Business and law

Justice Winston Anderson

Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice, Barbados

Among the first Chevening Scholars, the Honorable Mr. Justice Winston Anderson is a judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) the highest judicial tribunal in the Caribbean. He earned a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, in 1988 with the help of a Chevening Scholarship, majoring in International and Environmental Law. He is also a founding member of the UNEP’s International Advisory Council.

Juliano Froehner

Technology Lawyer and Entrepreneur, Brazil

Juliano Froehner is an international lawyer and business developer. He was involved in the creation of technology innovation companies such as Pele Nova Biotechnology, Altaeros Energies, Tá.Na.Hora Digital Health, and Petatron Clean Energy. He has won multiple international awards, including the one from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for his social entrepreneurship technology for early brain development support, SMSBebê. Juliano was a Chevening Scholar at the University of Warwick, graduating with an LLM in International Economic Law.

Joaquin Pani

Senior Associate, Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, Mexico

Joaquin Pani is a Senior Associate with Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. in Mexico City, where he specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, finance, and real estate cross-border transactions. His clients include domestic, US and European hedge funds, companies and banks. He has also advised on deals involving the pharmaceutical, real estate, financial, and technology sectors.

Joaquin was a Chevening/HSBC Scholar at University College London 2013/2014, graduating with an LLM in International Banking and Finance Law. An active member of local and international legal associations such as the International Association of Young Lawyers, the Mexico-US Bar Association, and the Mexican Bar Association, he has delivered conferences, and lectures in several universities on the Common Law Legal System and Comparative Law. 

Dr Natasha Gaber-Damjanovska

Judge at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Macedonia

Professor Gaber-Damjanovska was awarded a Chevening Fellowship in 1993/1994 at Essex University (Government Department). She earned her Doctorate in Political Science in Macedonia in 1996 and subsequently worked as senior researcher and professor at the Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, involved in numerous team projects on politics, elections, education, public opinion, and civil society issues. Prof. Dr. Gaber Damjanovska is engaged in the preparation of state strategic documents (the Roma National Strategy, Housing Strategy, the Civil Sector Strategy), as well as evaluation and analysis. She has been active in the civil sector since 1990 as a board member of the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (1991-2009) as well as the Macedonian Enterprise Development Foundation (2009 to present), and the International Center for Not-for-profit Law (2010 to present). In October 2007 she was elected Judge at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Macedonia.

Ramil Iskandarli

Founder and Chairman of Board of the Legal Analysis and Research NGO, Board Member of Azerbaijan Young Lawyers Union and UNICEF consultant, Azerbaijan

Ramil Iskandarli was awarded a Chevening Fellowship in 2008 at the University of Nottingham (Human Rights Implementation). Amongst his extensive experience with project management and law, human rights, and access to justice consultancy, Ramil is involved in promoting a developmental perspective on juvenile justice and the implementation of legal and human rights reforms in Azerbaijan. Ramil is also the author of A Guide to the Republic of Azerbaijan Law (New York University School of Law) and Legal Dimensions of Gender Equality in Azerbaijan; The Enabling Environment for Promoting Women’s Rights in Azerbaijan (World Bank) and Human Rights of Vulnerable Groups in Azerbaijan (e-book).

Karina Johansen

Founder and CEO of RAW Copenhagen, Denmark

Karina was a Chevening Scholar in 1997/1998 and graduated with an MSc in Politics of Empire and Post-Imperialism from The London School of Economics and Political Science. Karina has subsequently had a career in international politics and human rights working for the UN refugee agency, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and International Rescue Committee (IRC). She worked for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for over a decade in various leading roles such as First Secretary at The Danish Embassy to Ghana. Karina now lives in the UK where she started her own eco-ethical jewellery business called RAW Copenhagen, and is currently writing her first political novel.