The awards are divided into three competitions, for alumni from the US, India and China, and Chandler (Cambridge MBA 2009) is a finalist for the Entrepreneurial Award in the US. The other categories are the Professional Achievement Award and Social Impact Award. The US winners will be announced at a dinner in New York on 21 March.
Chandler is CEO of Tacit Pharmaceuticals, a company that develops pre-clinical and clinical stage compounds for unmet medical needs. The company won orphan drug status from the US Food and Drug Administration for its treatment of Wilson Disease, a genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues.
The Education UK Alumni Awards honour outstanding achievements by entrepreneurs, professionals and community leaders who can demonstrate how their education in the UK has impacted on their subsequent success.