The Global Borrowers and Bond Investors Forum

Sir Robert Stheeman

Chief Executive

United Kingdom Debt Management Office


Sir Robert Stheeman was appointed chief executive of the United Kingdom Debt Management Office in January 2003. The DMO was established as an executive agency of HM Treasury in April 1998 to carry out government debt management (issuing gilts and managing the gilts market) and cash management (balancing the government’s daily cash needs by issuing treasury bills and other transactions in the sterling money markets). The UK Debt Management Office assumed responsibility for debt management on 1 April 1998 and for cash management on 3 April 2000. Sir Robert Stheeman was born and educated in the UK. He joined Vereins-und Westbank AG in Hamburg as a trainee in 1979 and completed his bank business degree at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce in 1982. From 1983 to 1985 he was regional manager in the correspondent banking and international lending division of Vereins-und Westbank AG in Hamburg. From 1986 until 2002 Sir Robert held a number of positions with Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt and London. Between 1991 and 2002 he was a director in the debt capital markets group, specialising in debt issuance strategies for sovereign, state, supranational and major corporate borrowers in Europe, North America and Australia. Sir Robert received a knighthood in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2016.


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Tue 20 - Wed 21 Jun 2017

London