The Euromoney Kuwait Conference


Martin Gilbert

Co-Chief Executive

Standard Life Aberdeen plc

Martin Gilbert, along with Keith Skeoch, became co-chief executive of Standard Life Aberdeen plc, the leading global investment company formed as a result of the merger between Aberdeen Asset Management PLC and Standard Life plc in August 2017.  Both have responsibility for overseeing £670bn* of assets under administration. Martin was a co-founder and the chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, which was established in 1983. Under Martin’s leadership, Aberdeen became one of the world’s leading independent asset managers through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Martin was appointed chairman of the Prudential Regulation Authority's practitioner panel in December 2013. He sits on the board of directors of the Institute of International Finance. He is also a member of the international advisory panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the international advisory board of British American Business. Martin is also the deputy chairman of SKY PLC and a non-executive director of Glencore plc.In 2008, Martin was named European Personality of the Year at the Funds Europe Awards. In 2009, he was awarded the honorary degree of doctor of laws by the University of Aberdeen for services to business and entrepreneurship. In 2011, he was named Scotland PLC CEO of the Year at the Business Insider/PwC Scotland PLC Awards. Martin is adjunct professor of finance at Imperial College Business School and in 2014, he was awarded a doctorate of letters from Heriot-Watt University. Martin was educated in Aberdeen and has an MA in accountancy and an LLB. After university, he joined Deloitte where he qualified as a chartered accountant. In 1982, he joined the investment department of local law firm Brander & Cruikshank, which went on to become Aberdeen Asset Management.
* Standard Life AUM/AUA data as at 30 June 2017. Aberdeen Asset Management AUM data as at 31 March 2017. All other data as at 30 June 2017.

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Tue 26 Sep 2017

J.W. Marriott, Kuwait City