UK Finance Appoints Industry Leaders to Board to Drive

UK Finance has announced the appointment of three distinguished industry leaders to its Board, effective February 8, 2024. Thierry d’Argent, CEO of Societe Generale UK; Saif Malik, CEO of Standard Chartered UK; and Mickey Schiller, CEO of Leumi UK, bring extensive experience and expertise to the organisation, bolstering its efforts to promote competitiveness, support customers, and foster innovation within the financial services sector.

Thierry d’Argent, currently serving as CEO of Societe Generale London Branch and Group Chief Country Officer for the UK and Ireland, boasts a distinguished career in global banking and investment solutions. With previous roles at J.P. Morgan and a wealth of experience advising major corporations and financial institutions across various continents, Thierry brings a wealth of knowledge to the Board.

Saif Malik, CEO of Standard Chartered UK, joins the Board with a robust background in international banking leadership, having held senior management positions across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. His expertise in managing corporate and financial institution client relationships, coupled with his tenure as Global Head of Global Subsidiaries at Standard Chartered, positions him as a valuable addition to UK Finance’s Board.

Mickey Schiller, CEO of Leumi UK Group, brings a strategic vision to the Board, with a focus on middle market lending and a wealth of experience in international banking operations. With a successful track record in developing and implementing focused strategies in sectors such as property, hotels, and asset-based lending, Mickey’s leadership will contribute significantly to UK Finance’s objectives.

UK Finance, under the leadership of Chair Bob Wigley, plays a pivotal role in advancing the financial services industry by providing research, policy expertise, and advocacy. The organisation facilitates collaboration and collective action across the industry to enhance services, support members, and drive innovation. The newly appointed Board members reflect a commitment to senior and diverse representation, ensuring that UK Finance remains at the forefront of industry advancement and transformation.

With Thierry d’Argent, Saif Malik, and Mickey Schiller joining its ranks, UK Finance is poised to navigate the evolving landscape of the financial sector, driving growth, innovation, and customer-centric solutions to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.

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