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Alumni of the month - 2013 profiles

Ian Stone

December 2013 - Ian Stone

BA (Hons) Business Studies, 1988

After completing the BA Hons Business Studies degree in 1988, Ian Stone went on to work for some of the world’s most recognisable food and beverage brands. He is currently Director for apetito, the UK’s largest supplier of frozen meal solutions to hospitals, care homes and meals-on-wheels with a turnover of almost £115m. Read more...


Dr R. Chandrashekhar

November 2013 - R Chandrashekhar

Fellowship: Health Facility Planning & Design, 1997

Having completed the MA Health Buildings: Planning, Management and Design course at LSBU 1997, Dr Chandrashekhar is the Government of India’s Chief Architect for the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. During a recent trip to the UK, he was awarded the title of “Visiting Professor” upon his return to the University. Read more...


Jennie Wallden

October 2013 - Joan Myers OBE

PgCert Non-Medical Prescribing, 2006

LSBU alumna Joan Myers was recently awarded an Order of the British Empire from HM The Queen after being named in the 2013 Birthday Honours list for services to children and nursing. Read more...


Joan Myers OBE

September 2013 - Jennie Wallden

MSc International Marketing, 2002

Having completed the MSc International Marketing at LSBU, Jennie Wallden returned to her native Sweden to begin her career in marketing. It was, however, Jennie’s lifelong passion for cooking and support from her husband that prompted her decision to audition for the popular cooking show, Masterchef, a competition that she won this year. Read more...


Chris Veitch

August 2013 - Chris Veitch

BA (Hons) Tourism Management, 2001

At the age of 41 and after 22 years working as a manager in the Civil Service, Chris Veitch decided to return to full-time study in 1997 to enroll on the Tourism Management course at LSBU. Since graduating, he has since worked as Policy Executive for the English Tourism Council managing projects to improve the accessibility of tourism in England and set up his own practice to expand on this work within the wider arena of Europe. Read more...


Simon Alston

July 2013 - Simon Alston

BA (Hons) Tourism Management, 1998

Since graduating from LSBU, Simon Alston’s career has taken him from working as a graduate with the PricewaterhouseCoopers Graduate Scheme to meeting The Queen at the official opening of the BBC’s New Broadcasting House in central London, a rebuilding project where he was the Programme Manager. Read more...


Ladi Brown

June 2013 - Ladi Brown

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, 2011

LSBU Accounting and Finance graduate, Ladi Brown, plays basketball for Nigeria and recently came back to campus as part of the Alumni v. Students Sports Day where he played an instrumental role on the court to help drive the alumni basketball team to victory. Read more...


Arina Sprynz

May 2013 - Arina Sprynz

BSc (Hons) Product Design, 2010

Recent LSBU Product Design graduate, Arina Sprynz won her first art and design award at the age of 15 and is fast becoming recognised in her field of work. Alongside this, she is the proud owner of her own business, Rinz Sound, which is about to be featured on Channel 4’s Four Rooms.Read more...


Talal Omar

April 2013 - Talal Omar

BEng (Hons) Chemical and Process Engineering, 2006

As Country Manager for the Guinness World Records in the Middle East, Talal Omar knows a thing or two about the limitless possibilities one can achieve with spirit and dedication. Read more...


Patience Mahlalela

March 2013 - Patience Mahlalela

MSc Education for Sustainability, 2012

Having studied the MSc Education for Sustainability, Patience Mahlalela is currently working as Acting Country Manager at the British Council and is using her skills to improve the quality of education for the next generation in Malawi. Read more...


Patience Mahlalela

February 2013 - Jo Roach

BSc Media & Society, 1999

Jo Roach is co-founder and COO of Makielab, a new kind of toys and games company based in the heart of London. Jo recently won a BAFTA award for Nightmare High, a browser-based educational game for 9-11 year olds. Read more...


Shahbaz Ali

January 2013 - Shahbaz Ali

BSc Software Engineering, 1994

Since graduating from LSBU in 1994 in BSc Software Engineering, Shahbaz Ali has gone on to create three successful start-up companies and is now the President and CEO of TARMIN, INC., an award-winning company boasting multi-million dollar revenues. Read more...