Stephen Hester

Born Dec 14, 1960

Stephen Hester, is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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Ex Rbs Boss Stephen Hester
    Yorkshire Evening Post - Feb 05, 2014
  • Deal Book: British Insurer Names R.B.S.’s Former Chief As Its C.E.O.
    NYTimes - Feb 04, 2014
  • Cost Cutting To Blame For Rbs's Cyber Monday Card Glitch, Says Union
    Guardian (UK) - Dec 03, 2013
  • Rbs Appoints Law Firm Clifford Chance To Examine Small Business Allegations
    Guardian (UK) - Nov 25, 2013


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1960 Birth Born on December 14, 1960.


1982 21 Years Old Hester began his career in 1982 with Credit Suisse, where he started as chairman’s assistant.


1996 35 Years Old In 1996 he was appointed to the executive board.
2000 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Hester held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Head of Support Division, until May 2000.


2002 41 Years Old In May 2002 he joined Abbey National as Finance Director.
2004 43 Years Old He then went on to become Chief Operating Officer, a position he held until November 2004, when he was appointed Chief Executive of British Land.
2007 46 Years Old In early 2007, eight months before British Land and other REIT's were caught in the commercial property slump, he said: "I don't believe we are about to see a market decline, but the period of sharp growth is over." … Read More
2008 47 Years Old In November 2008 he left British Land and on 21 November 2008 replaced Fred Goodwin as Chief Executive of the RBS Group. … Read More
2010 49 Years Old Alongside this, he took home £6.5m in bonus and pension payments in 2010.


2012 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012 he was offered a bonus of just under £1 million, following some considerable pressure from politicians and the public, he declined the bonus.
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