Head of EMEA and President of the UK Branch
Silicon Valley Bank
Phil Cox has spent most of his career in UK Commercial Banking before joining Silicon Valley Bank in London in August 2009 to lead its UK and Israeli business units. Since joining, Phil has led the establishment of SVB's UK Branch banking business and its expansion into UK Technology lending.
He is responsible for developing the Bank's business across the EMEA region.
Phil brings a wealth of experience and leadership to SVB Financial Group. Prior to joining SVB, he was the Head of Commercial Banking at Bank of Scotland in London, a division of Lloyds Banking Group. In this role, Phil was responsible for the Relationship Management, Origination and Operational aspects of the business.
Prior to that, Phil was with the NatWest/RBS Group for 23 years and held a variety of positions, including Managing Director of Transport and Infrastructure Finance, Regional Managing Director of the North of England Region and the same position for the South West and Wales business.
Phil is both ACIB (Chartered Institute of Bankers) and AMCT (Corporate Treasurers) qualified. He enjoys travel, photography, fishing and ski-ing and is a qualified coach in both Rugby and Cricket.