Evelyn de Rothschild was appointed a director of Paris-based de Rothschild Frères in 1968 while Guy de Rothschild from the French branch of the family became a partner at N M Rothschild & Sons.
In 1976 he took over as bank chairman from Victor Rothschild and in 1982 became chairman of Rothschilds Continuation Holdings AG, the co-ordinating company for the merchant banking group.
He became co-chairman of Rothschild Bank A.G., Zurich in 1994, serving until 2003 when he oversaw the merger of the family’s French and UK houses
Evelyn de Rothschild Parents: Meet Anthony Gustav de Rothschild, Yvonne Cahen d’Anvers
Son of Anthony Gustav de Rothschild 1887–1961 and Yvonne Lydia Louise Cahen d’Anvers 1899–1977, he was named after his uncle Evelyn Achille de Rothschild who was killed in action in World War I.
Evelyn de Rothschild spent several of his boyhood years in the United States during World War II.
He was a pupil at Harrow School and then studied history at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, but dropped out before gaining a degree.