Financial Times names Chancellor Yunus in top 50 of leading business pioneers

01 April 2015

Financial Times names Chancellor Yunus in top 50 of leading business pioneers

GCU Chancellor Muhammad Yunus

GCU’s Chancellor Professor Muhammad Yunus has been named one of the top 50 business pioneers of all time by the Financial Times.

The newspaper selected Chancellor Yunus as one of its six leading business pioneers in finance.

The FT says: “Muhammad Yunus’ championing of small loans to the poor in Bangladesh - and the related idea of social business - has spread around the world. At home the same socially responsible values are very much in evidence.

“His efforts won Yunus and Grameen Bank a joint Nobel prize in 2006 - for peace rather than economics. ‘Yunus’s long-term vision is to eliminate poverty in the world,’ the jury concluded. ‘That vision cannot be realised by means of microcredit alone. But Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank have shown that, in the continuing efforts to achieve it, microcredit must play a major part.’”

Chancellor Yunus is joined by Warren Buffett, called “the greatest investor ever” by the FT, Amadeo Giannini, who revolutionised banking in the US, American businessman Henry Kravis, financier John Pierpont Morgan, and founder of the Rothschild banking dynastyMayer Amschel Rothschild in the select group of financial pioneers.

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