Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, the U.K.’s largest government-owned bank, hired Richard Kibble from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as group director of strategy and corporate finance.
Kibble, 43, will start work in March and will report to Chief Executive Officer Stephen Hester and Finance Director Bruce Van Saun, Edinburgh-based RBS said in a statement today. Kibble has been a partner at PwC from 2008 and before that was managing partner at Marakon Associates.
RBS this week hired Lazard Ltd. to advise on the sale of parts of its equities unit, including stockbroker Hoare Govett, said a person with knowledge of the talks. Hester is shrinking the lender’s securities unit after the bank received the biggest banking bailout in the world in 2008. Hester said in November plans by the government-backed Independent Commission on Banking will force the lender to cut the division further.
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