Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa appoints deputy CEO

22 June 2017Norton Rose Fulbright
Mark Gilbert.

Mark Gilbert.

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announces that Mark Gilbert has been appointed to the newly-created position of deputy chief executive officer, South Africa, with effect June 15, 2017.

In his role Mark will work alongside Donald Dinnie, chief executive officer (previously titled managing partner) of South Africa. Together, they will focus on the modernisation of the South African practice .

Mark Gilbert has held a number of senior management positions in financial services firms both in South Africa and Europe. Mark brings with him extensive experience of business operations, financial markets, and the development of innovative technology. He has a proven track record in successfully building profitable teams and businesses. Mark’s principal area of interest is the development of innovative structured finance solutions with a specific view to resolving pressing challenges faced by clients.

Donald Dinnie, chief executive officer, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa, comments:

“The strength that Mark brings to the management team of the firm offers an excellent opportunity to drive our strategic objectives and to continue to grow our presence across Africa. The African economies are competitive markets and there is a need for flexibility in order to adapt our business to the changing needs of our clients. We are committed to a growth strategy across the region and our priority will be to deliver this rapidly and effectively, in alignment with Norton Rose Fulbright’s global plan.

“Mark’s appointment reinforces our ongoing development of providing integrated legal solutions to our clients, with a focus on technology, efficiency and innovation.”

Mark Gilbert, said:

“Norton Rose Fulbright has an outstanding reputation and international reach - I’m delighted to be appointed to this new role. Providing superior legal services will remain a key priority as we continue to develop the shape of the South African business and the underlying structure and systems that we need to have in place to ensure we are future ready.”

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