Mike Hammond was the Group Chief Executive of a leading private equity backed executive search and talent management firm, focused on the financial and business professional services sectors.
Prior to leading the turnaround and successful repositioning of this business, Mike spent 25 years as a leading investment banker. Mike was UniCredit Group’s Executive Vice President and Global Co-Head of Markets with specific responsibility for Rates, Foreign Exchange, Credit, Commodities, Equities & Capital Markets. Within this role he was responsible for all capital markets, trading and sales activity across the firm’s global locations. He was also a Board Member of AFME (The Association for Financial Markets in Europe).
Before joining UniCredit, Mike worked for Merrill Lynch in New York & London as a Senior Managing Director. In his 10 years at Merrill, Mike held a number of senior leadership positions globally in the Investment Banking & Markets Divisions, including the roles of Head of Capital Markets EMEA and Global Head of Equity/ Equity Derivative Sales & Sales Trading. He also served as a member of the Investment Banking & Equities Executive Management Committees.
He joined Merrill Lynch in New York from UBS where he was an Executive Director in the Markets Division.
Mike holds a BA (Hons) in European Business from Middlesex Business School London, the first European Union sponsored business program and a Diplome d’Etudes Superieures Europeennes de Management from L’Ecole Superieure de Commerce (ESC) Reims, France. These were complimented with studies at The London Business School.
Mike is married with 4 children and lives in London.