11 August 2021 / Company news

Scope Foundation - Simon Fraser

It is with great sadness that the Scope Foundation has learnt of the sudden passing away of Simon Fraser, vice-chairman of the foundation’s Board of Trustees. The Foundation extends its deepest sympathies to Simon’s family and friends.

The Foundation and the entire Scope Group have lost a highly cherished supporter and advisor in their mission to create a thriving, independent European provider of financial and non-financial ratings. “Simon was one of the first and most enthusiastic supporters of Scope from the UK. His down to earth, determined and warm manner impressed me time and again, not least as an uncompromising advocate of the European idea”, said Florian Schoeller, Founder and Chief Executive of Scope Group. 

Gerd Häusler, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, said: “Simon was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the foundation, set up to protect the European identity and independence of Scope Group. His wise counsel will be sorely missed by myself and all my fellow Trustees. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”