The Financial Services Authority has appointed Will Samuel as investment banking senior advisor, the regulator said on Monday.
Samuel, who will take up his role immediately, will be part of a team of advisors at the FSA where he will provide insight based on his experience of the investment banking industry.
He has worked in investment banking for more than 35 years including roles at Citigroup and most recently as vice chairman of Lazard.
"Will brings to his role considerable experience of the investment banking sector which will be vital to our work in this area," FSA chief executive Hector Sants said.
A spokesman for Lazard said Samuel remained with the investment banking group, and would carry out the FSA role alongside his other responsibilities.
City A.M. Reporter