Keith SkeochCEO at Aberdeen Standard Investments PLC
Keith Skeoch is Chief Executive of Standard Life Aberdeen plc, which oversees £577bn* of assets for clients.
Keith started his career in 1979 at the Government Economic Service. He moved into financial services in 1980 and became Chief Economist with James Capel (HSBC Securities from 1996), where he was latterly Managing Director of International Equities.
He joined Standard Life Investments in 1999 as Chief Investment Officer, before becoming Chief Executive of that division in 2004. In 2015 he was appointed Chief Executive of Standard Life plc, having been a board member since 2006, and led the merger with Aberdeen Asset Management in 2017. He was named as sole CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen in 2019.
Keith has held a number of key industry appointments. He is currently a board member of the Financial Reporting Council and Deputy Chair of the Investment Association.
In recognition of his wider contribution to the financial services industry – particularly his work in response to the global financial crisis – Keith has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Sussex and Teesside University. For his services to the economics profession, he has been named a Fellow of the Society of Business Economists.
Keith is also a Trustee of the Edinburgh International Festival.