RETAIL BANKING | Tony Chua, Malaysia

Hong Leong Bank names Sanjay Uppal as chief financial officer

Uppal previously worked in StanChart as the CFO in its Taiwan, the Philippines and the UAE offices.

Hong Leong Bank Bhd (HLBB) has appointed Sanjay Uppal as its new chief financial officer and chief operating officer for Group Finance effective July 27.

Uppal is a seasoned chief financial officer (CFO) with over 19 years of experience at the strategic and tactical levels in banks across the Asian and Middle Eastern markets including Singapore, India, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

According to a press release by HLBB on Wednesday, “Uppal brings a distinctive mix of corporate finance, strategy and balance sheet management skills in delivering strategic growth ambitions and establishing robust governance framework for financial institutions.”

Uppal was attached to Standard Chartered as the CFO in its Taiwan, the Philippines and the UAE offices as well as the global head of finance and strategy for its Wealth Management business. He has also served as the group CFO at Emirates NBD, the largest banking group in the Middle East as well as a director on the board of its investment bank and private equity business.

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