Philip Keevil, MA (Oxon), MBA, FRSA
Philip C. Keevil, MA (Oxon), MBA, FRSA, is the Chairman of the UK Focused Ultrasound Foundation and an Advisor to the Charlottesville, Virginia based Focused Ultrasound Foundation. Mr. Keevil has over 40 years of private equity and investment banking experience as well as extensive experience with not-for-profit entities. His particular expertise is in cross border M&A. In 2005 he became a Partner in Compass Partners Advisors LLP, a privately held, corporate finance and M&A advisory firm based in New York and London. From 2006 to 2014, he also served as Chairman of the Risk Advisory Group, a leading international risk, security and investigation consulting firm. From 1995 to 2005, he served as Citi’s Salomon Brothers’ Head of M&A in New York, and starting in 1997, he served as Head of EMEA M&A and Chairman of its European Equity and Fixed Income Commitment Committees. During that time, he advised such European corporations as ABB, GlaxoSmithKline, Holcim, Merck KGaA, Roche, Shell, Syngenta, Tesco and Volkswagen AG. Prior to Salomon/Citi, Mr. Keevil was responsible for S.G. Warburg’s corporate finance and equity capital markets businesses in North America. Before joining S.G. Warburg (now UBS) in 1987 as head of US M&A, he was a General Partner at Lazard Frères & Co. in New York and served as a Co-Head of its International Department. Mr. Keevil began his investment banking career in 1975 at Morgan Stanley in New York. Before business school, he worked for Unilever in England for five years as a member of its Management Development Scheme.
Mr. Keevil is a member of the Advisory Council of the London Symphony Orchestra and a Trustee of its American Foundation. He is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the International Bankers’ and Poulters’ Companies, where he was Master in 2000. He served as a Director of BritishAmerican Business Inc. and Vice Chairman of its predecessor the British American Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Keevil was a founding member of the Business Advisory Forum of Oxford’s Saïd Business School and was a member of the European Advisory Board of Sponsors for Educational Opportunities (SEO). He has been a Governor of the City of London School for Girls and a trustee of St. Bernard’s School in New York and St. Andrew’s School in Delaware. Mr. Keevil is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Mr. Keevil holds BA and MA degrees with honors in Mathematics, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University, and an MBA degree from Harvard University with high distinction as a Baker Scholar.