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Ali Zaidi from Ericsson AB receives this year’s SSE MBA scholarship

For the 14th consecutive year, a scholarship is being awarded for Executive MBA studies at the Stockholm School of Economics. The scholarship of SEK 495,000 is announced by Swedish financial newspaper Dagens Industri in cooperation with the Stockholm School of Economics and utbildning.se and recognizes the next generation of leaders, with the purpose of strengthening Swedish competitiveness.

Ali Zaidi, Ericsson AB, and Karin Wiström, SSE MBA Director

“The purpose of the scholarship is to promote further education and raise the skill level among the next generation of leaders,” says Karin Wiström, Director for the MBA Program at the Stockholm School of Economics.

The scholarship is awarded to candidates whose previous achievements and future potential indicate they will benefit optimally from the program. By strengthening their leadership and skills in responsible business and operational development, candidates will be able to benefit their company or organization and be a good ambassador for Sweden. Particular emphasis is placed on candidates’ potential to generate new business through entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship, in Sweden and internationally.

The 2021 MBA scholarship goes to Ali Zaidi, Strategic Product Manager at Ericsson AB, with the following motivation:

“Ali is an innovative, intelligent and positive team player. He has a MSc in Innovation Management and a PhD in Telecommunications from KTH and is identified by Ericsson as a “rapid high potential” candidate due to his strong technical and people management skills. In his current role Ali is responsible for realizing and launching Ericsson´s first-ever product for time-critical communication over 5G networks.

Combining his solid technical background and competence in 5G with the new perspectives, insights and knowledge that Ali will gain from the SSE MBA, he has the potential to successfully take on more senior leadership roles in the future, and make a strong impact. With his experience, background and potential, Ali is a highly worthy recipient of the 2021 MBA scholarship.”

“The SSE’s Executive MBA is truly inspirational! The program brings together top talents from various industries, cultures and disciplines, providing an optimal environment for applied creativity and discovery driven networking. The immersive MBA experience and a lifelong connection with SSE can be real difference makers, fueling my dreams and actions for catalyzing global innovations via emerging IoT & automation technologies.”, says Ali Zaidi

The jury has consisted of Carl Johan Bonnier, Chairman Albert Bonnier AB; Jonas Jonsson, Managing Editor, Dagens Industri; Mattias Säker, COO Educations Media Group; Frida Korneliusson, CEO Internfinans Region Stockholm and alumna of the Executive MBA program, and Karin Wiström, Director SSE MBA, Stockholm School of Economics.

For further information, please contact:
Karin Wiström, Director SSE MBA, karin.wistrom@hhs.se, +46 (0)70-651 21 43

SSE MBA Scholarship