Bob Wigley is the Chairman of Yell Group PLC, Skrill Holdings and former Chairman of Merrill Lynch’s business for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Bob Wigley joined Merrill Lynch in 1996 to help spearhead the development of Merrill Lynch’s European investment banking business.
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 the position of Chairman of Merrill Lynch EMEA in December 2004.
Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Bob worked for British Gas, Arthur Andersen, Morgan Grenfell and Deutsche Bank where he was latterly a member of the Global Investment Banking Management Committee.
Bob is a Deputy Chairman of Business in the Community (the UK corporate social responsibility organization) and Chairman of BITC’s Education Leadership Team. He is a member of the Court and of the Risk Policy Committee of the Bank of England, a member of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, and a Non-Executive Director of LCH.Clearnet and Euroclear plc. He is a member of the Senior Practitioner Committee of the Financial Services Authority, a member of the Chairman’s Committee of the London Investment Banking Association and is on the Advisory Council of Business for New Europe. He is also an Ambassador for the children mobility charity, Whizz-kidz”.