1. Sir Martin's oldest friend is the historian Simon Schama. They met at school and went up to Christ's College, Cambridge together. They toured Eastern Europe, including a visit to what had been the Nazi concentration camp at Theresienstadt.
2. Fresh from business school, he was marketing consultant for Heinz baked beans and ketchup.
3. His father’s parents were from Ukraine. His grandfather claimed to have cut off a Cossack’s hand at the age of 10, “but we didn’t believe him”.
City A.M. Reporter