Debrett’s 500 List: Finance

Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive, Legal General, 60

Nigel Wilson became Legal General’s organisation arch executive in 2012 carrying assimilated as arch financial officer in 2009. The word giant’s increase have increasing by an normal 8% annually given he took assign and is focusing on a UK business to encourage serve expansion in a subsequent 5 years. Wilson formerly worked during McKinsey, Dixons Group and Stanhope Properties, and was emissary arch executive and arch financial officer of United Business Media. Wilson has a PhD from a Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Kennedy Scholar, and has been named City AM’s Business Personality of a Year.

Bill Winters, CBE, CEO, Standard Chartered, 55

American landowner Bill Winters assimilated Standard Chartered in 2015 from Renshaw Bay, a sidestep account he founded in 2011. The bank has been seen as a protected breakwater post-Brexit since of a miss of European operations and faith in Winters’s leadership: during JPMorgan, where he was co-head of investment banking, he doubled investment banking increase and his inheritor described a charge of following him as ‘not hard: it’s impossible’. Born in Connecticut, Winters complicated during Colgate University and a University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and has twin US and UK citizenship.

Neil Woodford, Founding Partner, Woodford Investment Management, 56

One of a many reputable account managers in a country, Neil Woodford set adult his possess firm in 2014 after 26 years with his now opposition Invesco Perpetual. He lifted a record £1.6 billion to launch a fund, with a second, Woodford Patient Capital Trust, set adult in 2015 to deposit in start-up firms. Born in Henley-on-Thames, Woodford complicated during a University of Exeter, and his initial pursuit was cleaning out a toothpaste appurtenance during a Beecham’s factory. He has pronounced that a opinion to leave a EU is doubtful to have a poignant long-term impact on a UK’s economy.


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