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Sir Roger Gifford (Alderman)

Title: Alderman

Ward: Cordwainer

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PO Box 270


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Roger Gifford was born in St. Andrews, Scotland and educated at Sedbergh and Trinity College, Oxford. He joined S.G. Warburg & Co in the 70’s, working in international banking and capital markets. In 1982 he left to join a new merchant bank owned by Swedish interests. SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Bank) has grown in London to be some 200 people strong and Roger is UK Country Manager. For six years in the 90’s he headed the Bank’s operations in Japan.


He is a former Chairman (2007-11) and current Vice-Chairman of the Association of Foreign Banks, which represents all foreign banks based in London.


Principal business interests have centred on raising finance for companies in the international markets based in London. Roger travels frequently to Scandinavia, Japan, the UK, Europe and the US.


Roger was elected as Alderman for the Ward of Cordwainer in the City of London in 2004 and 2011. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians and the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (including Master 2010/11); sponsoring Alderman for the Guild of Public Relations Practitioners and a member of the WC Cordwainers and Security Professionals. He is also a Member of the Cordwainer and Bread Street Ward Clubs, the Royal Society of St George, the United Wards Club and the City Livery Club. He was Sheriff of The City of London in 2008/9.


He is a Trustee of St Paul’s Cathedral Foundation, St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School Foundation and King Edward’s School Witley; chair of English Chamber Orchestra and the Tenebrae Choir among other Arts involvements.


Roger is married to Clare, a consultant haematologist and, until recently, Medical Director of SHOT, the UK’s haemovigilance system within the UK blood service.


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