Stephen Withnell is a senior advisor in Evercore’s global metals, materials & mining franchise. He has over 20 years of advisory experience in the sector, with a particular focus on Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Prior to joining Evercore, Mr. Withnell was a managing director and head of metals and mining investment banking in EMEA for Goldman Sachs.
During his career, Mr. Withnell has advised base, bulk and precious metals miners as well as metals processors and services companies. He also covers companies with a focus on minerals, materials, processes and technologies critical to the global energy transition. Mr. Withnell has worked on over $150 billion in advisory and financing transactions for clients including Rio Tinto, Anglo American, X2, Xstrata, First Quantum, Boliden, Nyrstar, Triton and Befesa.
Mr. Withnell serves as a Professor in Practice at Durham University Business School and as a trustee of the London Library. He is a non-executive director of European Metal Recycling, a global leader in sustainable materials. He is also a non-executive director of Atlantic Tin and Verso Biosense.
Mr. Withnell read history at the University of Durham and was awarded a B.A. (first-class honours). He is a graduate of the INSEAD International Directors Program.