Media and creatives

Eduardo Mack

Communications and Marketing Lead at Cisco Systems for Rio 2016, Brazil

Eduardo is currently responsible for all aspects related to Cisco’s sponsorship of the Rio 2016 Games. Eduardo has previously held the position of Communications Director with Ernst & Young, and also as Corporate Communications at TV Globo Brazil. He studied at the University of Cardiff for an MA in International Journalism. He is a Chevening Brazil Goodwill Ambassador and an enthusiastic member of the alumni community in Rio de Janeiro. 

Eunjoo Maing

Director/Head of Global Business & Cooperation at Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP), South Korea

Eunjoo Maing studied for her MA in Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University. She credits her UK experience for developing her career as an internationally active design professional. She believes that there is a direct link between her Chevening scholarship and sitting on the Executive Board of a world design organisation, ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design).

My Chevening experience changed my worldview and helped me build an inner self-belief, which subsequently, translated into peer leadership momentum

John Momoh

Founder, Chairman and CEO of Channels Television, Nigeria

John Momoh founded Channels TV in 1992, and prior to that worked as News Anchor, Senior Reporter and Senior Producer for Nigeria’s National Radio and Television Stations, Radio Nigeria and the Nigerian Television Authority. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors and the Nigerian Institute of Journalism.

John completed his Chevening Fellowship at the Thomson Foundation in Cardiff in 1990. The foundation is the world’s oldest international media development organisation and has a long history of promoting professional excellence in media worldwide. His experience on the course helped him to grow and cultivate a strong worth ethic, whilst upholding the highest ideals in balanced reporting and adequately informing the viewing public. Channels TV was named ‘Africa’s Best Television Station’ in 2014 and is also eight time winner of Nigeria’s ‘Station of the Year’. Both John and the TV station have won numerous other awards.

CM Patha

Author and Business Woman, Canada

CM Patha is the author of Roaming: Living and Working Abroad in the 21st Century, a book featured in the respected Monocle magazine’s annual report The Forecast 2016.

She graduated from the London School of Economics in 2000, obtaining an MSc in Political Sociology through a Chevening Scholarship. Her subsequent career has included work with the famous, award winning Foster + Partners architecture and design firm, founded by Lord Norman Foster, Creative and Commercial Director for a luxury fashion label and Director of a gallery for contemporary international art. She was also included in the 2003 Who's Who of Young Business People in the UK.

Her work and life has been truly international as she has lived in Canada, the USA, Singapore, France, Mongolia and the UK. CM Patha’s new book Roaming is a study of a new lifestyle, based on her own experience as someone who has chosen to live internationally. Look out for a special series of blogs exclusively for Chevening where she will share some of her personal insights.  

Sissako Florence Tamko

Chief Correspondent for Cameroon Radio Television at the Office of the Prime Minister in Yaounde , Cameroon

Sissako completed a short course on Advanced Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff University, at the prestigious Centre for Journalism Studies, under the sponsorship of Chevening. She has a long career as a reporter and news anchor in Cameroon. She also serves as a Research Officer at the office of the Prime Minister. Sissako’s time in Cardiff has had a lasting effect on her and led her to set consistently high standards of journalism for herself.

Fadi Zagmout

Social Media Expert for Ajman Holdings and Author, Jordan

Fadi gained an MA in Creative Writing and Critical Thinking from the University of Sussex as a Chevening Scholar. Fadi has significant experience in the digital field. He has worked as an ICT adviser, developed a mobile app, managed the website of Queen Rania Al Abdulla, and developed the social media strategy for a multimillion dollar USAID funded project in Jordan. However, his UK studies ignited his passion for writing and he has recently written a work of fiction.

Samar Samir Mezghanni

Author, Tunisia

Samar Samir Mezghanni received her master's degree in Communication, Culture and Critical Discourse from the University of Birmingham through a Chevening Scholarship. Samar has two records in the Guinness Book of World Records: one as the youngest writer in the world in 2000 and the most prolific writer in the world in 2002. She has written over a hundred short stories for children and published 14 books.

She was named as one of the most important young leaders in the Arab region in 2012 and one of the most influential Arab women in 2013. She is a member of various international and regional NGOs, and a member of the Arab Thought Foundation Advisory Board.

Samar has worked for both the British Council and the United Nations. In 2016, she was chosen out of 18,000 people as one of 17 United Nations Young Leaders of the Sustainable Development Goals.

She is currently a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. Learn more about Samar at