Famous British CEOs

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Spencer Matthews
(Television personality)
Spencer Matthews
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Birthdate: August 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
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James Murdoch
(Businessman and CEO of '21st Century Fox' (2015 - 2019))
James Murdoch
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Birthdate: December 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Media magnate James Murdoch, the youngest son of Rupert Murdoch, has been the CEO of 21st Century Fox. He was also the chairman and CEO of News Corporation (Europe and Asia) and also of Sky plc, handling networks such as Star TV. He was involved in the BSkyB phone-hacking scandal.
 3 
Jim Ratcliffe
(Businessperson)
Jim Ratcliffe
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Birthdate: October 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Failsworth, Lancashire, England
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 4 
Rebekah Brooks
(British Journalist and CEO of 'News UK')
Rebekah Brooks
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Birthdate: May 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Warrington, Lancashire, England

Rebekah Brooks is a British former newspaper editor and journalist. She currently works as a media executive and has been serving as News UK's CEO since 2015. In 2003, she started working as the editor of The Sun, becoming the first female editor of the tabloid. From 2009 to 2011, she served as the chief executive officer of News International.

 5 
Steve Easterbrook
(Businessperson)
Steve Easterbrook
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Birthdate: August 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Watford, England
 6 
Denise Coates
(Chief executive officer, Businessperson)
Denise Coates
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Birthdate: September 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
 7 
Neil Aspinall
(British Music Industry Executive Best Known for His Association with the Rock Band 'The Beatles')
Neil Aspinall
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Birthdate: October 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prestatyn, Wales
Died: March 24, 2008

Often termed The Fifth Beatle, music executive Neil Aspinall went from being a schoolmate of Paul McCartney and George Harrison to eventually managing The Beatles. He later also headed Apple Corps., a company established by The Beatles. He had also fathered a child with the mother of his friend, musician Pete Best.

 8 
Chris Anderson
(Entrepreneur)
Chris Anderson
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Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Pakistan
 9 
Ruzwana Bashir
(Businessperson)
Ruzwana Bashir
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Birthdate: July 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skipton, United Kingdom
 10 
Fred Goodwin
(Former CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland)
Fred Goodwin
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Birthdate: August 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Former CEO of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Fred Goodwin perhaps became the most-hated banker after the 2008 collapse of RBS, when it registered the biggest annual loss in the history of the UK. Subsequently, his knighthood was revoked. He still receives an annual pension from the bank.

 11 
Charles Rolls
(British Motoring and Aviation Pioneer & Co-Founder of 'Rolls-Royce')
Charles Rolls
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Birthdate: August 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berkeley Square, London, England
Died: July 12, 1910

British automobile and aviation pioneer Charles Stewart Rolls is remembered for co-founding Rolls-Royce. The Cambridge alumnus was the first pilot to fly across the English Channel and back without a halt. He died in a plane accident at age 32 and was the first British aviator to do so.

 12 
Lew Grade
(Media proprietor)
Lew Grade
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Birthdate: December 25, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokmak, Ukraine
Died: December 13, 1998
 13 
Jacqueline Gold
(British Businesswoman and Chief Executive of 'Gold Group International', 'Ann Summers' and 'Knickerbox')
Jacqueline Gold
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Birthdate: July 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England

Jacqueline Gold is a British businesswoman estimated to be the 16th richest woman in Great Britain. She is the chief executive of Gold Group International, Ann Summers, and Knickerbox. The daughter of businessman David Gold, she began her career working under her father. Within years, she became an established businessperson in her own right. 

 14 
Tiny Rowland
(Executive)
Tiny Rowland
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Birthdate: November 27, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Calcutta, Bengal, India
Died: July 25, 1998
John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley
2
Birthdate: February 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
 16 
William Knox D'Arcy
(Entrepreneur)
William Knox D'Arcy
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Birthdate: October 11, 1849
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Died: May 1, 1917
 17 
Amit Bhatia
(Founding partner of Swordfish Investments and chairman of Queens Park Rangers football club)
Amit Bhatia
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Birthdate: September 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
 18 
John Vincent
(Writer)
John Vincent
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Birthdate: September 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London , England

One of the co-founders of the chain of health-oriented fast-food eateries, Leon Restaurants, John Vincent has also penned seven cookbooks. He has also launched the School Food Plan, which has improved the diet of millions of students. He has chaired the Council for Sustainable Business, too.

 19 
Sean Yazbeck
(Businessman)
Sean Yazbeck
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: London, England
 20 
Barney Barnato
(Entrepreneur)
Barney Barnato
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Birthdate: February 21, 1851
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 14, 1897
 21 
Gopichand Hinduja
(Businessman)
Gopichand Hinduja
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Birthdate: February 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: India
 22 
John Walter
(Publisher)
John Walter
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Birthdate: January 1, 1738
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 16, 1812
 23 
J. Arthur Rank
(Industrialist)
J. Arthur Rank
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Birthdate: December 22, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 29, 1972
 24 
Poju Zabludowicz
(Art collector, Businessperson, Philanthropist)
Poju Zabludowicz
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Birthdate: April 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
 25 
Matt Brittin
(Rower, Businessman)
Matt Brittin
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Birthdate: September 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Walton-on-Thames, England
 26 
John Birt, Baron Birt
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Birthdate: December 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
 27 
Maurice Flanagan
(Businessman)
Maurice Flanagan
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Birthdate: November 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leigh, England
Died: May 7, 2015
 28 
Cyril Fletcher
(Comedian)
Cyril Fletcher
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Birthdate: June 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Died: January 2, 2005
Gordon White, Baron White of Hull
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Birthdate: May 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: August 23, 1995
 30 
John Harvey-Jones
(Businessman)
John Harvey-Jones
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Birthdate: April 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney, London, England
Died: January 9, 2008
Sidney Bernstein, Baron Bernstein
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Birthdate: January 30, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ilford, England
Died: February 5, 1993
 32 
Alison Cooper
(Chief Executive Officer)
Alison Cooper
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Birthdate: March 31, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
 33 
Sunil Vaswani
(Businessman, and the chairman of the Stallion Group)
Sunil Vaswani
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Birthdate: July 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jaipur, India
 34 
Marjorie Scardino
(Businesswoman)
Marjorie Scardino
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Birthdate: January 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
 35 
Bruce Craig
(Businessman)
Bruce Craig
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Birthdate: 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: England
 36 
Asif Aziz
(Businessperson and philanthropist)
Asif Aziz
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Birthdate: 1967 AD
Birthplace: Limbe, Malawi
 37 
David Hodgkiss
(Administrator)
David Hodgkiss
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Birthdate: 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: -
Died: March 30, 2020
 38 
Alastair Pilkington
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Birthdate: January 7, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: England
Died: May 5, 1995
Alexander Trotman, Baron Trotman
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Birthdate: July 22, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Isleworth, England
Died: April 25, 2005
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Mariéme Jamme
(Tech Entrepreneur, Founder)
Mariéme Jamme
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Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
 41 
Claudius Rich
(Businessman)
Claudius Rich
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Birthdate: March 28, 1787
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: October 5, 1821
 42 
Tony Hall
(Media executive)
Tony Hall
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Birthdate: March 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
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Leslie Smith
(Businessman)
Leslie Smith
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Birthdate: March 6, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Enfield, England
Died: May 26, 2005
 44 
David Crossland
(Entrepreneur)
David Crossland
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Birthdate: December 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Not known
 45 
Peter K. McMahon
(Business Executive)
Peter K. McMahon
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Birthdate: June 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blackpool, Lancashire
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Elena Ambrosiadou
(CEO of Ikos Asset Management Ltd.)
Elena Ambrosiadou
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Birthplace: British