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Sultan Al Rasheedi - Saudi alumni ambassador

Course: Msc Engineering Business Management 2010-11
City of residence: Riyadh
Employer: Government
Interests: Engineering business development
Contact details: s dot alrasheedi at gmail dot com


What did you study at Warwick?
I studied MSc in Engineering Business Management, my supervisor was Professor Sujit Banerji.

Do you have any fond memories?
It was amazing year in all levels; academically and socially. I gained an in-depth knowledge from the best professors especially from Dr Adrian Watt and Professor Sujit Banerji. I gained fantastic friends from around the globe. I also contributed to bringing the Saudi International Conference held at Warwick in June 2011 and was involved in all the activities.

I established with my Warwick friends from Saudi Arabia an entrepreneurship excellence centre to help students implementing their ideas (http://e2center.com/portal/e2center/founders), it is in Arabic, but we’ll release the English version very soon.

Where did you live?
I did live in on-campus residence, Lakeside Residence 3, Flat 42, room 7.

Were you a member of any societies?
Yes, I was member in Saudi Society in Coventry, and Saudi Students at Warwick.

What are you doing now?
I am a Project Manager at the Authority of Water and Electricity of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. My main scope is managing electrical and water projects and I am engaged in the evaluation of the privatization program of the water sector. The main part of my job is to travel extensively to meet suppliers and partners across the globe, so just since Oct’11 till now; I have travelled to Korea, Japan, Singapore, Italy, and Germany. Soon I’ll be in France and USA. It is intense on-job training with a high level of responsibility.

Why did you decide to become an alumni ambassador?

  • First: I like my school very much and I want to increase the awareness of this excellent university among the best students.
  • Second: my country, Saudi Arabia, has launched an enormous scholarship programme that has a budget of $50Bn over five years. They will send as many students as possible abroad to study. It is fundamental part of the whole country reform plan so I wanted my university be part of this and want to recruit the best students.
  • Third: I want to increase the awareness among employers of Warwick graduates and their high quality.

Anything else you care to add?
Yes, alumni are becoming an important part of any institution's identity. It completes the picture of that institution in the mind of prospective students and in the employer's view. So, being an alumnus of good university actually carries a responsibility in addition to the pride of being alumnus. I am very aware of what is it to be an alumnus of the University of Warwick.

Contact Sultan if you want to attend or suggest an event in Saudi Arabia or want to make contact with the alumni community there.

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