Gavin Hewitt

Gavin Hewitt is the Chief Financial Officer of SVB for EMEA, responsible for all of the finance activity and supporting the international development in the region.

Gavin joined SVB in early 2015, bringing extensive commercial banking and finance experience gained from roles at HSBC and Barclays.

Prior to joining SVB, Gavin was Regional Head of Finance for HSBC’s European Commercial Banking division following roles as CFO for the UK Commercial bank and Head of Business Performance & Analysis for the UK Bank which covered the retail and business segments, operational and functional areas. Before this, Gavin was at Barclays, joining on their finance leadership programme, which involved gaining experience across different finance disciplines in different areas of the bank whilst undertaking the CIMA qualification (ACMA). Upon completion, Gavin progressed through various leadership roles, mainly focussing on business partnering, FP&A and cost management, leaving as the CFO for the Global Commercial Product business.

Alongside his accountancy qualification, Gavin holds a 1st class business studies degree from the University of Hertfordshire, as part of which he spent 1 year working for General Motor’s dealer investment programme in the UK.

Gavin is married with 2 children and, aside from spending time with the family, enjoys snowboarding, cycling, music, travel and photography.
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