LIMUN APPOINTS CHOUDHARY, MALIK, OWOADE AND SPASENOSKA TO ITS BOARD OF TRUSTEES
LONDON, UK (January 10, 2020) – The LIMUN Foundation today announces the addition of four members to the Board. It has appointed Meshaal Choudhary, Muqaddam Malik, Moniade Owoade, and Dijana Spasenoska. Their appointments are with effect from January 18th.
Moni Owoade is a current Senior Law student at the University of Cambridge, where she's a writer and First Year Representative at the Wilberforce Society, the UK's largest student think tank. Prior to starting at Cambridge, she spent two years at J.P Morgan's Global Public Sector group, a team that provides centralized banking coverage for the firms' public sector clients including governments, sovereign wealth funds, central banks and multilateral institutions.
She graduated from Princeton University in 2017 with a B.A in International Affairs, and during her time there she served on the boards of the African Students Association and Princeton College Counseling Project. She has also worked for Johnson & Johnson's global policy team, She Leads Africa and in the office of Congressman Ami Bera.
Muqaddam Malik is a recipient of the LSE Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa Graduate Fellowship, where his work involves conducting research on academic perspectives on the African continent. He has also conducted internships at the Kenyan National Chamber of Commerce & Industry and in the Economic and Trade Department of the African Union. He also brings some MUN Charity expertise, having overseen the planning and creation of NorwichMUN which caters to high school students and sat on the Board of Trustees for 3 years.
He graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics where he was also actively involved in societies as President of the International Students Society, and the university Model UN society. He has recently received a Masters in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science where he was Under-Secretary-General Staffing at LSE MUN, a Research Staff at the LSE Emerging Markets Forum and Co-Director of the LSE Africa Summit - one of the largest student-led Africa summits in the UK. He is familiar on the MUN circuit as a dedicated chair, and we have also had the pleasure of having him chair committees at both our UC and HS conferences.
Meshaal Choudhary is the Business Development Administrator at what3words, a global addressing system used in over 170 countries by hundreds of businesses, government organisations, and NGOs. Prior to this, she was a compliance project paralegal at EY and has worked in a variety of commercial and private client practice areas at law firms in London.
She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Law from the University of Kent in 2016, and an MSc Law, Business, and Management and LPC from the University of Law in 2017, and has also earned a CPD certification in Business, International Relations, and Political Economy from the LSE. At university, she was involved in legal societies, dispute resolution tournaments, the community radio station, and - of course - Model United Nations, and has been a LIMUN Chair and former Under-Secretary-General for Personnel in 2017.
Dijana Spasenoska is a Doctoral student at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She's a biochemist with a professional interest in Global Health, specifically health policy, demographics and epidemiological research. Her background in this field is vast, including her work as an Intern at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance in market shaping in Geneva and her work as a Consultant for the World Health Organisation since March 2019.
She graduated from Imperial College London with a degree in Biochemistry, where she was also President of the Model United Nations Society and received a Masters in Global Population Health from the LSE where she was a Programme Student Representative. She has been active in Model UN, as a Chair at several conferences and particularly for us as a Chair in 2016, Under-Secretary-General Chairing in 2017 and as our UC Secretary-General in 2018.
The LIMUN Foundation is a charitable organisation that promotes cultural empathy, understanding of international affairs and awareness of the United Nations among young people. By equipping youth with mediation, analytical and leadership skills, while stressing cosmopolitan values and the interdependence of the modern world, we hope to foster future world leaders who will face global challenges with a spirit of international cooperation.
Currently, the LIMUN Foundation runs two programmes: our flagship annual conference in London, the largest university-level Model United Nations in Europe, and an annual secondary school conference, with a focus on opening access to MUN for those students who attend state/state-funded schools or are from under-represented communities. We also run additional support sessions for local schools.