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SI Alumni Profile: Mohammad Nesrini

More than 400 SI scholarship holders complete their scholarship period this year and become part of the SI Alumni Network. There are now more than 10,000 SI alumni! We asked a few of the new alumni to share their future plans, hopes and expectations with us. This week’s SI Alumni Profile is Mohammad Nesrini from Syria: 

Name: Mohammad Nesrini

Country: Syria Read more » >>

SI Alumni Profile: Ayman Idris

More than 400 SI scholarship holders – students and researchers – completed their scholarship period this semester and became part of the SI Alumni Network. There are now more than 10,000 SI alumni! We asked a few of the new alumni to share their future plans, hopes and expectations with us. First up is Ayman Idris from Sudan.

 

Name: Ayman Idris

Country: Sudan

Current occupation: Chief Innovation Officer at an IT company in Sudan.

When, where & what did you study in Sweden:

I attended the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm between August 2014 and June 2015, and was awarded a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management.

What’s your plan now?

A couple of months into my master’s program, I wrote an op-ed article in a newspaper back home. The piece, rather optimistically (or maybe pompously) titled “Innovation Is The Solution To All Corporate ills”, was intended to reflect on the new perspective I had on what it means for a business to be innovative, and how to foster and nurture a culture of innovation that permeates the workplace.

I was taking baby steps towards understanding the brave new world of innovation management. Scintillating lectures delivered by visionary professors and leading industry experts were complemented by fiery, hours-long debates with equally-enthused classmates. Everything around me screamed “innovation”. “This is it” I thought, “People back home need to know about this”. My pen took a hold of me, and I found myself writing a lengthy article on the topic and sending it to the widely-read daily. Read more » >>