31 Notable alumni of
Cranfield University

Cranfield University is 1221st in the world, 411th in Europe, and 81st in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 31 notable alumni from Cranfield University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Charles Ingram

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    Charles Ingram
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    engineernovelistmilitary officer
    Biography

    Charles William Ingram is a former British Army major who gained infamy for his appearance on the television game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. In episodes recorded in September 2001, Ingram correctly answered fifteen questions to win the show's maximum prize of £1 million, but was denied the winnings due to suspicion of cheating. Following a lengthy trial at Southwark Crown Court, Ingram was convicted on a single count of procuring the execution of a valuable security by deception. He was subsequently convicted of an unrelated offence involving insurance fraud in 2003, and ordered to resign his commission as a major by the Army Board.

  2. Sarah Willingham

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    Sarah Willingham
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    restaurateurbusinessperson
    Biography

    Sarah Louise Willingham is a British entrepreneur, investor and consumer champion best known for her management of high-street restaurants such as Planet Hollywood and Pizza Express and her tenure as a "Dragon" on the thirteenth and fourteenth series of Dragons' Den.

  3. Crispin Blunt

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    Crispin Blunt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Crispin Jeremy Rupert Blunt is a British Conservative Party politician. He has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Reigate since 1997, and from May 2010 to September 2012 he was the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prisons and Youth Justice within the Ministry of Justice.

  4. Siddhartha Lal

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    Siddhartha Lal
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Siddhartha Vikram Lal is an Indian businessman. He is the son of Vikram Lal, and a former chief executive officer (CEO) and the current managing director (MD) of Eicher Motors, a director of Eicher Goodearth Limited and chairman and MD of VE Commercial Vehicles. Lal is credited with the turnaround and revival of the "Royal Enfield Bullet" motorcycle (manufactured by Royal Enfield).

  5. Pat Symonds

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    Pat Symonds
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Patrick Bruce Reith Symonds is a British motor racing engineer. He was the Chief Technical Officer at Williams Grand Prix Engineering, from 2013 until 2016 having previously worked at the Benetton, Renault and Virgin Formula One teams. He is currently the Chief Technical Officer of Formula 1.

  6. Winnie Byanyima

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    Winnie Byanyima
    Born in
    Uganda Flag Uganda
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    engineerpoliticiandiplomatentrepreneuraircraft pilot
    Biography

    Winifred Byanyima, is a Ugandan aeronautical engineer, politician, and diplomat. She is the executive director of UNAIDS, effective November 2019.

  7. Andy Palmer

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    Andy Palmer
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    engineerentrepreneurchief executive officer
    Biography

    Andrew Charles Palmer is an English automotive executive and engineer. He is founder and CEO of Palmer Automotive Ltd, chairman of Optare Ltd, a non-executive director of Ashok Leyland Ltd and SBD Automotive Ltd, and non-executive vice chairman of InoBat, a Slovakian developer of electric vehicle 'intelligent' batteries. He was president and CEO of Aston Martin from 2014 to 2020.

  8. Antony Jenkins

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    Antony Jenkins
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbanker
    Biography

    Antony Peter Jenkins is a British business executive. Since 2016 he has been the chief executive officer of 10x Future Technologies, which he founded. He was the group chief executive of Barclays from 30 August 2012 until his dismissal on 8 July 2015.

  9. Nigel Doughty

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    Nigel Doughty
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1957-2012 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    association football playerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Nigel Edward Doughty was co-chairman and co-founder of Doughty Hanson & Co, a European private equity firm based in London and with offices throughout Europe.

  10. Rudolf de Korte

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    Rudolf de Korte
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1936-2020 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politicianbanker
    Biography

    Rudolf Willem de Korte was a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and businessman.

  11. James Morris

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    James Morris
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    cricketerpolitician
    Biography

    James George Morris is a British Conservative politician who has served as a Government whip since 14 February 2020, and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Halesowen and Rowley Regis since the 2010 general election. He has served on the Communities and Local Government Select Committee since his election. Like the other junior Government whips, Morris holds the sinecure title of Lord Commissioner of the Treasury.

  12. Nader al-Dahabi

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    Nader al-Dahabi
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    Jordan Flag Jordan
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politiciansoldier
    Biography

    Nader Dahabi, born 7 October 1946 in Amman, Jordan, is a Jordanian politician who was prime minister from 25 November 2007 to 14 December 2009. He took office following the resignation of Marouf al-Bakhit, and days after the parliamentary elections in which Islamists and opposition were defeated by pro-regime candidates. On 9 December 2009, he handed in his resignation to King Abdullah II, along with the rest of his government.

  13. David Fleming

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    David Fleming
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1940-2010 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    ecologistwriter
    Biography

    David Fleming was an economist, cultural historian and writer on environmental issues, based in London.

  14. Dewan Rabindranath Soni

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    Dewan Rabindranath Soni
    Occupations
    military leader
    Biography

    Lieutenant General Dewan Rabindranath Soni, PVSM, VSM is a former General Officer-Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command of the Indian Army. He served in office from 1 December 2017 till 30 September 2018. He assumed the post after Lieutenant General P M Hariz retired and was succeeded by Lt General Satinder Kumar Saini.

  15. Raghbir Singh Bhola

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    Raghbir Singh Bhola
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1927-2019 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    field hockey player
    Biography

    Raghbir Singh Bhola was an Indian Airforce Officer and international hockey player who represented India in the 1956 Melbourne and 1960 Rome Olympics, winning a gold and silver medal respectively for the country. He was also awarded the Arjuna Award for his contributions to Indian Hockey in 2000.

  16. Omobola Johnson

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    Omobola Johnson
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Omobola Olubusola Johnson is a Nigerian technocrat and the Honorary Chairperson of the global Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI). She is also a former and first Minister of Communication Technology in the cabinet of President Goodluck Jonathan.

  17. Christopher Tickell

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    Christopher Tickell
    Occupations
    military leader
    Biography

    Lieutenant General Sir Christopher Linley Tickell, is a senior British Army officer and the Deputy Chief of the General Staff as of August 2019.

  18. Chris Liebenberg

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    Chris Liebenberg
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Christo Ferro Liebenberg is a South African banker who was Minister for Finance of South Africa, from 19 September 1994 to 4 April 1996, in the government of national unity chaired by Nelson Mandela.

  19. Stuart Skeates

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    Stuart Skeates
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Lieutenant General Stuart Richard Skeates, is a British Army officer. He currently serves as Deputy Commander JFC Brunssum since December 2018. He served as Standing Joint Force Commander from 2015 to 2018.

  20. Simon Gicharu

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    Simon Gicharu
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Simon Gicharu is an educationalist and founder of Mount Kenya University, which is East and Central Africa’s largest private university. He was born in 1964 in Gathiruini village, Kiambu County, Kenya. He is the first in a family of seven. Gicharu is also the Chairman of the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation and National Private Universities Owners Association of Kenya. He is the founder of Equip Africa Institute and patron of the Mount Kenya University Graduate Enterprise Academy. He is also a board member at Thika Water and Sewerage Company, and the patron of Inter Universities Rover Moot under the Kenya Scouts Association. In 2015, Gicharu was named the Eastern African Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and subsequently inducted into the Ernst and Young Hall of Fame. He is married with three children.

  21. Benon Biraaro

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    Benon Biraaro
    Born in
    Uganda Flag Uganda
    Years
    1958-2020 (aged 62)
    Enrolled in Cranfield University
    Graduated with Master of Arts in strategic studies
    Occupations
    military personnelpolitician
    Biography

    Benon Biraaro was a Ugandan military officer and a high-ranking commander in the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF). While still in the active military, he served as the commandant of the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College in Kimaka, Jinja. In 2016, he ran (unsuccessfully) for President of Uganda on behalf of his agrarian Farmers Party of Uganda.

  22. Ahmed Lawan

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    Ahmed Lawan
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan is a Nigerian senator who serves as the President of the Senate of Nigeria. He represents Yobe North Constituency of Yobe State under the All Progressives Congress (APC). His tenure as a senator started since 2007 Nigeria general election. In 2019, he emerged the new Senate President of the 9th National Assembly with 79 votes cast to beat Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume with 28 votes.

  23. Mike Stone

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    Mike Stone
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    chief operating officer
    Biography

    Brigadier Michael John Stone is a retired British Army officer, former Director of Information of the British Army and former chief information officer of the Ministry of Defence. He is currently the Global Head of Government Technology Transformation at KPMG. In 2015, Stone made the UKtech50, where he was ranked the 12th most influential person in the UK IT Sector.

  24. Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada

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    Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada
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    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politicianminister
    Biography

    Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada is a Mexican politician affiliated with the National Action Party PAN who served as Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources in the cabinet of Felipe Calderón. He is also a former Municipal President of Uruapan, Michoacán.

  25. Catriona Laing

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    Catriona Laing
    Occupations
    civil servantdiplomat
    Biography

    Catriona Wendy Campbell Laing is a British civil servant and diplomat who is High Commissioner to Nigeria.

  26. Peter Hansford

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    Peter Hansford
    Occupations
    civil engineer
    Biography

    Peter George Hansford is an English civil engineer. He served as the 146th President of the Institution of Civil Engineers and succeeded Paul Morrell as the UK government's chief construction adviser in November 2012.

  27. Miles Flint

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    Miles Flint
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Miles Flint is the former President of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB since June 2004. Before this role, he was the President of European Marketing at Sony Europe. He was responsible for the marketing activities of Sony's electronics business in Europe. Miles was also the Managing Director of Sony United Kingdom Limited. It was the holding company that includes all of Sony’s electronics operations in the British Isles.

  28. Sigurjón Þórðarson

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    Sigurjón Þórðarson
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    Iceland Flag Iceland
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politicianbiologist
    Biography

    Sigurjón Þórðarson is an Icelandic politician. He was a member of the Althing for the Liberal Party from 2003 to 2007. In 2010, he was elected leader of the Liberal Party. In the municipal elections in May 2010, Sigurjón was elected to the municipal council of Skagafjörður.

  29. Vinita Marwaha Madill

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    Vinita Marwaha Madill
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    engineerastronomer
    Biography

    Vinita Marwaha Madill is a British Space Operations engineer and science communicator. She is based at the European Space Agency through TERMA B.V. in the Netherlands, where she is responsible for the development of the European Robotic Arm. She founded the platform Rocket Women, which uses stories and interviews to encourage women to study STEM.

  30. Nick Lipscombe

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    Nick Lipscombe
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    military historianmilitary officer
    Biography

    Colonel Nicolas John Lipscombe is a British historian, author, tour guide, lecturer and university tutor.

  31. Michael Bear

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    Michael Bear
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sir Michael David Bear was the 683rd Lord Mayor of London, whose one-year term began on 12 November 2010 and ended 11 November 2011. Until his resignation in 2017, he was the Alderman of the Ward of Portsoken and previously represented that Ward as Common Councilman and Deputy. In 2007 he was elected as Aldermanic Sheriff of London (for a one-year term).