Alex Wilmot-Sitwell heads Bank of America Merrill Lynch's businesses across Europe and emerging markets excluding Asia. Previously he was appointed co-Chairman & CEO, UBS Investment Bank on 26 April 2009, making him one of the most senior British investment bankers. He was previously Joint Global Head of Investment Banking, and Chairman & CEO, EMEA of UBS Group.
Wilmot-Sitwell was born 16 March 1961 in the UK. He graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Modern History. Prior to joining Warburg Dillon Read he worked at Robert Fleming & Co in South Africa as director of their Corporate Finance department. He joined UBS in 1995 as Head of Corporate Finance in South Africa and moved to London in 1998 as Head of UK Investment Banking. In 2004 Alex was appointed Joint Global Head of European Investment Banking and Joint Global Head of Investment Banking in November 2005.
A big client over the years has been Anglo American, the mining group, and Mr Wilmot-Sitwell played a key role in helping Lloyds TSB to buy HBOS in the controversial deal waved through by Gordon Brown.
His father, Peter Wilmot-Sitwell is a former Chairman of S G Warburg (acquired by UBS AG and integrated into UBS Investment Bank in the 1990s).
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