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Edmond de Rothschild group chairman dies

Following a heart attack at his home on 15 January


Robbie Lawther

Benjamin De Rothschild, chairman of the board of directors at Edmond De Rothschild, has died.

He suffered a heart attack at his home in Pregny, Switzerland in the afternoon of 15 January 2021.

Since 1997, he has been the head of the group, which was created by his father Edmond de Rothschild.

The private bank said in a statement: “Visionary entrepreneur, passionate about finance, speed, sailing and automobiles, wine enthusiast, Benjamin de Rothschild was also an active philanthropist, namely involved in developing innovation within the Adolphe de Rothschild Foundation Hospital.

“With his unique character, Benjamin de Rothschild never ceased to transform and modernise his legacy, in line with the family’s values.

“The thoughts of the group’s employees go out to his wife Ariane de Rothschild and his children, as well as to all his family and loved ones, to whom they extend their most sincere condolences.”

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