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  1. Famous Alumni
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Famous Alumni

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.

Jerry Fishenden

Technologist, currently National Technology Officer for the UK.

Professor Dame Wendy Hall

Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton.

John Loder

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.

Jawaharlal Nehru

First Prime Minister of the Republic of India.

Clement Attlee

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.

Tony Blair

Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.

Roderic Bowen

Welsh Liberal Party politician.

Jody Dunn

Liberal Democrat politician, and a barrister specialising in family law.

Chloe Fox

Australian politician, Labor MP for the South Australian electoral district of Bright.

James Hart

Commissioner of the City of London Police.

Syed Kamall

Conservative Party politician and Member of the European Parliament for the London European Parliament constituency.

Liu Mingkang

Chinese Politician and Businessman, current Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, former Vice-Governor of the China Development Bank.

Aris Spiliotopoulos

Minister of Greek Tourism.

Margaret Thatcher

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.

Jonathan Breeze

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.

Rod Clarke

Former Chief Engineer, Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, Ontario, Canada; Writer and engineering historian.

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou

Founder of EasyJet.

Bob Kelly

CEO of Bank of New York Mellon, former CFO of Mellon Financial Corporation and Wachovia Corporation.

Muhtar Kent

CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. Formerly, President and CEO of Coca-Cola International and Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company.

Dick Olver

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.

Kiran Rao

Executive Vice-President of Marketing & Strategy at Airbus.

Durmus Yilmaz

Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey.

Brian Wynter

Governor of the Bank of Jamaica.

David Woodward

CEO, Aabar Petroleum Investments Company (Aabar), former President of BP Azerbaijan.

Media and Entertainment

Sharon Maguire

Writer and Director, directed Bridget Jones's Diary.

Dermot Murnaghan

Sky News presenter.

Joanna Blythman

Non-fiction writer, Britain's leading investigative food journalist.

Ellie Crisell

BBC presenter.

Michael Fish

BBC weatherman.

Gillian Joseph

Sky News presenter.

Kirsty Lang

BBC presenter and journalist.

William Lewis

Journalist and editor of the Daily Telegraph.

Tiff Needell

Grand Prix driver, presenter of Fifth Gear on Channel Five.

Bridgid Nzekwu

Channel 4 newsreader.

Sophie Raworth

Newsreader, presenter on BBC One O'Clock News.

Joel Rubin

World-renown klezmer clarinetist.

Ian Saville

British magician.

Barbara Serra

News presenter for Al Jazeera from London.

Jo Whiley

BBC Radio 1 DJ.

Ruby Hammer

Internationally acclaimed make-up artist.

Faisal Islam

Economics Correspondent at Channel Four News, named Young Journalist of the Year at the Royal Society of Television awards.