Awards recognise outstanding contributions to Cambridge Judge Business School
The Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) has honoured those who have made an exceptional contribution to its vision and aspirations in its annual Recognition Awards.
The coronavirus restrictions prevented an awards ceremony taking place to honour the work being carried out across the school in collaboration with its external partners so the awards, expanded to six categories this year, were announced electronically.
Monish Suri, honorary fellow and CJBS alumnus (MBA 1998), won the Student Champion Award for his outstanding support of students over the past 12 years. His company, Prime Ventures, has hosted more global consulting projects than any other company in the school’s history, and he also provides mentorship and has taught several courses on private equity.
The Executive Education Elevate Award recognises the organisation that has engaged most fruitfully through a two-way learning journey to enhance research, teaching and professional development. It went to The Nature Conservancy for its work on strengthening connections, building confidence and high-performing teams within the global Nature Conservancy leadership programme.
Santander won the Trailblazer Award for its commitment to education, employability and entrepreneurship, and the philanthropic support to enable internships at small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with support from the CJBS Entrepreneurship Centre. It also contributes to the Accelerate Cambridge programme, which helps start-ups grow through mentoring, coaching and seed funding.
The 360 Award, for the organisation with the deepest and broadest engagement with the Judge, was awarded to AstraZeneca. It offers substantial support including sponsorship of a series of business start-up events (the Venture Creation Weekends), providing mentors for Accelerate Cambridge, engaging with the Cambridge MBA programme and supporting employees in the Advanced Leadership Programme.
Fadi Boustany was honoured with the Outstanding Alumnus Award. From the first MBA cohort in 1991, he has set a leadership example for the alumni community by providing a philanthropic contribution to help build the Simon Sainsbury Centre. He and the Boustany Foundation have provided MBA scholarships since 1997.
The Judge family received the Deep Roots Award in recognition of Sir Paul and Lady Anne’s contribution in 1990, which along with a donation from Simon Sainsbury enabled the school to come to fruition - more than 10,000 students have since secured a first-class business education.
Christoph Loch, CJBS director, said: “Congratulations and our sincere thanks to everyone who engages with Cambridge Judge Business School and to the award recipients. We thank our collaborators for the many ways they have enabled or enhanced teaching, research and engagement.
“In this trying time, we are sending our thoughts and best wishes to each of you, around the world, as we are all coping with the impact Covid-19 is having on our families, our friends and our businesses. We will get through this.”