William Thomas Winters
September 1961 (age 58)
|Alma mater||Colgate University|
University of Pennsylvania
|Title||CEO, Standard Chartered|
William Thomas Winters was born in September 1961, in Connecticut. He earned a bachelor's degree in international relations from Colgate University, followed by an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has dual American and British nationality.
Winters was appointed co-head of JP Morgan's investment bank along with Steve Black in 2004; Winters was based in London while Black's office was in New York City. Winters earned much credit for helping the investment bank avoid "structured products and off-balance sheet vehicles that crippled global markets because they didn’t make financial sense", as well as his leadership in the acquisition of ailing rival investment bank Bear Stearns in March 2008. However, Winters was ousted from his position in 2009 amid reports that he wanted to succeed the CEO Jamie Dimon. Black was replaced by Jes Staley who was named the new CEO of the investment bank, although Black stayed on as chairman of that unit until his retirement in 2011.
Winters participated in a charity video entitled "Life's a Pitch" alongside other senior financial managers, which was shown at the Young Vic theatre London in 2013 and raised £250,000.
Winters received a CBE in 2013.
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