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MBA Alumna wins prestigious Study UK award

(18 March 2021)

Christel Adamou, Durham MBA alumna, who is currently Director of the Office of Professional Conduct at the Asian Development Bank, has received the Study UK Europe Professional Achievement Award 2021. This award recognises alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership in their professional field.

About the awards

The virtual awards event, organised by the British Council at the end of February, celebrated British education and the success of those around the world who have benefited from it. Held annually for the past seven years, these awards have attracted the participation of more than 1,300 alumni from 114 countries, representing 148 higher education institutions across the UK.

Award winners and finalists are leaders in their professional fields, who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions and countries. For the first year, European laureates were present among the finalists, including Christel Adamou.

About Christel

Christel completed a flexible learning MBA programme, which is now the Durham MBA (Online), over three years at Durham University Business School, whilst working full-time with the United Nations in Kenya. Immediately following graduation, Christel took on various senior roles with international organisations in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

“I am deeply honoured and humbled to have been chosen as the recipient of the 2021 Professional Achievement Award for the EU Region. This award is testimony that distance learning MBA programmes offer the most interesting possibilities while pursuing other professional and/or personal commitments.

In my case, the flexible learning MBA at Durham University Business School provided me with the same quality curriculum as in the traditional classroom setting. It allowed me to gain key business and leadership capabilities vital to becoming more effective and agile in an ever-more complex world.” Christel Adamou.

The Durham MBA (Online)

The Durham MBA (Online) is a world-leading programme which offers exceptional flexibility to you as you advance your career through learning and practice. It provides a strong foundation for you to become a strategic, responsible and influential leader in your field.

It will challenge, inspire and provide you with the business knowledge, experience and enhanced capabilities to manage and lead in a global environment of change and complexity.

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