June 11, 2020 / 11:43 AM / 25 days ago

JPMorgan's Wikmark takes new role as co-head of Nordics banking: memo

FILE PHOTO: A man walks into the JP Morgan headquarters at Canary Wharf in London May 11, 2012. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - JPMorgan (JPM.N) has promoted Jonas Wikmark as co-head of Nordics banking to drive growth in one of its major European markets, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

Wikmark, a 17-year veteran of JPMorgan, will share his new role with Klaus Thune and report to Dorothee Blessing and Conor Hillery, the bank’s co-heads of EMEA investment banking.

“Our Nordics franchise represents an important part of our EMEA footprint,” the memo said, quoting Blessing who also serves as CEO of JPMorgan AG, the bank’s German business.

Wikmark was previously running JPMorgan’s Nordic corporate finance and M&A business and was appointed client executive for the Nordics last year.

A spokeswoman at JPMorgan confirmed the content of the memo.

Reporting By Pamela Barbaglia; editing by Barbara Lewis

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