Sir George Iacobescu CBE, the Chairman of Canary Wharf Group, has been awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Tower Hamlets in a ceremony at the Tower of London. The award of Freedom of the Borough of Tower Hamlets is a rare honour having been bestowed on only two occasions in the last 20 years.
It is reserved for those who have given a lifetime of exceptional service to the community. Sir George is one of the few business people to have ever been honoured in this way.
Sir George said: “Since the first days of Canary Wharf we have worked hard to make sure that local people get the benefits of the regeneration and development.”
“To receive the Freedom of the Borough is a great honour and reflects the very strong link between Canary Wharf and our community.”
“I am particularly honoured to be in the company of four extraordinary people who have given a lifetime of service to the local community.”
Sir George was honoured alongside former Member of Parliament Jim Fitzpatrick, community campaigners Sister Christine Frost and Sufia Alam, and former Mayor of the Borough and Chairman of the Council of Mosques Abdul Aziz Sardar.
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