Samuel Ginn, former chairman of Vodafone Group, has joined Greenhill & Co. as a senior advisor.
Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Samuel L. Ginn will become a Senior Advisor to the Firm. Mr. Ginn will focus on building Greenhill’s advisory relationships with leading companies around the world. Mr. Ginn, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, will work closely with Greenhill’s San Francisco office.
Mr. Ginn retired as chairman of the board of Vodafone Group PLC in 2000. Previously, he was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of AirTouch Communications, Inc., from 1993 to 1999 and chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Pacific Telesis Group from 1988 to 1994. Since leaving Vodafone, he has continued to be a private investor and advisor to numerous companies and charities. Mr. Ginn serves on the boards of the Franklin Templeton Funds, the Yosemite Fund, the Hoover Institution and Auburn University. Mr. Ginn previously served on the boards of a number of leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Chevron Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Safeway Inc. and Transamerica Corporation.
Robert F. Greenhill, Chairman of Greenhill, said “I have known Sam for many years and he has the experience, stature and important relationships to make a significant contribution to our advisory efforts. I am thrilled to have Sam associated with our Firm.”
Scott L. Bok, Co-CEO of Greenhill, added “Sam has outstanding relationships in California, where we now have a substantial presence through our recently opened offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.”
Mr. Ginn said, “I have tremendous respect for Bob and his partners, who have built a world-class firm focused on advising CEOs and boards of directors. I look forward to working with Greenhill.”
Greenhill & Co., Inc. is a leading independent investment bank that provides financial advice on significant mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and other financial matters; assists private funds in raising capital from investors; and manages merchant banking funds. It acts for clients located throughout the world from its offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Toronto, Tokyo, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and will shortly open an office in Houston.