2021 SMF MBA Scholarship Awardees Share Their Experiences

Sainsbury Management Fellows 2021 MBA Scholarship Awardees

£450,000 Awarded to Young Engineers for MBA Study

Sainsbury Management Fellows MBA scholarships worth £450,000 have been awarded to nine talented young engineers to enable them to study for an MBA at leading international business schools and help them move into topflight roles in British industry.

On graduation, the scholarship awardees will become Sainsbury Management Fellows (SMFs)  and join the 375 strong alumni whose members champion business education for engineers in many ways including mentorship.

The sought-after SMF scholarship not only helps to advance the careers of the awardees in extraordinary ways, but they also go on to make significant positive impacts in society; both economically and socially and many in this cohort are keen to work on initiatives that support climate change and other environmental goals.  The new SMFs will also go on to create economic growth in corporations, create jobs through entrepreneurial endeavours and mentor tomorrow’s budding engineers.

We are delighted to introduce the 2021 cohort of SMFs, who are studying at INSEAD, Harvard Business School, IESE Business School, IMD Business School for Management and Kellogg School of Management.

Scholarship Awardees

Xavier Echegaray Jaile INSEAD
Andrew Galpin Kellogg
Dolapo Koku INSEAD
Bavly Obaid IMD
Eris Skampis INSEAD
Abhay Soorya INSEAD
Jeremy Bateman Williams INSEAD
Alessio Piscopo IESE
Lynda Nwike Harvard

A business education from such prestigious schools is often described by SMFs as a life-changing experience.  With their new skills and an international network of contacts, they can take their careers to new heights.

The Sainsbury Management Fellows scholarship was established by Lord Sainsbury of Turville to ensure that there are more executives in UK boardrooms who have both technology and effective management skills, as do other prosperous industrial countries. This mix of engineering and business skills is proving successful as the graduated Sainsbury Management Fellows are making a difference in society.

Interviews with Scholarship Winners
The scholarship winners share their thoughts and experiences on their path to taking an MBA and how they will use their business education to further their careers and make a difference in society.  Click on the name of the awardee on the panel on the right to read other interviews.

Applying for a Scholarship
Details on the next round of Sainsbury Management Fellows scholarships are announced on the Royal Academy of Engineering’s website.  Engineers who are interested in applying may register interest on the site at any time.   If you are an engineer with up to seven years of professional experience and are looking for your next career move, apply for an MBA scholarship.


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