Prince Andrew appoints Swedish billionaire friend as director of Palace project

Mail Online | 7/20/2019 | Charlotte Wace For The Mail On Sunday
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Prince Andrew has appointed a Swedish billionaire friend as a director of his project to promote entrepreneurs.

Sports equipment tycoon Johan Eliasch will be able to add his considerable business expertise to the position on the Prince’s initiative, Pitch@Palace.

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Prince Andrew launched the project in 2014 to provide a platform for young entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses to network and seek advice.

Mr Eliasch, 57, is an eco-campaigner and chairman and chief executive of Head, the international sporting goods group.

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In 2006, he co-founded Cool Earth, a charity he co-chairs, which helps to conserve endangered rainforest.

He then served as a special representative to Prime Minister Gordon Brown between 2007 and 2010 and advised on deforestation and green energy. He also served in many different roles for the Conservatives.

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His friendship with the Duke of York stretches back to the 1990s.

In 2007, Andrew flew in Mr Eliasch’s private jet to stay with the tycoon in Brazil and enjoyed golf and dinner parties. The Prince was also a guest of Mr Eliasch for a holiday in 2000 on the Thai island of Phuket, where they were pictured riding...
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