The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has appointed Neal Livingston as head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), global transaction services (GTS). He will report to Scott Barton, chief executive officer (CEO), GTS. Livingston will be responsible for the continued growth of the cash and trade finance businesses across the EMEA region.
Livingston has 25 years of banking experience. He joins from Standard Chartered Bank, where he was global head of client access based in Singapore. Livingston was responsible for e-commerce, client integration, network and service management, aligning these to the wholesale bank’s strategy. He joined Standard Chartered in 2006 as head of channel strategy and prior to his most recent role, he was chief operating officer (COO) in the transaction banking division.
Previous to this Livingston has worked in Europe, the US and Asia for several banks and consultancies. He started his career as a credit analyst for Norwest Financial and went on to become vice president and credit officer with Bank of America (BofA). He joined Arthur Andersen in 1992 and spent 11 years at the firm in a variety of roles including financial risk management, global treasury and finance lead for the Andersen Worldwide Transition Management Team.
Steve Everett, who previously led the EMEA business, will now move into a new role as global head of international liquidity and investment (i-LIM) and foreign exchange (FX) for GTS. In this position he will oversee the team that is responsible for the development and deployment of solutions and propositions to help RBS clients unlock and leverage trapped cash.
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