Ahtesham Mahmood

Ahtesham is the President of De Montfort Students' Union and a member of the Trustee board.

Ahtesham studied Bsc Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science and then went on to complete a MSc in Pharmaceutical Quality by Design.  During his time at university he was a Course Representative on the Programme Management Board for 3 years and for his MSc course, chair of Student Council, member of the International Society, School Representative for the Leicester School of Pharmacy and DSU Student Trustee for two years.

His hobby is to spend time with good company. Ahtesham says "I'm up for almost anything as long as I'm with good friends."

Why did Ahtesham want to become a Trustee?
"I wanted to become a Trustee so I could ensure student views were represented during discussions of strategic direction.   Furthermore, coming from a pharmaceutical background I wanted to be involved so I can build my business acumen."

What does he want to achieve as a Trustee?
"As a Trustee I want to ensure that the decisions we make are in the best interest of our student body and not just the current student body but for the future students that will be jointing this amazing Union and University. 

In office I would like to increase the awareness and accessibility for all student development opportunities allowing students to become more involved and enjoy themselves that bit more. I am now also striving to change the culture of our societies, I would love for societies to operate as communities rather than groups i.e. having collaborative events."