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Ken Grob

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Born:

15 Sep 1921
West Derby, Lancashire (Now Merseyside)

Died:

28 Dec 1991
Westminster, London

Nationality:

Great Britain

Teams:

Token (1974)

Lloyd's underwriter, who later became chairman of an affiliated company, the Alexander Howden Group until 1982. However, Ken was caught up in a scandal in the late 1980's and it affected his health, as he died a few years later. Grob was accused of 16 charges of theft, totalling over $11 million, four charges of false accounting and handling stolen goods and three of publishing false statements due to links to a company in Panama, but was completely cleared of all charges. However it overshadowed a brilliant career as an underwriter at Lloyd's, where he achieved immense success, but also his involvement in the Token team; albeit a silent partner, he helped Ron Dennis grow his Rondel team and helped with the Formula 1 career of Tom Pryce alongside friend and business partner Tony Vlassopulos.

Biography last updated 19 Dec 2016