SOAS University of London

SOAS Student Enterprise

SOAS Alumni Entrepreneurs

You may perhaps think that SOAS and Entrepreneurship do not go together, given the latter’s association with business and profit, but you would be wrong. Our students are extremely enterprising and go on after graduation to do amazing things.  Being entrepreneurial is about organizing things and taking risks - and is an effective way of bringing about change, something dear to the heart of the SOAS community.

To find out about some of our entrepreneurs please read the interviews below:

Krishma Nayee - What3words (MA International Studies and Diplomacy, 2008)

Interview with Krishma Nayee (pdf; 125kb)

Yva Alexandrova, Designer, Yvian - ethical fashion with an edge (MSc Globalisation and Development, 2009)

Yva Alexandrova

Interview with Yva Alexandrova (pdf; 485kb)


Kelvin Cheung, Foodcycle (MSc International Development, 2007)

Kelvin Cheung

Interview with Kelvin Cheung (pdf; 126kb)


Neil Cameron, Cameron & Wilding (BA Thai and Comparative Religion, 2005)

Neil Cameron

Interview with Neil Cameron (pdf; 123kb)


Ayub Dosani - Ace Accountancy (BSc Economics, 2006)

Ayub Dosani

Interview with Ayub Dosani (pdf; 108kb)  


Caroline Bennett - Moshi Moshi (BA Japanese with Economics, 1991)

Caroline Bennett

Interview with Caroline Bennett (pdf; 124kb)


Tresor Chovu - Cactus Venture Capital (BA Politics and Development Studies, 2011)

Tresor Chovu

Interview with Tresor Chovu (pdf; 441kb)



Caroline Sawney - Planeta Aleph (MSc International Politics, 2013)

Carolina Sawney

Interview with Caroline Sawney (pdf; 299kb)