Silicon Valley Bank appoints Gavin Hewitt as Chief Financial Officer for EMEA

Company news  |  May 7, 2015

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world's most innovative companies and their investors, announced that  Gavin Hewitt  has joined SVB's UK Branch as its Chief Financial Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). 

For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank has helped innovators and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. Today, we provide a full range of banking services to businesses of all sizes in innovation centres around the world. SVB Financial Group, the parent company of Silicon Valley Bank, has had a presence in the UK since 2004. The bank is committed to supporting the UK's vibrant innovation sector and the entrepreneurs leading high-growth, disruptive technology businesses. SVB banks businesses, such as The Foundry, and ECI Partners, as they pave the way towards further growth. 

Gavin has extensive commercial banking experience, having most recently served as the Head of Finance for HSBC's Commercial Bank in Europe following a number of senior finance roles at HSBC and Barclays. Gavin is a Certified Management Accountant.   

As a member of the senior UK leadership team, Gavin will lead the finance and treasury function of Silicon Valley Bank in the UK.  

Commenting on the appointment, Phil Cox, Head of EMEA and President of the UK Branch for Silicon Valley Bank said: "We are delighted to welcome Gavin to the team and value the market knowledge and strong track record that he brings to Silicon Valley Bank." 

Gavin added: "I am thrilled to be joining a fantastic team at Silicon Valley Bank and to be working with high-growth businesses that are paving the way in the global innovation economy. Silicon Valley Bank's flexible financial solutions, deep insights and industry connections uniquely position our team to support EMEA's thriving technology community."  

About Silicon Valley Bank

For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative businesses and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides a range of targeted financial services and expertise through its office in the UK. With commercial and international banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Forbes named SVB one of America's best banks (2015) and one of America's best-managed companies (2014). In 2014, SVB was recognised as Service Provider of the Year for the third year in a row at the Investor Allstar Awards in London.   

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Silicon Valley Bank UK Limited is registered in England and Wales at Alphabeta, 14-18 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1BR, UK (Company Number 12546585). Silicon Valley Bank UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority (Firm Reference Number 543146).

Jennifer Thompson
Silicon Valley Bank – UK Branch
+44 (0)20 7367 7111