Deutsche Bank’s head of buy-side solutions sales departs

Over his distinguished career, executive has held various key roles at Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, and Goldman Sachs. 

Stephen Wilkes, the head of buy-side solutions sales and head of securities services sales EMEA at Deutsche Bank, will be departing his role after spending almost 13 years at the bank.  

For nearly five years, Wilkes served as the head of buy-side solutions sales and head of securities services sales in the EMEA region. In this role, he was instrumental in distributing Deutsche Bank’s solutions product suite to major institutional clients in the financial services sector.  

In a social media post, Wilkes said, “Today marks my last day with Deutsche Bank. Since joining in August 2011, it has been a great place to work and has provided me with incredible opportunities for career and personal development. First, and foremost, I would like to thank the many talented people who have been part of the teams that I have had the privilege to lead – each and every one of you have contributed so much to the firm and I will always be grateful for your commitment and support.”  

In addition to his role in buy-side solutions, Wilkes also led the sales team responsible for distributing the Deutsche Bank custody platform across the EMEA region for the corporate bank. 

He added, “Amongst senior management I would particularly like to thank David Lynne, Sameen Farooqui, David Beale and Serene Chen for welcoming me to the Asia Pacific business all those years ago and being a source of great support ever since. To the many hundreds of colleagues in DB offices across the globe – in London, Singapore, New York, Mumbai, Seoul, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Zurich, Stockholm and Dubai to name just a few – thank you for your collaboration and professionalism, and for making this past 13 years at Deutsche Bank an incredible experience.” 

Prior to his tenure at Deutsche Bank, Wilkes spent six years at JP Morgan as an executive director of futures and options and OTC clearing sales. Before that, he served as vice president and relationship manager for JP Morgan’s priority asset manager clients. 

Wilkes began his career as an account manager at Targetbase Claydon Heeley and also held a senior analyst position at Goldman Sachs.