Tandem appoints former HSBC exec as chief growth officer
Tandem has appointed Kunal Malani as its chief growth officer, who brings a wealth of experience from positions held at HSBC, Barclays and Capital One.
Malani will spearhead Tandem’s international expansion into Hong Kong this year and other potential new markets in 2020, in addition to driving Tandem’s domestic growth agenda here in the UK.
“I am extremely excited to be leading Tandem’s international expansion plans as well as the growth agenda we have here at home,” says Malani.
“We have hit the ground running with Hong Kong and done so at a great time as local consumers are currently massively underserved when it comes to digital banking. I look forward to utilising my skills in this new banking environment and delivering on the exciting plans we have for 2020 and beyond,” he adds.
Kunal has over 20 years of experience in product and commercial management spread over multiple regions include the UK, US, India and the Middle East.
“I’m delighted to welcome Kunal to Tandem. He brings a wealth of experience from over two decades working with legacy banks. I look forward to working with him as we drive our international growth plans and deliver on our ambitious domestic targets,” says Ricky Knox, Tandem Bank CEO.
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“This year we have made some exceptional senior appointments and as we continue to grow, I anticipate many more talented industry professionals will look to make the move to the challenger bank space,” adds Knox.
Prior to joining Tandem, Kunal held leadership positions at multinational banks around the world, including regional head of retail banking products, MENA at HSBC; commercial director at Barclays. He also played a pivotal role in Capital One’s growth in the US and UK, as head of cross sales, cementing it as a leading credit brand.