Alumni around the World


UWC graduates come from all walks of life - medicine, education, international relations, non-governmental organisations, business, and politics, to arts and the media. Although the alumni network is spread vastly throughout the globe, the one thing binding them together is the determination to make a difference. Here are just a few of them:

Politics and Government
  • King Willem-Alexander: King of The Netherlands

  • Ian Khama: President of Botswana, April 2008 - present

  • Douglas Alexander: British MP, previously Secretary of State for International Development, Gordon Brown’s cabinet

  • Lene Feltman Espersen: former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

  • Paul Grimes: Australian Secretary of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

  • Eluned Morgan: Welsh politician, member of the House of Lords

  • Lindiwe Sisulu: Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, South Africa

  • Lousewies van der Laan: Dutch politician, Vice President of the European Liberal Democrats, Chief of Staff to the President of the International Criminal Court

Other Fields
  • Pavlos: Crown Prince of Greece

  • Zenani and Zindzi Mandela: Children of Nelson Mandela

  • Akihiko Hoshide: Astronaut, Japan

  • Julie Payette: Astronaut, Canada

  • Mayumi Raheem: National swimmer, Sri Lanka; Three-time gold medal winner at the 2006 South Asian Games

  • Saba Douglas-Hamilton: Conservationist and TV presenter

  • Todd Sampson: CEO, Leo Burnett, Sydney, and co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative

  • Paul Colton: Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Ireland

  • Kim Han-sol: Grandson of Kim Jong-il

  • Clement Kjersgaard: Danish journalist (named the most powerful journalist in Denmark)


  • Robert Milton: Chairman, President and CEO, ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. and Chairman, Air Canada

  • Jorma Ollila: former Chairman and CEO, Nokia Corporation

  • Peter Sands: CEO, Standard Chartered

  • Jostein Solheim: CEO, Ben & Jerry’s

  • Eric Khoo: Film director, Singapore

  • Nakkiah Lui: Award winning indigenous playwright

  • Sally El Hosaini: Film-maker, winner of the 2012 World Cinema Cinematography Award: Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival

  • Anne Enright: Irish author, 2007 winner of the Man Booker Prize

  • Karen Mok: Hong-Kong singer, actress and songwriter, three-time Golden Melody Award-winner

  • Wangechi Mutu: Kenyan artist, and 2010 Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year

  • Jonathan Michie: President of Kellogg College, University of Oxford and Director of the Department for Continuing Education

  • Howard Newby: Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool

  • Federico Varese: Italian expert on organized crime, and Professor of Criminology, Oxford University


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