Simon Lewis

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Simon Lewis
Occupation CEO
Employer Association for Financial Markets in Europe
Location London
Twitter @News_from_AFME
Personal Twitter @afme_SimonLewis

Simon Lewis is the CEO of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe ("AFME").[1][2][3][4]


Before joining AFME, Lewis was the director of communications and the U.K. Prime Minister's official spokesman at 10 Downing Street. He has also held corporate communications roles with firms such as SG Warburg, Vodafone, Centrica and NatWest.

He first came to prominence in the U.K. following the death of Princess Diana when he was hired by Buckingham Palace to help stabilize its reputation after the tragedy of her death.


Lewis holds a degree from Oxford University in philosophy, politics and economics. He also holds an masters of arts in political science from the University of California at Berkeley as a Fulbright scholar. He is a Visiting Professor at the Cardiff School of Journalism.


  1. Senior Management Team. AFME.
  2. Former Downing Street comms head Simon Lewis Joins AFME. PR Week.
  3. Simon Lewis goes from PM's spokesman to banking lobbyist. The Guardian.
  4. Ex-UK government spin doctor appointed AFME CEO. The Trade.