Many City University London alumni have gone on to lead the field in their chosen careers. This page highlights just a few.
Arts, Science and Academia
Professor L. Bruce Archer
British mechanical engineer and Professor of Design Research at the Royal College of Art.
Dr George Daniels
Horologist,regarded as the greatest watchmaker of modern times and inventor of co-axial escapement.
Technologist, currently National Technology Officer for the UK.
Professor Dame Wendy Hall
Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton.
Sound engineer, record producer and founder of Southern Studios, as well as a former member of EXIT.
Professor Robin Milner
Computer Scientist and recipient of the 1991 ACM Turing Award.
Professor Ebrahim Moosa
Director of the Center for Study of Muslim Networks at Duke University.
Professor Ziauddin Sardar
Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Government, Politics and Society
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi)
Leader of Indian independence movement. Pioneer of non-violent mass civil disobedience to achieve political change.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Founder of Pakistan, first Governor-General of Pakistan.
First Prime Minister of the Republic of India.
Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951.
Herbert Henry Asquith
Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916.
Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.
Welsh Liberal Party politician.
Liberal Democrat politician, and a barrister specialising in family law.
Australian politician, Labor MP for the South Australian electoral district of Bright.
Commissioner of the City of London Police.
Conservative Party politician and Member of the European Parliament for the London European Parliament constituency.
Chinese Politician and Businessman, current Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, former Vice-Governor of the China Development Bank.
Minister of Greek Tourism.
Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. First female, and longest serving post-war UK Prime Minister.
Dr Ivy Williams
First woman to be called to the English Bar.
Business and Finance
Sir Brendan Barber
General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress.
Founder and CEO of Jet Republic, private jet airline company.
Sir William Castell
Chairman of the Wellcome Trust and a Director of General Electric and BP, former CEO of Amersham plc.
Former Chief Engineer, Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, Ontario, Canada; Writer and engineering historian.
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou
Founder of EasyJet.
CEO of Bank of New York Mellon, former CFO of Mellon Financial Corporation and Wachovia Corporation.
CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. Formerly, President and CEO of Coca-Cola International and Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company.
Chairman of BAE Systems (the world's 3rd largest aerospace and defence company), member of the Board of Directors at Reuters.
Syed Ali Raza
President and Chairman of the National Bank of Pakistan.
Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey.
Governor of the Bank of Jamaica.
CEO, Aabar Petroleum Investments Company (Aabar), former President of BP Azerbaijan.
Executive Vice-President, marketing and contracts, for European plane-maker Airbus SAS.
Media and Entertainment
Writer and Director, directed Bridget Jones's Diary.
Sky News presenter.
Non-fiction writer, Britain's leading investigative food journalist.
Sky News presenter.
BBC presenter and journalist.
Journalist and editor of the Daily Telegraph.
Grand Prix driver, presenter of Fifth Gear on Channel Five.
Channel 4 newsreader.
Newsreader, presenter on BBC One O'Clock News.
World-renown klezmer clarinetist.
News presenter for Al Jazeera from London.
BBC Radio 1 DJ.
Internationally acclaimed make-up artist.
Economics Correspondant at Channel Four News, named Young Journalist of the Year at the Royal Society of Television awards.