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Asim Shah - Kenyan alumni ambassador

Course: MEng Manufacturing Engineering and Management 2002-07
City of residence: Nairobi
Interests: Football, mountaineering, wildlife photography
Contact details: asim dot shah at alumni dot warwick dot ac dot uk


Do you have any fond memories?
Many. Orientation (especially 2007 which is the one I co-ordinated), men’s hockey, living in Heronbank, the ducks, the frozen lakes.

Where did you live?
Arthur Vick, Canon Park, Heronbank

Were you a member of any societies?
Baobab (now TIA), Film Society

What are you doing now?
Chief Operations Officer of Tarpo Industries, a group of companies across four East African countries dealing in shelter solutions and renewable energy, employing approx 200 people

Why did you decide to become an alumni ambassador?
To encourage as many people as possible to attend an institution that believes in its students’ abilities and trains them to be some of the finest leaders for tomorrow.

What kind of people make up the Warwick alumni community in your area? Are they expatriates or locals?
A mix of both but mainly local, majority of which are in professional services such as legal and finance. A few in industry.

Contact Asim if you want to attend or suggest an event in Kenya or want to make contact with the alumni community there.