Stephen Alan Michael Hester

Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at RSA Insurance Group Plc

Stephen Alan Michael Hester

Stephen Alan Michael Hester

Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at RSA Insurance Group Plc

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Santander UK Plc
Abbey National Plc
Credit Suisse First Boston LLC

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer of UK & International Division at RSA Insurance Group Plc

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Former Chief Operating Officer-Wholesale Banking at Standard Chartered PLC

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Operating Partner at Global Leisure Partners LLP

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Vice Chairman at Istituto Javotte Bocconi Manca di Villahermosa

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Group Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director at RSA Insurance Group Plc

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Former Head-Financial Services at KPMG UK Ltd.

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Secretary, Head-Group Legal & General Counsel at RSA Insurance Group Plc

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Advisor at Allthings Technologies AG

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Chairman, Board of Directors at RSA Insurance Group Plc

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President at Keppel AmFELS, Inc.

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Stephen Alan Michael Hester
Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at RSA Insurance Group Plc
Degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics

Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the central University and colleges. The central University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institutions, which are related to the central University in a federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which were founded by different Christian denominations and which still retain their Christian character.

Career History
Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
2014 - Current

With a 300-year heritage, RSA is one of the world’s leading multinational insurance groups. Today, we employ around 23,000 people, serving 17 million customers in around 140 countries. While our origins lie in London, RSA is a global company with businesses in both mature and emerging markets. We have major operations in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, Canada, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Our focus on general insurance delivers strong, profitable performance, even in the most challenging market conditions. In 2011, for example, our net written premiums were £8.1bn

Group Chief Executive
2014 - Current

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc engages in the provision of investment advisory services. The firm is the insurance management subsidiary of Royal Insurance Holdings Ltd. The company was founded on June 19, 1907 and is headquartered in Horsham, the United Kingdom.

Chief Financial Officer
1982 - ?

Credit Suisse First Boston LLC provides global investment banking services in the United States. It provides private banking and financial advisory services and banking products. Its businesses include securities underwriting, sales & trading, investment banking, private equity, alternative assets, financial advisory services, investment research and asset management. It is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
2008 - 2008

Northern Rock Plc provides financial services. The firm raises funds through sterling money markets, securitization of residential mortgage loans, capital markets, covered bonds and the domestic retail savings market. The company was founded in July 1965 and is headquartered in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, the United Kingdom.

Group Chief Executive Officer & Director

In 1968 National Provincial Bank (est.1833) and Westminster Bank (est.1836), merged as National Westminster Bank. Together these banks could trace their history back down the centuries through a lineage of prestigious constituents, dating back to the 1650s. The announcement completely surprised the City and the public, but to both banks the advantages were apparent - the merger enhanced balance sheet strength, created opportunities to streamline the branch networks and enabled greater investment in new technology. The statutory process of integration was completed in 1969 and National Westminster Bank commenced trading on 1 January 1970, with the three-arrowheads symbol as its logo. The new bank, with 3,600 branches, developed a wide range of new services, including the bank's first credit card, Access, in 1972, and computer-linked cash dispensers, Servicetills, in 1976. Deregulation in the 1980s, culminating in 'Big Bang' in 1986, also encouraged National Westminster Bank to enter the securities business. County Bank, the Group's merchant bank, acquired stockbroking and jobbing firms to create NatWest Investment Bank. Meanwhile, the International Banking Division looked to provide international banking services to large companies and to focus on expansion in the USA, the Far East and Europe. In the 1980s new services were developed such as telephone banking and touch-screen share dealing to assist the government's privatisation programme. The 1980s also saw the National Westminster Home Loans established in 1980 and the Small Business Unit in 1982. The Switch debit card extended the electronic transfer of money to point of sale in 1988. In the 1990s financial services markets world-wide underwent massive change and in response the bank refocused its activities, exiting from a number of markets and adopting the title of NatWest. In March 2000, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group completed the acquisition of NatWest in a £21 billion deal that was the largest take-over in British banking history. NatWest is now part of one of the world's largest financial services group

Director & Group Chief Executive Officer

NatWest Group Plc engages in the provision of international banking and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Personal and Business Banking, Commercial and Private Banking, RBS International (RBSI), NatWest Markets, and Central Items and Other. The Personal and Business Banking segment consists of the United Kingdom Personal, Business Banking, and Ulster Bank RoI sub-segments. The Commercial and Private Banking segment covers the Commercial Banking, Private Banking, and RBS International Commercial Banking sub-segments, involved in serving retail, commercial, corporate, and financial institution customers. The RBSI serves retail, commercial, corporate and financial institution customers in Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Gibraltar and financial institution customers in Luxembourg and London. The NatWest Markets offers corporate and institutional customers global market access, providing them with trading, risk management, and financing solutions. The Central Items and Other segment include corporate functions, such as RBS treasury, finance, risk management, compliance, legal, communications, and human resources. The company was founded on March 25, 1968 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.

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