We are delighted to have supported such a large number of talented MBA graduates from the Middle East region. Since our first class graduated in 2008, we have launched The University of Manchester Alumni groups in the Middle East to support our alumni in the region through a dynamic programme of professional development, social events and networking opportunities.


The centre's team supports a regional community of around 5,000 alumni and actively works to create professional networking opportunities to help enrich the wider business community. The Middle East Centre is the largest and fastest growing centre in The University of Manchester's international network and has graduated more than 2,200 students within the region since it first opened in 2006.


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Over 2,200
Middle East Centre Alumni
Over 5,000

Regional Alumni



Regional Alumni Groups


The University of Manchester Middle East Centre's new mentoring Programme (Manchester MentorME) is here to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. We are excited to announce the launch of our inaugural regional mentoring programme, which provides students and alumni of the University with a unique opportunity to establish a one-to-one mentoring relationship with experienced mentors from our regional alumni network.


As a mentee, you will have access to a diverse pool of mentors who can help guide you on a variety of topics, including starting a business, switching careers, and achieving a better work-life balance and others. You can search for mentors by expertise, location or industry, making it easy to find the perfect mentor to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

If you are an alumnus looking to give back to the community, we invite you to become a mentor. You will have the opportunity to share your expertise and experiences with our students and alumni, and make a difference by helping guide others to success.

This programme will provide a unique opportunity to build meaningful connections and foster personal and professional growth within our community.

Apply now (initial places are limited) and take the first step towards building a brighter future for yourself and those around you. We can't wait to see you thrive! https://uom-me.chronus.com/p/p2/about

Meet our Alumni

The news and views from people in and around The University of Manchester – Middle East Centre.

Neeraj Kumar - Regional Head, Customer Success (MENA), Newgen Software
The MBA experience helps position alumnus for career success As he takes up his new position following a recent move into a new senior management role with a new employer, Neeraj Kumar looks back at his MBA experience and…
Moatassem Moatez – Founder and CEO (Chief Energy Officer), MYcourier Inc, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
One-way ticket to success: Middle East alumnus applies experience and resilience in launching award-winning Canadian startup In 2019, Moatassem left his successful career and life in Dubai and headed to Canada with his family,…
Dr. Nada Jammoul Messaikeh - Founder and Managing Director, Impactiv
Dr. Nada Jammoul Messaikeh - Founder and Managing Director, Impactiv A personal journey of impact through Education and Mentorship Dr Nada has forged a unique relationship with the University and the Middle East Centre and her…
Levelling up - Amin El Kholy uses his sense of symmetry to re-balance the information gap
Amin El Kholy has played many roles during his 18-year relationship with The University of Manchester; Global MBA student, alumnus and then Alumni Ambassador, adjunct faculty, and Advisory Board member. This multi-role…
Ammar Momani – transferring skills to new industries
25 years ago, Ammar Momani’s curiosity in exploring the family’s PC was the start of a life-long interest in technology that developed into a passion for the industry - and it was the moment when he made up his mind about his…
Alumni Spotlight: Roshel Jayasundera
Roshel Jayasundera Managing Partner, Axios International Roshel Jayasundera’s LinkedIn profile shows the very clear, direct and rapid rise through leadership roles that are the hallmarks of a very successful career. In her most…
Usama Nouri - AcceMind
1. How did you first connect with the University / Centre and what is your current relationship?  In 2010, I faced a pivotal choice: pursue a Master's degree in Engineering Education or an MBA. The choice led me to various…
Malek Karali - Chief Financial Officer, Innovethics FZ-LLC
Thinking beyond finance Malek Karali applies his more than 23 years’ experience and deep understanding of numbers and strategies to global finance and business operations, driving business success and growth and optimising…
Fearless: Demands of the life-changing MBA experience inspires engineer-banker-consultant to focus on startup opportunity
Mohammed Jaffar - Co-founder Yanzo Mohammed Jaffar has an especially diverse cultural and career background, growing up in Nigeria where he spent most of his early life before studying in Lebanon and working across Europe, the…
Aziza Al Sawwafi
Aziza Sarhan Amer Al Sabea Al Sawwafi is a Senior Project Manager with more than 5 years of professional experience working closely with a range of stakeholders and executive teams.  Aziza holds a Bachelor degree from the UAE…
Loay Elkhouly
Elevating yourself - and others Loay Elkhouly has come a long way since his early career in sales, in Egypt. He has moved through a procession of heavyweight, household names in the FMCG sector – Unilever, Mars – while rising…
Dr. Yasmine Maher – Chief Operating Officer, Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Yasmine Maher – Chief Operating Officer, Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center Building a leadership career to make a difference in healthcare Dr. Yasmine’s remarkable healthcare career started in Egypt, in 2004,…
Mustafa Ammar - Founder & CEO @The Passion MBA
On a mission: Five careers and counting Mustafa Ammar is an alumnus on a mission - to help one million professionals to find their dream career. This is his latest career adventure - his fifth – in which he plans to help…
Dr. Vivek Koncherry – CEO, Graphene Innovations Manchester (GIM); award winning researcher and inventor
Made in Manchester: Traditional textiles family business helps eminent researcher weave a unique career through advanced materials at the global home of Graphene. It’s a uniquely Manchester story – from the city’s cotton…
Manchester MBA has helped Ahmed accelerate and develop a successful career with the multinational and progress into his latest senior leadership role.
Ahmed Wagih leads the regional Consumer Products Division for L’Oreal and a team of more than 400. It’s a long way from his formal training as a pharmacist and the full-time Manchester MBA has helped Ahmed accelerate and develop…
Ricardo Braganca is based at Nazarbayev University's Provost Office in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, where he is an Instructional Designer, spearheading the Innovative Learning Studio, and managing a team of staff.
Ricardo Braganca joined the Middle East ELiP cohort of 2021, as a self-funded student and will graduate in 2023. He is a leader who loves to learn and brings a rich and distinctive variety of experience to the cohort, as a media…
Diana Wilson is an experienced educator and a member of the first Middle East cohort of students on the part-time MA Educational Leadership in Practice programme – an experience that has surpassed all her expectations
University alumna Diana Wilson - a graduate from the Part-time MA Education Leadership in Practice programme - was successfully nominated for the Outstanding Leadership in Education Award by the organising team at Education 2.0.…
Back to The Futurist
Shaping futures: Alanoud Al Hashmi, CEO and Founder of The Futurist Company and an acknowledged Top 10 Inspiring Woman Entrepreneur. She describes herself as an Emirati Futurist, Entrepreneur and Speaker who believes in the power…
Alumni Spotlight - Mohannad AlKalash
Mohannad AlKalash - Managing Director for Middle East, Turkey, Pakistan and Africa, Zoom and Founder of CyberX Mohannad AlKalash started his early career as a fresh graduate with multiple roles, working across technology and…
Eng. Faisal Haddawi, MBA CEO at Abdullah Abdulaziz AlRajhi & Sons Holding Co, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia   Timing is everything as the Global MBA helps Saudi alumnus accelerate and diversify his career  Speaking to Faisal…

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With more than 500,000 alumni worldwide, you'll never be far from another graduate of The University of Manchester.

There are established alumni groups in countries around the world to help you stay connected to each other and to the University Alumni groups. Find your nearest alumni contact and get in touch with them to join a group in your area.

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Mohammed Roushdy - Class of 2013
Rami Dweik - Class of 2013
Sam Shoaie - Class of 2010
Mahmoud Noureldin - Class of 2010
Lamya Aubert - Class of 2017
Khaled Khedr - Class of 2019
Amin Elkholy - Class of 2017
Amir Hossein Roshanzamir - Class of 2010
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