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Finnish Student Receives 2013 Mansion House Scholarship

Finnish student Jockum Backman is awarded one of five Mansion House Scholarships

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Backum at the Mansion House Reception
Rt. Hon Roger Gifford, the former Lord Mayor of the City of London on the left with the Mansion House scholar Jockum Backman on the right

The Rt. Hon Roger Gifford, the former Lord Mayor of the City of London, awarded five Mansion House scholarships to outstanding overseas students, including Jockum Backman from Finland. The Lord Mayor presented Jockum with a certificate awarding him his scholarship at a ceremony shortly before this year’s City Banquet at Mansion House on 23rd October. Some 300 VIP guests attended the event held for City’s financial services sector.

The City of London supports and promotes London as the world leader in international finance and business services. It also provides local services and policing within the Square Mile for residents, workers and visitors, as well are services to London and the UK as a whole. Roger Gifford announced that a Finnish student would receive a Mansion House Scholarship at the Queen’s Birthday Party of the British Ambassador’s Residence in Kaivopuisto during an official visit to Finland in May 2013, when he met senior Finnish Ministers and officials, and figures from the business and financial community.

Jockum is a graduate of the Hanken Svenska Handelshögskolan, the Swedish-language School of Economics in Helsinki. Jockum is currently studying Economics at the University of Warwick.

The Lord Mayor of the City of London holds the post for one year. The new Lord Mayor Alderman Fiona Woolf, who is only the second woman to hold the post, took office on 8 November 2013.

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Published 15 November 2013