Once again, the ICMA Centre celebrated the success of its students in style this year. Students graduated at the ceremony held on 28 June in the Great Hall at the University's London Road Campus. Following the ceremony, students and their guests were invited back to the Centre for a champagne reception.
One exceptional student was awarded a special prize at the reception; Susan Ogunbumi, who graduated with a distinction in the MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking was presented with the ?Vetiva Prize' by Dr Olaolu Mudasiru, Deputing Managing Director of Vetiva Capital Management.
The prize is awarded annually by Vetiva - an investment banking boutique in Nigeria - to the highest achieving African MSc student at the ICMA Centre. The prize includes an award of £1000, as well as the opportunity to work at Vetiva and other investment banking firms in Nigeria.
Dr. Mudasiru, himself a graduate of the ICMA Centre's MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking said: "It is with great pride that we award Miss Ogunbunmi the Vetiva award for Best Graduating MSc African student of the ICMA Centre 2007/08. Considering that the ICMA Centre represents one of the finest learning institutions designed to equip its students for the challenges and peculiarities of Investment Banking in the real world. We did not have to look further to find the incubator for the best African mind we have envisioned".
Dr Mudasiru went on to say that "We are pleased to announce that the Vetiva Prize has been increased from £500 to £1000 and we hope that this will prove our commitment to the intellectual potential we believe the ICMA Centre is capable of providing to the African continent".