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RMI’s Adjunct Professor Lutfey Siddiqi Named a Young Global Leader 2012 by World Economic Forum

RMI’s Adjunct Professor Lutfey Siddiqi, who is a Managing Director at the Swiss bank UBS, has been selected as a Young Global Leader (YGL) 2012 by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Every year, the WEF recognizes up to 200 distinguished young leaders below the age of 40 from around the world. The Selection Committee, chaired by Queen Rania of Jordan, screened the profiles of thousands of young leaders from every region of the world and from a myriad of disciplines and sectors.

According to a memo from Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the WEF, Mr. Siddiqi was recognized for his record of professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through his inspiring leadership. In addition to his interest in global finance, both professionally and academically, Siddiqi is a regular contributor to the non-profit sector in his country of birth, Bangladesh, on issues of development and investment. “Irrespective of positional authority, all of us have the opportunity to display leadership in our everyday lives. I’m delighted to receive this honor and be part of a network that will challenge my capacity to lead and to follow in appropriate doses”, said Mr. Siddiqi upon his receipt of the award.

Reacting to the news, RMI’s Director Prof. Jin-Chuan Duan said: “Lutfey's commitment to excellence in his lecturing in the MFE Program is characteristic of his desire to guide and nurture the next generation of leaders.”

“The Young Global Leaders are a highly regarded and distinguished group of individuals. UBS is very pleased for Lutfey and his achievement and equally proud of the qualities he has been recognised for, as a senior member of the firm,” said Sergio Ermotti, Zurich-based group chief executive officer of UBS.

Mr. Siddiqi is a CFA charterholder and a board member at CFA Singapore. He has a Master of Science in Economics  from the London School of Economics, a first-class Bachelor of Science (Honors) from the University of York and the International Baccalaureate diploma from the United World College in Wales. A dual national of the U.K. and Bangladesh, he was declared a Commercially Important Person by the government of Bangladesh in 2009 and every year since then.

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