Imoh Ilevbare

Year group: 2009

Degree: PhD, Engineering

College: Wolfson

Home country: Nigeria

Current position: Awaiting his PhD viva

Imoh started his PhD in 2009 at the Strategic Technology Management at the Institute for Manufacturing, working in collaboration with business management and technology consultants to develop systematic technology and innovation planning solutions.  Prior to his time at Cambridge, Imoh interned at Schlumberger, Procter & Gamble, helped in running his family-owned agribusiness in Nigeria, and subsequently went on to work with the Nigeria Bottling Company. Imoh graduated from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria with a first class honours in Mechanical Engineering.

During his time at Cambridge, Imoh was actively involved in the Cambridge University Nigeria Society (2009-2010), where he acted as General Secretary and went on to serve as the President of Wolfson College Student Association in 2011.  In his free time, he played football and badminton for Wolfson College and was also a member of the choir.

Writing about Cambridge, Imoh says ‘it has been a wonderful opening to the world for me. I have met lots of people and  have come to appreciate the diversity of thought and culture even more. There is a lovely balance of the peace and quiet of the College environment and with the gently boisterous nature of the City centre, and I love the fact that the University is interspersed around the City. The support received from my Department and my College was superb and has made my Cambridge experience, and I will carry this with me for the rest of my life.’