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Salim Chedrawi

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I hope to build lasting relationships and expand my network to interact in a context that accentuates my business management capabilities.

What led you to take the Cambridge MBA?

A Cambridge MBA education presents a great opportunity to gain a stronger business acumen and entrepreneurial knowledge to complement my management consulting skills. The Cambridge MBA takes a broader approach to its programme and offers opportunities for exploration, critical thought, and to meet a diverse student body. It is a perfect choice for me because it offers stimulating real world learning experiences to the solutions of developed economies that have overcome challenges similar to the ones found today in the Middle East. The Cambridge MBA will offer me the opportunity to expand my network and connect me to the world's future leaders by creating lasting relationships.

Describe the biggest accomplishment in your career so far?

My most significant accomplishment during my tenure at PwC has been helping lead the United Arab Emirates' smart learning programme that entailed transforming the country’s public school system using the latest technologies to improve educational outcomes. I helped introduce new smart learning solutions to more than 405 schools and 120,000 students. It was a challenging but rewarding journey and will change the lives of current and future generations of students.

How do you feel about being awarded your scholarship?

I am grateful for this generous support not only financially but because it furthers my determination to succeed in my degree programme. I hope to be a strong ambassador for my family, the scholarship trust, and for Lebanon.

What do you want to get out of the MBA most of all in the next year?

I hope to build lasting relationships and expand my network to interact in a context that accentuates my business management capabilities. 

Where do you see your MBA journey taking you in your future career?

Through my MBA journey, coupled with my passion for technological trends, I aim to influence decision-makers in the Middle East to pro-actively adopt cutting edge solutions for a better future. My goal is to leverage the MBA and its global community to find ways to increase public and private collaboration, encourage entrepreneurship, and stimulate development in information and communication technologies in the Middle East.

Something that not many people know about you

I have a powerful forehand in tennis.

Scholarship awarded

Middle East Bursary




Bachelor of Engineering, American University of Beirut;

Master of Science, University of Edinburgh



Pre-MBA career

Management Consultant, PwC