Bajan in NY Recognized for Leadership in Financial Services

Barbadian Dr. Kurt Lambert will join New York Mayor Eric Adams as the recipient of a 2022 honorary degree from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

Dr. Lambert will also deliver the keynote address to the graduating class.

Lambert is Chairman of the Board of RepRisk, a global leader in environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk and due diligence, providing the best data available globally to leading organizations across all industries.

A passionate entrepreneur, Lambert has built a number of early-stage and late-stage companies spanning the investment, fintech, healthcare and consumer goods sectors, including the Swiss coffeeshop chain ViCAFE.

In 1997, he founded Harcourt Investment Consulting AG, which was a pioneer in the Swiss hedge fund industry and managed over US$5 billion at the end of 2009.

Lambert is Chairman of the Forlam Foundation in Barbados and was previously Chairman and Board Member of the Africa Foundation UK Trust.

In addition, he has served on the advisory board of several major initiatives, including the advisory board for the FTSE Hedge Fund Index, the most recent being the creation of a regional financial services institute in the Caribbean.

Lambert holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BSc in mathematics from Hofstra University.

He and Drs Vidya Armogan and William Duguid, MP and former MP Richard Sealy are 1979 Entry Year Fellows of Harrison College.

Past Hofstra distinguished honorees include the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm Forbes, publisher of Forbes magazine, former US President Bill Clinton, Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Dr. Courtney Blackman, former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados. . (PR)

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