Strategy, Innovation & Leadership

Financial Times: TIAS-alumni change makers

January 24, 2022 | 1 min read
Two TIAS-alumni, Bright Simons and Raquel Paiva Serôa da Motta, are both runner up in the Financial Times Responsible Business Education Awards in the category ‘Alumni Change Maker’. This category recognizes recent graduates who have helped redefine “business as usual”.

Bright Simons is an alumnus of the TIAS Full-time MBA. As the founder and president at mPedigree, he developed consumer protection systems for various products, ranging from vaccine quality control to seed systems enhancement. Bright is recognized for uniting the strongest elements of entrepreneurship, invention, and social activism. His work in securing communities’ access to safe medicines and increasing food security by protecting supply chains impacts the lives of over 100 million people globally in more than 15 countries. 

Raquel Paiva Serôa da Motta is passionate about food sustainability and participated in the TIAS Executive MBA in order to learn more about the business perspective. As a capstone in the final part of the EMBA program, she developed a business model for a food surplus start-up, focused on Brazil. She joined hands with another entrepreneur based in the capital of Brazil and co-founded Food Flow, an early-stage start-up for fighting food waste. "I want to have an impact, do something back for my home country."

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