginning. It is hard for us to get together because everyone is busy, so I became one of the organisers. It has been two years and we are reaching out to all alumni in Beijing. This year we have 200 people in our Wechat group. I love Lancaster and I love my city. Being a co-ordinator means I can be with both of them at the same time and it is a great personal experience. I have learned a lot and met great people. I have the opportunity to familiarise myself with the careers and lives of hundreds of people who share the memory of Lancaster.
Alumni Coordinators: Jiaxin Xie and Giulia Ravasi
Contact information: Email Jiaxin or Giulia directly.
What I'm doing now:
Jiaxin - I am working as the Senior PMO Officer at HSBC.
Giulia - My Masters degree in International Innovation Entreprenership catapulted me to Guangzhou for a period of 6 months working on a company project in partnership with a UK company and a local Chinese company. At the end of the six months project, I didn’t leave China. I remained, settled down here and started my career in International Trade importing British FMCG products and culture.
Why I volunteer:
Jiaxin - I am happy to chat to people and build relationships with others especially as we all share the happy memories of Lancaster - the University and the town.
Giulia - I am volunteering as an alumni group co-ordinator in Guangzhou not only because I wish to develop a community of talented people in the city where I live and work, but mainly because I want to keep the spirit of Lancaster University alive and give something back to the University that made me the person I am today. Even though we leave University, we will forever belong to the place and institution that gave us the best time of our life!
Alumni Coordinators: Sophia Au, Hervien Yeung, Joanna Chin and Ivy Ho
Contact information: Email Sophia, Hervien, Joanna and Ivy directly.
Sophia - I'm currently working as a Business Development Executive at Ageas Insurance Company (Asia). I act as a Financial Planner providing suitable investment plans to clients with an ultimate aim of wealth management. I am also a member of the Executive Committee of Hong Kong MBA Toastmaster Club which offers participants a supportive learning environment for enhancing the oral communication and leadership skills.
Hervien - I started my career in the Insurance Litigation Department of Deacons and I am currently working as a Legal Assistant in the Legal Services Department of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx).
Joanna - I'm a Legal Secretary at Boase Cohen & Collins and I'm trying to gain experience within the legal industry.
Ivy - I currently manage the office of the Royal Asiatic Society, Hong Kong Branch.
Sophia - The core reason of being a volunteer for the Hong Kong Alumni Group is because I want to stay connected with the university and make a contribution to the school in return. I strongly believe that building a solid relationship between Lancaster University and its alumni members is very important and beneficial not only for the school, but also but also for the former, current and prospective students.
Hervien - After enjoying the events organised by the Hong Kong Alumni, I felt it is time for me to get involved and make a contribution too. In addition, I would love to stay in touch with university friends and meet more like-minded people from all walks of life.
Joanna - To keep in touch with the university and alumni, to contribute to the university and to benefit all graduates through sharing information and stories.
Ivy - I just feel happy to be able to do something for a world-class university of which I'm so proud to be an alumna. I also hope that I can act as a bridge between alumni from different years.
Alumni Coordinator: Venus Zhang
Contact information: Email Venus directly.
What I'm doing now: I'm an HR specialist in Road China assistance - a Mapfre Company, which is a Spanish company ranked 399 in Fortune 500. I'm mainly responsible for talent acquisition.
Why I volunteer: I've learned a lot about tutoring and caring through life at Lancaster and how important networking is through my work. I'd like to provide help and build a strong network of Lancaster alumni through which all can benefit.
Alumni Coordinator: Claire Chen
Contact information: Email Claire directly.
What I'm doing now: I am currently working as a Human Resource Business Partner, Asia Pacific in a multinational company and now based in Shenzhen.
Why I volunteer: To reunite with old friends; to get to meet new friends; to make new graduates feel a sense of belonging in Shenzhen; to make more people know we have a link to Lancaster.
Alumni Coordinator: Parth Gautam
Contact information: Email Parth directly.
What I'm doing now: I am working as a Product Manager for Edusys Services in Bangalore, India.
Why I volunteer: The reason I want to volunteer is because I want to bring as many alumni members together under one roof to create a mini-Lancaster. I am always interested in organising events as I did this for my college and for LUGRAD. Socialising with fellow mates, seniors and juniors is another reason I want to take up this position. Finally, I want to remain associated with Lancaster University.
Alumni Coordinators: Ravindra Joshi, Mohit Mittal and Sri Kansal
Contact information: Email Sri directly.
Ravindra - I am Head of Group for Special Consumer Segment in Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, a Tata group company engaged in electricity distribution in Delhi.
Mohit - I work in the field of hospitality and real estate development. We develop both residential and commercial spaces. We also operate the Ramada Gurgaon Central Hotel in Gurgaon, Delhi, NCR.
Sri - I am currently assisting the strategy and business development department of Jagdamba Group as a director with high focus on kitchenware products traded globally. I also Head of Publishing for a travel/culture/scientific journal magazine called ‘Plugged’. To promote ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit within India I also manage a fund under Astra group which invests in innovative ideas.
Ravindra - I have been an active in Alumni, attending most of the events. I am also an active alumni of IIT Roorkee where I did my Electrical Engineering. IIT Alumni is like my family and I want it to be part of this volunteering effort for Lancaster too. I was spell bound when my IIT Roorkee alumni who was Chairman of Huge Indian Railways came out of his room to meet me, when I sent a slip saying I am a fellow alumni and just want to say hello to him. We will some-day reach that goal in Lancaster alumni too.
Mohit - I feel that alumni networks are a very important aspect of professional life. I am still in touch with a lot of alumni in India and feel that I can contribute towards building that network in Delhi NCR.
Sri - I represented the Indian society, the Asian society, the Management Science society and the United Nations Society through most of my time at University. I really could never say goodbye to Lancaster and I feel I can still contribute to sharing the Lancaster experience which I had through my years there.
Alumni Coordinator: Mayank Podar
Contact information: Email Mayank directly or visit the Facebook page.
What I'm doing now: I work as head of one of the textile processing units of the Podar group of companies (Nandan textiles Pvt. Ltd.)
Why I volunteer: Lancaster has been a wonderful part of my life and I never want it to end. I want to bring it home as well. I am keen to get all alumni together under one roof, so that one can meet other people from Lancaster as well.
Alumni Coordinator: Swarnodeep Homroy
Contact information: Email Swarnodeep directly.
What I'm doing now: I am an Associate Professor in Economics at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. I also have visiting positions in several Indian universities.
Why I volunteer: Time passes too quickly when we are young. I hope through this alumni group, we will be able to create a memory bank for us to draw on.
Alumni Coordinator: Yumika Wakamoto
Contact information: Email Yumika directly.
What I'm doing now: I am a part of a back office team in an international IT recruitment company. I do everything from contract reviews, keeping the books on sales figures and everything inbetween.
Why I volunteer: Living in a new part of the world can be daunting at first, so it would be great to help people connect with those whom we have something in common. I hope many people will benefit from building a network of alumni contacts in Japan. Most importantly, it will be great fun to chat and meet with Lancaster alumni on the islands; an opportunity to share stories and create wonderful friendships.
Alumni Coordinator: Diana Yerkanatova
Contact information: Email Diana directly.
What I'm doing now: I currently work in Mindshare Media Agency as a Media Planner. Every time I am about to do something, I always remember the things I’ve learnt from lecturers. Along with all the practice exercises that we had, it’s truly amazing how I can apply them at work. Marketing related roles usually involve many areas, therefore I’m grateful to Lancaster for having the chance to study such a generous range of subjects.
Why I volunteer: I believe it’s great to keep in touch with those you have already studied with as well as current and prospective students. Such networking enables us to share the personal experience, provide the support and learn from each other, to be one ‘Lancaster’ community where we also can have a chat about those precious moments!
Alumni Coordinator: Danny Yap Seng Peow
Contact information: Email Danny directly.
What I'm doing now: I have taken over my family business, running a timber goods manufacturing company, FAMOUS-ED SDN BHD. We specialise in decorative doors, solid timber doors, timber flooring and more. Basically, anything you can think of that is made in timber we will try to accommodate if it meets our minimum quantity requirement.
In addition, I am also a regular volunteer with Worldvision Malaysia helping to promote their child sponsorship programme. With our help, families and communities can break free from the cycle of poverty.
Why I volunteer: I have been doing this role since I came back, welcoming overseas friends who studied in Lancaster when they come to KL for work or leisure. I still can remember my first time was just three days after I came back for good. She was one of the students in my group when I was heading the LUSU Overseas trip to China in 2012. In July 2012, a newly married couple with whom I am good friends from university came to visit me for their honeymoon! I enjoy the fellowship of welcoming friends from overseas and gatherings with fellow alumni in Malaysia. We shared our best memories in Lancaster!
Alumni Coordinator: Arooj Mubashara Siddiqui
Contact information: Email Arooj directly.
What I'm doing now: I'm currently pursuing a PhD at Lancaster University in the School of Computing and Communications (SCC).
Why I volunteer: As I am part of different societies and LUSU, I would like to see more students coming from my country to have this unforgettable experience of the UK. I want to help them in all ways I can. Being a part of International Ambassador I feel I can be a bridge up between the new students and the alumni. Together we can promote more students and encourage them to be part of this phenomenal university.
Alumni Coordinator: Shoaib Zafar
Contact information: Email Shoaib directly.
What I'm doing now: I am working as an IT Business Analyst whilst generally I am pursuing my career in ERP specialisation and Big Data technologies to gain expertise in the synergy of Information Technology and the Business Industry.
Why I volunteer: I am driven by a philosophy that whatever the knowledge & experience I gain, I should not only use it for professional & personal purposes, but to also productively contribute into the society. In my case, these skills are my expertise in connecting people using digital platforms. I am one of the most prominent Couch Surfing hosts in my city as well as a distinguished member of Google Local Guide programme. The same idea inspired me to volunteer for this alumni role to help my friends and other alumni in being part of one distinct platform where we all could connect with each other in both social & professional manner.
Alumni Coordinator: Leonard Eggert
Contact information: Email Leo directly.
What I'm doing now: I am an analyst in Ship Finance Asia Pacific at NORD/LB, Singapore
Why I volunteer: To stay connected with the university. To strengthen the local alumni community. To help alumni to grow their individual network.
Alumni Coordinator: Charlie Daeeuy Lee
Contact information: Email Charlie directly.
What I'm doing now: I started my career in management consulting field after graduation. I now work for the management consulting agency, OpenTide Korea, manageing global marketing/sales projects at in-house management consulting division of Samsung Group.
Why I volunteer: After being elected as the alumni president in 2005, I have led a variety of alumni events and tried to ensure that new graduates are encouraged to become part of the alumni network in South Korea. I have also maintained a close association with the Internation Office at the University, voluntarily supporting regular student recruitment events and visits by key personnel. I feel it is important to facilitate networking and bonding of the alumni members and bring us all more great opportunities and keep us strongly attached for a life-time.
Alumni Coordinators: Hou Chi Huang, Perkins (Kuan-Chih) Chen and Jia-Miao Xie
Contact information: Email Hou Chi, Perkins and Jai-Miao directly.
Hou-Chi - Marketing and B2C Sales at Ergos Trading Company
Perkins - Management Associate with Standard Chartered Bank
Jia-Miao - Officer, Department of International Affairs, Financial Supervisory Commission
Why I volunteer:
Hou Chi - I am very appreciative of what I received at Lancaster, so this is an opportunity for me to show my thankfulness and keep reminding people how great Lancaster is. I am very happy to be a Taiwanese alumni group co-ordinator.
Perkins - I’d like to keep in touch with alumni and share information and thoughts. Being an alumni group coordinator is the best way to do it.
Jia-Miao - Since graduating in 2015 I have been to three alumni events. These events give opportunities to reunite, share experiences and learn about a wide range of careers. I hope these benefit others and therefore I decided to volunteer and help with the logistics.
Alumni Coordinator: Daniel Bateman
Contact information: Email Daniel directly or visit the group's LinkedIn page.
What I'm doing now: I am a Business Development Manager for the WEALTH Arabia magazine. The role entails developing the WEALTH brand, event management, acquiring strategic partners and managing key client relationships.
Why I volunteer: I am determined to be an advocate for Lancaster University in the UAE. I intend to help create opportunities for current and previous students of this great institution by working with the connections I have in place in the UAE. I will also establish a number of events that will enable alumni to meet and network.
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