Gustaf Archibald Siegwart Douglas

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Swedish businessman and investment veteran; born into a Swedish noble family of Scottish origin. Douglas reportedly started trading stocks at the end of the 1950s. Reportedly failed to complete his studies at the University of Stockholm, but obtained an MBA from Harvard University in 1964. Subsequently joined the Swedish consultancy firm, Bohlin & Stromberg, as a Consultant for four years. In 1968, he became Administrative Manager of the Swedish public television channel, TV2. In 1971, returned to Bohlin & Stromberg, where he served ...

Reportedly started 26 companies from the ground up, after he was dismissed from the Swedish daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter.

Appears to be a fan of arts; reportedly owns the Suprematist Composition, a painting by Kazimir Malevich, a Ukrainian-Polish painter. Reportedly enjoys hunting.

Douglas's family was reportedly heavily involved in World War II; also appears to enjoy reading history.

Generous philanthropist donates primarily to education, social science and arts-related causes. Funds a research program of the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Sweden and supports the Swedish Museum of Modern Art among others. Appears to have donated more than $400.000 to the Swedish Museum of Modern Art. Does not appears to have a private family foundation.

Countess Margareta C.H. Douglas, 85 of Charlottesville (Albemarle County, Virginia, USA) died Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at her home. Born November 4, 1924, in Stockholm, Sweden, she was the daughter of the late Major General Axel Lagerfelt and Stina von Stockenstrom. She was predeceased by her husband, Count G. Archibald Douglas. She graduated from Cathedral School, Linkoping 1944, was a member of the Contemporary Club of Albemarle, Charlottesville, VA, the Sulgrave Club, Washington DC, Swedish State Lutheran Church, Sweden, VP of American-Scandinavian Foundation, NY, and Board of Directors Hasselfors Bruk, Inc., Sweden. Survivors include her children, Saroja Louise Douglas of Queens, NY, C.A. Archibald Douglas and wife Walburga H. Douglas of Ekensholm, Sweden, and Richard M. Douglas and wife Katherine S. Douglas of Charlottesville, VA; 3 grandchildren, Anna C.U. Douglas of New York, NY, Madeleine A.P. Douglas of Palo Alto, CA, and Mauritz O.W. Douglas of Ekensholm, Sweden. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 30, 2010 at Christ Episcopal Church with Rev. Paul Walker officiating. Interment will be in Vreta Kloster, LinkC6ping, Sweden at a later date.


 

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