Here is Sakai-san's speech:
Captain Edward Sawbridge, Honourable Vice Presidents & Secretary Steven Spencer, thank you very much for allowing me the great honour to offer the Harry Scott Memorial Trophy to the LMEGA. Thank you, Martin Pratt, for your all arrangements.
One year ago I joined the Service to celebrate the Life of Harry Scott with many of my LME friends. The entrance music was The Eagles’ playing “Take It Easy”. That event and music reminded me of my old days.
I stayed in London for 2 months in 1989 as a trainee of Triland Metals. After that I worked for the Triland Tokyo Desk for 3 years (1990-1993). My professor was Harry Scott.
Harry was in his late 40’s, much younger than many of us here today, but already he was affectionately known as “Fossil” in the Ring! He loved smoking, drinking, eating and chatting. He was short-tempered, but very generous, like the big holes on the today’s temporary greens! He taught me a lot about conventions including LME trading, life in London and even table manners.
I had plenty of pleasant memories with Harry. He was a special man.
I often went to the Ring together with the team. Every time, he tried taking me to a pub before lunch. I don’t drink a lot, usually enjoying only one or two glasses in the evening and I always become very sleepy immediately after drinking. One day I inadvertently slept on the sofa just outside of the Ring (at Plantation House), and a naughty guy called “Mr. Busy” from another broker (I cannot remember his real name) made drawings on my glasses with white correction liquid!
One day, Harry nicknamed me “Typhoon”. On one weekend when Harry was visiting Tokyo to visit our Tokyo LME desk, I took him for a drive to the seaside near to Tokyo. We faced heavy traffic jam and made a lot of U-turns. He told me later he wished to call me “Disaster” at that time!
Now, I would like to present the Harry Scott Memorial Trophy here….
22nd November, 2018
Executive Chairman Triland Metals Limited