The Hodges Scholar Award is the highest recognition for academic merit at Hult International Business School and is given to students graduating in the top 1% of their class globally.

The award is named in honor of Dr. Stephen Hodges, who served as President of Hult from 2006 to 2022. Under his leadership, Hult became a global leader in business education, with over 4,000 students from more than 100 countries learning at campuses across three continents. Dr. Hodges’s entrepreneurial spirit, belief in the power of practical learning, and his commitment to academic rigor epitomized the Hult ethos.

This year, 19 students representing 14 different nationalities have been named in the inaugural Hodges Scholar cohort. Hult President, Dr. Matt Lilley, said “On behalf of everyone at Hult International Business School, congratulations to each of you on this outstanding academic achievement. I wish you continued success in your next chapters.”


The Class of 2022 recipients are:

Bachelor of Business Administration:

  • Zachary Benetatos
  • Anna Cornelia Gürtler
  • Alexander Niehaus
  • Sunniva Selmer Reinertsen

Master of Business Administration (MBA):

  • Katarina Djuric
  • Thomas Faust
  • Marcello Ferrari
  • Carolina Guedez Mozur
  • Katharina Schild
  • Philipp Adolf Schudt

Master of Business Analytics:

  • Dmitrii Aleshin
  • Tim Bastian
  • Linda Marie Webb

Master of Finance:

  • Hidayatullah Hidaning Buwono

Master of International Business:

  • Simran Cashmyra Gopee
  • Christina Morin
  • Riccardo Perez

Master of International Marketing:

  • Daniela Concheso Giron
  • Stine Wincentsen



About Hult

More than a non-profit business school, Hult International Business School is a dynamic multicultural community that educates, inspires, and connects some of the world’s most forward-thinking business talent. We flip the traditional approach to education by using learning-by-doing experiences to give learners the knowledge and skills to become exceptional business leaders and entrepreneurs.

We exist to create a better future for all by inspiring and challenging our community to make an impact that matters. Triple-accredited and ranked by the Financial TimesEconomistForbes, and Bloomberg Businessweek, we offer practical undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs across our global locations in 5 cities across 3 continents.

Founded by one of Europe’s most successful entrepreneurs, Bertil Hult, we believe that theory is good, but practice is better. This belief goes far beyond an educational philosophy; it is the guiding force behind every program we provide, every course we create, every class we run. We are the business school for those made to do.