There are a number of businesses operating in the UK, both local and international. They are run by capable businessmen, but just like the organizations, not all the people who work in them are from the UK. There are people of different countries who are currently working in different industries and sectors in the United Kingdom and they are making significant contributions to the economy. Some of the top businessmen in the UK who are currently holding top positions in various companies are as follows:
José Viñals – Spanish Businessman and Economist
He is a Spanish businessman who has a lot of experience under his belt and has developed a lot of expertise in different sectors of the investment and finance industry. Whether you talk about the world of academics or the world of business, he is one of a few people who are leaving a good footprint. He attended the University of Valencia for obtaining his BSc in Economics. He graduated from the London School of Economics in 1977 and in 1981, he earned his Ph.D. from the renowned Harvard University.
In October 2016, he joined Standard Chartered PLC as the Chairman Designate and is now serving as the chairman after he was given the position of Chairman in December 2016. Before becoming a part of Standard Chartered, he was working in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF as the Financial Counsellor and Director. During this time, he was also the agency’s mouthpiece on matters pertaining to finance as well as global financial sustainability.
Horta António – Portuguese Banker and Financial Expert
An investment and business expert, António Horta from Portugal and was born in Lisbon in 1964. He is currently serving as the chief executive of the Lloyds Banking Group. He graduated in 1987 from the Catholic University of Portugal from where he got a BSc in Management and Business Administration. In 1991, he got his MBA from INSEAD and was the recipient of the Henry Ford II Prize for the Best Student of the year. He attended the Harvard Business School in 2003 where he got the Advanced Management Program. He began his career at Citibank and also worked as an assistant professor at the Catholic University of Portugal in the early 90s. He was appointed at the CEO of Lloyds Banking Group in 2011 and under his leadership, the fortunes of the financial giant experienced a turnaround.
André Guilherme – Brazilian Financial Guru
This 52-year-old banker, who is from Brazil, has been working as a financial expert and has gained a world of experience by doing a number of jobs in the international market. During this period, the longest time he has worked at the HSBC. He served as the CEO of HSBC Brazil and left when he was appointed as the Head of Global Banking and Markets for HSBC in Europe and Africa. He also worked at HSBC Latin America Holdings (UK) Limited. Currently, he is working at HSBC UK and is one of the most outstanding expats in the country.