Fiona Melrose

Head, Group Strategy & Optimization at UniCredit Group

Fiona started her career at the Bank of England in Banking Supervision in 1992.

She moved into European bank equity research at Nat West Markets (which became Bankers Trust and then Deutsche Bank) where she worked from 1994-1999. She moved to Morgan Stanley in 2000 and then Lehman for three years until 2003 where she covered German, Nordic, and Swiss banks.

She then joined Execution Noble, where she built the European bank's research product, and was also co-head of equity research until 2011. Fiona then led the development of a new bank equity research team and covered Global Investment and Private Banks at RBC Capital Markets from 2011-2017.

Fiona joined UBS in 2017 as Global Head of Strategy for the Investment Bank.

In 2019 she moved to Grupo Santander in Strategy & Corporate Development. More recently she has worked at Bankers without Boundaries, a social enterprise that mobilizes private capital to invest in projects that benefit the environment, nature, and social good.

In May 2021, Fiona is appointed Head of Group Strategy & Optimisation.

In February 2022, Fiona is appointed Head of Strategy and ESG.


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  • Head, Group Strategy & Optimization

    Current role

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