John Craven (businessman)

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John Craven
Born (1940-10-23) 23 October 1940 (age 80)

Sir John Craven (born 23 October 1940) is a director of Reuters and chairman of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Group plc, and a former director of Deutsche Bank.

Craven was educated at Michaelhouse and read law at Jesus College, Cambridge. He is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Institutes of Chartered Accountants.

In 1967, Craven joined SG Warburg & Co Ltd, becoming an executive director in 1969. He became Group Chief Executive of White Weld & Co Ltd (subsequently Credit Suisse First Boston) from 1975 to 1978 and a vice chairman of SG Warburg & Co Ltd in 1979. In 1981 he founded Phoenix Securities Ltd which was acquired by Morgan Grenfell Group plc in 1987 when he took on the role of Group Chief Executive of Morgan Grenfell Group plc.[1] He sat on the board of managing directors of Deutsche Bank from 1990 until 1996.

Craven was chairman of Morgan Grenfell Group plc from 1989, a post he retained when the group was renamed as Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Group plc in 1996. He is a non-executive director of Rothmans International plc and a member of the Supervisory Board, Société Générale de Surveillance SA, Geneva. He is also a Trustee of the Cambridge University Foundation.



  1. ^ Manfred Pohl; Sabine Freitag; European Association for Banking History (1 January 1994). Handbook on the History of European Banks. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 1230. ISBN 978-1-78195-421-8.