Roland Rudd

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(Public relations executive)
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BornRoland Dacre Rudd
April 1961
(age 57), Kensington, England
Alma materMillfield School, Regent's Park College (Oxford)
Parents • Tony Rudd
• Ethne Fitzgerald
SpouseSophie Hale
Founder ofFinsbury
Member ofDitchley/Governors, Ditchley/UK
Ditchleygovernor, PR executive, pretty regular at WEF AGMs

Roland Rudd (born April 1961) is the founder and chairman of Finsbury (formerly RLM Finsbury), the public relations firm. Rudd was educated at Oxford University, becoming President of the Oxford Union before starting a career in journalism that he left to found Finsbury. He sold that company to WPP plc in 2001, making an estimated £40 million. Rudd continues as chairman of Finsbury and also chairs the 10-year-old Business for New Europe organisation, which seeks reform in the EU while remaining committed to Britain’s membership.[1]

Elder brother of Tory politician Amber Rudd, Roland Rudd is strongly in favour of British engagement with the European Union and has campaigned for electoral reform.[2]


Events Participated in

WEF/Annual Meeting/201126 January 201130 January 2011World Economic Forum
2230 guests in Davos, with the theme: "Shared Norms for the New Reality".
WEF/Annual Meeting/201323 January 201327 January 2013Switzerland2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201422 January 201425 January 2014World Economic Forum
2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201620 January 201623 January 2016World Economic Forum
Attended by over 2500 people, both leaders and followers, who were explained how the Fourth Industrial Revolution would changed everything, including being a "revolution of values".
WEF/Annual Meeting/201717 January 201720 January 2017World Economic Forum
2950 known participants
WEF/Annual Meeting/201922 January 201925 January 2019World Economic Forum
WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020World Economic Forum
This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.
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