George W von Mallinckrodt KBE, KCSG is president of Schroders plc. He was a director of Schroders plc from 1977 to 2008, having joined the company in 1954. He was executive chair between 1984 and 1995 and president from 1995 onwards. He was a director of Allianz of America Inc. in New York from 1978 to 1984 and an adviser to McGraw Hill from 1986 to 1989. From 1987 to 1990, he was a director of the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia, a director of British Invisibles from 1995 to 1998, a director of Siemens plc from 1989 to 1998, and has been an adviser
to Bain and Co. He also served as chair of the Council of the World Economic Forum. He was president and is now vice president of the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce and served as president of the German YMCA.
The German President awarded him the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1990 and the Commander’s Cross of the same Order in 2001. He was appointed an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1997, in “recognition of outstanding services rendered over many years to banking and finance in the City of London.” He was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2004 and was given the annual Sternberg interfaith award in 2005. He received an honorary doctorate of civil law from Bishop’s University in Quebec and an honorary doctor of laws from Washington University in St. Louis. In March 2012, he was conferred a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great for services to the Holy See through his support of the Vatican Library.