UCL Council Chair honoured at Global Citizen Awards

Victor Chu wins Global Citizen Award
Victor Chu wins Global Citizen Award
Congratulations to UCL Chair of Council Victor Chu CBE, who has received a special Distinguished Service Award at a high-profile ceremony held the during the United Nations General Assembly Week in New York.

Victor was honoured at the 12 Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards, alongside fellow recipients including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz, and US Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen. 

He received the Distinguished Service Award for his unique contributions to the Atlantic Council and making a better world.

Victor has been Chair of UCL Council since 2019, continuing a long association with the university that began when he took his undergraduate degree in Law. After graduating in 1979, Victor became an involved and enthusiastic member of UCL’s global alumni community, acting as a valuable advisor and advocate for the university and playing a foundational role in UCL’s now thriving Hong Kong alumni community.

Outside of UCL, Victor is chairman and CEO of First Eastern Investment Group and a member of the Atlantic Council’s International Advisory Board. He receives a special Distinguished

UCL President and Provost, Dr Michael Spence, who attended the ceremony, said: "Victor is a true global citizen, and seeing his immense international contributions recognised in this way is a really proud moment for all of us at UCL. He has been an active member of the UCL community in one form or another for over four decades now, volunteering with incredible generosity his time, which is a highly in-demand commodity, and his far-reaching expertise and wisdom. He has been Chair of Council through a period of enormous challenge and unpredictability, and his steady, long-sighted, perceptive leadership has been invaluable. Our huge congratulations go to him on receiving this Distinguished Service Award from the Atlantic Council."

Frederick Kempe, president and CEO of the Atlantic Council, said: "In an ever-changing world, it’s easy to turn inward and away from acts of global citizenship that deserve our appreciation. Our honourees embody the Council’s values - of working with friends and allies in forging partnerships across oceans, hemispheres, and languages to foster peace and prosperity across the globe." 

Dr Matt Midgley

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