MacLaren Memorial Lecture (POSTPONED)

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Start Date: 07 May 2020

Start Time: 5:30 PM

End Time: 7:30 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 250

Venue: Main Building (G11), Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET › View map

This event has been postponed.

The MacLaren Lecture is an annual event held jointly by Aston University and the Chartered Management Institute. The event has run since 1953, and has attracted major speakers from business and industry. It commemorates the life of James MacLaren, one of the most eminent industrialists in Birmingham’s history. MacLaren was one of the founder members of the Birmingham branch of the Chartered Management Institute and was the first chair of the Birmingham College of Technology, an antecedent of Aston University. He was particularly known for developing links between industry and education.

This year's lecture will be given by Viswas Raghavan, Chief Executive Officer for J.P. Morgan in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). 


Viswas Raghavan

Viswas Raghavan

Viswas Raghavan is the Chief Executive Officer for J.P. Morgan in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He is also the Head of Banking for the region’s Corporate & Investment Bank. Based in London, he has over 25 years of corporate finance experience. Before being appointed to his current role, he was head of Global Equity Capital Markets at J.P. Morgan. Prior to that Mr Raghavan was head of J.P.Morgan’s Debt and Equity Capital Markets' businesses for Europe & Asia. Mr Raghavan has been an integral part of J.P. Morgan’s EMEA business since joining from Lehman Brothers in 2000, where he was Head of Equity-Linked Capital Markets for Europe & Asia. Mr Raghavan graduated from The University of Bombay, India with a BSc in Physics and holds a BSc Honours degree in Electronic Engineering & Computer Science from Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He is also a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. In 2016, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Science (DSc) by Aston University.


  • Free event
  • Refreshments provided

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