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The Dean’s Community Awards recognise excellence in student and alumni leadership 

During their time studying with us, and continuing when they become alumni, Imperial College Business School’s students shape and define its community. The awards are voted for by students and staff and recognise citizenship among Business School students who excel in extracurricular activities. 

Read on to find out the winners of the 2022 Dean’s Community Awards. 

Marina Moncayola Lobato (Weekend MBA) won the Dean’s Award for Improving Society. She organised a fundraising campaign to support Indian COVID relief, managed a campaign to support “Dress for Success” during Women at Imperial Week, and worked on producing a playbook for the Ukrainian refugee crisis

Fejiro Amam and Hana Shiraaz (MSc Management), and a project group from the Intercalated BSc programme were jointly awarded the Dean’s Award for Inclusive Business. Amam and Shiraaz organised International Day in March 2022 to showcase and celebrate diversity within the Business School. The Intercalated BSc Group (made up of Dylan Kanapathipillai, Rania Selim, Rafey Asif, Ailin Anto, Jahed Zaman, Arunima Basu and Haadi Salam) organised a workshop on social media and mental health for students. 

Tommaso Locatelli (MSc Finance) won the award for Inspiring Brilliant Minds. He led the organisation of the first Mergers & Acquisition Royal Challenge. 

Joelle der Kinderen (MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering) and Nicolas Georgilopoulos (MSc International Management) won the award for Pioneering Practical Solutions. They provided extensive input into the setting up of the new student community platform, IB Connect. 

David Engelhardt (MSc International Management) won the award for the Power of Innovative Thinking, for leading the organisation of the School’s Summer Ball Committee. 

The award for Sustainable Business Thinking was jointly awarded to the team behind the Climate Investment Challenge, and Michelle Tang (Full-Time MBA) and Marcus Bridgemohansingh (MSc Strategic Marketing). The Climate Investment Challenge team built upon the success of previous years' challenges with new developments and new sponsors; the team was made up of a mixture of MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance, MSc Finance & Accounting and Global Online MBA students: Max Hobhouse, Jamie Batho, Shanaya Patel, Amy Li, Karolina Sikorska, Weiling Kang, Amy Tang and Giovanni Susta. Tang and Bridgemohansingh organised this year’s student-led conference, Re-Imagining Sustainable Retail. 

Finally, the award for alumni who went above and beyond to contribute to the Business School community, through volunteering and enhancing student experience and learning was jointly awarded to a team from the MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management programme, and Hiu Hiu Sau (MSc Management) and Davide Sciuto (MSc Investment & Wealth Management). The MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management team set up a mentoring scheme for students on the programme; it was made up of Anvith Varanasi, Jivahn Moradian, Nikolaus Muller, Philip Farbmacher and current student Fatou Simpara. Sau and Sciuto managed the Student Investment Fund