Martin Gilbert hints at retirement plans after 36 years as CEO - report

SLA's share price has almost halved since merger

Mike Sheen
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Joint chief executive of Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) Martin Gilbert has indicated his intention to retire from the role after 36 years leading his firm, with chairman Douglas Flint soon set to appoint a replacement, according to reports.

It comes just a year-and-a-half after the Standard Life-Aberdeen Asset Management merger, in the wake of which SLA has seen its share price fall by as much as 45%. Martin Gilbert: Financial services industry must be part of the country's long-term care solution Institutional investors have been putting pressure on the firm to replace the current co-CEO structure, which Gilbert currently shares with Keith Skeoch, with a single CEO. The Daily Mail reports that Gilbert told the World Economic Forum in Davos conference: "I am getting on. I am already the second-oldest chief executive [...

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