RBS CIB boosts Technology and Telecoms team with two key appointments

RBS CIB boosts Technology and Telecoms team with two key appointments

Royal Bank of Scotland Corporate & Institutional Banking (RBS CIB) has strengthened its Technology & Telecoms team in the Thames Valley and South region with the appointment of two highly experienced sector specialists.

Roland Emmans has been recruited as Relationship Director, Head of South Technology & Telecoms team and will be based in RBS CIB's Reading office. Joining him will be Jeremy Richards, who has moved internally from a Business Development role in RBS Corporate Asset Finance.

Roland Emmans has 20 years of corporate and investment banking experience covering a wide range of sectors and has worked for a number of financial institutions including Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. He will report to Robin Barnes, Regional Director, Solent & Thames Valley. Jeremy Richards has just under a decade of experience in the industry, having worked for HSBC, Tenon and Grant Thornton, originating transactions for the mid-market team.

In his new position at RBS CIB, Emmans will lead a large team of banking experts and act as a single point of contact for the bank's technology and telecoms customers based in the region. Emmans will have responsibility for customer service, delivering value-added market opportunities and business advice and banking, proactively identifying issues likely to affect individual businesses.

Roland Emmans, Head of South Technology & Telecoms team at RBS CIB, said: "I am very excited about the opportunities to build and develop the Technology & Telecoms Team business here at RBS. We can offer a unique service – being based in the Thames Valley means we are close to our clients geographically as well as in business terms, and can offer a very close and personal service. We are committed to improving on our already excellent provision, and are expanding the team to make sure we enhance our ability to offer our clients what they need when they need it."

Jeremy Richards, Business Development Director at RBS CIB, said: "I have really enjoyed building strong relationships with local technology and telecoms companies in the Thames Valley over the last eight years, and I am pleased to be able to continue to work with many of them on behalf of the RBS Technology & Telecoms Team. I believe there is great potential in the sector for RBS to help clients grow and develop in a collegiate manner."

Robin Barnes, Regional Director, Solent & Thames Valley, added: "We are thrilled to have both Roland and Jeremy join our dedicated Technology & Telecoms Team. The role of Relationship Director at RBS is crucial and I am confident Roland's experience and background will benefit our clients as he brings new ideas and innovative thinking into the region. His experience in the technology and telecoms sector and his knowledge of the banking industry is invaluable. Additionally, as Jeremy has spent two years already with RBS, we are confident his contacts will benefit the business as much as his wide breadth of experience."

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