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CROCKETT, Sir Andrew. (1943 – 2012)

Born in Glasgow, he was an economist with a flair for policy analysis who helped to transform the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and the BIS (Bank for International Settlements). He has been the only Briton to have held the prestigious post of general manager of the BIS, previously dominated by Europeans.

Lord John Boyd Orr (Nobel Prize Winner)

Born Kilmaurs, Ayrshire (1880-1971). As first Director of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Boyd-Orr was the architect of food policies aimed at helping the undernourished poor of the world. For his efforts in that domain he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947.

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