The Alumni Awards aim to celebrate and reward the outstanding achievements of the UK alumni, particularly those who have made a significant impact on society and who have showed the value of studying in British universities. The finalists and winners of the prize are leaders who have used their experience to contribute positively on their respective professions, communities and countries.
The prestige of winning an Alumni Award is far reaching, and it will allow the winners to gain international recognition and to reinforce their professional networks. The finalists are invited to the prestigious awards ceremony, which will allow them to be known and raise their profile by sharing their success with an international audience. They will be invited to join judging panels for future awarding ceremonies. Furthermore, finalists will have the opportunity to engage with other successful alumni, as well as with influential guests during the award ceremony, which will help them build and expand their professional contacts’ network. In 2017, the Study UK Alumni Awards will be granted for the first time to Mexican alumni.
STUDY UK ALUMNI AWARDS MEXICO 2017 finalists
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
This award recognizes alumni who distinguish themselves for showing an exemplary leadership and professional achievements in their area of expertise by displaying the highest level of integrity and character through their career path.
Rocío Alejandra Aldeco Pérez - University of Southampton, PhD in Computer Science: Director of the Information Technologies and Electronics School of Tecnológico de Monterrey, Querétaro. Founder of the Querétaro Technovation Challenge and activist for gender equality.
Emiliano Amauri Ruiz Parra - University College London, MA in Legal and Political Theory: Journalist awarded with the “Crónica Joven” National Prize 2016 and the Walter Reuter Journalism Award 2013. Author of Ovejas negras (Black sheep), 2012 and Los hijos de la ira (The sons of wrath).
Jorge Rodrígo Sigal Sefchovich - City University London, PhD in Music Composition: Composer and cultural agent. Director of the Mexican Center for Music and Sound Arts, besides being part of the Lumínico Project and being editor of the Ideas Sónicas magazine.
This award recognizes innovative and entrepreneurial alumni in business areas and social projects who have contributed to create new opportunities with high growth expectations.
Fátima Iztel López Fernández - University of Sheffield, PhD in Medical Physics: Medical Physics Doctor and Harvard Business School alumni, she is the Head of Innovation and Technology Management at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Member of the Advisory Board for Village Capital’s health enterprises.
Fernanda Félix de la Luz - University of Warwick, MSc Economics: Activist and co-founder of MujerSOS Mexico, she works on the human rights defense in America. She is also the organizer of the Mexican youth parliament and founder of the youth parliament for the Americas where she promotes solutions to global problems.
Luis Francisco Lojero Garza - London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), MSc in Population and Development: Co-founder and CEO of Mural Med, Insurtech and Mural Táctil. Founder of Puente Asia Ltd., consulting agency specialized in Project management based in Hong Kong. He teaches International development at Tec de Monterrey.
SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD:
This award recognizes alumni who have contributed significantly to their communities and whose commitment can be reflected on positive social changes and the improvement of life quality in the above-mentioned.
Octavio Amezcua Noriega - University of Essex, LLM International Human Rights Law: He currently leads the Committee against Torture from the Executive Commission of the Victim Service Agency (Comité contra la Tortura de la Comisión Ejecutiva de Atención a Víctimas). He has published several articles on torture and human rights violations’ damage repair.
Juan Ernesto Pardinas Carpizo - London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), PhD Government and Public Policy: General Director of the Mexican Competitiveness Institute (Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad, IMCO). He was a CNN Spanish correspondent in India, Japan and the Philippines for two years.
Pablo Camilo Manrique Saide - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, MSc Medical Entomology, PhD: Professor and researcher at the University of Yucatan. His research has been focused on control methods of Aedes aegypti mosquito, the main transmitter of principal transmisor de dengue, chikungunya, zika and yellow fever.