Sainsbury Management Fellows

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Sainsbury Management Fellows have varied and diverse careers. The common thread to these case studies this that all the Fellows are engineers with management skills and a global outlook obtained from taking an international MBA. The Fellows credit their analytical and problem solving abilities to their study of engineering and consider it the foundation for their success.

SMFs have dynamic careers, so it is possible that Fellows featured in this section may have changed role since their case study was published.

For more SMF case studies, please see our 25th anniversary book, Engineering New Horizons, which features exciting, successful careers of 25 SMFs.   Click here  to view the online book.  To request a hard copy of the book, free of charge, contact the SMF Office.

  • SMF Scholarship Winners: 2015

    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...

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  • From MBA to DNA

    Chris Martin is Chief Executive of Sciona, a company at the cutting edge of business innovation and the revolution in genetics. Chris Martin is a highly qualified chemical engineer. His MBA demystified the workings of corporate finance and enabled him to pursue his ambitions for...

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  • Engineering my Way into Digital Publishing

    Serge Taborin, MD, Archant Digital Ventures Engineering qualifications and skills have led Serge Taborin in directions he couldn’t have imagined, including winning a Sainsbury Management Fellows (SMF) MBA bursary which is available to professional engineers who want to pursue a career in...

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  • Marrying Engineering and Business Skills for an Exciting Career

    David Falzani, President of Sainsbury Management Fellows CEO, Polaris Associates Visiting Professor at the Nottingham University Business School "One could say that my career as an engineer was destined - as a youngster I was fascinated by technology and the complexity of how things work. I...

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  • From Oil Rig to Board Room

    Richard Kluth, Managing Director Pulse Structural Monitoring Richard Kluth's journey to becoming Managing Director of Pulse Structural Monitoring, a fast growing structural monitoring company for the offshore industry, took some interesting turns, including a job in offshore drilling, an MBA...

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  • From Marine Engineer to Online Publishing

    Lee Cowles, MD of Europe at Blurb - Lee has enjoyed a varied and challenging career, starting as a marine engineer in the Royal Navy before jumping ship into bespoke manufacturing.  He then made a major turn in career direction by studying for his MBA and moved into the world of business and...

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  • Innovative online project fosters understanding and appreciation of different cultures

    SMF Karim El Hamel, General Manager of Ficosa International in Turkey, a leading automotive parts supplier and Co-founder of PocketCultures Who inspires you? I'm inspired by people who are motivated by innovation rather than money and influence; by those who invest in motivated people and...

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  • From MBA to Psychotherapy

    Philippa Dickenson, from MBA to Psychotherapy Philippa became one of the early Sainsbury Management Fellows after gaining her MBA at INSEAD in 1988.  Here Philippa   shares her thoughts the MBA and her career.   What career aspirations did you have as a youngster? I'm not sure...

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  • School for CEOs

    Patrick Macdonald, Partner, School for CEOs There has never been a greater need to prepare businessmen and women to become CEOs. The biggest recession in 80 years, intense media scrutiny and investor nervousness all combine to make the top job tougher than ever. When I was CEO of John...

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  • SMF Case Studies – In Brief

     Adam Bazire, Vice President, Business Development, AMETEK Adam Bazire (right) with Fellows at an SMF Networking Dinner AMETEK Inc is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualised sales of $2.5 billion. The company has over 11,000...

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  • Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    What to avoid on your graduate job hunt

     With more people going to university than ever before, the graduate job market is incredibly competitive. It’s pushing firms to demand that candidates arrive at a job interview not only with a deg

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  • Wednesday, 8 March 2017

    Understanding the ingenuity process

    David Falzani, SMF President and honorary professor of entrepreneurship at Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) takes us through NUBS’ ingenuity process which is at the heart of its entrepr

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