The European Sponsorship Association is extremely proud to announce the results of the 2022 ESA Diploma.
Another 51 successful students have joined the ranks of nearly 600 contemporaries who have achieved the industry’s premier qualification since 2012.
The class was led by Faisal Samarrae, an outstanding student from the United Arab Emirates who can rightly celebrate his status as Top Student (only the second overseas student to achieve the Diploma’s highest honour).
Faisal was joined by three other candidates who achieved the rare and highly sought-after Distinction status. Two students from rights-holder organisations, Freddie Cussans of Sail GP and Arabella Kirby from McLaren, shared this year’s award for Top Set Brief.
In addition to the UK intake, Faisal was joined by students from seven other countries in 2022, reinforcing a growing trend for multinational markets participating in the Diploma and taking advantage of its many, varied learnings.
All of this year’s graduating class are now eligible to join the ESA Diploma Alumni Society, launched earlier this year, adding to its status as the largest networking resource in the industry.
ESA Diploma Course Director, Peter Raymond, said: “It has been another year of considerable achievement with some excellent performances from the Class of ’22.
“These students deserve special commendation because 2022 has been a challenging year with businesses returning to some degree of normality and, for many of them, studying time was harder to find.
“That said, the outstanding performances of a number of our growing global contingent warrants special mention. The ESA Diploma continues to provide an unrivalled grounding for anyone who wants to develop a serious career in the marketing of sport, the arts and entertainment.
“Our aim is to continue to build the ESA Diploma’s reputation as one of the best sponsorship courses in the world.”
Enrolment for the 2023 ESA Diploma, which begins in January, is now open with a 20% early bird discount for those who sign up by 25 November, 2022.
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