Sir Simon Robertson

Sir Simon M. Robertson founded Simon Robertson Associates LLP, offering independent and trusted corporate finance advice to a limited number of major international companies, and has led the firm since its founding in 2005. Prior to founding his own firm, he was a Managing Director and President of Goldman Sachs Europe Limited from 1997 until he retired in 2005. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Sir Simon served various roles at the Kleinwort Benson Group. He joined the Kleinwort Benson Group in 1963, working in most of the businesses of the Kleinwort Benson Group before joining the Corporate Finance Division in 1968. He became Chairman of Kleinwort Benson Group Plc in 1996 and resigned from the Group in 1997.

Sir Simon is a director of several private companies, including Troy Asset Management Limited, Byhiras Group and

Immodulon Therapeutics. He has served on the boards of numerous public and private entities in the past, including as Chairman of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (2005-2013), on the board of Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd (1998-2018), on the board of The Economist Newspaper Ltd. (2005-2017) and on the board of HSBC Holdings plc (2006-2016), where he was Senior Independent Director (2007-2015) and Deputy Chairman (2010-2016). In 2015 he joined the International Advisory Board of Brown Advisory, from which he retired in November 2021. He is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London (Department of Political Economy). He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of LOV Group Invest, an Ambassador of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and President of the Légion d’Honneur UK Chapter Limited from which he retired in January 2022. He is now Emeritus President of the Légion d’Honneur UK Chapter Limited. Sir Simon was knighted for services to Business in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2010. He also became an “Officier” of the “Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” in 2011 and “Officier” de la Légion d’Honneur in 2014.

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