Before joining his current employer, Genesis Investment Management Llp, Chris Ellyatt was Head of Distribution at Aberdeen Asset Management with staff based in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Chris joined Aberdeen in 2002 following a career in investment banking, focused mainly upon Asian and emerging markets, predominantly with HSBC and Barclays de Zoete Wedd.

A member of Aberdeen’s Group Management Board, Chris was responsible for managing a Global Distribution team of 350 across 3 main work streams, Business Development, Client Services and Marketing. He was closely involved in group strategy discussion and implementation, including assorted acquisitions.