Two undergraduates from the London School of Economics and Political Science have been recognised as Goldman Sachs Global Leaders.
Henry Wigan and Julia Giese are among eight undergraduates from the United Kingdom who have been given the prestigious award by the Goldman Sachs Foundation and the Institute of International Education. 100 students from 17 countries have been recognised in total for the 2002 awards.
The Global Leaders are selected on the basis of their outstanding academic abilities and leadership achievements. The Goldman Sachs Foundation, along with the Institute of International Education, created the Global Leaders Programme in 2001 to identify and reward the academic excellence and leadership potential of 100 of the most accomplished second-year students worldwide. The competition helps foster their leadership skills and prepare them for distinctive service to society and their future professions.
Stephanie Bell-Rose, president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, said:
"Now, more than ever, we need to prepare our best and brightest to operate in a global context, and to educate our future leaders for a complex technology-driven environment in varied cultural settings, We hope that the experience as a Goldman Sachs Global Leader will inspire these students at this important time in their lives."
Allan E Goodman, president and CEO of the Institute of International Education said:
"The opportunity to forge relationships and share ideas across borders that this programme offers will prepare these extremely talented young people to become the kind of leaders of governments and societies upon which ultimately success in the wars against poverty, disease and terrorism will depend."
Those awarded as Global Leaders will receive $2,000 each and will participate in award ceremonies at which renowned leaders in the public, civil and private sector will discuss the challenges of leadership in the 21st century.
Through interviews with a distinguished panel of leaders from business, government and the non-profit sector, four of the eight students from the UK will be selected to participate in the Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Institute in July 2002, held in New York. These, along with 46 other international students, will be awarded top honours on successfully completing the Institute.
For further details on the Institute of International Education, visit www.iie.org
To obtain more information on Henry Wigan and Julia Giese, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
14 May 2002