The 2010 Global Financial Services Centres Conference

Tuesday 27thth and Wednesday 28thth April 2010

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Bob Wigley

Former Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa
Merrill Lynch

Bob Wigley joined Merrill Lynch in 1996 to help spearhead the development of Merrill Lynch's European investment banking business.

He was chairman of the Review Panel of industry experts of the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson-Commissioned Report on London's Competitiveness as a financial centre, "Winning in a Changing World", published in December 2008.

Bob became Co-Head of Corporate Broking in 2000, Co-Head of UK Investment Banking in 2001, Global Co-Head of Telecom and Media Investment Banking in 2002 and Chairman of EMEA Corporate Banking from 2003 before taking up his current position in December 2004.

Bob chaired Merrill Lynch´┐½s EMEA Region Management Committee and sat on Merrill Lynch´┐½s Global Operating Committee and Client Coverage Council.

As a client banker, Bob has advised on many of Merrill Lynch's larger European transactions.

Bob is a member of the Court of the Bank of England and a member of its Risk Policy Committee and a Non-Executive Director of LCH.Clearnet. He is a Deputy Chairman of Business in the Community (the UK corporate social responsibility organization) and Chairman of BITC´┐½s Education Leadership Team. He is a member of the Senior Practitioner Committee of the Financial Services Authority, a member of the Chairman´┐½s Committee of the London Investment Banking Association, a member of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, a member of the Chancellor´┐½s ´┐½wise men´┐½ group representing key financial stakeholders in London, a member of the EU Advisory Board of the London Corporation, a member of the President´┐½s Group of the Employers´┐½ Forum on Disability and is on the Advisory Council of Business for New Europe. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and is a member of the Court of the Guild of International Bankers. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has a business degree from Bath University. He is married with three children.





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