AN Kirsh, the South African owner of the Tower 42 skyscraper, has become the London Business School’s biggest donor after handing it £10m to spend as it chooses.
Professor Andrew Likierman, the dean of LBS, said the money was “a real game-changer”, boosting the school’s endowment funds by 40 per cent.
“Nurturing future leaders is essential for business and business schools have a huge part to play in this. That’s why supporting business education, in Britain in particular, is so important,” said Kirsh in a statement yesterday.
The businessman bought Tower 42, formerly the Nat West Tower, in 2011, having made his fortune in real estate.
He previously made waves in the Square Mile as the chief executive of Minerva, the company behind the Walbrook building.