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Poonam Malik

MBA 2016

Alumni 100
Director, Board Member & Angel Investor, Scottish Enterprise and Investing Women Angels

With a PhD from the University of Glasgow and an MBA from the Business School, Poonam now sits on a number of boards and committees for organisations such as the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Scottish Enterprise.

How does it feel to be selected for the Alumni 100 list?

"Proud, connected, and appreciated."

What made you choose to study at the University of Edinburgh Business School?

"Global reputation, value of the course, and connection with recruiting team."

What are your memories of studying at the Business School?

"Happy, connected, and part of a special group of friends and faculty."

What key thing that you learnt at the Business School do you still rely on today?


What's the one thing you think current students need to develop or learn before entering the modern workplace?

"Entrepreneurial mindset, approach, and soft-skills training."

Proudest work-related achievement to date?

"Being recognised for all the community related work I had been doing and then Finalist as 'Social Leaser of the Year 2019' nationally for the Scottish Business Women's awards."

Students need an entrepreneurial mindset, approach, and soft-skills training.