Simon Lewis

Simon Lewis

Visiting Professor

Simon is a Vice Chairman in EMEA and Global Head of Financial Services in FTI Consulting's Strategic Communications Segment. He helps develop client relationships across the region and support the firm’s strategic initiatives. Simon works closely with senior leaders throughout the firm to maximise business success – ensuring best-in-class client service, co-ordinating cross-border business development opportunities and enabling further investments in talent.

His career has spanned both the private and public sectors. As the founding CEO of the trade group the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), he saw the organisation become a powerful voice for banks operating in Europe’s wholesale financial markets – serving as a bridge between its members and policymakers in the UK and the EU27. AFME has led on critical issues such as Capital Markets Union, Banking Union, the implementation of MiFID II and Brexit.


Client relationships, communications


Visiting Professor at the Cardiff School of Journalism
FTI Consulting, Vice Chairman, EMEA & Global Head of Financial Services, Strategic Communications: Jan 2020 – present
Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), Founding CEO: 2010–20
UK Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman at 10 Downing Street, Director of Communications: 2009–10
Vodafone, Director of Corporate Affairs: 2005–10
HRH Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, First Communications Secretary: 1997–99
Centrica, Director of Corporate Affairs: 1997–99
NatWest, Director of Corporate Affairs: 1993–97


MA, Political Science, University of California at Berkeley as a Fulbright Scholar: 1981–82
MA, Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), Oxford University: 1978–81


Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in 2016
Chatham House North American Advisory Council
Chairman of the charity, Young Enterprise


OBE in 2014

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