Hans Rausing

About Hans Rausing

Birth Day: March 25, 1926
Birth Place: Wadhurst, United Kingdom, Sweden
Alma mater: Lund University
Occupation: Businessman
Known for: Tetra Pak
Spouse(s): Märit Rausing
Children: Lisbet, Sigrid, and Hans Kristian Rausing
Parent(s): Ruben Rausing

Hans Rausing

Hans Rausing was born on March 25, 1926 in Wadhurst, United Kingdom, Sweden. Hans Rausing's father founded packaging giant Tetra Laval in 1944. Hans and his brother Gad inherited the business in 1983, the year their father died. Rausing, who moved to the U.K. in the early 1980s to avoid punitive Swedish taxes, sold his share to Gad for an estimated $7 billion in 1995. The 6'8" tall, Russian speaker and collector of vintage cars now resides on a 900-acre estate in the village of Wadhurst in East Sussex where he breeds deer and wild boar. He also owns land in New Zealand, homes in Barbados and London, and has an investment in Ecolean, a producer of environmentally friendly packaging material. His Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project at the University of London supports research, training, and archiving of disappearing languages. He has also contributed to the British conservative party, while his daughter Sigrid donates to liberal and human rights groups. His daughter-in-law died of a drug overdose in 2012. His drug addict son, Hans-Kristian, hid her body in a bedroom for eight weeks. Hans-Kristian was released from rehab in fall 2013, and has since remarried.
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Born March 25, 1926 (Wadhurst, United Kingdom, Sweden)
Birthday March 25
Town/City Wadhurst, United Kingdom, Sweden
Nationality Sweden

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Rausing was born in Gothenburg in 1926 as the second son to industrialist Ruben Rausing and his wife Elisabeth (née Varenius). Rausing had two brothers, Gad and Sven.


Rausing studied Economics, Statistics and Russian at Lund University, graduating in 1948. In 1954, at the age of 28, Rausing was appointed Managing Director of Tetra Pak, while his brother Gad became Deputy Managing Director. Rausing retained this post until 1985, when he took over as Chairman of the Board. Rausing left Tetra Pak in 1993 and sold his 50% share of the company to Gad in 1995 in what was at the time called the largest private buyout ever in Europe.


Much of the enormous success of Tetra Pak in the 1970s and 1980s has been credited to the leadership of Hans and Gad Rausing, who literally took the company from a six-person family Business to a global multi-national corporation. Over the course of his Business career, Rausing became a specialist in Russian affairs and has made many private Investments in both Russia and Ukraine. He was responsible for the Russian market within Tetra Pak, and negotiated the first Tetra Pak machine export to the then Soviet Union in 1959, eventually making Tetra Pak the largest foreign employer in Russia.


Rausing has been a resident of the UK since 1982. He currently lives in Wadhurst, East Sussex.


Hans Rausing has been appointed Doctor Honoris Causa in Medicine and Economics at Lund University. He is a visiting professor at Mälardalens Högskola, Sweden, and honorary professor at the University of Dubna, Russia. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 2006.. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, and in 2011 he was awarded the title Honorary Freeman and Liveryman at The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London.

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