Martin Gilbert

By January 9, 2019 No Comments

Gilbert was the chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, which he co-founded in 1983. Under his leadership, Aberdeen became one of the world’s leading independent asset managers through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Gilbert is chair of the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority’s practitioner panel. He sits on the board of directors of the Institute of International Finance and is a member of the international advisory panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the international advisory board of British American Business. He is also the senior independent director at Glencore plc.
Gilbert was named Personality of the Year at the City AM Awards in 2017 and Asset Management CEO of the Year at the Global Investor Awards the following year. He holds honorary degrees from the University of Aberdeen and Heriot-Watt University. He is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School.
Gilbert, who was born in Malaysia, earned an MA in accountancy and a law degree from the University of Aberdeen. After qualifying as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, he joined the investment department of local law firm Brander & Cruikshank, which went on to become Aberdeen Asset Management.

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