Video: Great Minds Series - LSBF interviews VTB Capital Plc's Masroor Haq
VTB Capital’s International Head of Infrastructure Capital and Project Finance, Masroor Haq, believes that education plays an important role when it comes to banking industry talent.
Speaking with London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) as part of its Great Minds interview series at VTB Capital’s London headquarters in Bank, Mr Haq said that education can provide aspiring bankers with the tools they need to succeed in the industry.
“Education is certainly critical with all this increased volatility and risk,” Mr Haq said. “It’s important that bankers are well equipped with all the necessary tools to identify and manage risks, and to come up with solutions which allow the firms to grow and clients to get the best advice.”
“It’s very important that business schools work with institutions like [VTB Capital] in ensuring that students are well equipped with the tools which will help them in their career.”
VTB Capital is the investment banking division of VTB Group and, since its foundation in 2008, has taken part in more than 530 equity capital market and debt capital market deals. As Russia’s second largest banking group, VTB Capital offers a full range of investment banking products and services to both Russian and international clients.
LSBF Great Minds series
As well as offering programmes dedicated to fostering leadership skills, LSBF also endeavours to provide students with insight and inspiration through a number of innovative resources. One of these initiatives is the LSBF Great Minds Series: a collection of video interviews with leading business and political leaders promoting debate on education, employability, entrepreneurship and the economy.
The video series started in 2011 with a conversation with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, followed by an interview with former Education Secretary Lord Kenneth Baker. In 2012, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of the Virgin Group said that universities worldwide should become hubs to boost entrepreneurship and inspire self-starters to develop their own businesses. In 2014, LSBF spoke to Will Butler-Adams from Brompton Bicycle, Guy Hayward-Cole from Nomura Bank International, with former British Prime Minister Sir John Major, entrepreneur and investor Deborah Meaden, Google UK sales director Kevin Mathers and BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie.
In 2015, LSBF hosted interviews with Andrew Miller, CEO of Guardian Media Group; Jill McDonald, CEO of McDonald's UK; Kevin Costello, CEO of Haymarket Group; Amy McPherson, CEO of Marriott Hotels Europe; veteran BAFTA-winning broadcaster Jon Snow; live chats with Kevin Ellis, Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers; Guy Hands, Founder of Terra Firma and many others.