LUMS alumna Katerina Gavrielidou has received an award for her work on youth policy and youth empowerment in Cyprus

Katerina, who graduated with a BSc Business Studies degree in 2009, was presented with the Queen's Young Leaders Award by HM Queen Elizabeth II during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, on 23rd June.


The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Winners of this prestigious Award receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking. With this support, Award winners are expected to continue and develop the amazing work they are already doing in their communities.

Read more about the award ceremony in a press release by Cypriot newspaper Parikiaki.

The search for the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Award Winners opened on Friday 24 June. If you or someone you know is doing exceptional work in their community apply or nominate them atwww.queensyoungleaders.com.