Commenting on the appointment, Howard Davies, Chairman of RBS, said:
"Frank will be an excellent addition to the Board and I am pleased that he has agreed to join us. He is a former banker and senior company executive who has substantial Board level experience across a number of sectors, including the IT, technology, telecom and financial sectors. His change management and transformation experience will be a real asset to the Board. I am very much looking forward to working with him.”
Mr Dangeard is currently a Non-Executive Director of RPX Corporation and of Symantec Corporation. He has previously served as a Non-Executive Director of Atari, SA, Crédit Agricole CIB, Moser Baer India Ltd., Sonaecom SGPS, and as Deputy Chairman of Telenor ASA.
During his executive career, he held various senior roles at Thomson S.A., including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of France Telecom. Prior to that, Mr Dangeard was Chairman of SG Warburg France having previously been a Managing Director of SG Warburg in London and Madrid.