• SMF Scholarship Winners: 2015

    Busola Banjo 1 MB
    Busola Banjo BEng (Hons) CEng MIET
    Busola is currently pursuing her MBA at INSEAD Business School. Prior to this, she worked as an engineering consultant in London where she spent a year as a Principal Engineer with Ramboll and six years with Arup. She graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2008. During her career as an electrical engineer, Busola managed teams to deliver technical designs on a variety of projects worldwide ranging from schools to office buildings and data centres. She also had the privilege of working on iconic projects such as a stadium for the Qatar World Cup, the Shard and the British Museum extension. Busola is passionate about making an impact on the built environment through social regeneration and, after her MBA, she wishes to pursue a career as a real estate developer/ investor in the UK and in Nigeria, where she was born.

    John Collins 6 MBJohn Collins MEng MPhil MCIHT
    John began studying his MBA at INSEAD in January 2016.
    Previously, John was a Senior Consultant at Steer Davies Gleave (SDG). He has worked on a wide range of transport projects including High Speed 2, Crossrail, Smart Motorways and the London 2012 Olympics. Prior to joining SDG John was a “Fast Stream” graduate at UK Department for Transport. John studied Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College, where he served as the student union president. He also completed a masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development at Cambridge. He hopes to find a role in the transport industry when he graduates from INSEAD in December 2016.

    Evi Giamouzi too smallEvi Giamouzi MEng MSc
    Evi started her MBA at London Business School in August 2015. She is currently the Vice President of the Energy Club organising the sponsorship for the Global Energy Summit in London. Prior to this, she worked as a project planner at Balfour Beatty for its construction projects in the UK, including the tender for the ElecLink at the Channel tunnel. Evi graduated with an MSc in Structural Engineering from the University of Sheffield and also holds a MEng in Civil Engineering with a specialisation in Geotechnics and Earthquake analysis. Following her passion for engineering and education, she championed the STEM ambassador programme by partnering with schools in the Midlands to motivate students to take up engineering careers.

    Christopher Hughes 2.9MBChristopher Hughes MEng (Hons) CEng
    Christopher Hughes started his MBA at INSEAD in August 2015. After graduating from Imperial College London as a Mechanical Engineer in 2008, he ultimately advanced to Project Engineer working for Hitachi, a Japanese High-Speed Rolling Stock manufacturer. During his time there, he became the first ever foreign Design Engineer to be based in the heart of Hitachi’s train manufacturing site near Hiroshima, pioneering the way for future UK engineers at Hitachi to learn and develop their engineering skills in Japan. At INSEAD, Chris has developed a strong interest in entrepreneurship, winning the Identifying New Business Models Competition and leading a team of four to the semi-finals of the INSEAD Venture Competition. Chris is an avid traveller, having lived in the UK, France, Argentina, Japan and now in Singapore.

    William Jones 699 resWilliam Jones MEng
    William moved to France at the start of 2016 to begin his INSEAD journey. After graduating from Warwick University in 2008, he moved to Beijing to study Chinese. He then began work as Product Designer in Shenzhen, just across the border from Hong Kong. While there, he worked on the design of numerous consumer products and contributed to three patents. After another stint in Beijing to improve his Chinese, William returned to the UK to become a consultant with PA Consulting. At PA Consulting, William worked with both private and public sector clients on product industrialisation and organisational transformation. William has played several sports including rugby as a junior for Hong Kong and club rugby to a high standard. This has fed his passion for creating strong and high-performing teams.

    Eirini KoukakiEirini Koukaki MEng MSc, MIET
    Eirini joined London Business School to pursue a full-time MBA in August 2015. Prior to her MBA, she worked for three years as a product manager in Vodafone Group where she was responsible for the global expansion and delivery of a B2B Unified Communications product which improves internal productivity. In 2010, Eirini was accepted on a two-year rotational graduate engineering scheme in Cable & Wireless Worldwide where she held four roles: Optical Fibre Network Engineer, Procurement Manager, Pre-sales Engineer and Product Manager. Eirini studied Electrical & Computer Engineering (MEng) in Aristotle University in Greece while she also graduated from Imperial College London with an MSc in Optics & Photonics. Eirini is a Greek citizen who has been living in London for more than seven years.

    Sinead O'Sullivan, winner of a Sainsbury Manangement Fellows MBA ScholarshipSinead O’Sullivan BEng, MS Aero
    Sinead O’Sullivan started Harvard Business School’s two-year MBA program in Autumn 2015. Prior to this, she was an Aerospace Researcher at the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory at Georgia Tech, USA, where she worked on advanced concept designs and robotics for NASA and the US Navy. Sinead’s specialisation is in space systems, having completed both her Bachelor and Masters of Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University of Belfast and Georgia Tech respectively, as well as a certificate from the International Space University. Combining her engineering and business knowledge, Sinead has started a US-based company specialising in the integration of drones and satellite data.

    Pierre-Nicolas Queyroux I MBPierre-Nicolas Queyroux MEng
    Pierre-Nicolas started his MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau in September 2015. Prior to INSEAD, he worked for 5 years for MBDA in the development of radio frequency systems for a range of weapon programmes. Starting out as a simulation engineer, he then became Project Leader for a Franco–British technology development project. In 2014, as Principal Engineer, he was seconded to MBDA UK in Bristol to take part in the development of the Franco-British Sea Venom/ANL system. Pierre-Nicolas graduated in 2009 from ENSAM and Supélec, two French Grandes Ecoles engineering schools. He is committed to fostering scientific education and has been supporting an educational charity in Paris as a volunteer. At INSEAD Pierre-Nicolas is the President of the Industry Club and the Co-President of the Football Club.

    Saquib Mohammed 4 MBMohammad Saquib MEng (Hons), CEng
    Mohammad started his MBA at London Business School in August 2014. Prior to commencing his MBA, Mohammad founded Castrum Energy Partners, a specialist provider of well engineering and project management services to the global oil and gas industry, and served as the Managing Partner of the firm until September 2014. Mohammad exited Castrum during an acquisition deal. Prior to founding Castrum Energy, Saquib worked for Shell UK based in Aberdeen and was part of running offshore drilling operations in the North Sea. Mohammad also chaired the Multiple Sclerosis Society Aberdeen branch, where he re-structured the struggling branch and made it sustainable over the long run. Mohammad holds a MEng (Hons.) in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southampton with specialisation in aerodynamics and propulsion. He is a British Citizen and was born in India where he completed his primary and secondary education.

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