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Former HSBC chairman awarded honorary degree

Lord Green made Doctor of Science

Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Green, has been awarded an honorary degree from City University, London.

Lord Green, the former chairman of HSBC, was presented with the doctorate at a Graduation Ceremony held in London's Barbican.

He was made a Doctor of Science in recognition of his contribution to the financial services industry.

Professor Steve Haberman, Deputy Dean of Cass, which is part of City University London, said: "Lord Green has made an invaluable contribution to UK banking and to the financial services industry as a whole. We are very proud to award him an honorary degree in recognition of his distinguished achievements."

Lord Green served as HSBC's group chief executive from 2003 to 2006 before becoming group chairman. After stepping down from the role in 2010, he took up his current Ministerial post where he is responsible for trade and international investment.

He has been Chairman of the British Bankers' Association and Chairman of the Prime Minister's Business Council for Britain. He has also served as a trustee of The British Museum and an honorary trustee of Peking University.

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