Progress with Purpose Distinguished Speaker Series launches with talk about the impact banking has on a fairer and more sustainable future

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Loughborough Business School is pleased to announce that Colm Kelleher, Chairman of the Board of Directors at UBS Bank, will present at an upcoming lecture on campus this month.

‘How banking can develop to create a fairer and more sustainable future’ will kickstart the School’s distinguished speaker series, a new initiative following its recent rebranding and the launch of its Progress with Purpose ethos.

Colm is renowned for his 30-year career with Morgan Stanley, where he served as President until 2019 overseeing both the Institutional Securities Business and Wealth Management segments of the organisation. During the global financial crisis, he held the position of CFO and Co-Head of Corporate Strategy from 2007 to 2009.

He has solid leadership experience in banking, with excellent relationships around the world. He has a deep understanding of the global banking landscape and broad banking experience across all the geographic regions and major business areas in which UBS operates.

Professor Jan Godsell, Dean of Loughborough Business School, commented:

As we continue our journey towards being a purpose-driven business school, challenging practice, policy and performance, we are pleased to welcome Colm Kelleher to launch our Distinguished Speaker Series.

As a well-respected leader in the financial services sector, who better than Colm to talk to our University community about how banking can play a pivotal role in balancing economic, environmental and societal needs? Join us to gain an insight into what the future of banking might look like.

Loughborough University’s Chancellor Lord Seb Coe will also be in attendance to introduce Colm at the start of the event.

The lecture takes place on Friday 16 June from 10am to 11.30am in the Loughborough Business School Hub, including time for a Q&A session at the end. Refreshments will also be provided.

The event is free to attend and open to all University students, staff and alumni, in addition to members of the public.