Benjamin Edmond Maurice Adolphe Henri Isaac de Rothschild (1963-2021)
Baron Benjamin Edmond Maurice Adolphe Henri Isaac de Rothschild was the son of Baron Edmond Adolphe Maurice Jules de Rothschild (1926-1997) and Baronne Nadine Nelly Jeanette de Rothschild (née Lhopitalier) (b.1932). He married Ariane Elisabeth Langner in 1999.
An entrepreneur, passionate about finance, sailing and automobiles, as well as a wine enthusiast, Benjamin de Rothschild was also an active philanthropist, notably involved in continuing the family's tradition of developing innovation with the Adolphe de Rothschild Foundation Hospital. Benjamin de Rothschild died unexpectedly in January 2021.
In 2000, together with Baroness Ariane de Rothschild, Benjamin created the Gitana Team, a highly successful racing sailing team, with victories in the Route du Rhum, The Transat, the Rolex Fastnet Race, the Transat Jacques Vabre, as well as the Orma grands prix. Benjamin often joined his teams on their transtalantic passages, which were sponsored by Group Edmond de Rothschild.
Group Edmond de Rothschild
Following the death of his father in 1997, Benjamin de Rothschild became the president of the Swiss banking group La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild (the LCF Rothschild Group), which his father founded in 1953.
In 2009, Ariane de Rothschild became the Vice-President of La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild. In 2010, La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild (LCF) changed its name to Edmond de Rothschild Group, and in 2015, Ariane de Rothschild became CEO of the Edmond de Rothschild Group. The group also includes the lifestyle label Edmond de Rothschild Heritage (fine wine and cheese, luxury hotels and restaurants).
Based in Geneva, the Edmond de Rothschild Group remains family-owned and independent, and is a separate busines to that of Rothschild & Co.