Celebrations and Awards

July 2018 Edition

It's awards season at Mountbatten with another group of London (August 2017) trainees celebrating the completion of their Program; whilst in Bangkok the MBA students have celebrated their graduation as well. Congratulations to them all for their hard work and dedication.

Other celebrations include a Mountbatten wedding; plus 3 other alumni being nominated or bestowed awards in their professional lives.

Mountbatten Wedding

We are delighted to announce a Mountbatten Wedding, which took place on 9th March in sunny Dubai. Thomas Philip (Tom) and Bina Ghose were both part of New York September 2009 intake, and currently live in Dubai. The ceremony was held at The Palace, which overlooks the Burj Khalifa and the dancing fountains, and their reception was at the One and Only, The Palm.

Bina said that they were "delighted so many of our close Mountbatten friends could join us. We wouldn't even have met if it wasn't for the amazing Mountbatten Program."

Alumni guests included Juggy Johal (best man), Sally Thomas, Phil Francis, Judi Funston, Hugo Gouvras, Jemini Desai, Carly Chadwick, Claire Wheaton, Carl Raynor, Baldip Dhillon, Nardeep Sehra and Patrick Osadebe.

Yankee Stadium

Mountbatten Night at Yankee Stadium was a great success! NYCFC hosted our Mountbatten community, including trainees, host organizations, alumni, staff, family & friends for a great game at Yankee Stadium as well as a Q&A panel on the Business of Soccer. Mountbatten Program CEO, Richard Sexton, was the moderator for a discussion between Jonathan Stemp (Chief Infrastructure Officer at Manchester City Football Club) and David Bruce (VP of Brand & Integrated Marketing for Major League Soccer). They shared their insights on bringing soccer/football to the US market, the rising popularity of the game, the challenges they face, and the World Cup in 2026. The evening was topped off with a victory for NYCFC over Montreal, 3-0!

of the Month

Sindy Leung
London, March 2012

"Be the change you want to see" is a motto that inspires me. When I can see how I can make a difference, I find it hard to sit back. Refugees in Hong Kong are not allowed to work or go to school and they are given HKD 2000 (USD 250) per month to live on. So a friend and I set up a weekend school for these refugees and other under-privileged ethnic minorities... We provide them with opportunities that everyone should be entitled to, which is a step to helping them escape inter-generational poverty.

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Applications are open!

Applications are now open for our March 2019 intake. If you know a young professional that is looking for international experience and professional development then make sure you submit their information to our Refer a Friend program.

If your referral is placed on the Program then both you and they will receive an Amazon gift card worth £40/$50!

Entrepreneurial Alumni

Matthew Bentley

New York, September 1997

Matt is Director at – "in other words, a fancy title for a friendly freelance editor and proofreader. I offer expert editing services for students, writers, governments and businesses at very reasonable prices. Based in Australia; I have also edited documents for clients in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region".

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A Day In The Life

Lynne Ault

London, March 2010

Lynne graduated from Ohio State University in 2009 before joining the Mountbatten Program in 2010. Lynne is a business development and account manager professional with a history of working with global companies in the marketing/advertising/media industry. Lynne has been in her current role as Senior Director Sales at Adweek in New York for 8 months. Here she describes a Day in her Life.

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In The News

Three successful alumni all gaining recognition in their very different careers:

Kubi Springer (New York, September 2001) has been nominated by BWBA (Black Women in Business Awards) for no less than 4 awards: Entrepreneurs of the Year, Business Woman of the Year, Outstanding Achievements Awards, and Business of the Year Award!

There is an opportunity for you to vote for Kubi here

Matt Pontey (New York, March 2011) who lives in Sydney, Australia, has been nominated as a finalist for 2018 REINSW Awards for Excellence for Property Marketer of the Year.

We would like to send huge congratulations to Leslie Lumumba (New York, August 2016) for receiving the CEO Awards for Excellence @ The London Stock Exchange – Transaction Reporting for MIFID II

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