Diamond to Deliver Commencement Speech



Robert Diamond ’73

Robert Diamond ’73, a world leader in international finance, will deliver the commencement address at Colby’s 187th Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 25.

An economics major and one-time university instructor, Diamond is president of Barclays PLC and chief executive of Investment Banking and Investment Management for the London-based bank. He is the architect of the strategies that produced record performances for Barclays across these divisions, and he will be a Colby parent when his son Charlie joins the Class of 2012 this fall.

Diamond will receive an honorary degree along with four others: art historian, museum director, and curator Gabriella De Ferrari; scientist and energy consultant Amory Lovins; author and television writer-producer David Simon; and record-setting female astronaut Sunita Williams.

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