Naguib Kheraj to join our Board of Governors
Finance industry leader Naguib Kheraj will join the Wellcome Board of Governors in January 2019.
Naguib Kheraj is Deputy Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC – a major international bank – and Chairman of Rothesay Life, a specialist UK insurer. He is also a current member of Wellcome's Investment Committee, which is responsible for reviewing and advising on Wellcome's investment portfolio and strategy.
Throughout his career, Naguib has gained a wealth of expertise in banking and finance. He has held many senior positions including Group Finance Director and Vice-Chairman of Barclays, CE0 of JP Morgan Cazenove and Chief Financial Officer of Salomon Brothers Europe.
Naguib has a long track record in the health and education sectors, and currently spends a substantial amount of time as a senior adviser to the Aga Khan Development Network.
He is also a member of the Finance Committee of Oxford University Press and has previously served on the boards of the UK-US Fulbright Commission and NHS England. Naguib has also been a senior adviser to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, and the UK's Financial Services Authority.
Chair of Wellcome Eliza Manningham-Buller said: "I am delighted that Naguib has agreed to become a Governor of the Wellcome Trust. He has made a valuable contribution to Wellcome in his current role, and we will benefit greatly from his financial and investment expertise in steering our future as an organisation. I look forward to working with him to support Wellcome’s vision of improving global health."
Naguib Kheraj added: "It has been a privilege to be involved with the Wellcome Trust on the investment committee for many years. I look forward to broader engagement with the wonderful work that the Trust does."