Sir John Swire, British businessman, Died at 89


Sir John Anthony Swire was born on February 28, 1927, and died on November 28, 2016.

He was a British businessman.

He was educated at Eton College and the University of Oxford.

Swire served in the Irish Guards from 1945 to 1948, both in the UK and in Israel.

John started his career at Butterfield & Swire, a subsidiary of the Swire Group in Hong Kong, in 1950.

Swire served on the Board of Directors of John Swire & Sons Ltd from 1955 to 1997, as its Chairman from 1966 to 1987, and Honorary President from 1987 to 1997.

Sir John Anthony Swire became its Life President in 1997.

He served on the Boards of Directors of British Bank of the Middle East, Ocean Transport & Trading, James Finlay & Co, and Shell Transport & Trading Co.

John Anthony Swire served on the London Advisory Committee of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation from 1969 to 1989.

John Anthony Swire became a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1977.

Swire was an Honorary Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford in 1987 and received an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Hong Kong in 1989.

Swire was knighted in the 1990 New Year Honours.

Swire served on the Advisory Council of the Stanford Graduate School of Business from 1981 to 1990.

Sir John Anthony Swire passed away at 89 years old.