Tim Steiner (businessman)

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Tim Steiner
Timothy Steiner

November 1969 (age 53)
Education Haberdashers' Boys' School
Alma mater University of Manchester
Known forco-founder and CEO, Ocado
Belinda Steiner
(m. 1989;div. 2018)

Tim Steiner OBE (born December 1969) is the co-founder and chief executive (CEO) of Ocado, the FTSE 100 online grocery and technology business. As of May 2023, Ocado had a market capitalisation of nearly £3 billion. [1] The 2020 Sunday Times Rich List estimates that Steiner is worth £403 million. [2]


Early life

Tim Steiner was born in December 1969. [3] He was educated at Haberdashers' Boys’ School in Elstree, Hertfordshire. He read Economics at the University of Manchester. [4] [5]


In 1992, Steiner joined Goldman Sachs as a bond trader. He worked for them for eight years in London, New York and Hong Kong before leaving to co-found Ocado in 2000 with Jonathan Faiman and Jason Gissing. [5] Faiman left the business before it floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2010 and Gissing left in 2014. Steiner remains Ocado's chief executive.[ citation needed ]

In February 2020, it was announced that Steiner received a pay package of £58.7 million for the year to 1 December 2019. [6]

Following the lock down due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK in March 2020, Ocado recorded 40 percent revenue growth in April and May compared to the same period last year. [7]

Steiner donated £50,000 to the Conservative Party during the 2019 United Kingdom general election. [8]

Personal life

Steiner was brought up in North London. He has four children with ex-wife Belinda. [9] The couple were divorced in 2016. [10]

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  5. 1 2 Turner, Camilla (19 March 2016). "Ocado boss is dating Polish model twenty years his junior after filing for divorce from wife". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  6. Editor, Ashley Armstrong, Retail. "Ocado chief Tim Steiner paid £59m despite record loss". The Times . ISSN   0140-0460 . Retrieved 12 February 2020.{{cite news}}: |last= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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  8. "Search - The Electoral Commission". search.electoralcommission.org.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  9. "Highgate Ocado boss faces ex wife in one of Britain's biggest ever divorce battles". hamhigh.co.uk. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
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