Greenhill Hires UBS Insurance Chief

Alejandro Przygoda has joined Greenhill & Co. as a managing director in charge of the firm’s advisory efforts in the insurance sector. He previously ran UBS’ global insurance practice.


Greenhill & Co., Inc.  (NYSE:  GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Alejandro Przygoda will join the Firm as a Managing Director based in New York to lead our advisory efforts in the insurance sector. 


Mr. Przygoda, 41, has been heading the Global Insurance practice of UBS, where he has been a Managing Director for six years.  Prior to that he was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse in the Financial Institutions Group, where he spent nearly ten years.  Prior to his time at Credit Suisse, he was a Chief Financial Officer of General Re’s Argentine subsidiary.


Robert F. Greenhill, Chairman of Greenhill, said “This is the second major addition within a month to our team in financial services, which already had historically been the largest sector of Greenhill’s advisory business.  We continue to see significant potential for M&A and restructuring activity in all segments of financial services, and adding someone with Alejandro’s many relationships and deep knowledge of the insurance industry will substantially enhance our ability to take advantage of the opportunity in the insurance segment.”


Scott L. Bok, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, added, “The current environment continues to provide extraordinary opportunities for Greenhill to expand its industry sector and geographic coverage by adding talented senior bankers.  Alejandro has deep experience with leading insurance companies in both the Americas and Europe, and we expect his arrival to meaningfully enhance our efforts in both markets.”


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 and San Francisco, and will shortly open an office in Los Angeles.