Congratulations to the Class of 2020! 


It gives me great pleasure to invite our graduating students, their friends, families and colleagues, to our Virtual Graduation Ceremony held on Friday 27 November at 4pm GMT. hema-tank

As we all know, this year has been like no other. At LIBF, we’ve been especially impressed by our students – not just because of their academic achievements, but because of their resilience and the way they’ve risen to the considerable challenges of the pandemic and lockdown. 

Our Virtual Graduation Ceremony is for our students who have taken our part-time and full-time programmes. In addition, for the first time we also have graduates from our degree level apprenticeships with Barclays and from our Certificate in Sustainable Finance with Abu Dhabi Global Markets.  

We’re delighted and proud to see our students succeed in what have been unusual and difficult circumstances. With this in mind, I believe it's all the more important to celebrate your achievements and to recognise your hard work and dedication. 

I look forward to seeing you there! 

Hema Tank 

Managing Director, Higher Education 

The Virtual Graduation Ceremony video is now available on YouTube. 

Watch now


  • Welcome address by Professor Steven Haberman, Chair of the Board of Governors
  • Reading of names by Professor Maria Carapeto, Dean, LIBF
  • Speech by Kareem Reefay, Regional Director of Gulf and MENA, LIBF and Hamad Al Mazrouei, Managing Director, Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy
  • Honorary Masters degree oration by Alex Fraser, Chief Executive, LIBF
  • Honorary Masters degree Dr Paul Fisher’s acceptance speech
  • Student speaker, Samantha Zhou, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, Investment and Risk with honours
  • Prize winners announcement by Hema Tank, Associate Dean, Degree Programmes
  • Apprenticeship Student speaker, Lewis Dellar, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Banking Practice and Management with honours
  • Closing speech by Hema Tank, Managing Director, Higher Education 
  • Congratulations messages 

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