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The Scandinavian Mafia is taking over

Financial Times

View from the Top – Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP

By Richard Milne

Published: July 3 2009 03:00 | Last updated: July 3 2009 03:00

We’ve seen a new chairman at BP, somebody who’s not British . . . The Scandinavian Mafia is taking over. It’s extraordinary. You’ve got Shell, you’ve got Unilever, and now you’ve got BP.

Is it worrying that we can’t find British chairmen? It is worrying. I don’t want to be nationalistic about it and we are living in a global economy, but it is a little bit amazing, isn’t it? . . . It’d be interesting to see whether any Chinese or Indians would be appointed to those positions.

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