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Max E. Johnson
Born (1985-03-18) March 18, 1985 (age 34)
Brussels, Belgium
ResidenceHong Kong
NationalityGreat Britain
EducationEton College, Christ Church, Oxford, Tsinghua University
OccupationBanker, Entrepreneur and Actor
Known forCo-founder of Platinum Fitness and Director of Intrigue Pictures
Parent(s)Stanley Johnson and Jennifer Johnson

Max E. Johnson (born 18 March 1985) is a British banker and entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Platinum Fitness and a director of Intrigue Pictures.[1]

Early life and education[edit | edit source]

Maximilian Johnson was born in Brussels, Belgium, the youngest of the six children of Stanley Johnson. His mother was the former Jennifer Kidd, Stanley's second wife.[2] His siblings include politicians Boris Johnson and Jo Johnson, and journalist Rachel Johnson.

When he was 5 the family moved to Oxford, where he attended the Dragon School until he was 9, then they moved to London in 1994 where he went to The Hall School. While at The Hall he was cast in a BBC production of The Prince and the Pauper (1996).[citation needed]

Max then went to Eton, leaving in 2003. He later gained a B.A with Honours in Russian with Polish from Christ Church, Oxford, in 2007) and an M.B.A from Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2009, and a Certificate in Management from MIT also in 2009. Max lives and works in Hong Kong.[3]

Career[edit | edit source]

After graduating with an MBA, Johnson spent 3 years in Beijing working as the Business Development Manager for the British metals trader Wogen Resources (2010-2012). He then spent 4 years at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong as an investment banker.[4][5]

As of 2018 he is a partner at TTB Partners, a M&A[clarification needed] advisory company based in Hong Kong.[6] Max has a wide range of interests including real estate investments, fitness clubs, and film production. During his MBA he interned at the United Nations and successfully passed the National Competitive Recruitment Examinations and is part of the Young Professionals Programme.

During his time studying in Russia and China, Max traveled extensively and was the first British citizen to run the North Korean marathon.[7]

Max was once Vice Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in China and is currently a "Leading Light" for the British Council China initiative.[8]

Personal life and interest[edit | edit source]

Max is a published travel writer and blogger and he is contributing Editor for Refined Travellers. As a hobby he is involved in amateur dramatics. He speaks fluent Russian, Polish and French and Mandarin and is a keen practitioner of Taekwondo (Red-Black belt currently) and tennis.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Elaine, McCahill (3 December 2017). "JUNGLE DAD Stanley Johnson's son Max reveals they swam with piranhas when his dad took him to the Amazon aged 15". thesun.co.uk. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  2. Walden, Celia (11 April 2008). "Stanley Johnson: The man who made Boris". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  3. "Eton Exports: Max Johnson". hk.asiatatler.com. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  4. "Boris Johnson, China Fan, Becomes U.K. Foreign Minister". blogs.wsj.com. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  5. Tim, Donovan (4 December 2014). "Behind the scenes on Boris Johnson's Far East tour". bbc.com. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  6. "TTB Partners Team". ttbpartners.com. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  7. SEBASTIAN, SHAKESPEARE (21 April 2014). "Do-It-Yourself Tooth Straightening? No. Mail Order Orthodontics? Maybe". dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  8. "Meet the Champion and the Leading Lights". britishcouncil.cn. Retrieved 20 March 2018.

External links[edit | edit source]

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