Loughborough Alumni


7 Mar 2019

Alumnus nominated for British Council Alumni Award in Kuwait

Loughborough University alumnus, Dr Bader Shafaqu Al-Anzi, was recently shortlisted for a highly sought-after British Council Alumni Award in Kuwait.

The British Council Alumni Awards celebrate the exceptional achievements of alumni who have studied in the UK in the last 15 years and showcase the impact and value of a UK education.

This year, a total of nine finalists were selected for three award categories; Entrepreneurial, Professional Achievement and Social Impact.

Loughborough University was delighted to see that Bader was nominated for one of these coveted awards.

On Tuesday 5 March, the British Ambassador to Kuwait, Michael Davenport MBE hosted a prestigious awards ceremony at the JW Marriott Hotel.

Loughborough University’s International Partnerships Manager, Will Burns, was proud to witness Bader being presented with an award nomination.  The Professional Achievement category recognises alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership in their professional field.

Bader graduated from Loughborough in 2007 with a PhD in Chemical Engineering. He went on to experience great success and is now the Environmental Technologies and Management Chairman.

The alumnus is also a researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work is said to be “instrumental in promoting and applying innovative research in Kuwait through international collaboration with renowned institutes to offer solutions to environmental challenges”.

Commenting on the British Council Alumni Awards event, Michael Davenport MBE said:

“The United Kingdom has a world-class education system that was played a transformative role in the careers and future prospects of people from all over the world”.

Michael Gordon, Country Director at the British Council in Kuwait seconded this, stating the “remarkable individuals” that were celebrated at this year’s award ceremony are “a testament not only to the diversity of UK alumni and their endeavours, but also to the transformative impact of a UK education”.

Congratulations to Bader on his achievements. 


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