Meet The Shareholders

Lord Jacob Rothschild, OM GBE CVO

Strategic Shareholder, London

Lord Jacob Rothschild was Chair of RIT Capital Partners from 1988 until 2019. Having left NM Rothschild & Sons in 1980, he co-founded companies in money management, insurance and investment, including Global Asset Management and St James’s Place plc. He served as Deputy Chairman of BskyB Plc for five years to 2008. He has served on a number of family office advisory boards, is Chairman of The Rothschild Foundation in the UK and is President of Yad Hanadiv (The Rothschild Foundation in Israel).

In addition to his career in finance he has been involved in public service including the arts, heritage and philanthropy having chaired The National Gallery, The National Heritage Memorial Fund and The Heritage Lottery Fund. He was awarded the Order of Merit by Her Majesty the Queen in 2002. The order is given to those who have rendered exceptionally meritorious service in the field of the arts, learning, literature and science, and are limited in number to 24 in the United Kingdom.

Sir Ronald Cohen

Strategic Shareholder, London

Sir Ronald Cohen is a pioneering philanthropist, venture capitalist, private equity investor and social innovator. He is recognised as the father of impact investment and European venture capital, and is driving forward the Global Impact Revolution. He serves as Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, the Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative at Harvard Business School, and The Portland Trust. He is a Co-Founder and former Executive Chairman of Apax Partners Worldwide, a global private equity firm. He is also a Co-Founder of Social Finance UK, USA and Israel, Co-Founder Chair of Bridges Fund Management and former Co-Founding Chair of Big Society Capital. Oxford and Harvard University educated, Ronnie was born in Egypt and left as a refugee at the age of 11, when his family came to the UK. He is now based in Tel Aviv, London and New York.

He is also the author of IMPACT: Reshaping capitalism to drive real change, a Wall Street Journal Best Seller.