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Regional Ambassador Profiles

We currently have twelve alumni chapters globally, which are being run by our network of international alumni ambassadors. The chapters aim to promote links between alumni in cities and regions so that, wherever you are in the world, you will be able to connect with fellow alumni of Royal Holloway. Chapters run annual networking events, including guest lectures and socials; they are active on various social networks making it even easier to find your friends.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a Regional Ambassador in your country then please contact the Alumni Team to discuss the opportunity in further detail.

For information about Royal Holloway International's visits abroad, please view the travel calendar.

Singapore - Benson Ang

BensonAngName: Benson Ang

Current Job Role: Vice President

Organisation: Citi

Studied : Information Security, 2011 

Email Address benson.ang@gmail.com

Alumni Chapter : Singapore

Malaysia - Aisya Azizan

AisyaAzizanName: Aisya Azizan

Current Job Role: Analyst

Organisation: Sapura

Email Addressaisya.azizan@hotmail.com

Telephone: +6019 235 2345

Alumni Chapter: Malaysia

What did you study at Royal Holloway, and what were the best parts?

I did my undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Royal Holloway.  I studied Politics & International Relations for my undergraduate degree. I then continued on with my postgraduate studies in Financial Economics. I did the one-year ‘Graduate Diploma in Financial Economics’ which is a conversion course for non-economics graduates.

The four years that I spent at Royal Holloway are definitely some of the best years of my life. I have made good friends with whom I am still close to (long-distance friendship of course). I have experienced a lot in my four years at Royal Holloway; from gaining an education to stressful headaches to falling in love to heartbreaks. You name it, I went through it. The people I met at Royal Holloway and the experiences I’ve gained are indeed something I would not trade with anything else. The lecturers were extremely helpful, classmates were supportive, environment was conducive for studying and yet fun for a young adolescence to explore and find oneself. The breathtaking campus also made it all even more worthwhile.

Why did you volunteer to be an Alumni Ambassador?

I would like to share my amazing experience at Royal Holloway with prospective students and also keep in touch with my graduating class and other Royal Holloway alumni.

What connection have you had with Royal Holloway since graduating?

Not too long ago, I was contacted by Royal Holloway Careers Department informing me of current job opportunities which I found very helpful. I am also still in contact with most of my classmates and some lecturers through some of the social networking sites. 

Melbourne - Simarjit Chhabra

SimarjitChhabraName: Simarjit Chhabra 

Current Job Role : Chief Information Officer 

Organisation : Xtralis   

Email Address : email@simarjit.net

Telephone : + 61 417 013 383

Alumni Chapter : Melbourne, Australia

Why did you volunteer to be an Alumni Ambassador?

I chose to volunteer for University of London since I firmly believe that the University has much more to offer than what meets the eye. The University presents a unique platform for people from various cultures to assimilate and learn under one global umbrella.

What did you study at Royal Holloway, and what were the best parts?

I studied MBA in International Management.

The course provides a journey into different facets of management, however, the most interesting part for me, were the plenary sessions in London. It provided a platform to meet professionals of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds from over 50 countries. We went from ‘Forming’ to ‘Performing’ like a Bugatti Sport car where we got an opportunity to established life long networks.

It certainly has reaffirmed my belief to study at University of London and provided a true sense of accomplishment.

What connection have you had with Royal Holloway since graduating?

Even though I graduate in 2012, I remain in touch with the network I have established through social media. It helps us to not only know each other on professional front but also at a personal level.

A truly global experience, for those seeking thrill of learning at an international level.        

Washington DC - Chris Holmes 

ChrisHolmesName: Chris Holmes

Organisation: Department for Homeland Security

Email Address: Chris.Holmes@dhs.gov

Alumni Chapter: Washington DC



What did you study at Royal Holloway, and what were the best parts?

I studied Politics and International Relations. From an academic perspective, I enjoyed the debates and presentations put on by my department that included staff, distinguished guests, and the opportunity for students to interact.

Overall, there isn’t a ‘best part.’ I went into Royal Holloway just out of the American high school system.. came out three years later a stronger person all around. Looking back, I loved the highs and lows of it and wouldn’t trade it for any other experience.

 Oh.. the “last train in, first train out” trips to London were unforgettable as well.

Why did you volunteer to be an Alumni Ambassador?

I loved my time at Royal Holloway, from the department and instruction I received, to the local area and people I met during my three years in Egham. Unfortunately, information on the UK’s higher education system has to be sought out and decoded by American students interested in it. I did all the research on schools, on programs, on how to apply, on visas, right to work, where to live, etc... That needs to change for prospective overseas students so attending a good UK university becomes more a reality than a fantasy.

What connection have you had with the College since graduating?

While I unfortunately haven’t had the opportunity to return since graduating, I’ve remained in contact with friends and departmental staff using facebook and email. Hopefully I’ll be returning soon enough either to visit or to continue studies.

Saudi Arabia - Muhammad Bilal Aslam

Name:  Muhammad Bilal Aslam

Current Job Role: Senior Consultant

Organisation: Deloitte & Touche Middle East

Email Addressrhul@hotmail.co.uk 

Telephone: +966 531 699 365

Alumni Chapter: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East

What did you study at Royal Holloway, and what were the best parts?

I studied Msc. Information security at Royal Holloway. Royal Holloway is one of the top schools and research centre for teaching Information security. The College is near to London city and having good Islamic Community with a prayer room.  

Why did you volunteer to be an Alumni Ambassador?

I want to help new students and also to have social networking with alumni based in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Middle East region. As I work with Deloitte Middle East I travel almost throughout Middle East and can be an Ambassador in the ME region.

Tokyo - Yasuyuki Ogata

Name: Yasuyuki Ogata

Current Job Role:  Senior Manager, Global Tax Group

Organisation:  Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Email Address: TokoyoChapter@rhul.ac.uk

Alumni Chapter: Tokyo, Japan

What did you study at Royal Holloway, and what were the best parts?   MBA, Strategy

Why did you volunteer to be an Alumni Ambassador?  The opportunity to meet people.

Shanghai - Wenjia Zhou

Wenjia Zhou PromoName: Wenjia Zhou

Current Job Role: Senior Audit Manager

Organisation: Ernst&Young

Email Addresswittycutie@gmail.com

Telephone: (86) 136 366 596 65

Alumni Chapter: Shanghai, China

What did you study at Royal Holloway, and what were the best parts?

I studied for the MSc International Management. I made lots of friends from all over the world whilst on the course, and learnt a great many things about different areas of International Management.

Why did you volunteer to be an Alumni Ambassador?

The chance to establish an alumni group is a great opportunity for me.

What connection have you had with Royal Holloway since graduating?

Royal Holloway send me magazines from time to time, and I often view the website to keep up-to-date with College news.

Hong Kong - Joey Yu

Name: Joey, Chung-yee YU

Current Job Role: Producer

Organisation: Newpage Communications Ltd.

Email Address:  yuchungyee@Hotmail.com

Telephone: (+852) 9331 7433

Alumni Chapter: Hong Kong

Why did you volunteer to be an Alumni Ambassador? 

More exposure and networking opportunities

What connection have you had with Royal Holloway since graduating?

I still keep in touch with former classmates and join gatherings of other alumni of Royal Holloway in Hong Kong.

Beijing - Jing Wu and Xuefei Yuan

JingWuName: Jing Wu

Current Job Role: Marketing Coordinator

Organisation: King & Wood PRC Lawyers

Email Address: j.wu0113@gmail.com

Telephone: 0086  139 1058 1806


What did you study at Royal Holloway, and what was the best part?

I studied the MA Asia Pacific Business course, graduating in 2008. I thoroughly enjoyed the unique study experience in one of the top leading UK universities. The most memorable part of the experience was my graduation ceremony.

Why did you volunteer to be an Alumni Ambassador?

I think that it is an honour and commitment to be able to contribute to the college that I previously studied at. It is also a great opportunity to develop my professional skills and make an impact to the community.

What connection have you had with Royal Holloway since graduating?

I have attended College events, keep in touch with the International Office, and am a member of the Facebook and LinkedIn Alumni groups.

 

Xuefei Yuan - APBName: Xuefei Yuan

Current Job Role: Account Manager

Organisation: MetaDesign (www.metadesign.com)

Email Address: sharonbelle@126.com

Telephone: 0086 1058542482

 

What did you study at Royal Holloway, and what were the best parts?

I studied the MA Asia Pacific Business course, and graduated in 2009. I can still remember how we were united together to ‘fight with’ exams and assignments. We used to stay in the library every night until morning discussing exam issues via all kinds of communication tools. Moreover, I made a lot of great friends who have supported me since then in many ways.

Why did you volunteer to be an Alumni Ambassador?

I am proud that I have been part of Royal Holloway, and I wanted to share my pride and passion with others.

What connection have you had with Royal Holloway since graduating?

I attended the Royal Holloway China Alumni Dinner hosted by the British Council.

WeiboLogoFollow Beijing Chapter on Weibo! 

http://weibo.com/rhulbeijingchapter or search 皇家霍洛威_北京校友会

Taiwan - Johnny Chou and Joy Luo

JohnnyName: Johnny Chou

Current Job Role: Administrative and International Affairs Manager

Organisation: Advanced Digital Broadcast Taiwan

Email Address: johnnychou_taipei@hotmail.com

Telephone: 886-229169938

FacebookLogoJoin the Taiwan Chapter on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/10048936753/ 

Seoul - Chang Wan Bang

ChangerName: ng

Current Job Role: Managing Director

Organisation: BCW Consulting

Email Address: bang@bcw.kr

Telephone: +82 2 554 2555

Alumni Chapter: Seoul, South Korea

What did you study at Royal Holloway, and what was the most memorable part?

I studied for the MBA, graduating in 1998. I enjoyed the academic side of the course: I undertook a project as part of my dissertation on the ‘Andrew Weir Shipping Company’. Whilst studying, however, I also actively participated in the Korean Christian Congregation on campus. I was told through a friend that this society has since been extended to include all nationalities.

Why did you volunteer to be an Alumni Ambassador?

The project sounds like it will be fun, and I always like to meet as many Royal Holloway alumni as I can. I hope that its activity is helpful for prospective students who want to study at the College and in the UK. I would like it to be seen as a hub for alumni to share experience and knowledge, so that the College can stay competitive around the world.

What connection have you had with Royal Holloway since graduating?

Since starting up my own agency in South Korea I have been representing the College for a couple of years now. I also receive the alumni newsletter regularly.

FacebookLogoJoin the Seoul Chapter on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/109029065844286/ 

New Delhi - Vijyendra Niranjan

VijyendraName: Vijyendra Singh Niranjan

Current Job Role: Assistant Vice President

Organisation: Total Synergy Consulting Private Limited

Email Address: vijyendra.niranjan@gmail.com

Telephone: +91.94075.54274

Alumni Chapter: New Delhi, India

What did you study at Royal Holloway, and what were the best parts?

I studied the MBA International Management course, graduating in 2009. The best parts were the study group and lecturers, the regular wine and pizza informal socials, and the MBA Dinner in June. By the end of the course, our group, which was made up of 28 students from 15 countries, had become very closely knit, and the friendship has grown ever since. The socials were the times that we could enjoy all fun and no studying, and I got to know some of the lecturers very well. The Dinner was the grandest show I’ve seen at Royal Holloway, and I was impressed by the arrangements and the people invited there.

Why did you volunteer to be an Alumni Ambassador?

I believe that the role will help me to create new ways to keep in continuous touch with Royal Holloway and its alumni. I want to help promote the Royal Holloway brand here in India as well.

What connection have you had with Royal Holloway since graduating?

I have kept in touch by email and telephone with my lecturers, and have a good relationship with the careers advisor. Facebook has enabled me to establish connections with both class mates and other students who have studied or are studying for the qualification. Most of our conversations hinge around what’s new and what has changed. Also, I have maintained constant communication with my course mates, and still have the opportunity to assist people with their assignments wherever I can.

FacebookLogoJoin the Delhi Chapter on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/145612062168879/ 

 

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