Husameldin Elnasri from Lancaster University Management School won the MBA Student of the Year award, announced by The Association of MBAs (AMBA) at their Gala Dinner in London.
Husam chose to study the Lancaster Full-time MBA to further his management career having moved from the not-for-profit to the corporate sector.
He said winning the award meant a lot to him.
“I consider it as a reward and recognition for all the hard work I have done in my life. It is also a reward for my family, friends and Lancaster University Management School for putting their faith and support in me to be able to finish my MBA.”
The first Sudanese student to join the Lancaster MBA, Husam has also added to the MBA programme by teaching part of the course on Global Society and Responsible Management, discussing the difficulties of doing business in a conflict zone.
He brought his experiences of developing an NGO in South Sudan, and of implementing a corporate social responsibility strategy for a North Sudanese oil company to the MBA classroom.