Lord Irvine A.S. Laidlaw

Lord Irvine A.S. Laidlaw ‘65

Chairman of Veja Mate Offshore Holdings, British Wind Energy, and Laidlaw Estates

The broad knowledge of business that I gained at Columbia has been enormously helpful to me.

Why He Gives Back

“Only in business school do you get exposure to all the disciplines in business: marketing, accounting, finance, personnel management, statistics. Helping to develop these skills in the next generation of leaders will be positive for the country and the economy. All of my giving is aimed at helping people step up the ladder and exploit their talents, whatever they are, to the fullest.”

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