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New LSE Honorary Fellows

The London School of Economics and Political Science has announced five new Honorary Fellowships.

Former LSE professor of economics Mervyn King, governor designate of the Bank of England, is among those becoming an Honorary Fellow, alongside director general of the World Health Organisation Dr Gro Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway.

Also honoured are LSE alumna Dame Eugenia Charles (LLB 1949), former prime minister of Dominica; and LSE alumnus Sir Gordon Manzie (BSc Econ 1960), director, Altnamara Shipping plc.

LSE alumnus Jorma Ollila (MSc Econ 1978), chairman of the board and chief executive office, Nokia Corporation, also becomes an Honorary Fellow.

LSE confers Honorary Fellowships each year on people who have attained distinction in the arts, science, or public life, or who have rendered outstanding services to the School or its concerns. These new additions will mean LSE will have 151 Honorary Fellows.

The Fellowships will be presented at graduation ceremonies in summer 2002.

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Further information:

Rosemary Dunleavy, LSE Press Office, on T: 020 7955 7417.

Biographical Notes on Honorary Fellows:

BRUNDTLAND, Dr Gro

Director General of the World Health Organization (1998-); former Prime Minister of Norway (serving three times between 1981 and 1996) Medical Officer, Norwegian Directorate of Health 1965-67; Assistant Medical Director at the Oslo Board of Health 1968-74; Minister of Environment 1974-79; Dep. Leader, Labour Party, 1975-81; Leader, 1981-90; Prime Minister of Norway, Feb.-Oct. 1981, 1986-89 and 1990-96. In her second term of office as Prime Minister in 1986 Dr Brundtland appointed a cabinet of eight women and nine men, thus setting up an administration with more women in it than any other in the history of western liberal democracy (as leader of the Labour Party she also introduced the policy that at least 40 per cent of all Parliamentary candidates should be women). In 1987 she chaired the World Commission on Environment and Development, which produced a report 'Our Common Future' which introduced the concept of sustainable development and was a member of the UN Commission on Disarmament and Security Issues.

CHARLES, Dame Eugenia

Dame Eugenia Charles was the Prime Minister of Dominica from 1980-1995 (and the first female Prime Minister of any Caribbean Island). She co-founded the Dominica Freedom Party, which won independence from Great Britain in 1978. As well as holding the post of Prime Minister she was also Minister for Foreign Affairs, Finance and Economic Affairs. Amongst her first acts as Prime Minister was to crack down on government and military corruption (during which time she weathered two separate coup attempts). She first entered politics in 1968 when the then government attempted to limit political opposition with a Sedition Act. She is noted for being a strict constitutionalist and environmentalist. When Dame Charles qualified for the bar in 1949 (having already entered the Inner Temple, London in 1947) she was the Islands first woman lawyer. Although nominally retired, Dame Charles sits on the boards of a number of international charitable foundations and institutions and is an outspoken commentator on Caribbean politics. Dame Charles studied Law at LSE.

KING, Professor Mervyn

Deputy Director of the Bank of England responsible for Monetary Policy (1998-) Kennedy Scholarship Harvard Univ 1971-72; Fellow and Director of Studies St John's Coll, University of Cambridge 1972-77; Professor of Investment University of Birmingham 1977-84; Professor of Economics LSE 1984-95. (Visiting Professor of Economics Harvard University 1982 and 1990; Visiting Professor of Economics MIT 1983-84) Chief Economist and Executive Director, Bank of England 1991-98. Professor King is a Fellow of The British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St. Johnís College, Cambridge, a Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College Oxford (1/1/2002-31/12/2003) and holds an Honorary D.Litt from London Guildhall University. He is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is on the Advisory Council of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). He is President of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a member of the Group of Thirty and a former Board Member of the Securities Association. He is also chairman of the OECD's WP3 (Working Party 3) Committee. He is the author of books and articles on monetary policy, corporate finance and taxation, and reform of the British tax system.

Professor King was a founding member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee in 1997 and it is confirmed that he will be appointed as the next Governor of the Bank when Sir Edward George steps down in 2003.

MANZIE, Sir Gordon; KCB 1987 (CB 1983)

Director, Altnamara Shipping plc, since 1994; b 3 April 1930s; s of late John Mair and Catherine Manzie; m 1955, Rosalind Clay; one s one d. Educ: Royal High Sch. Of Edinburgh; London Sch. Of Economics and Political Science (BscEcon). Joined Civil Service as Clerical Officer, Scottish Home Dept, 1947. National Service, RAF, 1949. Min. of Supply: Exec. Officer (Higher Exec. Officer, 1957). Private Sec. To Perm. Sec., Min. of Aviation, 1962; Sen. Exec. Officer, 1963; Principal, 1964; Sec. To Cttee of Inquiry into Civil Air Transport (Edwards Cttee), 1967; Asst Sec., Dept of Trade and Industry, on loan to Min. of Posts and Telecommunications, 1971; Dept of Industry, 1974; Under-Sec., Dir, Office for Scotland, Depts of Trade and Industry, 1975; Under Sec., Scottish Economic Planning Dept, 1975-79; Dir, Industrial Develt Unit, 1980-81, Dep. Sec., 1980-84, Dept of Industry (Dept of Trade and Industry, 1983-84); Second Perm. Sec. and Chief Exec., PSA, DoE, 1984-90, retd. Chairman: Anglo Japanese Construction Ltd, 1990-95; Forthspan Ltd, 1993-97; Thistle Water, 1995-97; Yorkshire Link Ltd, 1996-97; Director: Altnacraig Shipping, 1990-96; Motherwell Bridge Hldngs, 1990-97; Trafalgar House Construction Hldngs Ltd, later Kvaerner, Corporate Develt Ltd, 1991-97; Mem., Adv. Bd, LEK Partnership, 1992-2000. Gov., LSE 1994-. Trustee, Stort Trust, 1990-; Pres. Bishop's Sortford Caledonian Soc., 1987-93. CIMgt (CBIM 1987); Hon. FCIOB 1990. Recreations: golf, reading, watching Rugby football.

OLLILA, Jorma

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Office, Nokia Corporation (1999-) President and CEO, Nokia 1992-1999; President Nokia Mobiles Phones 1990-1992; Deputy Member of the Board of Directors, 1989-1990; Senior Vice President, Finance, Nokia 1986-1989; Vice President International Operations, 1985-1986; Member of the Board of Management, Citibank Oy 1983-1985; Account Officer, Citibank Oy, 1980-1982; Account Manager, Citibank N-A, London, 1978-1980. Nokia Corporation is the worlds biggest mobile phone manufacturer and makes 70million phones every year with profits of approximately $10billion and employing 60,000 people.

16 December 2002

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