Simon Bumfrey


Simon Bumfrey is head of relationship banking for SVB UK Europe. He is responsible for relationship management teams focused on fast growth technology and life sciences businesses, from early-stage, venture capital–backed companies, to those that are publicly listed or private equity–owned.

Simon has spent more than 30 years working in commercial banking, with the last 20 years focused on the technology, media and telecommunication sectors. Before joining SVB in 2017, he led teams at Barclays Bank, Bank of Ireland and Lloyds Banking Group. While at Barclays, he expanded his expertise into global markets by managing credit risk for clients in Africa, the Caribbean and Middle East.

Simon works out of the UK branch in London and frequently spends time with clients and teams in SVB offices in the UK, Ireland, Germany and the Nordics.

Simon is a member of the Institute of Bankers. Outside of the office, he enjoys traveling, cycling, golf and being walked by his dog.
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Head of Relationship Banking, UK & Europe

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