Simon Murray
Businessman, adventurer, author
Simon Murray
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) - over 3 years
Former BP boss revealed as surprise candidate for chairman as company announces $7.7bn writedown Tony Hayward, the former boss of BP best remembered for being forced to resign from the oil group over his handling of the Gulf of Mexico disaster, has been revealed as a surprise candidate for the next permanent chairman of mining-cum-trading group GlencoreXstrata. Hayward is currently interim chairman of the group formed in May's $44bn (£28bn) takeover of miner Xstrata by commodity trader Glencore, but had been thought to be merely holding the role temporarily as the combined group searched for a permanent replacement. However, as GlencoreXstrata announced its first results as a combined company – which included an expected writedown of the value of Xstrata's mines by $7.7bn – chief executive Ivan Glasenberg surprised mining observers by saying that Hayward is being considered for the role. "Of course he's a candidate," Glasenberg said. "We'll have to see for the future." Privately, ...
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Piracy: Privateers
The Economist - about 4 years
TIMES are tough and getting worse for Somali pirates, as their targets take countermeasures. The number of attacks off the Horn of Africa tumbled from 236 in 2011 to no more than 72 in 2012, according to the International Maritime Bureau, a body that monitors crime at sea.Now a private naval effort is adding to their woes. A company called Typhon will use a 10,000 tonne “mother ship” to accompany convoys of merchant vessels. With 60 mostly armed, mostly British ex-soldiers on board, it will deploy speedboats and unmanned drones to watch and intercept hostile boats.Anthony Sharp, Typhon’s boss, says customers will find that more efficient than putting armed guards on every ship. It will also spare them keeping guns on board (which is tricky in law). Typhon plans to have three large ships by the year end, with at least one based in the Gulf of Guinea, a hotspot for pirate attacks last year, and ten by 2016.Its backers include Simon Murray, a former foreign legionnaire who is now chairman ...
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Glencore increases Xstrata mega-merger offer
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Ivan Glasenberg raises bid to 3.05 Glencore shares for every Xstrata share – below 3.25 demanded by key Qatari shareholder The multibillion dollar Xstrata-Glencore tie-up took another dramatic turn on Friday, after Glencore raised its offer and changed the terms at the eleventh hour, in a move that could force out Xstrata chief executive Mick Davis. Under the new proposal, Glencore has offered 3.05 of its shares for every Xstrata share – up from 2.8 – and demanded that its chief executive Ivan Glasenberg take the helm of the combined group. Shares in Glencore dropped 4% to 377p on the news, while Xstrata shares were 8% higher at £10.58. That puts the ratio at just 2.8, nearly 10% below the revised offer, suggesting investors are still not convinced it will go ahead. Glencore and Xstrata agreed to a £56bn merger of equals in February but the deal looked dead in the water last week when Xstrata's second-largest shareholder, the Qatari sovereign wealth fund, said it would vote agains ...
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Glenstrata, the scheme doc
Ft.com Financial Times Blogs - over 4 years
Click image for the full, 136-page doc. Update: …Has anyone seen Simon Murray? Also check out an organisation structure here… and the fees (which bought this)....
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RUTH SUNDERLAND: Autumn¿s harvest of fear over world economy - This is Money
Google News - over 5 years
Miner Xstrata has an all-male board, as does its major shareholder Glencore, where chairman Simon Murray clearly hadn't read the memo from HR when he held forth on women's supposed lack of ambition
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Murray Transforms Glencore From Marc Rich Legacy With Foreign Legion Vigor - Bloomberg
Google News - over 5 years
Simon Murray, Chairman of Glencore International PLC. photographed at his Hong Kong office, June 22, 2011. Photo by Palani Mohan/Bloomberg Markets via Bloomberg. Simon Murray, Chairman of Glencore
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City Spy: Glencore boss and corporate spy link - Evening Standard
Google News - over 5 years
Odd, then, that gaffe-a-minute chairman Simon Murray is moonlighting as a "senior adviser" to GPW, the corporate investigator that un-closets other firms' skeletons. True to form, commodities giant Glencore omitted to mention his role as a gumshoe in
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UK pay-TV revenues reaching their peak - Broadband TV News
Google News - over 5 years
Report author Simon Murray commented: “Digital TV penetration has almost reached saturation point as it exceeds 95%. Free-to-air services are responsible for much of the recent digital TV growth. Digital pay-TV penetration is not expected to climb much
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Andy Murray Discusses His New Gluten Free-ish Diet - Tennis-X.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
In his presser yesterday after beating Gilles Simon, Murray explained his new eating regimen. Q. We were talking about your diet before you came in. Tell us what the green foods are that you do eat. ANDY MURRAY: Well, I mean, pretty much any meats,
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Murray takes on Simon in Western & Southern Open quarters - Tennistalk.com
Google News - over 5 years
As past history suggests, this is not a particularly good matchup for Simon. Murray can do everything Simon does well--retrieve, keep the ball in play, and change pace--in addition to a bigger serve and more experience at this point in major events
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7.1% Subscribe to Triple Play Globally Will Reach 25% by 2016 Generating $170 ... - Dslreports
Google News - over 5 years
"The 2016 (triple play) penetration doesn't sound too impressive until you realize that this represents 387 million homes, up from 96 million at end-2010," notes report author Simon Murray. The report also notes there will be 80 million double play
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Where did Generation X go? - Independent Online
Google News - over 5 years
Just a few months back, Simon Murray, chairman of Glencore, the world's largest commodities trader, remarked that women “have a tendency not to be so involved quite often, and they're not so ambitious in business as men because they've got better
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VoD revenues to top $5.7B by 2016 - FierceIPTV
Google News - over 5 years
"Much emphasis has been placed on on-demand services making up the operators' shortfall in declining TV subscription revenues as homes converted to bundled packages and as greater competition leads to lower fees," report author Simon Murray said
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IPTV to generate higher on-demand revenues than DTT in 2012 - IPTV News
Google News - over 5 years
“Much emphasis has been placed on on-demand services making up the operators' shortfall in declining TV subscription revenues as homes converted to bundled packages and as greater competition leads to lower fees," said Simon Murray, author of the
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Executive search firms pledge to seek more women for boardrooms - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Simon Murray, the chairman of commodities group Glencore, cast a cloud over the business's multibillion- pound flotation when he claimed young women were a risk to hire because they get married and become pregnant. He said: "Pregnant ladies have nine
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Simon Murray
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 70
    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".
    More Details Hide Details Simon Murray is currently the Executive Chairman of GEMS, and a Board Director of the Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd., Orient Overseas (International) Ltd., Wing Tai Properties Ltd., Arnhold Holdings Ltd., Richemont SA, Essar Energy plc, and Sino Forest Corporation, Omnicorp Limited and IRC Limited. He is now chairman of Glencore. He has in the past served on boards and held advisory positions with a number of companies such as Vodafone, Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, Vivendi Universal, Usinor SA, Hermes, General Electric (USA), China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), Macquarie Bank, N.M. Rothschild, and Bain (the consultancy company). He continues to serve on the advisory board of Lightbridge Corporation (USA), and the Development Advisory Board of Imperial College, London. At the age of 60, Murray completed the Marathon des Sables, a 242 km race across the Moroccan desert.
  • FORTIES
  • 1984
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Whilst CEO of Hutchison, they founded the mobile phone company, Orange, turning it into a global brand which was ultimately sold to Mannesmann for US$33 billion. From 1994 to 1998, Simon was the Executive Chairman of the Deutsche Bank Group in Asia. He then established his own company, GEMS, a mid-sized investment group operating across Asia. In addition to this Simon was a founder of Distacom which made a number of mobile telecoms investments including Madacom in Madagascar, Spice Telecom in India, Sunday Communications in Hong Kong. He has also invested in other mobile operations in New Zealand, San Marino, Papua New Guinea and elsewhere.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1965
    Age 24
    On leaving the Foreign Legion in 1965, he married and moved with his wife Jennifer, to the Far East working for Jardine Matheson for fourteen years and he left to start his own company Davenham Investments, a project advisory company – N M Rothschild took a 50% stake in Davenham.
    More Details Hide Details Amongst many high profile deals, Davenham went on to represent Mitsui in the Singapore Mass Transit Railway project.
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1960
    Age 19
    In 1960, he joined the French Foreign Legion, and served for five years in the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP).
    More Details Hide Details During his service, he fought in the Algerian War against the Front de Libération Nationale (FLN).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1940
    Born
    Born on March 25, 1940.
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