Published on 20/07/2022
Robert Jesudason and Saskia Loer Hansen
  • Robert Jesudason founded Serendipity Capital in 2020 and serves as its chief executive officer and founding partner
  • He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Aston University
  • He was named in the top 100 Global Blockchain Leaders in 2019 and Asian FinTech Top 100 in 2016.

A prominent finance leader has been awarded an honorary degree by Aston University.

Dr Robert Jesudason, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University, received the honour at a ceremony at Eastside Rooms in Birmingham on 19 July 2022.

Robert founded Serendipity Capital in 2020 and serves as its chief executive officer and founding partner. Prior to that he was president of Block One, a leading global blockchain company.

He was named in the top 100 Global Blockchain Leaders in 2019 and Asian FinTech Top 100 in 2016.

Prior to Block One, Robert was Group Executive, Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), where he was responsible for CBA’s financial management framework and was a member of its Executive Committee.

Dr Jesudason said:

“I feel very privileged to receive this honorary doctorate from the University.

“As an alumnus from Aston Business School, it has deep significance to me to be recognised this way.”

Professor George Feiger, executive dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences at Aston University, said:

“I am delighted that Aston University has bestowed this honour on Dr Jesudason.

“He has great pedigree within the financial world, having also been CFO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, a managing director at JP Morgan as well as managing director and global head of Corporate Development at Barclays PLC earlier in his career.”

Notes to Editors

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Saskia Loer Hansen is the interim Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

Aston University was named University of the Year 2020 by The Guardian and the University’s full time MBA programme has been ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking. The Aston MBA has been ranked 12th in the UK and 85th in the world.

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