This award recognises alumni who are active in initiating, or contributing to, innovative new ideas or business opportunities with strong growth prospects.
AWARD RECIPIENT | Mr. KHALIFA AL-HAROON, Anglia Ruskin University
Khalifa Al Haroon is the Founder and CEO of ILoveQatar.net and the I Love Qatar (ILQ) Network, which is Qatar’s first Qatari social website.
Khalifa, also known as Mr. Q on his blog/vlog, has a background in law, investment banking and social media management. He has launched several YouTube and online shows such as QTips (Cultural), Weekend Round Up (Event Listing), and RaqamiTV. (Arabic Tech Show)
Khalifa obtained his law degree from the Anglia Ruskin University in the UK, which is where he set up his first business as a student, gaining great experience which he then applied in Qatar in many successful business ventures.
Ms. Nawar Al-Mutlaq, Royal College of Art
Nawar Al-Mutlaq is the co-founder and creative director of Makery Design Studio.
Through her studies in the UK, Nawar saw the value of offering innovative services through people-centred design.
Studying in the UK has helped Nawar grow immensely, both personally and professionally. The vast artistic culture of London inspired her, she brought the creative cloud of London back with her to Qatar and was motivated to share this with others.
In Qatar and the Gulf region, she actively contributes to the elevation and betterment of the services, user experiences and the visual communication within the field of design.
Mr. Vijay Sivasankaran, London Business School
Vijay Sivasankaran a highly accomplished Digital Transformation Leader with over 20 years’ experience in pivotal executive roles within market leading TMT enterprises.
Vijay pioneered VOIP technology in Canada and launched one of the first B2B cloud Private Branch Exchange (PBX) firms.
Studying at the London Business School (LBS) provided Vijay with the platform to develop into a global leader. He believes that LBS’ methodology to prepare its students to be successful is unique.
Vijay is actively involved in many technology start-ups as an advisor, using his skills and experience to help entrepreneurs around the world, including in Qatar, to innovate and thrive.