Simon Murray

Businessman + Adventurer + Author
Born Mar 25, 1940

Simon Murray CBE is a British businessman, adventurer, author, and former French Foreign Legionnaire. He was the oldest man to reach the South Pole unsupported, at the age of 63.

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  • Tony Hayward's Interim Chairman Role At Glencore Could Become Permanent
    Guardian (UK) - Aug 20, 2013
  • Piracy: Privateers
    The Economist - Jan 10, 2013
  • Glencore Increases Xstrata Mega Merger Offer
    Guardian (UK) - Sep 07, 2012
  • Glenstrata, The Scheme Doc Financial Times Blogs - May 31, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Simon Murray.


1940 Birth Born on March 25, 1940.


1960 20 Years Old In 1960, he joined the French Foreign Legion, and served for five years in the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP). … Read More
1965 25 Years Old 1 More Event
After rising to the rank of Chief Corporal, he turned down an offer to attend Officers' School in France, and left the Legion in 1965.


1984 44 Years Old In 1984 Davenham was sold to Li Ka-Shing and Simon became the Group Managing Director of Hutchison Whampoa – he stayed for ten years, overseeing Hutchison’s acquisition of Hong Kong Electric, and negotiating their entry into the oil business through their acquisition of Husky Oil. … Read More


2011 71 Years Old Murray remarked in April 2011 that he was not keen to hire young women in his company named Glencore (Swiss-Based) because they were likely to get married and get pregnant; he was subsequently forced to issue a "humbling apology". … Read More
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