Learn about the journeys of Malaysians who are following in the footsteps of legendary figures from the top 8 universities in the United Kingdom
Top universities in United Kingdom are known for producing graduates who change the world. This group of universities includes University of Cambridge, Oxford University, University College London, LSE, Imperial College London, Warwick Business School, Bayes Business School, King’s College London.
These universities have produced famous alumni, from politicians and entrepreneurs to activists, actors and Nobel laureates. Here are some of them!
Alexander Fleming was a microbiologist known for discovering penicillin; Ahmet Muhtar Kent the chairman and chief executive officer of The Coca-Cola Company; J. Robert Oppenheimer was a theoretical physicist and the scientific director of the Manhattan Project, which developed the first nuclear weapons during World War II.; Tony Fernandes is an entrepreneur and CEO of AirAsia; ; Malala Yousafzai is a female education activist and the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate; Florence Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing; Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian lawyer who led his country to freedom from British colonial rule; Andrew G Haldane was Chief Economist at the Bank of England.
It always seems impossible until it’s done. Here are the Malaysians who got there.
Pashiini Supramaniam is currently Business Analyst at Bactobio. After completing her pre-university studies at KYUEM, Pashiini went on to pursue a degree and PhD in Chemistry at Imperial College London.
With a passion for connecting science and entrepreneurship, she co-founded QuickCount during her university years, creating a handheld medical device for quick and affordable bacterial infection identification.
Shaun Tang , now a Pricing Principal at Google Cloud, graduated first class in Masters of Engineering from Oxford University.
After his successful graduation, Shaun joined Accenture, a renowned consulting firm before making a significant career move to Google, where he focuses on Cloud Deal Pricing and monetization for EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).
Daniel H. Kamaruddin
Daniel Hafiz Kamaruddin is a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the Big Four accounting firms. Whilst pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance at Cass Business School, now known as City, University of London, Daniel co-founded the Cass Alternative Finance & Ethics Society (CAFEs) which strives to expose its members to other alternative financial structures and theories, other than the conventional ways of banking and financing.
Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad
Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Minister of Natural Resources, Environment & Climate Change received education from Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) and Kolej Yayasan UEM before reading law in King’s College London.
Nazmi wears multiple hats, besides playing an important role as a youth candidate in several elections, he has columns in the Edge, Sinar Harian (Malay) and the Sin Chew Daily (Mandarin) and has written several books. A football enthusiast, he has founded and patron of Setiawangsa Rangers FC community club and co-founded the Mentari Project, a community educational program based in a low-cost housing estate.
Gauri Gupta scored the highest mark in Malaysia for Pearson Edexcel International A Level in
Further Mathematics. Coming from Gardens International School before securing herself a place at University of Cambridge to further her studies in. Bachelor of Arts – BA, Mathematics.
When she isn’t busy solving complex equations she lends her time as a marketing director at Cambridge University Finance & Investment Society (CUFIS) While in Garden’s International School she took on the role of Student Leader showcasing her leadership sensibilities.
Quan Choy an alumna of Gardens International School who now works in United Kingdom. After graduating from UCL she now works with Wavemaker as a global client executive juggling clients like Paramount+ and many others.
Other than freelancing as an illustrator whipping up whimsical designs, she also has represented Malaysia in many powerlifting competitions.
Raihan Anuar,a Taylors College alumni currently works as a Senior Executive at Petronas specializing in Finance at Business.
During her time at London School of Economics (LSE) she primarily focused on studying Accounting and Finance and for her free time on campus she would participate in LSE’s Accounting Society and LSE’s Islamic Society.
Eizlan Yeo Anwar Yeo
Eizlan Yeo Anwar Yeo is a Supervisor at Bank Negara Malaysia, who has a deep interest in the potential of banking.
Having graduated from Kolej Yayasan Saad as a Tan Sri Halim Saad Scholar, Eizlan pursued A-levels at Epsom College Malaysia, where he co-founded the Baking and Culinary Club.
At the University of Warwick, the Bank Negara Kijang Scholar played a significant role in the Warwick Asean Conference as the Marketing Team Member and Public Relations Coordinator.