Chevening Alumni

Chevening Alumni

Numbering around 46,000 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. You will also find a comprehensive list of Chevening Alumni in our Online Alumni Directory.

Alumni spotlight

Adlah Al Kurdi

Project Manager at the Libyan General National Congress

Adlah has worked in Jordan for five years as a human rights and political researcher at His Majesty King Abdullah’s office at the Royal Court and as a Senior Programmes Officer in a local developme

Alejandro Fernandez Whipple

Partner Director for BetaMetrix, Dominican Republic

Alejandro has worked in the private sector as Vice President at Banco Popular and Citibank focusing on corporate banking and risk management.

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, Australia

Having recently retired 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 Oxford.

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Latest news

On 4 March, Chevening Scholars gathered with their families at the British Embassy in Seoul to learn about and discuss the global food crisis at an event co-hosted with Oxfam. The event, titled ‘OXFAM X Sam Kim Food Truck’, gave participants the chance to taste Korean chef Sam Kim’s pasta, learn more about Oxfam Korea’s work, fundraise for Oxfam Korea, and be reminded of how precious a meal can be in a world where not everyone is so lucky.   Read more
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Our 2015/2016 Chevening Scholars have returned home after spending a year in the UK during which they studied hard, built their networks, and became acquainted with British culture. British Embassies and High Commissions all over the world celebrated their return by throwing welcome home events. It is here that our newest cohort of Chevening Alumni receive their Chevening completion certificates, become inducted into the alumni community at home, and showcase all they learnt in the UK. Read more
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Chevening Alumna Dinara Dultaeva from Uzbekistan studied at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies in 2009. Following her degree, her long-held dream of creating a company that contributed to showcasing her home to the world came true. Inspired by her course at Cardiff, she started a publishing house, Dinara & Co. It focuses on high-end books about culture, arts, people, industries, and more. It also produces multimedia products, virtual reality, and mobile applications—all to promote Uzbekistan. Read more
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The British Embassy in Caracas and the Chevening Alumni Association are carrying out a series of masterclasses to foster discussions on topics of interest for Venezuela and the UK and deepen links between universities from both countries. The first masterclass took place on 5 December 2016 at Catholic University Andrés Bello (UCAB). It celebrated international Human Rights Day with a discussion on the 'Origin and Development of the Universal Human Rights System'. Read more
UK, Venezuela, Masterclass, academia
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