Bachelor of Science in Physical Science, U. Natal, Republic of South Africa, 1960; Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, U. Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, 1963; Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering, French Petroleum Institute, Paris, 1965; diploma in Industrial Management, Cambridge (England) University, 1966; Master of Business Administration with distinction, Harvard University, 1971.
Project engineer Humphreys and Glasgow Ltd., London, 1966-1969. 2nd vice president investment banking Smith Barney and Company Incorporated, New York York City and Tokyo, 1971-1975. Vice president, general manager international corporation finance Salomon Brothers, New York City and London, 1975-1981.
Managing director investment banking division Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, New York City, 1981-1991. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Cross Border Enterprises Limited liability company. Director Ground Round Inc.
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation, 1991—1995, Spartek Emerging Opportunities India Fund, 1995—2002, Millennium Chemical Inc., 1996—2004, Lyondell Chemical Company, 2004—2007, Metha Energy Solutions Inc., since 2009. Member advisory board Gow & Partners, since 2003, Structured Credit International Corporation, since 2003, South African Chamber of Commerce American, since 2005. Member Corporation Director Club, Chief Executive Officers Club, National Association Corporation Directors.
Director Spartek Emerging Opportunities of India Fund. Director, past chairman British American Ednl. Foundation; elder Brick Presbyterian Church, New York City, since 1988.
Board of directors, vice-chairman U. Cape Town Foundation, New York City, since 1985. Member Misquamicut Club (Board of Governors), Watch Hill Yacht Club, Hurlingham Club (United Kingdom), United Oxford and Cambridge Club (United Kingdom), Harvard Club, Union Club, Sky Club, Kelvin Grove Club (South Africa).
Married Barbara Marshall Maxwell, September 25, 1971. Children: Jonathan J.M., Philip D.M.