Jakob has 21 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, gained at Lloyds Banking Group, McKinsey & Co and Goldman Sachs.
Jakob is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Retail at Lloyds Banking Group, spanning the Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland brands and including 2,000 branches and 30,000 people in the UK. Prior to his current role Jakob was CEO of LBG’s Asset Finance division, a £500m profit business with 3,000 people operating under the Blackhorse and Lex Autolease brands. In the past he also ran most of LBG’s international businesses and worked in the Commercial Division.
Jakob joined Lloyds Banking Group in 2004 having spent six years with McKinsey & Co, the global management consultancy firm, in their London office. Previous to McKinsey, Jakob spent time with Goldman Sachs and with management consultants Oliver Wyman in London.
Jakob has a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Oxford University.