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Champagne and Celebration

The ICMA Centre celebrated the success of its students in style again this year. 175 students graduated at the ceremony held in the Great Hall at the University's London Road Campus. One outstanding student not only graduated with a distinction, but was awarded a special prize at the champagne reception held at the Centre following the graduation ceremony.

Meera Shah who graduated with a distinction in the MSc Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance, was presented with the "Vetiva Prize Award" by Professor Brian Scott-Quinn, Chairman of the ICMA Centre. The Prize is awarded annually by Vetiva Capital Management , an investment banking boutique in Nigeria. It is bestowed on the highest achieving African MSc student at the ICMA Centre and includes not only an award of £500, but also the possibility of work opportunities at Vetiva and other investment banking firms in Africa.

Dr Olaolu Mudasiru, the Deputy Managing Director of Vetiva Capital Management, who is himself a graduate of the ICMA Centre's MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking, sent a message of congratulation to Meera: "Vetiva Capital Management Limited wishes to congratulate Meera Shah for winning the Vetiva African Student of the Year 2007 award. We are proud to be associated with the ICMA centre in promoting dedication, hardwork and a passion for excellence. As you receive this award, we encourage you not to rest on your oars but to take this achievement as just another step in your pursuit of distinction in your working career."

Published 5 July 2007