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Jan Leschly

Born: Sep 11, 1940

Birthplace: Jutland

Nationality: United States

Jan Leschly

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1940
Birth Place : Jutland

Jan Leschly is a Danish businessman and former professional tennis player. Leschly has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Care Capital LLC, a private equity firm, since May 2000. He was a tour tennis professional in the 1960s and early 1970s. Between 1959 and 1971 he participated in nine Wimbledon Championships and achieved his best result in 1966 when he reached the fourth round of the singles event and, partnering with his countryman Jorgen Ulrich, the quarterfinals of the doubles event. Jan Leschly was in the semifinal of the US Championship at Forest Hills in 1967, where he lost to Clark Graebner in five sets. He was ranked World No. 10 for 1967 in Lance Tingay amateur rankings for The Daily Telegraph. Other positions: Chief Executive and Director, SmithKline Beecham, a company that develops and markets pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medicines, 1994 to May 2000. Director, American Express, Viacom, Maersk, and Dynavax Technologies Corporation. Member, Advisory Board of Daimler Chrysler and the Emory University Business School Dean's Advisory Council.

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