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City Livery Club honours Cass alumnus

Cass graduate and tech entrepreneur Thomas Ilube has been awarded the first ever Centenary 'Root and Branch' Award by the City Livery Club.

Cass graduate and tech entrepreneur Thomas Ilube has been awarded the first ever Centenary 'Root and Branch' Award by the City Livery Club.

The Club, which brings together all 110 Livery Companies of the City of London, gave Ilube the award in recognition for his transformational charity work.

The award was presented by HRH Princess Anne at the Livery Club's Centenary Banquet on the 9th June 2014.

The Livery Club Judging Panel celebrated Ilube for his outstanding record of service to education and young people.

Ilube led the creation of Hammersmith Academy, the UK's first specialist creative and digital media and IT academy, where he served as its first Chair of Governors.

In addition to this he founded and chairs the African Gifted Foundation which aims to provide a membership network allowing thousands of gifted children across Africa to develop their academic potential.

Ilube, founder of four tech start-ups and current CEO of Crossword Cybersecurity, graduated from Cass with an MBA in Finance in 1988.   

He comments, "it was a real honour to be selected for this unique award. Both my City career and my charity activities are built upon the platform that my time at Cass gave me all those years ago"

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