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Michael Uren

Sir John Michael Leal Uren, OBE (born 1923) is a British businessman. He served as the chairman of Civil & Marine from 1955 to 2006. He has donated GBP£40 million to his alma mater, Imperial College London.

Sir Michael Uren
Born John Michael Leal Uren
(1923-09-01) 1 September 1923 (age 94)
Education Sherborne School
Alma mater Imperial College London
Occupation Businessman, philanthropist
Net worth GBP£170 million[1]


Early lifeEdit

Michael Uren was born on 1 September 1923.[2] He was educated at the Sherborne School.[2] He graduated from Imperial College London, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree.[2]


Uren founded Civil & Marine, a manufacturer of ground granulated blast-furnace slag, in 1955.[3] He served as its Chairman until he sold it for GBP£245 million in 2006.[1][3]

As of 2015, he is worth an estimated GBP£170 million.[1]


Uren served as the chairman of the Royal London Society for the Blind.[3]

Uren donated GBP £30 million to the King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes in 2013.[4] He donated GBP£40 million to his alma mater, Imperial College London, in 2014.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Uren is a member of the Naval Club and the Naval and Military Club.[2]. He has two sons, David and Mark.


Uren was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1999[3] and was knighted in the 2016 New Year Honours for philanthropic services.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sunday Times Rich List". The Sunday Times (page 73). April 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "(John) Michael Leal UREN". Debrett's. Retrieved December 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Company Overview of Civil and Marine (Holdings) Limited: Mike Uren OBE". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved December 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ "A gift fit for a Queen". Health Service Journal. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "No. 61450". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2015. p. N2. 
  6. ^ "New Year's Honours 2016 list" (pdf). GOV.UK. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2015.