Vincent Tchenguiz, is a British businessman. He was born in Tehran in October 1956.
His family were Iraqi-Jewish; they left Iraq in 1948, changing the family name from Khadouri to Tchenguiz, and made their home in Iran. The family left Iran in 1979 at the time of the fall of the Shah.
After completing his schooling in Tehran in 1973, Vincent attended Business Administration course at Boston University before obtaining a BSc Honours in Economics and a BSc in Commerce at McGill University, Montreal, in 1978. Vincent also has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from New York University, which he competed in 1980.
Following university Vincent worked for Prudential Bache, in London, as Senior Vice President within their fund management division, trading financial instruments. In 1986 Vincent joined Shearson Lehman Brothers, London, again as Senior Vice President trading financial instruments. In 1988 Vincent and his brother Robert set up Rotch Property Group, a commercial property business where he is joint Chairman and joint Managing Director.
In 2002 Vincent established Consensus Business Group, where he is Chairman. Consensus is the principle advisor to a family trust. Consensus advises on an investment portfolio of around £4.5 billion of commercial properties and residential freeholds as well as around £200 million of other investments including clean technology, healthcare, homeland security and holdings in funds.
Vincent Tchenguiz is unmarried and lives in Mayfair, London, and has houses in Cape Town and St Tropez. His 130 foot Mangusta motor yacht Veni Vidi Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered” is moored on the French Rivierea.