Mentor of the Year Award

Mentor of the year 2016/17


Mentor of the Year 2015/16
Kamales Lardi, MBA 2004

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the award of Mentor of the Year for 2015-16 goes to alumna Kamales Lardi (MBA, 2004). Kamales has been an outstanding supporter of DUBS not just by mentoring but also in her role on the advisory board. 

Mentor of the Year 2014/15
Frank Wege, MBA 2005

"Frank has been extremely supportive and helpful to me throughout the year. He has been in touch on a regular basis, sharing his experience of the MBA and of corporate life. He has given me invaluable advice on various occasions for my modules, individually sourced SB Projects and general career. I will certainly stay in touch with him on completion of my MBA."

- Rahul Kaul (MBA, 2015)

Mentor of the Year 2013/14
Claire Rose, MBA 1996 

"The distance between us did not inhibit our communication frequency, I am planning to see her in future when i visit Cambridge for future job interviews. She helped not only in advising how to manage my work-life balance, but also assisted in providing leads for self-sourced projects and internships. She has been an emotional as well as an academic support almost throughout the process. Having been a part of the same MBA journey, she could relate to the stress and understood the importance of the commitment level required. She deserves recognition of all the time and resource she invested on me."

- Aditi Ray (MBA 2013)

Mentor of the Year 2012/13
Lee Ho Tung, Global MBA 2004

"Lee is doing a fantastic job as my mentor and I am receiving a number of insightful suggestions in my course of study, as well as about my career plan. Last year he helped me build up my business plan in the Blueprint competition where it reached the semi-finals, with the process aiding my understanding of how to apply business theory to practice. It also kept me working on my business plan for the future. During a charity project to help farmers in Uganda, I experienced conflict with a member of my team; Lee helped me step back and understand the bigger picture. I learnt how to put aside my ego and strive for common goals. That particular project was one of three international projects chosen to represent Durham University at the Enactus UK National Competition, reaching the semi-final in April 2013. Moreover, Lee has motivated me significantly with regards my future career and has helped me gain the confidence to take up an internship. I would like to keep in touch with Lee and to say thank you to him."

- Duc Nhan Nguyen (MBA 2013)
Mentor of the Year 2011/12
Elizabeth Scott, Exec MBA 2001

"Elizabeth is a great mentor because she knows how to listen to me and she helps me organise my ideas in order to achieve my goals. I think she is very committed to her role". 

Flavia Tabora (MA HRM 2011/12)