Imperial alumni

From chasing comets to styling the stars, Imperial alumni go on to do some amazing things.

Imperial College Business School

Bruce Hellman

Bruce Hellman

MBA 2011

Bruce is co-founder and CEO of mobile phone and web application uMotif, which won first prize at the Cisco British Innovation Gateway (BIG) awards. The technology could potentially improve the wellbeing of healthy people and those living with diseases such as diabetes and Parkinson's.

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Tony Hollingsworth

Tony Hollingsworth

MSc Management Science 1980

Tony helped to manage the first seven annual Glastonbury events and has produced some of the world's biggest broadcast events, including the 1988 concert for Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday. Tony has also fundraised over £21 million for causes that include Amnesty International and the Red Cross.

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Christis Plastiras

Christis Plastiras

MSc Finance 2009

Christis Plastiras is co-founder of one of the most succesful websites in Cyprus, and of a newly established start up in London, as well as Director of a software development company and Chairman of a project that aims to transform an abandoned five-star hotel building into an entrepreneurship hub. 

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Faculty of Engineering

Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown, Simon Overell & Douglas de Jager

PhD Computing 2009

Ashley and Simon, now Senior Software Engineers at Google, founded a start-up business with Douglas de Jager, focused on combatting online advertising fraud, which was acquired by Google.

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Ning Chen

Ning Chen

PhD Chemical Engineering 2012

After working at the Beijing Genomics Institute on completion of his PhD, Ning has started his own company, Promegene, which offers gene sequencing technology services to universities and hospitals.

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George Danos

George Danos

BEng Computing and Electrical Engineering 1993

George Danos built on his lifelong interest in space and astronautics as well as his entrepreneurial background and scientific knowledge to become co-founder and President of the Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation.

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Faculty of Natural Sciences

Clara Challoner Walker

Clara Challoner Walker

BSc Chemistry 1985

Clara Challoner Walker is one of only a handful of women to have ever worked at a senior level for a government-owned organisation in Saudi Arabia, calling upon her experiences there to inspire her first novel, a thriller set in Yorkshire, Saudi Arabia, the Far East and Africa.

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Gabriel Georgiades

Gabriel Georgiades

BSc BioChemistry 2000

After working in hospital-based laboratories in London for seven years, Gabriel Georgiades returned to Cyprus and set up his own clinical laboratory performing routine and specialised blood tests. We caught up with him about his journey so far during a recent Business School event on the Cypriot economy.

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Alok Gupta

Alok Gupta

MSc Maths & Finance 2006

Dr Alok Gupta left a successful role in algorithmic trading in New York to apply his data science skills to a new tech startup, Airbnb. He now manages the fraud and trust team, developing new models to try to deflect and predict bad interactions on the platform and in the real world.

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