Ian Lowitt is the CEO of Marex Spectron. He joined the company in July of 2012 from Barclays Wealth America, where he was chief operating officer. Before Barclays, Lowitt spent 14 years at Lehman Brothers, most recently as CFO and earlier as co-chief administrative officer.
Lowitt became the chief financial officer of Lehman Brothers on June 12, 2008, replacing the firm's former CFO, Erin Callan, who was forced to step down after only about seven months in the position.
Lowitt, a Rhodes scholar, previously served as chief administrative officer of Lehman Brothers Europe.
He also served as global treasurer and global head of Tax, and chairman of Lehman Brothers Bank FSB, the firm's Delaware-based savings bank. Before becoming global treasurer, Lowitt was the firm's head of strategy and corporate development.
Lowitt joined Lehman Brothers in 1994 from McKinsey and Company, where he served as an engagement manager advising clients in a number of industries, including financial services, electronics and information technology.
Lowitt has a B.Sc. in electrical engineering and an M.Sc. in digital electronics from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He also has a BA in philosophy, politics and economics and an M.Sc. in economics from the University of Oxford.