City grandee Martin Gilbert new chairman of Revolut

By Daniel Lanyon on Wednesday 13 November 2019

Digital Banking

The banking challenger has made a number of high-profile appointments across its senior management team in recent months.

City grandee Martin Gilbert new chairman of Revolut
Image source: Revolut

Martin Gilbert, former Co-CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen, has been appointed as the new chairman of Revolut

Gilbert, who cofounded Aberdeen Asset Management in 1983, which later merged with Standard Life, will take up the post at the start of January 2020 and has been “working closely” with Revolut’s CEO Nik Storonsky since March 2019 in an “advisory capacity”.

Revolut has made a number of strides forward in recent months including showing strong revenue growth in its latest numbers. It also has made a number of key appointments across its senior management team in recent months. Richard Davies, the former COO of HSBC Commercial Banking, joined as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer in July, while Dave MacLean, the former Finance Director at Metro Bank, joined in October as Chief Financial Officer. 

It signed deals with Visa and Mastercard, expanded into Australia and Singapore.

Nik Storonsky, Founder & CEO of Revolut said: “As we prepare to scale the business globally it’s crucial our senior team has a blend of forward-thinking creativity and experience. Martin is a respected veteran of the financial world, and brings unparalleled experience to Revolut. His knowledge will prove invaluable as we continue our mission to become the world’s first truly global bank.”

Martin Gilbert said: “Revolut is a unique proposition in the digital banking world, and I’m pleased to be joining the Board at such an important stage in its development. Nik and the team have made great strides towards building the bank of the future, and I’m proud to add my deep experience of Board governance and corporate growth to the Board as Revolut continues to expand on a global scale.”

Revolut launched in 2015 Revolut and now says it has eight million customers worldwide.

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