Alumni Advisers

Our Alumni Advisers are former students who can be contacted for informal feedback about their experience of studying at LUMS. 

They are also very happy to answer your queries about student life at Lancaster.

To request our Alumni Advisers’ contact details, please send an email to alumniadvisers@lancaster.ac.uk stating the name of the Adviser you wish to contact.

Mohammed Cheded

Mohammed Cheded

MSc Advanced Marketing Management
From Algeria

I had a degree in pharmacy and an MBA prior to starting the MRes and needed to be challenged intellectually. I chose LUMS because of its research reputation and the programme's emphasis on critical thinking and cutting edge research. I enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and becoming involved in various societies, which encouraged me to do things I had never done before, such as ballroom dancing. I am now completing my PhD in Marketing at LUMS.

Yuangianhui Gao

Yuanqianhui Gao

MSc Advanced Marketing Management
From China

For my undergraduate degree, I majored in advertising. After undertaking an internship and successfully completing several marketing and promotional activities, I made the decision to pursue the MSc Advanced Marketing Management at LUMS. I chose LUMS because of its top UK ranking in marketing and friendly campus atmosphere. Now, I work as a Brand Manager at Tinghsin International Group.

Jia Jia

Jia Jia

MSc Advanced Marketing Management
From China

I decided to study at LUMS because of its impressive reputation and because my chosen course covered several different aspects of business which distinguished the programme from those at other universities. I enjoyed the challenging academic schedule and the friendly competition among students. I now plan to fulfil my childhood dream of working in consulting in China.

Heidrun Thrainsdottir

Heidrun Thrainsdottir

MSc Advanced Marketing Management
From Iceland

While working as a marketing executive for a mobile technology company I felt I needed to further my understanding of marketing in order to progress up the career ladder, and a Masters degree from LUMS, an institution of such high repute, would give me a distinct competitive advantage. I found the amount of collaborative work to be the most enjoyable part of the course and I now intend to pursue a career related to technology markets.

Mazen Fares

Mazen Fares

MSc Advanced Marketing Management
From Lebanon/USA

I chose to study at LUMS because of the quality of the programme and the diversity of the courses, complemented by 'out-of-the-box' ideas and a diverse multicultural environment. I am now a senior consultant and engagement manager at Euromena Consulting.

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Ranja Chrys Rakotomahanina

Ranja Chrys Rakotomahanina

MSc Advanced Marketing Management
From Madagascar

LUMS is recogised for its recognised teaching excellence and has modern facilities. I loved the opportunities to learn something new and I learned a lot, some of which I didn't expect as I had previously worked in marketing! I now work with businesses to develop their use of IT and social media.

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Alanna Marie Baldacchino

Alanna Marie Baldacchino

MSc Advanced Marketing Management
From Malta

Marketing has always been my passion and the MSc Advanced Marketing Management gave me the opportunity to develop my knowledge of both marketing and management, which I needed to further my career. I most enjoyed the cultural diversity at LUMS, which enhanced my communication skills and broadened my knowledge of other cultures and religions.

Ana Rocha de Oliveira

Ana Rocha de Oliveira

MSc Advanced Marketing Management
From Portugal

LUMS stood out from other universities and management schools because of its triple accreditation and good position in international rankings. I also admired many LUMS alumni, including one of the professors I studied under at my university in Portugal. The group work on the programme was an invaluable learning experience; it enabled me to learn a lot about different cultures and how to deal with different personalities.

Gabriel Borges

Gabriel Borges

MSc Advanced Marketing Management
From Brazil

I opted to study at LUMS because of its triple accreditation and ability to offer a programme that would allow me to expand my knowledge of my industrial sector. Highlights for me during my time at LUMS include the multicultural environment and undertaking the research for my dissertation. I am now the CEO for Ampfy, a Brazilian advertising agency.