Chevening Alumni

Chevening Alumni

Numbering around 48,000 worldwide, Chevening Alumni are an influential and highly regarded group. They have an excellent record of rising to positions of leadership across a wide range of fields including politics, business, the media, civil society, science and technology, and academia. Have a look around these pages and discover our incredible community.

Alumni spotlight

Alejandro Fernandez Whipple

Founder and CEO of Argentarium, Co-founder of Fintech Dominicana and General Manager of the Superintendency of Banks, Dominican Republic

Alejandro Fernandez Whipple was awarded a Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MBA in Banking Management at the University of Exeter.

Nirav Khambhati

CEO - Tata ClassEdge, India

Nirav Khambhati is the Chief Executive Officer of Tata ClassEdge, an organization that aims to make a positive and meaningful difference to the education of 10 million students every year by 2025 i

Roger Wilkins AO

Former President of the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF), Australia

Now retired from the public sector after a long and distinguished career as a senior public official, Roger Wilkins was a recipient of a Chevening Scholarship to study Law at the University of Oxfo

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Latest news

In Kabul, celebrations were in order at the start of May as Cheveners gathered to celebrate the launch of their new Chevening Alumni network. After many years of meeting together informally, the Afghanistan Chevening Alumni Network (known as Afghanistan-CAN) has now been established and registered with the government of Afghanistan. Deputy Ambassador James Squire officially launched the network at a ceremony at the British Embassy in Kabul, which was attended by over 50 people.   Read more
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Chevening Alumni India (CAI) have been running a series of events focused on tackling sexism. We caught up with Deepti Ameta, a member of CAI, to find out more.   Why did Chevening Alumni India decide to run events about gender equality? Chevening Alumni India (CAI) was formed in 2015 with an objective of bringing together the 2,500 (and still growing) Chevening Alumni in the country.   As an evolving entity, it also aims to contribute to the betterment of the society.    Read more
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The British Council announced in April the names of 21 outstanding regional winners of the Study UK Alumni Awards. These awards seek to recognise outstanding achievements of professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, and are open to international alumni who have studied at a UK higher education institution within the past 15 years. Read more
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Today Chevening Alumnus Carlos Alvarado Quesada (2008) becomes the 48th president of Costa Rica, after winning approximately 61% of votes in the recent election. At only 38 years old, Alvarado's election comes just ten years after being awarded a Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MSc in Development Studies at the University of Sussex’s Institute of Development Studies (IDS). IDS is known for producing global leaders and is currently ranked first in the world for development studies. Read more
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