Student Ambassadors

Introduction

Student leaders on the campuses of each member school help initiate new programs and drive student engagement. They play a critical role in making the Global Network a valuable resource for every participant.

The Global Network for Advanced Management is proving it can be a tremendous resource, but to shape the next stage of the network, we want to engage our students even more.  Each school has appointed a student ambassador who will work with their own student communities and student ambassadors at other Global Network schools to identify new opportunities and shape existing initiatives.

Together the ambassadors will work with students and ambassadors from other Global Network schools to develop student-led initiatives for the Network and facilitate student-to-student communication across the network.

When asked what they would like to see happen with the Global Network, our ambassadors responded, “greater student-to-student interaction between schools’ student clubs and special interest groups,” “more students taking part in Global Network Weeks,” “more sharing of best practices across member schools,” and for “member schools to become more integrated and connected.”

Meet the Global Network Ambassadors

Xinran Yang

Program
MBA
Interests
Member of Joint Forum, co-founder of a restaurant, love traveling and listening to music
Fun Facts
Like anything about fashion, like dancing, calligraphy, painting and skating.
Member school
Xinran Yang

Colin Tierney

Program
MBA
Interests
Squash (playing for the Oxford University Squash Team), new technology, healthcare, international affairs, sport and travel.
Fun Facts
I hiked a 3,000m mountain through a storm in Switzerland this summer with 4 strangers.
Member school
Colin Tierney photo

Vaughan Bagley

Program
MBA
Interests
I am the Co-chair of the Oxford Said Women in Leadership Alliance. I am passionate about gender equity and using film and storytelling to inspire action and drive change. I love to travel, read historical fiction, and cook for family and friends.
Fun Facts
I lived in Portugal from ages four to eight years old while my mother was the U.S. Ambassador.
Member school
Schools visited
Vaughan Bagley headshot

Azra Habibija

Program
MIM
Interests
Playing sports and traveling
Fun Facts
I never leave a city without buying a souvenir.
Member school
Azra photo

Elaigwu Ifenne

Program
Executive MBA
Interests
I really enjoy travelling to other African countries
Fun Facts
I've been a huge Manchester United fan most of my life. I love the Pittsburgh Steelers too.
Member school
ELAIGWU IFENNE

Ibhade Akpede

Program
MBA
Interests
Surfing the web for historical events, sight seeing and chatting.
Fun Facts
I am a mother of two adorable girls who drive me crazy for the most part, I wouldn't have it any other way though.
Member school
Ibhade Akpede at a reception

Shadaab Shaik

Program
MBA
Interests
Meeting new people, Travelling, basketball, Urdu Poetry, Food, rescuing strays
Fun Facts
I was skeptical about getting a dog until I rescued one off the streets, now she and her 2 pups have taken over our lives! ( In the best way possible) I prefer social gatherings to social media. I believe that Forrest Gump was the best movie ever made.
Member school
Shadaab portrait photo

Shan Wu

Program
EMBA
Interests
Ukulele, singing, hiking, linguistics
Fun Facts
I can say “hello, thank you, I love you” in 20ish languages. I watched FRIENDS for 10 times. I was the first Chinese teacher-in-residence in Ireland.
Member school
Shan Wu portrait photo

Michael Moreno

Program
Executive MBA
Interests
Reading, travel, new tech, gardening, and anything outside (ideally close to a beach).
Fun Facts
I was a US Diplomat for 10 years, but never Ambassador. This is a great promotion!
Member school
Michael Moreno

Ryan Flynn

Program
MBA
Interests
Cycling, Travel, Science Fiction Novels
Fun Facts
One of my first jobs after graduating university was bartending at the first craft cocktail bar in Cairo.
Member school
Ryan Flynn

Stanislav Borisov

Program
MBA
Interests
Developing and leading non-profit organisations and communities, reading 60 books per year, snowboarding
Fun Facts
I’m 2m tall Russian guy from Siberia who doesn’t drink vodka. My friends are of more than 50 nationalities.
Member school
Stanislav Borisov portrait

Shuang Zhang

Program
MBA
Interests
Ambassador of MBM (MBA Business Mentor) Program in RMBS
Fun Facts
I love swimming very much and have the strong willingness to learn skiing this winter.
Member school
Shuang Zhang writing on a blackboard