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Alliance MBS MBA student scoops AMBA award

Wilfred Chi Hang Leung, part-time Global MBA graduate at Alliance Manchester Business School, has been awarded The Association of MBA’s (AMBA) prestigious MBA Student of the Year award.

The awards, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, were held at an exclusive golden awards and gala dinner on 20 January 2017 at the Savoy in London.

The MBA Student of the Year Award is a well-established and coveted award now in its 13th year. It celebrates the achievements of MBA students who have an excellent academic record, show initiative and outstanding career progression, as well as extraordinary achievements that highlight the value of the MBA and their potential as a responsible leader of tomorrow.

Wilfred is the general manager of Charles K. Kao Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease and a rising star in the non-profit sector. He has served on the school management committees of five schools and on the board of directors of two non-profit organisations in Hong Kong.

Commenting on the award, Wilfred said: “To be shortlisted among some of the very best MBA students is a privilege and honour, but being chosen as the winner was beyond my expectations.  It has been a blessing and privilege to be able to do an MBA which has broadened my horizons. I hope more MBA graduates will continue to apply what we learn back to the community, and together we can make a better tomorrow”.

A second Alliance Manchester Business School MBA graduate was praised on the night. Kyle Boosens was highly commended for the MBA student of the Year award. Kyle completed his full-time MBA at Alliance MBS in 2016 and now works as an Investment Banking Analyst at international technology investment banking group, GP Bullhound.

Two of Alliance Manchester Business School’s MBA employers, American Express and Amazon, were also commended on the night within the MBA Employer of the Year award category for their positive and proactive approach to the recruitment and talent development of MBA students and graduates. As well as their dedication to working with top business schools to bridge the gap between business and thought and business practice.