Bryan Jeeves, CMG OBE (*1940 †2015)

Bryan Jeeves was employed in London, Germany and France and came to Liechtenstein during 1962. He was the founder and chairman of the Jeeves Group with a Head Office at Bahnhofstrasse 7, Schaan, Liechtenstein and further offices in Europe, the Caribbean, as well as the Far East.

Bryan Jeeves admitted as a translator by the Liechtenstein Government since 1979, published in 1992 the first ever English version of Liechtenstein Company Law. He has been a member of the BSCC-British Swiss Chamber of Commerce since 1964, was their longest serving Councillor, was Vice President from 1988 to 1991 and President from 1991 to 1993. In July 2004 at the BSCC AGM at Geneva, he received from the Swiss Federal Councillor Micheline Calmy-Rey the rare award of Honorary Life Membership of the BSCC in recognition.

During 1994 he was elected as Vice President of COBCOE – Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe and was President from 1995 to 2001. He was awarded the title of Honorary Chairman in recognition. During 1992 he was appointed as British Honorary Consul to the Principality of Liechtenstein, which was the first time the UK had a resident representative in Liechtenstein.

During 2003 he published the book “Modern Liechtenstein”, which was the result of years of research by the author David Beattie CMG, the former British Ambassador to Liechtenstein and Switzerland. During 2005 he was instrumental in the formation of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Liechtenstein at Westminster. The regular resulting bilateral visits have benefitted both countries.

In HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Honours List of June 1993 he was appointed as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) and in HM Queen Elizabeth II’s New Years Honours List he was appointed Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG). On the 6 February 2007 HSH Sovereign Prince of Liechtenstein, Hans Adam II, bestowed on Bryan Jeeves CMG OBE the Commanders Cross of the Princely Liechtenstein Order of Merit (Komturkreuz) for services rendered to Liechtenstein. In 2007 he was honoured by the Archbishop of Vaduz with the Golden Service Medal Pro Meritis. He was appointed 2010 an Ambassador by the Government of St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

He was married since 1965 to Hanni Jeeves-Ritter from Liechtenstein; he has one son and four grandchildren and resided in Schaan.