JPMorgan Taps Former Bank of America Executive as New EMEA Vice Chairman

Elfring served as the lead of the Bank of America's presence in the EMEA region between 2012 and 2018.

JPMorgan Chase & Co, one of the largest investment banks globally, has appointed Bob Elfring as its new Vice Chairman of Investment Banking for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to bolster its presence in the M&A market. According to Reuters, Elfring is a former Bank of America Executive who led the EMEA investment banking affairs of the financial institution between 2012 and 2018.

The new JPMorgan executive will oversee the investment bank’s operations outside the UK. He will look forward to putting his focus into the Benelux region, working with Cassander Verwey, senior country officer for the Netherlands, the memo quoted by Reuters says.

Prior to his role at JPMorgan, Elfring was responsible for the investment banking coverage in Northern Europe and Benelux for Credit Suisse. Recently, he joined the equity firm, CVC Capital Partners as an advisor.

Moreover, he held some senior positions at Amsterdamse Investeringsbank, Rabobank and MeesPierson, having developed most of his experience within the Dutch market. Plus, Elfring started his career in the Netherlands at ABN AMRO.

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As JPMorgan’s Vice Chairman of Investment Banking for the EMEA Region, he will report to Dorothee Blessing and Conor Hillery, the investment bank’s Co-Heads for the EMEA region. Currently, Elfring is based in Switzerland, who moved to such a country after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, where he developed part of his career.

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