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First Romanian awarded Knight Bachelor by Queen Elisabeth II

Romanian-born businessman George Iacobescu, president and director of financial group Canary Wharf, was awarded the title of Knight Bachelor by Queen Elisabeth II of the United Kingdom, being the first Romanian ever to receive this title.

The title was awarded on New Year's Eve, for services to Charity, Community and the Financial Services Industry, Romania's Embassy in London informed.

Sir George Iacobescu was born in Bucharest in 1945 and emigrated to Canada in 1975.

Iacobescu was head of the company which began the building of the financial centre Canary Wharf in 1987, when he moved to London from New York.

He has been the president and executive director of Canary Wharf since 1997.

In 2003, Iacobescu was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire and in 2007 he became a member of the Board of Trustees of the British Museum.

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