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Banker

Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish banker. Decorated Grand Cross Order of Vasa, Grand Cross Order of Polar Star, Commander 1st class Order of Dannebrog (Denmark), Commander White Rose of Finland. Member Swedish Government Commission for trade negotiations with Germany, 1934-1944; chairman board Kurt and Alice Wallenberg Foundation; Member Royal Swedish Academy Engineering Sciences (honorary), Royal Swedish Yacht Club (honorary).

Background

Wallenberg, Jacob was born on September 17, 1892 in Stockholm. Son of Marcus Laurentius and Amalia (Hagdahl) Wallenberg.

Education

Diploma, Stockholm School of Economics, 1914. Economic D. honoris causae, Stockholm School of Economics. Medical D. honoris causae, Stockholm School of Economics.

Career

Assistant vice president Stockholms Enskilda Bank, 1918-1920, vice managing director, member board, 1920-1927, managing director, 1927-1946, vice chairman, 1946-1950, chairman, from 1950. Chairman board inter alia AB Astra, Forvaltnings AB Providentia, AB Investor, Kemi-Intressen AB, Stora Kopparbergs Bergslags AB, Svenska Tandsticks AB, Bergvik och Alabama AB.

Membership

Member Swedish Government Commission for trade negotiations with Germany, 1934-1944. Chairman board Kurt and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Member Royal Swedish Academy Engineering Sciences (honorary), Royal Swedish Yacht Club (honorary).

Connections

father:
Marcus Laurentius Wallenberg

mother:
Amalia (Hagdahl) Wallenberg