Sir Roger Gifford (UK)

Sir Roger Gifford (UK)

Chairman of the Green Finance Institute, Senior Banker, SEB

Sir Roger Gifford is a Senior Banker at SEB in London. He studied Chemistry at Oxford University and began his career in the financial sector at S.G. Warburg & Co, joining SEB in 1982.

Prior to his appointment as UK Country Head (2000 – 2016) Roger headed the bank's operations in Japan for six years. He has worked in and around the primary debt and equity capital markets most of his career.

Roger is Vice Chair and past Chair of the Association of Foreign Banks (AFB) in London and Chair of the Advisory Board of the International Business and Diplomatic Exchange (IBDE). He was Chair of the London Green Finance Initiative launched in 2016 to further the contribution of the financial sector to the G20 climate agenda and chaired the UK Government’s Green Finance Taskforce in 2018. Roger is also Chair of the Green Finance Institute, launched in 2019, which focuses on the economics, risk, and commercial opportunities of meeting the climate change challenge.