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Alumni from Africa and the Middle East

Below you will find the profiles of alumni from Africa and the Middle East listed alphabetically by country. Click on the links below to jump to alumni profiles from each country.

Bahrain| Botswana| Israel| Kenya| Lebanon| Mauritius| Nigeria| South Africa| Tanzania| United Arab Emirates|




Programme: MSc Law and Accounting, 2010

Current Position: Financial Analyst, Bahrain Bourse

Currently, I am a Financial Analyst at Bahrain Bourse (Stock Exchange). Prior to joining BHB, I worked for two years as a Business Analyst in BDO Consulting. Even before graduating, I have always had interests in capital markets and financial regulations which my academic backgrounds have helped me in seeking this career path.

Email your questions to Huda|



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Programme: MSc NGOs and Development, 2009

Current Position: Administration Officer and Acting Coordinator, Botswana Substance Abuse Support Network

Getting a job after LSE was not simple as I had no work experience. However, the organizations and individuals that were interested in me joining them were numerous and varied due to my LSE degree. I worked on the inaugural Gaborone City Marathon, fundraising for other NGOs, and also worked briefly at PricewaterhouseCoopers Botswana. I am now happily employed at the Botswana Substance Abuse Support Network (BOSASNet), a local NGO with a mission to lead Botswana to be substance abuse free. I am applying the knowledge and insight I gained and honed at LSE, and continue to liaise with former classmates on matters affecting our work.

Email your questions to Lebogang|





Programme: MSc Theory and History of International Relations, 2007

Current Position: Second Secretary, Political Affairs, Embassy of Israel

Life since my MSc at LSE has taken me to the diplomatic service, passing through a one year stint in a corporate strategy consulting firm. Since joining the Israeli diplomatic corps. and completing a six month training programme, I worked as a desk officer at HQ and have now been posted to New Delhi. Both the academic programme and the experience of sharing student life with friends from around the globe at LSE have given me very important tools for my line of work.

Email your questions to Shimon|





Programme: BSc Economics, 2010

Current Position: Director, Niveda Group, London

While reading BSc Economics at LSE, I gained exposure to a multitude of career options ranging from wealth management to entrepreneurship. I am currently the Co-Founder and Director of the Niveda Group - a multi-family office with two core sectors of focus, real estate and commodities.

Email your questions to Bhavik|





Programme: LLM Master of Laws, 1993

Current Position: Qatar Country Director, Cisco Systems, Qatar

I have more than 15 years' experience in executive and advisory roles in trade policy, public sector reform and socio-economic development, with a focus on strategy design & implementation, organization restructuring and large scale transformations and turnarounds. Before joining Cisco as country director, I was a director with Booz & Company. Prior to that I held several positions in government, as an advisor for the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Economy and Trade in Lebanon and advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Economy and Trade of Qatar. After leaving LSE I went to Cambridge for a PhD in International Trade. 

Email your questions to Fadi|




Programme: MSc Finance and Economics , 2002

Current Position: Managing Director, EFG-Hermes, Dubai

After LSE, I joined the military service for a year. I then joined JPMorgan as a credit derivatives trader for 4 years. In 2007, I moved back to the Middle East and joined EFG-Hermes in Dubai where I am currently a Managing Director.

Email your questions to Ziad|





Programme: BSc Economics, 2004

Current Position: Assistant Director, Board of Investment, Mauritius

I am currently working as Assistant Director with the Board of Investment of Mauritius, the national agency responsible for investment promotion and facilitation in the country. I have had a very enriching career path since I left LSE working for leading players in the field of banking and finance and aviation.

Email your questions to Harvesh





Programme: MSc Human Resource Management, 2009

Current Position: HR Transactions Analyst

I currently work in the oil and gas industry as a Human Resources transactions analyst. My education at LSE helped bring me one step closer to achieving my ultimate goal of becoming an accomplished HR professional.

Email your questions to Onyeka|



Programme: MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing, 2009

Current Position: Research Fellow, Health Policy Research Group, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus

Before I came to LSE, I was a research fellow with  a multidisciplinary  research group in Nigeria. After I graduated from the school, I went back to my home country to join my research group. Currently, I am the Principal Investigator of a study on" Socio-economic, cultural and health systems barriers to access to antiretroviral drugs in southeast Nigeria", which is being funded by the Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom.

Email your questions to Soludo|


South Africa


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Programme: MSc International Political Economy, 2010

Current Position: Young Professional Program, Development Bank of Southern Africa

I am currently in the Young Professional Program at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. The programme is for a year and I am currently involved in promoting the work of the Bank and enhancing the prominence of the DBSA brand. The Bank has a holistic approach to development finance: we don't just look at loaning money but also focus on ensuring that those who have been entrusted with money are taught the necessary skills.  

Email your questions to Melissa G|





Programme: BSc Social Policy & Criminology, MSc Social Anthropology, 2009

Current Position: Trainee Actor

With two degrees from LSE I pretty much have my pathway set for anything that I may want to go into, ranging from the banking sector, to the international development field. I am currently training to be an actor. However, my degrees have given me a foundation for literally any field that I may want to go into someday. The LSE name always impresses!

Email your questions to Tiburcio|


United Arab Emirates



Programme: MSc Global Market Economics, 2004

Current Position: Senior Investment Professional, Crescent Enterprises International, Dubai, UAE

Since leaving LSE, I joined HSBC’s investment banking team in Hong Kong to focus on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets advisory. After spending a few years there, I moved to Citigroup in the same professional function to focus on UK clients. Post this global investment banking experience of several years, I moved over to the private equity and venture capital space in the Middle East where I currently work as a senior investment professional.

Email your questions to Pratik|