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Honours for Business School at King's Distinguished Alumni Awards

Celebrating outstanding professional achievement and civic leadership or service


Two King’s Business School alumnae were recognised with a King’s Distinguished Alumni Award last week for their outstanding professional achievements and leadership.

Amira Modi (Mathematics and Management, 2002) was honoured with the King’s Emerging Leader Award. Since graduating, Amira has held a number of senior roles at GlaxoSmithKline including chief of staff – global pharmaceuticals, global marketing director and finance director. She volunteers as a school governor and is a business mentor for the Prince’s Trust.

Rita Kakati Shah (Mathematics and Management, 2001) was awarded the King’s International Alumni Award, in recognition for her support of King’s alumni and students internationally, and her commitment to helping others in her professional role.

Rita is a diversity and inclusion strategist and founder and CEO of Uma, a consultancy she founded in New York to assist women and potential employers with returning to work after having children. Rita is a King’s mentor and an active member of the alumni community on both sides of the Atlantic, for example supporting King’s Business School Women in Finance networking activities.

The King’s Distinguished Alumni Awards celebrate outstanding professional achievement and civic leadership or service, and winners are chosen by their peers from the alumni community.  

Find out more about this year’s winners and their achievements by visiting the King's Alumni Community. Nominations for next year’s awards will open in autumn.