SNAP­SHOT: SIR RON­ALD CO­HEN

The Jewish Chronicle - - Features -

Sir Ron­ald Co­hen ar­rived in Bri­tain as an 11-year-old refugee from Egypt. Ed­u­cated at Ox­ford and Har­vard, he set up the pri­vatein­vest­ment group Apax Part­ners in 1972. By the time he re­tired in 2005, it had in­vested in 350 ven­tures, mak­ing him what The Sun­day Times Rich List es­ti­mates as £260m. He now chairs the Port­land Trust, which seeks to boost peace by ex­pand­ing the Pales­tinian econ­omy, as well as the So­cial In­vest­ment Task Force, the Com­mis­sion on Un­claimed As­sets, and Bridges Com­mu­nity Ven­tures. A friend of Prime Min­is­ter Gor­don Brown — “I make my views known,” he says — he is a mem­ber of West Lon­don syn­a­gogue

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