Published: 24 July 2023

2023 Surrey MBA scholarship competition winner announced

The Surrey Business School Executive MBA Scholarship Competition winner has now been announced.

We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2023 Executive MBA scholarship competition. After a tremendous range and breadth of entries the competition judging panel nominated Dervla Carty, Enterprise Account Manager at HashiCorp, as the winner of the competition and the recipient of the scholarship for a place on the Executive MBA programme at Surrey Business School.

Chris Mahon (MBA Programme Director) said of the competition, ‘Entries for the scholarship competition hugely exceeded our expectations, with myself and the other judges faced with a very difficult task to choose the winner and runners up.  It is a pleasure to award the scholarship to Dervla and we look forward to her joining Surrey Business School in September.’

The full scholarship award is supported by Surrey Chambers of Commerce. Chief Executive Officer for Surrey Chambers, Louise Punter, commented: ‘Congratulations are due to all of the entrants for the exceptionally high standard of entries. Surrey Chambers is heavily invested in promoting and supporting skills development and continuous learning and this is a great initiative which we hope will benefit both Dervla and HashiCorp in the future.’

Surrey Business School plays a pivotal role in the process of up-skilling future business leaders through the Executive MBA programme. Its digitally orientated MBA course is designed to meet the needs of the business in technical verticals where organizations need to not only focus on existing gaps and requirements but also gain advantage by understanding industry trends and how to adapt to meet the challenge of future business environments.

Speaking on behalf of HashiCorp, Louise Fellows (Vice President, Northern Europe) added, ‘HashiCorp has a longstanding commitment to helping nurture and support its talented international workforce. We are delighted that Dervla will be joining the Executive MBA at Surrey Business School - an MBA programme which has such a strong focus on the future of digital business and with a Business School so closely aligned to supporting the career opportunities for women in the tech industries.’

Runner-up in the competition is Lyndsey Marshall, IoD London Director of the Year 2021 for Public and Third Sector and Executive Director at Farnham Maltings. The Runner-up scholarship award is supported by Surrey Research Park.

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