University of Bradford Notable Alumni

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University of Bradford Notable Alumni

Our Alumni go on to make significant contributions in their chosen fields across all areas of life including health and science, technology, engineering, business and management and peace and politics among many others. These are just some examples of many of our former students who have gone on to achieve great things. We also award a number of honorary graduates each year in recognition of outstanding contributions to society, to the city of Bradford, and to the University.

If you are a past student and would like to get in touch please contact our alumni office.


Melih Abdulhayoglu, Founder & CEO Comodo Group

BEng Electronic Engineering (1998)

Comodo was founded in 1998 in the United Kingdom, by Melih a technologist and an entrepreneur. Comodo relocated to the United States in 2004. Comodo’s product line is focused primarily on computer and internet security.


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.