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Students and graduates

Here is a selection of profiles of School of Management students and graduates. We hope you will find their experiences inspiring!

Chief Shittu Bello-Osagie

BSc Business and Administrative Studies, 1967

Chief Shittu Bello-Osagie (1938-2005) descended from two prominent families of the Benin Kingdom, the popular Oloke family and on his mother's side the notable Bazuaye family.

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Keerum Ashtab

BSc Accounting and Finance

I wanted to come and study at the School of Management because I’d heard about its fantastic reputation and I easily came to the conclusion that Bradford was right for me.

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Farah Khan

BSc Accounting and Finance

I decided to study at Bradford because it’s a highly ranked university and I really liked the School of Management building and its location.

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Farooq Arshad

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Current role: Assurance Associate

Employer: PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

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Kirendeep Madaher

BSc (Hons) Business and Management Studies, 2010

  • From Bradford
  • Secured job as regional fundraiser

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Elliott Morrell

BSc Business and Management Studies, 2014

  • From Bradford, UK
  • Operations Graduate Scheme at Ocado
  • Attained first class honours degree
  • Completed a year in industry with Samworth Brothers as part of his degree

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Alexander Todd

BSc Business and Management Studies

  • Home country: UK

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Adam Mohammed

BSc Business and Management Studies

  • Achieved a 1st

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Huw Kingston

BSc Business Studies

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Waqas Jadoon

BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management

  • 2008 graduate
  • Has worked in HR in organisations including Save the Children

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Murad Mirza

BSc Marketing, 2012

  • Year in industry at Lovell Partnerships
  • Studied in China
  • Secured graduate role and now manages high profile accounts

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Alison Rance

BSc Management and Business (Morrisons plc)

  • Nationality: British
  • Year of Graduation: 2014

As part of the Future Leaders programme at Morrisons, Alison Rance says the partnership with the University of Bradford School of Management is securing a bright future for the retail giant because it has fired her ambitions and provided her with skills and confidence to steer the business to future heights.

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Nigel Boyle

BSc Management and Business (Morrisons plc)

  • Nationality: British
  • Year of Graduation: 2014

Managing almost 300 staff and a multi-million production facility for Morrisons is undoubtedly a business challenge few are equipped to handle, but general manager Nigel Boyle says he jumped at the chance to refresh his “business toolkit” at University of Bradford School of Management.

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Arnaud Durance

MA International Business and Management, 2006

  • From Paris, France
  • Sales Manager for Legrand

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Mart Postma

MSc Marketing and Management, 2010

  • From Amsterdam
  • Working as Brand Manager at Heineken

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Raja Shuja-ul-Haq

MA Marketing and Management, 2004

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Steven Lu

MSc Marketing and Management (2004), BSc Business and Management (2003)

  • CEO and Vice-President of Team China Racing

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Samuel Kwasi Awudi

MSc Finance, 2015

  • From Akatsi, Ghana
  • Volunteered for Age UK
  • Student Ambassador

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Vibhor Singhal

Full-time MBA

  • From India (New Delhi)
  • Working as a Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young

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Patty Aretuo

Full-time MBA

  • From Uruguay
  • Secured senior role with Herbalife

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Shuai Tan

MBA Full-time, 2014

China (Beijing)

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Metin Zerman

Full-time MBA

  • Age: 30
  • Year of Graduation: 2013
  • Nationality: German
  • Previous Qualifications: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

German mechanical engineer and technology entrepreneur Metin Zerman joined the full-time MBA at Bradford in September 2012 to bring his online library to market.

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Yogesh Golwalkar

Full-time MBA

  • Age: 31
  • Year of Graduation: 2011
  • Nationality: India
  • Previous Qualifications: Computer Science degree

Yogesh is a professional cricketer who has played first class cricket in India for 9-10 years and represented the state of Madhya Pradesh. Yogesh has also represented India at the India-'A' tour to Zimbabwe and Kenya and played for Middlesex County Club (Lord's) as an overseas professional. In addition, Yogesh is a Computer Science graduate and has worked in the Banking sector for seven years with the State Bank of India.

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Vinay Nair

Full-time MBA

  • Age: 30
  • Year of Graduation: 2011
  • Nationality: American

Vinay is a registered Civil Engineer and after having completed his Master's in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University, he worked as a Civil Engineer in the US for some years.

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Karunakaran Arunmozhi

Full-time MBA

  • Age: 27
  • Year of Graduation: 2010
  • Nationality: Indian

Karunakaran is from Chennai, Tamilnadu in India and completed the Full-time Bradford MBA in 2009-10. He chose University of Bradford School of Management for its value for money, consistent Top 100 ranking, the diversity of students and staff, and the kinds of elective modules which are not available in most of the other UK universities.

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Lynn Robson

Full-time MBA

  • Year of Graduation: 1989
  • Nationality: British

I'm originally from County Durham and came to Yorkshire to do my undergraduate degree in the 1980s. From a young age I knew that I didn’t want to do something ‘female orientated’ but after spending a few years working in finance – which at the time was very male dominated – I felt that I needed something to set me apart if I was going to progress.

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Emma Stapleton

Executive MBA 2015

  • Marketing Director, Elmwood

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Max Hopkinson

Executive MBA 2014

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Julian Bartholet

Executive MBA 2010

Julian Bartholet graduated from the programme in December 2010. He is now UK Strategic Business Development Manager for Bunzl Greenham Ltd, one of the UK’s leading industrial suppliers and a subsidiary of Bunzl plc a £5 billion FTSE 100 company.

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Steve Tynegate

Executive MBA 2009

  • Nationality: British

For Steve Tynegate getting value for money was a key reason why he opted to study for his MBA at Bradford. He chose to study part-time.

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Helen Jackson

Executive MBA 2007

  • Nationality: British
  • Previous qualifications: BSc Hons in Business and Management
  • Professional bodies: CIPD member
  • Career: Has worked in HR and in the not for profit sector

I chose Bradford having had direct experience of the School. I completed my BSc Hons in Business and Management in 2000 and such was the quality of the programme, I came back for more! I had every confidence that the School of Management would meet my requirements and, to date, it has exceeded my expectations.

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Kieran Doyle

Executive MBA 2009

Kieran Doyle is currently European Operations Manager of The Oilgear Company and Managing Director of Oilgear-Towler UK Ltd. He has held various commercial and operational roles as General Manager and Managing Director and is a graduate from University of Bradford School of Management’s part time Executive MBA in 2009.

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Maychelle Baay

Distance Learning MBA

  • From Manila in the Philippines
  • Received a bursary to come and study on campus in Bradford

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Russell Heritage

Distance Learning MBA

  • Studies his MBA from his home office in Vancouver, Canada
  • Received a bursary to come and study on campus in Bradford

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Brent Anthony Gormandy

Distance Learning MBA

  • Lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Enjoys self-study from home and participating in online tutorials and discussions

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Kimon-Georgios Mademlis

Distance Learning MBA, 2015

  • From Greece
  • Previously did MSc Marketing and Management, 2012
  • Named MSc Best Performer by Elmwood Consultants
  • Joined Coca-Cola HBC as Baltic Investment Finance Analyst

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Phil Meakin

Distance Learning MBA

  • Year of Graduation: 2012

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Peter Popena

Accelerated MBA

  • Nationality: Papua New Guinea

I am from Papua New Guinea, which is a developing country in the South Pacific with a population of 7.5m. My employer, Steamships Trading Company, is part of an international company called Swire and I was lucky enough to be selected for a scholarship to do an MBA in the UK, jointly funded by the company and the British Council.

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Marcus Orton

Accelerated MBA, 2010

  • Age: 46
  • Year of Graduation: 2010
  • Nationality: British

Marcus was keen to achieve a well-respected, highly rated MBA, and our FT listings and overall reputation was important. In practical terms it was the fast-track structure of the Accelerated MBA that made all the difference. Marcus now intends to return to medical devices business management, and is also exploring opportunities in the management of healthcare provision.

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Cara Antoine

DBA, 2008-2014

  • Nationality: American/Dutch
  • Previous qualifications: MBA, MSM

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Geellis Winkel

DBA, 2010

  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Previous qualifications: Executive MBA (Strathclyde University)
  • Current Employer: Add-Va Strategy & Change
  • Position: Managing Director

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Dr Sally Salter

DBA, 2007

  • Nationality: British
  • Previous qualifications: MBA
  • Group General Manager for Unicam

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Dr Anil Vaidya

DBA

  • Nationality: Indian
  • Previous qualifications: MBA (University of Akron, USA)
  • Global HRM Director for Philips International

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Dr Thomas Frey

DBA

  • Nationality: Switzerland
  • Previous qualifications: MBA (London Business School), BSc Chemical Engineering (Basel Institute of Technology)
  • Entrepreneur

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Dr Elizabeth Kariuki

DBA

  • Nationality: Kenyan
  • Previous qualifications: MSc Public Policy and Management, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales, BSc Mechanical Engineering
  • Director of Africa Policy Research Institute Limited (APRIL) and former Partner at PwC

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Dr Helen Collins

DBA

  • Nationality: British
  • Previous qualifications: MBA (University of Leicester)
  • Marketing Manager

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Hector Gonzalez Jimenez

PhD, 2014

  • Nationality: Spanish

“Being Spanish, but born and raised in Germany, I have always seen myself as multinational and been interested in different cultures from a young age. As a result, my career path has been very eclectic and has taken me all over the world. I chose to do my PhD at University of Bradford School of Management because of my interests in culture as well as branding."

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Elisa Chami-Castaldi

PhD 2010

  • Year of Graduation: 2010
  • Current position: Consultant in the Marketing Effectiveness and Insight group at Deloitte Consulting

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Jing Li

PhD, MA in Finance and Accounting Management, BSc in Business and Management Studies,

  • From China
  • Now a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Bradford

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Andreas Chronopoulos

PhD

  • Nationality: Greek

I have two Bachelor's degrees in business and computer science, a Master's in personnel management and a vocational certificate in business consultancy. My career has focused mainly on B2B sales roles in the Greek health sector (diagnostic centres and drugs warehouses), which has put me in contact with HR directors, health professionals, pharmacists, doctors, etc. Recently, I have been involved in the clinical trials sector.

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Abigail Sisnett

LLB Law

  • From Barbados
  • Adult learner
  • Mooting competitor

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Dajsha Samuels

LLB Law

  • Elected president of the
  • From Grand Cayman Islands

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Prince Moses George Duku

LLB Law, 2010

  • From Abuja, Nigeria
  • 2010 graduate
  • Now Principal Partner at a law firm

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Tomilola Sola-Idowa

Law LLB

In her second year Tomilola won the CPS Criminal Law Prize which won her a week's work experience with the Crown Prosecution Service. 

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Iqra Arif

LLM International Legal Studies

  • One of the first LLM International Legal Studies graduates at the University of Bradford
  • Has now secured a role in Banking and International Trade Law

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