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Simon Murray

The importance of being the chairman's wife

It may not be so well known that one of the curiosities of a mainland IPO is that the chairman's wife will frequently become the vice-president of a sub-branch of the local bank.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 4:19am

Lai See

Readers rally as more tales of illegal parking hit the roads

We seem to have struck a chord with our piece yesterday on traffic violators and have had a number of responses.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Testing times for veteran

For Simon Murray, the 71-year-old former Hutchison Whampoa managing director, the past few months have been a period of mixed fortunes.

Murray, a seasoned adventurer and former French Foreign Legionnaire, scored the chairmanship of Glencore in mid-April, weeks ahead of the giant commodities trader's London and Hong Kong US$10 billion IPO.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

It's not plain sailing for Murray these days

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Anson Chan retains links to tobacco industry

Anson Chan Fang On-sang has maintained ties to a luxury goods group despite quitting as a director before she was elected as a legislator last year because of its links to the tobacco industry.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Lai See

The pccw saga according to simon murray, with shakespeare thrown in

The PCCW fiasco may have lasted no more than three weeks but the shrapnel is still to land. Why did chairman Richard Li Tzar-kai want to sell out in such a hurry? Who actually bought his stake?

22 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Murray's many lives

Former Hutchison taipan Simon Murray has long been known locally as 'action man'. Now we can see why. A movie based on the leading businessman's bizarre former life as a French Legionnaire finally debuts - recut and scored - in Paris next week.

14 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Former front man tells David Evans of his latest ventures in a back seat

Hong Kong stalwart Simon Murray rarely pauses for breath during the interview, reinforcing the image of a hyperactive salesman who lives for the done deal. Only once did he seem lost for words, when he was asked if he felt comfortable being described as one of Hong Kong's business elite.

20 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Simon's desert storm

If doing battle in the boardroom isn't enough for corporate bigwig Simon Murray, then running across the Sahara in the Marathon des Sables probably will be.

Murray will lead five other people from Hong Kong in the Marathon of the Sands, one of the toughest in the world. He says he may do one or even two legs of the race depending on his fitness.

6 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Tai-tai's high

Jennifer Murray, 56, hoping to fly round the world in a two-seater helicopter, today heads for the Greek island of Corfu. The 96-day, 39,000-kilometre trip by the wife of Deutsche Bank Asia Pacific executive chairman Simon Murray will see her in Hong Kong for the handover.

12 May 1997 - 12:00am