Business Development Team

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Head of EMEA Business Development

Paul joined RBC Global Asset Management in 2013. Based in London, Paul has over 30 years’ experience within Asset Management and is leading teams in both London and Toronto responsible for all aspects of business and product development and client management within the European (including U.K.), African and Middle East regions. Prior to joining RBC Paul was most recently Executive Director at LGT Capital Partners. Prior to this he was Chief Executive and Head of Marketing for Old Mutual Asset Management International. In a career dating back to 1987 he has additionally worked for Samuel Montagu, Pictet et Cie, F&C Asset Management and Fidelity International.

Paul holds the IMC Level 3 Certificate.


Nondini Chakrabarti

Nondini Chakrabarti

Associate Director, EMEA Business Development

Nondini is responsible for business development with fund platforms, fund researchers and private banks in the EMEA region. Before joining the EMEA Distribution team at RBC Global Asset Management in 2014, Nondini was an Associate at RBC Wealth Management in Toronto, Canada.

Nondini is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University. Nondini holds the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate.


Oliver Cooper

Oliver Cooper

Director, EMEA Business Development

Based in London, Oliver is Director of EMEA Business Development. He joined RBC Global Asset Management from Western Asset Management (2005-2014) where he worked as a Client Service and Marketing Executive and was responsible for fixed income business development in the UK as well as marketing short duration & liquidity products across Europe.

Oliver holds a BSc (Honours) in Business, Economics and Finance from Loughborough University.


Elaina Gallagher

Elaina Gallagher

Head of Marketing

Elaina joined RBC Global Asset Management in 2016 and is responsible for the marketing capabilities in EMEA. Prior to this she was a Marketing and Client Communications Associate at Odey Asset Management (2013-2016) and part of the International Sales Team at Cheyne Capital Management (2010-2013).

Elaina graduated from Buckinghamshire New University with a BA (Hons) in Music Industry Management.


Anne-Sophie Girault

Anne-Sophie Girault

Head of European Distribution

Anne-Sophie joined RBC Global Asset Management in 2014 from Aviva Investors where she managed the Client Portfolio Managers teams for Fixed Income, Equities and Alternatives.

Anne-Sophie joined the investment industry in 1998 as an Analyst for an Equity Hedge Fund in New York. In 1999 Anne-Sophie joined the Institutional Department of La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild in Paris. In 2001, she moved to Fidelity Investments in London where she was Investment Director for European Equity strategies before joining in 2006 ABN AMRO Asset Management (BNP Paribas Investment Partners) as Senior Investment Specialist for Absolute Return strategies.

In 1998, Anne-Sophie graduated from the French Business School EDHEC.


Simon Gregory

Simon Gregory

Managing Director, Product Specialist, RBC Global Equity

Simon joined RBC Global Asset Management in 2013 having spent 12 years at Western Asset Management as Head of UK Client Service & Marketing. Previously Simon was employed at two UK institutional asset management firms as an Institutional Marketing Manager, starting his career in 1997.

Simon holds a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Heidi Gunkel

Heidi Gunkel

Associate Director, Head of Client Services

Based in London Heidi is the Head of Client Management for EMEA.

Heidi joined RBC in 2013 as part of a 2 year rotational program based in Toronto, which allowed her to work in a variety of roles within the RBC Asset Management and Wealth Management business in both Toronto and London, including the Chief Economist’s office. Heidi joined the London office in early 2015 initially as institutional Marketing Services Manager, and more recently overseeing the London-based RfP team.

Prior to joining RBC Heidi provided legal counsel at Bloomfield & Avocats in Montreal; she holds an MBA from John Molson School of Business, Montreal, a law degree from University of Regensburg, and is a qualified lawyer in Germany.


Mohamed Khan

Mohamed Khan

Manager, Consultant Relations

Based in London, Mohamed works in the Consultant Relations team within EMEA Business Development. He joined RBC Global Asset Management in 2017 having spent 7 years at J.P. Morgan in a variety of roles including the Asset Management institutional distribution team.

Mohamed graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2009 and is a 2017 CFA Level 3 candidate.