Mohamed Soliman

  College: Ustinov College
  Subject: Masters of Business Administration
  Class of: 2007
  Location: Egypt

Your Durham Inspiration

Do you remember why you first chose to study at Durham?

I wanted to study in top ranked British university with college system.

Tell us about any sports, societies or clubs you were involved in at Durham.

The Egyptian Society.

What work or moment were you were most proud of at Durham?

My participation in class discussions with brilliant multinational students and academics.

What are your fondest memories from your time here?

I enjoyed every moment in Durham. Starting by the induction weeks, college life style, lectures, guest speakers, even exams was practical and ending with historical graduation ceremony.

How has Durham inspired you to get to where you are today?

Durham had taught me how to think about business and lead people to achieve my and their dream. It also taught me how to problem solve challenges and work around them.


What have you been up to since you left Durham?

I grew my company with 40% - 50% year over year during a very challenging period; the Egyptian revolution, 50% devaluation of the Egyptian pound, Covid-19 Era and many more.

What are you doing that is most meaningful to you now?

Taking partial care with my mother for 16 orphans my father used to take care about before he died from covid-19.

Is there anything from Durham that has stayed with you and still inspires you now?

Many of the guest speakers stories and the practical study I had in Durham.

Tell us about your latest news or developments.

Expanding my business into family entertainment centers and family entertainment Restaurants.

Personal interests

Playing padel tennis and watching sports.

Pass It On

What would be your top piece of advice for current students and/or recent graduates?

Go after your passion.. And give it the maximum effort.


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