Thursday, 12 November 2009

Ara Darzi and Larry Gagosian among London's 1000 most influential people in 2009

London's Evening Standard puiblished its list of 1000 most influential people in Britain's capital in 2009. At least two of them, prominent representatives of medical profession and art, are of Armenian origin.

Lord Darzi - Imperial College, professor of surgery
Shocked Westminster by quitting as health minister and “GOAT” — member of Gordon Brown's government of all the talents. Darzi wanted to return to his first love, surgery, which he performs while listening to Pink Floyd. (read also - here)

Larry Gagosian - Art dealer
Legendary Manhattan art figure who launched two galleries in King's Cross and Mayfair in past five years. Now spending more time back in Big Apple, he still has fingers in London market. Has been dubbed “the art world's greatest businessman”. (read also - here)

*pictures - via Evening Standard and BBC

1 comment:

Richard said...

Lord Darzi was honoured at the 10th Armenian Medical World Congress in New York last summer. During the Congress he gave 2 brilliant lectures on 1) health reform and 2) robotic surgery.