Chevening Changemakers

Whether they are defending human rights, directing award-winning documentaries, or leading nations, the spirit of 50,000 Chevening Alumni is exemplified through our 35 changemakers.

Abia Akram

Abia Akram

Pakistan
💼 Chairperson, National Forum of Women with Disabilities (Pakistan); Director Projects, STEP (Special Talent Exchange Program)

Abia has been instrumental in leading the disability youth and women’s movement in Pakistan, and the Asia-Pacific region more widely.

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Achaleke Christian Leke

Achaleke Christian Leke

Cameroon
💼 Peacebuilding and counter-extremism expert

Achaleke is a civil society activist, youth worker, and peace advocate who specialises in countering violent extremism in Cameroon and beyond.

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Amna Zamir Shah

Amna Zamir Shah

Pakistan
💼 Additional District and Sessions Judge, Gilgit-Baltistan Judiciary

Amna is the first female judge in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, and has been lauded for her commitment to fair judicial processes for women and other marginalised members of society.

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Archil Bakuradze

Archil Bakuradze

Georgia
💼 Executive Chairman, Crystal Microfinance Organization

Archil is a financier and technology entrepreneur who believes that responsible business can empower humans and improve societies.

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Baby Ruth Villarama

Baby Ruth Villarama

Philippines
💼 Filmmaker

Baby Ruth is an award-winning film maker from the Philippines whose films are generating national conversations and raising international awareness of social issues such as human trafficking and illegal working conditions.

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Bogolo Kenewendo

Bogolo Kenewendo

Botswana
💼 Minister of Investment, Trade & Industry, Government of Botswana

Bogolo is the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry in the Cabinet of Botswana. Appointed at age 30, she became the youngest minister in Botswana's history.

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Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan

Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan

Kenya
💼 Founder and Executive Director, Horn of Africa Development Initiative (HODI)

Fatuma is a lawyer and peace ambassador who has dedicated her life to breaking cycles of violence and championing women’s rights.

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Gosia Pearson

Gosia Pearson

Poland
💼 Assistant to the Director-General at the European Commission

Gosia is an Assistant to the Director-General in the European Commission’s department responsible for humanitarian aid and civil protection. She helps design and implement emergency assistance that reaches over 120 million people in 80 countries worldwide every year.

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Heesun Chung

Heesun Chung

South Korea
💼 Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Analytical Science and Technology, Chungnam National University

Heesun is a leading forensics expert and academic who has been recognised for her long-standing efforts to strengthen UK-Korea relations in the fields of science and education.

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Helen Anderson

Helen Anderson

New Zealand
💼 Professional director – Scion, BRANZ, Institute of Directors, Massey University, Antarctica New Zealand, NIWA, ClearPointGroup, DairyNZ

Helen is a renowned seismologist with international expertise in the mechanics of large earthquakes. She holds a PhD from Cambridge University in geophysics, and worked as a research scientist for 17 years.

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Herbert Wigwe

Herbert Wigwe

Nigeria
💼 CEO and Group managing director, Access Bank plc

Herbert is a banker and entrepreneur whose career in financial services has spanned more than 25 years. Under his leadership, Access Bank plc has grown into one of Africa’s largest banks.

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Husam Zomlot

Husam Zomlot

Occupied Palestinian Territories
💼 Head of the Palestinian Mission to the United Kingdom

Husam is the Head of the Palestinian Mission to the United Kingdom. He also serves as Strategic Affairs Advisor to the Palestinian President.

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James Fletcher

James Fletcher

Saint Lucia
💼 Owner, SOLORICON Ltd

James is former Minister for Public Service, Information, Broadcasting, Sustainable Development, Energy, and Science and Technology in the Government of Saint Lucia, and a long-time champion of renewable energy.

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Jerome Cowans

Jerome Cowans

Jamaica
💼 Jamaica House Research Fellow, Office of the Prime Minister of Jamaica

Jerome is an activist and researcher who has been working towards empowering young people in Jamaica’s most disadvantaged communities for more than half his life.

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Juan Pablo Larenas

Juan Pablo Larenas

Chile
💼 Co-founder and Executive Director, Sistema B Internacional

Juan Pablo is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of Sistema B, an international organisation that aims to strengthen companies that use the power of the market to solve social and environmental problems.

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Juliano Froehner

Juliano Froehner

Brazil
💼 Social entrepreneur; Founder of TNH Health

Juliano is a social entrepreneur and business developer with nearly 20 years of experience in the sector.

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Kartini Ariffin

Kartini Ariffin

Malaysia
💼 Director of Dbilique Media

Kartini is a journalist, producer, and professional speaker with more than 15 years’ experience in the media industry.

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Khongorzul 'Zola' Amarsanaa

Khongorzul 'Zola' Amarsanaa

Mongolia
💼 Co-Founder and Chairperson, Beautiful Hearts Against Sexual Violence

Zola is a qualified psychologist, specialising in trauma-informed psychotherapy caused by domestic violence and sexual violence. She has dedicated her life to eliminating violence against women and children in Mongolia, especially child sexual abuse.

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Maya Terro

Maya Terro

Lebanon
💼 Co-Founder and Executive Director, FoodBlessed

Maya is a political, social, and environmental activist, whose personal mission is to tackle hunger and food waste in Lebanon.

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Mercy Nachalwe Chipampe

Mercy Nachalwe Chipampe

Zambia
💼 Principal Radiographer at Cancer Diseases Hospital, Lusaka

Mercy is a leading expert in radiography and mammography, who is making innovative strides in early cancer detection and treatment in Zambia.

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Milan Antonijević

Milan Antonijević

Serbia
💼 Executive Director, Open Society Foundation Serbia

Milan is a prominent human rights defender and independent expert who specialises in issues relating to prevention of torture, advocacy, and EU integration.

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Nagi El Dahdah

Nagi El Dahdah

Lebanon
💼 Investigating Criminal Judge, Lebanese Ministry of Justice

With almost two decades of experience in the court room, Nagi now occupies the important role of Investigating Criminal Judge in North Lebanon.

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Noor Huda Ismail

Noor Huda Ismail

Indonesia
💼 Founder, Institute of International Peace Building

Noor is a peacebuilder, writer, and filmmaker who specialises in de-radicalisation and counter-terrorism. Through research, arts, and civil society initiatives, he is developing the means to reform former terrorists and reincorporate them back into mainstream Indonesian society.

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Panut Hadisiswoyo

Panut Hadisiswoyo

Indonesia
💼 Founding Director, Orangutan Information Centre

Panut is a leading conservationist with more than 20 years’ experience of running environmental education, community development, and capacity-building programmes. Since 2001, he has led the Orangutan Information Centre (OIC).

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Pyone Thet Thet Kyaw

Pyone Thet Thet Kyaw

Burma
💼 Founder and lead designer, Virya Myanmar

Pyone is a fashion designer and social entrepreneur who is the founder and lead designer at Virya Myanmar, an ethical fashion brand based in Yangon.

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Rajab Mohandis

Rajab Mohandis

South Sudan
💼 Executive Director, Organization for Responsive Governance

Rajab has dedicated his career to the promotion of democracy, education, and good governance in South Sudan, working for a number of national and international civil society organisations.

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Sandra Guzmán

Sandra Guzmán

Mexico
💼 Founder and Coordinator, The Climate Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean

Sandra is an environmental protection expert, who works on issues relating to climate change, energy management, sustainable transport, air quality, and biofuels. She is involved in the development of environmental policy and law in Mexico, and aims to reduce emissions in the energy and transport sectors at a national level.

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Saundarya Rajesh

Saundarya Rajesh

India
💼 Founder & President of AVTAR Group

Saundarya is one of India’s most respected thought leaders on issues of diversity and inclusion. An award-winning social entrepreneur, she is best known as an advocate of gender balance in corporate India.

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Shahira Abdel Shahid

Shahira Abdel Shahid

Egypt
💼 Senior Advisor to the Chairman for Investor Protection, Financial Regulatory Authority of Egypt

Shahira is a financial expert with 35 years of experience in advisory services related to financial markets, including market regulators, stock exchanges, investment banking, and development banking.

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Silvia Iliana Ramírez Ramírez

Silvia Iliana Ramírez Ramírez

Mexico
💼 Human Capital Director, Software Council of Nuevo Leon

Silvia is a computer scientist, lecturer, and programmer who is passionate about encouraging young people from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds to pursue science education.

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Sujoy Banerjee

Sujoy Banerjee

India
💼 Chief Conservator of Forests, Uttar Pradesh Forest Department

Sujoy is a distinguished conservationist with the Indian Forest Service known for his wildlife conservation efforts in India.

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William Tan

William Tan

Singapore
💼 Neuroscientist, physician and Paralympian

Despite contracting Polio at the age of two, resulting in paralysis from the waist down, William has carved a hugely successful career as a scientist, physician, and international athlete.

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Zhao Qi

Zhao Qi

China
💼 Award-winning documentary filmmaker

Qi is a Sundance and Emmy awards-winning documentary filmmaker from Beijing.

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