Ronald Grierson

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Ronald Grierson was a German-born British banker, businessman, government advisor and British Army officer. Grierson was born in Nuremberg, Germany, on 6 August 1921.[1] He died on 23 October 2014.


His principal business posts were Managing Director of S.G. Warburg (1948-1985) and Vice-Chairman of The General Electric Company (1968-1996). His main public appointments (other than service in HM Forces from 1940-1952) were Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of the UK Industrial Reorganisation Corporation and Director-General for Industry and Technology of the European Commission in Brussels. At various times he also served on the boards of Chrysler Corporation, RJR Nabisco, W.R. Grace & Co., British Aircraft Corporation (now BAE Systems) and International Computers Ltd. He served on boards and advisory boards in Europe and the USA (Blackstone Group and Bain & Co. among them) and is chairman of several international philanthropic bodies in the fields of medicine, education and music. From 1984-1990 he was executive chairman of the South Bank Centre, London's principal arts complex. He was also a trustee of the London Symphony Orchestra and of the Royal Academy of Arts.[2]


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  1. 'Sir Ronald Grierson' (paywall), The Times, 27 October 2014. Accessed 14 January 2020.
  2. 'Trustees', Institute for Strategic Dialogue. Accessed 14 January 2020 via Internet Archive.