Sir Winfried Bischoff

Sir Winfried Bischoff

The whole of Sir Win's career has been spent in the banking industry. He held senior positions with Schroders plc, Citigroup Inc and Lloyds Group plc and, since 1983, has served on the boards of 10 major public companies: 5 in the UK, 3 in the United States and 2 in Europe.

Board Mandates

Sir Win was Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc from September 2009 to April 2014. He became Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council in May 2014.

He was appointed Chairman of J P Morgan Securities plc in January 2015.

He was Chairman of Citigroup Inc. from December 2007 - February 2009 and served as its acting Chief Executive Officer in late 2007.

In the United States, Sir Win was a Non-Executive Director of Eli Lilly & Company, (Chairman Audit Committee 2002 - 2006, Chairman Finance Committee) until May 2014 and was a Non-Executive Director of S&P Global Inc. (1999 to Oct. 2017, Chairman Financial Policy Committee 2005 to Oct. 2017). He was a member of Institut International d'Etudes Bancaires from 1987 - 2000 (President 1995), Chairman of the National Advisory Board of UK Career Academy Foundation from April 2002 - October 2010 and is a member of the International Advisory Board of Akbank TAS, Turkey since 2009.

He joined Schroders in January 1966 and was appointed Group Chief Executive of Schroders plc in December 1984 and Chairman in May 1995. Following the acquisition of Schroders' investment banking business by Citigroup in April 2000, Sir Win became Chairman of Citigroup Europe. He retired from Citigroup in September 2009. His previous directorships include Cable & Wireless plc (1991 - 2003, Deputy Chairman 1995 - 2003), IFIL - Finanziaria di Partecipazione SpA (1999 - 2004), Siemens Holdings Plc (2001 - 2003), Akbank TAS, Turkey (2007 - 2009), Land Securities plc (1999 - 2008) and Prudential plc (2007 - 2009).

Sir Win was co-Chairman with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling MP, of a report on UK International Financial Services - the future and Chairman of the Advisory Council of TheCityUK from 2010-2014, the body set up to promote the financial and associated professional services industry of the UK in response to that report.


He was awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours list in 2000 for services to the banking industry, and an Honorary Doctorate in Science by City University, London in the same year.

In 2008 he was named at the top of the 100 Most Influential Business Leaders in the Times Power list of the Times Newspapers Ltd and in 2016 was awarded a non-executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

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