The Washington College, one of the leading liberal arts institutions in the United States, will confer an honorary doctorate on Mr. R Seetharaman, Group Chief Executive Officer, Doha Bank, it was announced yesterday.
The banking industry veteran is being awarded the honorary Doctors of Laws degree in recognition of his "unique and valuable contributions to society in the field of banking and business," a letter from the College said.
"Mr. Seetharaman's enduring promotion of good governance and corporate transparency, and his commitment to corporate social responsibility has significantly changed the banking industry in Doha and beyond," said Mr. Mitchell B. Reiss, President, Washington College.
Mr. Seethraman will receive the honorary degree at a special event being organized by the College in its campus on May 20, 2012.
Washington College was founded in 1782 as the first college in the new United States of America.
Some of the luminaries who have received honorary degrees from Washington College include US Presidents George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S Truman, Dwight D Eisenhower and George H.W. Bush; Nobel laureates James Watson, C.N. Yang; and historians David McCullough and Stephen Ambrose.