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Sir Philip Oppenheimer Dies at age 83

Oct 18, 1995 6:39 PM  
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Sir Philip Oppenheimer, Chairman of the Diamond Trading Company

since 1975, died on October 8 at the age of 83.

Sir Philip joined the CSO over 60 years ago after coming down

from Cambridge in 1934. He was particularly closely involved in

the CSO's relationship with Russia, having travelled to Moscow in

the late 1950s to buy the first export shipment of diamonds from

the newly discovered mines.

He earned the Bronze Cross of Holland for action in Sicily,

during the Second World War.

He was knighted by the Queen of England in 1970 in recognition of

his services to UK exports.

Sir Philip retired as President of the CSO at the end of 1993.

He was a director of De Beers Consolidated Mines and De Beers

Centenary, and of Anglo American Corporation of South Africa.

Sir Philip is survived by his wife and two children.

Tags: Anglo American, De Beers, Russia, South Africa
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