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Venture capitalist

Ronald Mourad Cohen, Egyptian venture capitalist. Recipient Alumni Achievement award, Harvard Business School, 2006; Honorary fellow, Exeter College, 2000.


Cohen, Ronald Mourad was born on August 1, 1945 in Cairo. Son of Michael Mourad and Sonia Sophie (Douek) Cohen.


Bachelor, Exeter College, Oxford, England, 1967. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1969.


Consultant McKinsey & Company, England, 1969-1971, Italy, 1969—1971. Chargé de mission Institute Development Industrial, France, 1971-1972. Co-founder, chairman Apax Partners Worldwide LLP (formerly MMG Patricof Group plc), London, 1972—2005.

Chairman Sterling Public Group plc. Founder director British Venture Capital Association, United Kingdom, former chairman, 1983, Euro Venture Capital Association, 1985, City Group Smaller Companies (now named Quoted Cos Alliance), 1992. Member wider share ownership committee China, 1988—1990, member city advisory group, 1993—1999.

Member Stock Exchange Working Party Smaller Companies, 1993, IMRO, SFA Advisory Council Federation Entrepreneurial Management London Business School, 1997—1999, United Kingdom Competitiveness committee, 1998. Founder, vice chairman EASDAQ, 1995—2001. Director National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation Europe, since 2001.

Chairman steering committee Department of Trade & Industry Technology Stars, 1997—1999. Chairman social investment task force Her Majesty Treasury, since 2000. Chairman Bridges Ventures Ltd., since 2002.

Co-founder, chairman Portland Trust, since 2003. Trustee, member executive committee International Institute Strategic Studies, since 2004. Trustee British Museum, since 2005.

Chairman Portland Capital, since 2006. Member Harvard Board Overseers, since 2007. Trustee British Museum, since 2005, IISS, since 2005.

Member Jewish Leadership Council, 2003—2009. Dean board advisors Harvard Business School, since 2009.



Advisory Inter-Actin Group. Liberal candidate Kensington North General Election, 1974, London-West-European Parliament, 1979. Member executive committee Center Economic Policy and Research, 1996—1999, Franco-British Council, 1997—1999.

Member finance committee Institute Social and Economic Policy Middle East, Kennedy School Harvard University, 1997—1998. Vice chairman Ben-Gurion University, since 2002. Dean's board advisory Harvard Business School, 2003—2008.

Chancellor's court benefactors Oxford University, since 2003. Member of Oxford Union Society (past president), Queens Club, RAC, Athenauem.


  • Other Interests

    Art, music, tennis, travel, theater, films.


Married Sharon Ruth Harel, March 5, 1987. Children: Tamara Jennifer, Jonathan Michael.

Michael Mourad Cohen

Sonia Sophie (Douek) Cohen

Sharon Ruth Harel

Tamara Jennifer Cohen

Jonathan Michael Cohen