ICMA Centre student celebrates winning third award of the year

The weather couldn't dampen high spirits at the ICMA Centre last week as over 300 students celebrated their remarkable achievements. One student in particular had special reason to celebrate not only did he come top in his class thereby winning the MSc Academic Achievement Award but he was also awarded the Vetiva Prize. In total MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking student Chardin Wese Simen has won three awards this year including the CISI Stephen Cooke Award.

The Centre makes a number of Academic Achievement Awards each year to the highest performing students, other winners included MSc Financial Engineering student Ramelis Acosta from the Domincan Republic and BSc student, Tsz y Luk, from China.

The Vetiva Prize for Best Graduating African Student was established by one of the ICMA Centre's alumni, Dr Olaolu Mudasiru, who is now Deputy Managing Director of Vetiva Capital Management Limited in Nigeria. In addition to the £1,000 prize Chardin, was also offered a job at Vetiva. Dr Musasiru, said of the prize:

"The prize was established to ensure that the African youth are rewarded for their endeavours. Vetiva envisioned a future where the most excellent African minds would be instrumental in providing solutions to Africa's economic challenges, with the ultimate aim of accelerating the pace of economic development in the continent."

Chardin, who is from Cameroon, has demonstrated his drive to achieve both in his work and studies taking the initiative in participating in Insight Programmes with leading institutions such as Deloitte, PWC and the FSA and also successfully setting up his own business prior to studying in the UK.

Prof Charles Sutcliffe , Head of School at the ICMA Centre, said:

"Chardin is an outstanding student and we are delighted that he will be joining our PhD Programme in the autumn."

Published 11th July 2011

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