Former Brexit negotiator Olly Robbins to affix Goldman Sachs

Theresa May’s chief Brexit negotiator is becoming a member of Goldman Sachs’ London workplace within the new yr, within the newest instance of a excessive profile public service appointment to the Wall Street big.

The appointment of Olly Robbins, a distinguished civil servant who was the UK’s lead Brexit negotiator till Mrs May stepped down as prime minister, was introduced on Monday night. An individual conversant in the appointment mentioned he’ll be a part of as a managing director in Goldman Sachs’ funding banking division.

He will spend the approaching months doing a fellowship on the problems dealing with public service that was arrange in reminiscence of former Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood, the federal government said in a press release.

Mr Robbins grew to become a lighting rod for criticism by hardline Brexiters, who accused him of trying to thwart a clear break from Brussels. Boris Johnson, who took over as prime minister from Mrs May, was seen as a critic and Mr Robbins was sidelined within the post-May authorities reshuffle.

Previous civil servants employed by Goldman embrace former European Commission president José Manuel Barroso, now president of Goldman Sachs in Europe.

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