Business: Entrepreneur, Financier, Banker, businessman
Many world famous businessmen have surprisingly either come from Wales or have important Welsh connections. Some have incredible stories, most have quietly got on with business making changes that effect millions but few know their names. Entrepreneurs with Welsh connections include Laura Ashley, Charles Rolls, J.P.Morgan, Sir Howard Stringer and many many more!
Ken NicholsonCo-founder of 'The Kwik-Save' Supermarket Group.
Paul DuddridgeSuccessful 'Show Business' agent.
Sir Howard StringerMultiple high profile roles including
President of CBS News (1986 to 1988)
Chairman and CEO of TELE-TV
Chairman and CEO Sony Corporation, starting in May 1997 and became their Chairman and CEO in June 2005.
Between 1974 and 1976 he earned nine individual Emmys as a writer, director and producer.
Sir Howard was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Glamorgan. He also has an Honorary Fellowship from the Welsh College of Music and Drama.
John HughesIn 1872 he moved to Ukraine, to the province (Oblast) of Donetsk and founded an ironworks at the headwaters of the Kalmius river. He helped to improve and expand the Russian rail road. The town's pre-revolutionary name was from his own surname, Yuzovka. After the Revolution it was called Stalino, changed in 1961 to Donetsk.
John ChiplinFounded 'Geneformatics', leading biotech company in 1999. Founded 'Newstar Music' 1995 and creative vehicle for the band, 'Vita Nuova'.
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