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Our candidates for the 2017-2018 MBA programme are listed below, and include a broad range of sectors, nationalities and backgrounds. For more information, please contact Andy Bagshaw.

Natalie Abad

     

Sector Experience

Construction (Deep foundations), Pharmaceutical (Rx and OTC),
Beauty (Mass Market products)

Function Experience

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Project Management

 

 

Education

BSc in Civil Engineering, Technological University of Panama

Most Recent Role

Business Intelligence Coordinator; L’Oréal Central America; Panama

Years of experience

5 years

Nationality

Panamanian, American

Languages

Spanish, English, Portuguese

Contact Details

n.abad1@lancaster.ac.uk

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Lorena Arrese

     

Sector Experience

Banking, Retail, Aviation

Function Experience

  • Digital Channels
  • Digital Marketing
  • e-Commerce
  • Project Management
  • Commercial Real Estate (Shopping Malls)
  • Customer Service
Education

BSc in Business and Services Management – Piura University (Lima, Peru).

Most Recent Role

Digital Activation Manager, BBVA Continental Bank, Lima, Peru

Years of experience

8 years

Nationality

Peruvian, United States of America

Languages

Spanish, English

Contact Details

l.arrese@lancaster.ac.uk

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Suleman Ahmad Awan

     

Sector Experience

Defence, Logistics

Function Experience

  • Operations
  • Administration
  • Project Management
  • HR
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Security
Education

MSc in Engineering Management, University of Engineering & Technology,
Taxila, Pakistan

Bachelor in Computer Engineering, National University of Sciences & Technology,
Islamabad, Pakistan

Most Recent Role

National Manager Security at Agility Logistics, Pakistan

Years of experience

14 years

Nationality

Pakistani

Languages

English, Urdu

Contact Details

s.awan@lancaster.ac.uk

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Manuel Bandala

     

 

Sector Experience

Consulting, Technology, Research and Development

Function Experience

  • Operations
  • Project Management
Education

PhD/MPhil in Microsystems & Sensors Engineering, Lancaster University.

BEng in Electronic Engineering, Technological Institute of Puebla, Mexico.

Most Recent Role

Project Manager, Centre for Engineering and Industrial Development (CIDESI), Queretaro, Mexico.

Years of experience

8 years

Nationality

Mexican

Languages

Spanish, English

Contact Details

m.bandala@lancaster.ac.uk

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Pedro Basso

     
  Sector Experience

Construction, Real Estate, Financial Technology

Function Experience

  • Project Management
  • Operations
  • Sales
Education

Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC).

Most Recent Role

External Commercial Consultant at Stone Pagamentos S/A, Brazil. 

Years of experience

4 years

Nationality

Brazilian, Italian

Languages

Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish

Contact Details

p.basso@lancaster.ac.uk

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Omar Baydoun

     
  Sector Experience

Banking, Insurance

Function Experience

  • Wealth Management
  • Sales

 

Education

Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), Concordia University, Canada

CFA Level 2 Candidate

Most Recent Role

Private Banker, National Bank of Kuwait, Kuwait

Years of experience

4 years

Nationality

French, Lebanese

Languages

English, Arabic, French, Spanish

Contact Details

o.baydoun@lancaster.ac.uk

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Nisha Bhat

     
  Sector Experience

Consulting, Retail 

Function Experience

  • Problem Management
  • Change Management
  • Application Development and Support
Education

BE in Information Science, Visvesvaraya Technological University, India

Most Recent Role

Consultant, Capgemini Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India

Years of experience

4 years

Nationality

Indian

Languages

English, Kannada, Hindi

Contact Details

n.bhat@lancaster.ac.uk

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Sui Fatt Chin

     

 

Sector Experience

Banking

Function Experience

  • Investment Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Banking
Education

BA (Hons) Commerce (1st class), Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Most Recent Role

Assistant Vice President, Corporate Banking, OCBC Bank (M) Berhad, Malaysia

Years of experience

7 years

Nationality

Malaysian

Languages

Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay, English

Contact Details

s.f.chin@lancaster.ac.uk

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Josemar De La Lama

     
  Sector Experience

Banking, Food / Beverage, Retail, Manufacturing, Agriculture

Function Experience

  • Risk Management
  • Portfolio / Relationship Management
  • Project Management
  • Term Loan Structuring
  • Sales
  • Research
  • Financial Analysis
Education

BSc Finance, George Mason University (Virginia, USA)

Most Recent Role

Structured Finance Manager, Scotiabank Peru (Lima, Peru)

Years of experience

8 years

Nationality

Peruvian, American

Languages

Spanish, English

Contact Details

j.delalama@lancaster.ac.uk

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Mahmoud Elgohary

     
  Sector Experience

Construction

Function Experience

  • Operations
  • Project Management
  • Procurement (Sales and Supply Chain)
  • Business Development
  • Concessions (Project Development)
Education

B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering & Management Department, Cairo University, Egypt.

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Most Recent Role

Commercial Coordinator, Orascom Construction, Cairo, Egypt

Years of experience

6 years

Nationality

Egyptian

Languages

English, Arabic

Contact Details

m.elgohary@lancaster.ac.uk

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Christian Giusti

     
  Sector Experience

Automotive, Industrial, Manufacturing

Function Experience

  • Procurement
  • Operations
  • International Business and Development
  • Project Management
Education

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, Lancaster University

Most Recent Role

Procurement Manager, CBM S.p.A., Modena (Italy)

Years of experience

17 years

Nationality

Italian

Languages

Italian, English

Contact Details

c.giusti@lancaster.ac.uk

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Takahiro Ikeda

     
  Sector Experience

Trading/Distribution

Function Experience

  • Operations
  • Project Management
  • Sales
Education

Bachelor of Law, Kyushu University, Japan

Most Recent Role

Sales - Agricultural Products, Kanematsu Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

Years of experience

7 years

Nationality

Japanese

Languages

Japanese, English

Contact Details

t.ikeda@lancaster.ac.uk

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Mari Ito

     

 

Sector Experience

Industrial Manufacturing

Function Experience

  • Procurement

 

Education

BA, Intercultural Communication, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan

Most Recent Role

Assistant Manager - Procurement department, Diamet Corporation, Nigiata, Japan

Years of experience

6 years

Nationality

Japanese

Languages

Japanese, English

Contact Details

m.ito@lancaster.ac.uk

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Nitin Kalra

     
  Sector Experience

Engineering & Construction, Professional Services, Consulting

Function Experience

  • Business Development
  • Operations
  • Project Management

Education

BA (Hons) in French (1st class), University of Delhi, India

Most Recent Role

Assistant Manager–Projects, Angelique International Limited, India

Years of experience

9 years

Nationality

Indian

Languages

English, French, Hindi

Contact Details

n.kalra@lancaster.ac.uk

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Christine Kitale

     
  Sector Experience

Consulting, Legal, Manufacturing.

Function Experience

  • Project Management
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Sales
Education

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Bachelor’s in Business Information Technology (BBIT) Strathmore University, Nairobi Kenya

Most Recent Role

Head of Business Development & Projects, The Eastern Africa European Chambers of Commerce, Nairobi, Kenya

Years of experience

7 years

Nationality

Kenyan

Languages

English, Kiswahili

Contact Details

c.kitale@lancaster.ac.uk

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Guilherme Lanna

     
  Sector Experience

Technology, Professional Services

Function Experience

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Risk Advisory
Education

Computer Engineering at UNICAMP, Brazil. 

Most Recent Role

Product Manager at Claro, São Paulo, Brazil.

Years of experience

4 years

Nationality

Brazilian

Languages

English, Portuguese

Contact Details

g.lanna@lancaster.ac.uk

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Yang Liu

     
 

Sector Experience

Government, Leisure, Chemical & Petrochemicals

Function Experience

  • Administration
  • HR
  • Sales
  • Government Relations
  • Project Management
Education

Bachelor Degree of Arts, English Major, Jiangxi Normal University

Most Recent Role

Senior Manager of Public Affairs, Actionpark (China), Shanghai

Years of experience

18 years

Nationality

Chinese

Languages

Chinese, English

Contact Details

y.liu54@lancaster.ac.uk

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Peter Magpantay

     
 

Sector Experience

Technology, Legal, Non-profit

Function Experience

  • Finance (partnering with R&D, Supply Chain and Sales & Marketing)
  • Administration & Management
  • Operations
  • Sales
Education

BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance, First Class, University of the West of England, Bristol

Most Recent Role

Business Analyst, Intel Corporation, Swindon (UK)

Years of experience

7 years

Nationality

Austrian

Languages

English, German, Filipino-Tagalog

Contact Details

p.magpantay@lancaster.ac.uk

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James Manning

     
 

Sector Experience

Media/Advertising, Education, Legal, Technology, Retail, Sport, Consulting

Function Experience

  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Operations
Education

CIM Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (due to be certified in 2017)

BA Management 2:2 at the University of Sheffield (2007)

Most Recent Role

Marketing Consultant, Various Clients, UK

Years of experience

9 years

Nationality

British

Languages

English 

Contact Details

j.manning4@lancaster.ac.uk

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Duncan Bwalya Mfula

     
 

Sector Experience

Petroleum & Electricity, Banking

Function Experience

  • Operations – Instrumentation Engineer
  • Project Engineer – Hydro Power Generation Construction
  • Commercial Engineer
  • Project Appraisal (Credit)
  • Risk
Education

Bachelor of Engineering Electrical/Electronics, Copperbelt University, Zambia

Most Recent Role

Principal Risk Officer, Development Bank of Zambia, Zambia

Years of experience

13 years

Nationality

Zambian

Languages

English

Contact Details

d.b.mfula@lancaster.ac.uk

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Oluwaseun Okunfolami

     
 

Sector Experience

Education, Consulting, Technology, VAS Telecoms, Agriculture

Function Experience

  • Business Development
  • Operations
  • Project Management
  • Product Development/Management
  • Key Account Management

 

Education

BSc. Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Most Recent Role

Head of Business Development and Projects, Digital Connect Limited, Lagos, Nigeria

Years of experience

5 years

Nationality

Nigerian

Languages

English, Yoruba

Contact Details

o.okunfolami@lancaster.ac.uk

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Daniel Ortega

     
 

Sector Experience

Banking, Financial Services, Mutual Funds

Function Experience

  • Financial Operations
  • Trading
  • Investment Analysis and Research
  • Sales
  • Negotiations
  • Fund management

 

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management, University of Arizona, USA

Most Recent Role

Head Investment Manager – BNB SAFI Asset Management (La Paz, Bolivia)

Years of experience

6 years

Nationality

Bolivian/Croatian

Languages

Spanish, English

Contact Details

d.ortega@lancaster.ac.uk

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Rahul Pandey

     
 

Sector Experience

Oil and Gas (Downstream)

Function Experience

  • Project & Contract Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Planning & Schedule Management
  • Operations Management
  • Health & Safety Analyst
  • Business Development
Education

B.E. Mechanical, University of Mumbai

Most Recent Role

Project Manager, Asian Construction Company (ACC), Mumbai (India)

Years of experience

10 years

Nationality

Indian

Languages

English, Hindi, Marathi

Contact Details

r.pandey@lancaster.ac.uk

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Gideon Rotich

     
 

Sector Experience

Financial Services, Aviation, Public and Social Sector

Function Experience

  • Consultancy- Operations
  • Project Management
  • Sales
  • Organisation
Education

Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), University of Nairobi, Kenya

Most Recent Role

Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company, East Africa (Nairobi), Africa Office

Years of experience

3 years

Nationality

Kenyan

Languages

English, Swahili, Nandi

Contact Details

g.rotich@lancaster.ac.uk

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Arpita Saha

     
 

Sector Experience

Software Engineering, Consultancy

Function Experience

  • Software Development
  • Software Design
Education

BTECH (Computer Science & Engineering), West Bengal University of Technology, India

Most Recent Role

Assistant Consultant, TATA Consultancy Services, Kolkata, India

Years of experience

8 years

Nationality

Indian

Languages

English, Bengali, Hindi

Contact Details

a.saha@lancaster.ac.uk

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Haruna Sakai

     
 

Sector Experience

Banking and Finance, Corporate Finance,
Project Finance (Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, and Power)

Function Experience

  • Financial Advisory
  • Project Management
  • Sales (Financial products and loans)
Education

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Most Recent Role

Assistant Vice President, Project Finance Group (Oil & Gas sector), Structured Finance Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

Years of experience

9 years

Nationality

Japanese

Languages

Japanese, English, Portuguese

Contact Details

h.sakai@lancaster.ac.uk

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Sundeep Saha

     
 

Sector Experience

Automation & Technology, Power and Energy, Desalination, Engineering Consulting

Function Experience

  • Project Management
  • Operation
  • Engineering Design & Commissioning

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Mumbai University, India

Most Recent Role

Commissioning Management Engineer, SIKRAFT (SIEMENS AG), Saudi Arabia & India

Years of experience

5 years

 
Nationality

Indian

Languages

English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, German

Contact Details

s.saha@lancaster.ac.uk

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Ponrat Sakulmeerit

     
 

Sector Experience

Professional Services, Finance, Manufacturing, Textiles                                                                  

Function Experience

  • Accounting
  • Management
Education

Bachelor Degree of Accounting, 1st Class Honours, Thammasat University (Bangkok, Thailand) 

Most Recent Role

Accounting Manager, DFN factory, Khon Kaen Thailand 

Years of experience

3 years

Nationality

Thai

Languages

Thai, English

Contact Details

p.sakulmeerit@lancaster.ac.uk

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Salar Sardary

     
 

Sector Experience

Consulting, Energy, Oil and Gas, Telecoms                                 

Function Experience

  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning
Education

BSc in Petroleum Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Most Recent Role

Strategy Consultant, Niroo Research Institute, Tehran, Iran

Years of experience

5 years

Nationality

Iranian

Languages

Azerbaijani, Persian, English, Turkish

Contact Details

s.sardary@lancaster.ac.uk

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Muneeb Shahid

     
 

Sector Experience

FMCG - Food and Beverages, Dairy Sector

                                       

Function Experience

Operations

Education

MSc Petroleum Technology, Teesside University, United Kingdom

BSc Chemical Engineering, BZU, Pakistan

Most Recent Role

Plant Manager, NADA Dairy, Saudi Arabia

Years of experience

9 years

Nationality

Pakistani

Languages

English, Urdu

Contact Details

m.shahid13@lancaster.ac.uk

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Bharti Syal

     
 

Sector Experience

Consulting, Banking, Information Technology, Retail, Airlines                         

Function Experience

  • Technology Solution Design and Development
  • Stakeholder/Change Management
  • Operations
Education

Bachelor of Technology – Information Technology (1st Rank Holder and Gold Medallist), SRM University, Chennai, India

Most Recent Role

Information Technology Analyst, Tata Consultancy Services, Gurgaon, India

Years of experience

6 years

Nationality

Indian

Languages

English, Hindi

Contact Details

b.syal@lancaster.ac.uk

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Nisha T Jayagopal

     
 

Sector Experience

Consulting, Oil and Gas                       

Function Experience

  • Strategy
  • Project Management Office
  • Performance Improvement
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Analyst
  • Merger and Acquisition
Education

BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance, University of Greenwich, UK

Most Recent Role

PMO Project Analyst, Ernst & Young, New York City

Years of experience

5 years

Nationality

Malaysian/American

Languages

English, Malay, Tamil

Contact Details

n.tjayagopal@lancaster.ac.uk

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Amita Tomer

     
 

Sector Experience

Banking, Education Tech -Start-up            

Function Experience

  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Wealth Management
  • Product Innovation and Strategy
Education

MBA with a specialization in Finance from ICFAI Business School, ICFAI University Dehradun

Most Recent Role

Wealth Manager, HDFC Bank, New Delhi, India

Years of experience

8 years

Nationality

Indian

Languages

English, Hindi

Contact Details

a.tomer@lancaster.ac.uk

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Yanyan Zhu

     
 

Sector Experience

Industrial B2B Market Research and Strategy Consulting

Function Experience

  • Project Management
  • Growth Strategy Consulting
Education

MA, Sociology, Xiamen University, China.

BA, Social Work, Xiamen University, China.

Most Recent Role

Senior Consultant, Beijing Hejun Consulting Co., Ltd., China

Years of experience

9 years

Nationality

Chinese

Languages

English, Mandarin

Contact Details

y.zhu25@lancaster.ac.uk

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Hong Huei Tan

     
  Sector Experience

Pharmaceuticals (Hospital and Retail)

Function Experience

  • Disease Prevention and Management
  • Healthcare Education/Consultancy
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Project Management
Education

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) with First Class Honour Degree, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Most Recent Role

Pharmacist of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, National Healthcare Group, Singapore

Years of experience

5 years

Nationality

Malaysian

Languages

English, Chinese, Malay

Contact Details

h.h.tan@lancaster.ac.uk

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Thana Vivathirun

     
  Sector Experience

Automotive

Function Experience

  • Vehicle Design and Technical R & D
  • Product development
  • Project management
  • Quality control
Education

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Most Recent Role

Assistant Manager in Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Engineering and Manufacturing (TMAP-EM), Thailand

Years of experience

8 years

Nationality

Thai

Languages

English, Thai, Japanese

Contact Details

t.vivathirun@lancaster.ac.uk

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Karthik Gopalakrishnan

     
  Sector Experience

Power and Energy

Function Experience

  • Quality Control
  • Operations
  • Project Management
  • Auditing
  • New Product Development
  • Engineering Design
Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics,
Anna University, Chennai, India

Most Recent Role

Production Quality Specialist – Quality Control, GE T&D India Limited, Chennai, India

Years of experience

11 years

Nationality

Indian

Languages

English, Tamil

Contact Details

k.gopalakrishnan@lancaster.ac.uk

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Wei Wu

     
  Sector Experience

Automotive, Telecoms, Technology

Function Experience

  • Pre-sales
  • Project Management
  • Sales
Education

Bachelor degree (Major: Electronic Information Science and Technology), Shandong University, China

Most Recent Role

Project Manager (Big Data Application Innovation Centre), China United Network Communications Corporation Limited (China Unicom), Guiyang, China

Years of experience

6 years

Nationality

Chinese

Languages

English, Mandarin, Spanish

Contact Details

w.wu7@lancaster.ac.uk

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Victor Majumder

     
  Sector Experience

Automotive, Automation, FMCG, Consulting, Technology

Function Experience

  • Project Management
  • Operations
  • Business Development
  • Consulting- Strategy and Change Management
  • Marketing
Education

Master in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Most Recent Role

Operations Project Manager, ThyssenKrupp AG, London, UK

Years of experience

6 years

Nationality

Indian

Languages

English, Hindi, Italian, German

Contact Details

v.majumder@lancaster.ac.uk 

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Yan Zhang

     
  Sector Experience

Consulting, Agriculture, IT, Aviation

Function Experience

  • HR
  • Project Management
Education

Bachelor Degree of Management: Human Resources Management, Fujian Normal University

Most Recent Role

Project Manager, American Management Association, Beijing, China

Years of experience

4 years

Nationality

Chinese

Languages

English, Chinese

Contact Details

y.zhang73@lancaster.ac.uk

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Anser Hussain Siddiqui

     
  Sector Experience

Consulting, Technology, E-Commerce, Education, Fashion, Non-Profit

Function Experience

  • Operations
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Technology Products Lifecycle
  • Management
  • General Management
  • Research & Planning
Education

BSc Computer Science, Preston University, Pakistan

Most Recent Role

Director Educational Technologies, United We Reach, USA/Pakistan

Years of experience

10 years

Nationality

Pakistani

Languages

English, Urdu, Punjabi

Contact Details

a.h.siddiqui@lancaster.ac.uk

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