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Melih Abdulhayoglu, Internet Technologist and Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Comodo Group

BEng Electronic Engineering (1998)

Melih founded Comodo, an internet security company, shortly after graduating from Bradford in 1998. Comodo relocated to the United States in 2004 and has grown exponentially to employ more than 1,000 staff and provide internet and website security for more than 85 million users worldwide. 


Dr Mohamed Ibrahim, Mobile Communications Entrepreneur and Billionaire

MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering (1977)

Mohamed founded Celtel in 1998 which operated in 14 African countries with over 24 million users. Upon selling Celtel Mohamed founded the  Mo Ibrahim Foundation to encourage better governance in Africa, as well as creating the Mo Ibrahim Index, to evaluate nations' performance. 


Crawford W. Beveridge, Formerly Chief Executive, Vice President and Chairman EMEA, APAC and the Americas of Sun Microsystems

MSC Management Studies (1974)

Crawford served as an executive at Sun Microsystems for over 15 years. He was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E) in 1995. He now chairs the Scottish Government's Council of Economic Advisers.


Rob Wilmot, Technology Entrepreneur, Chairman, CEO, NED, Trustee

BSc (Hons) Electronic Imaging and Media Communications (1994)

Rob is the CEO of online idea management platform Crowdicity and was previously one of the three founding executives of UK internet service provider, Freeserve, in 1998; and shortly afterwards became one of the youngest ever executive officers of a FTSE 100 company at the age of 29. In December 2015 Rob, who is also a visiting Fellow and Honorary Doctor of the University, was appointed as Chair of Common Purpose Charitable Trust.


Dr Tobias Feakin, International cyber security expert

BSc (Hons) Security Studies (1998) and a PhD in International Politics and Security Studies (2005)

Tobias was appointed as Australia's first ambassador for cyber affairs in 2016. He has been the director of National Security Programs at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) since 2012 and established the institute's International Cyber Policy Centre; he has also held a number of research and advisory positions, including with the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, the Oxford University Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, the Global Commission on Internet Governance, and the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.