Two Sheffield alumni in Pakistan have been recognised for their achievements at a ceremony held at the British Deputy High Commission in Karachi, with Dr Nousheen Zakaria MSc Human Resource Management 2008, awarded first runner-up in the Entrepreneurial Award.
The 2016 Education UK Alumni Awards celebrated the achievements of alumni from UK universities who are now living in Pakistan and have gone on to achieve success in their professional careers.
After gaining her MSc in Management HRM at Sheffield University Management School, Dr Nousheen Zakaria (cover picture with her Entrepreneurial Award) earned her PhD in Strategic HRM at the University of Leeds. As Co-Founder and CEO of Out of the Box Ltd, U.K and The Code It Company, Pakistan, she is responsible for releasing some of the newest and most innovative apps and websites to support the local industry as well as global clients. She provides equal-employment opportunities to people with special needs. Nousheen’s UK study experience enhanced her critical thinking skills and has helped her be the entrepreneur that she is today.
Fellow University alumnus Jahanzeb Awan, who studied Law at Sheffield, won the Professional Achievement Award, recognising alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership and achievements in their professional industry.
The awards were presented by special guests including University of Sheffield alumna Dr Urooj Mumtaz, who plays for Pakistan’s national women’s cricket team.