State Bank of India (SBI) UK has appointed Deepak Ahuja as its Head of Consumer Banking and Wealth.
Ahuja previously worked as the Head of NRI Business in Europe for Barclays, London, where he established the bank as the first in the UK to offer NRI products ‘off the shelf’ across 125 branches.
Prior to this, Ahuja worked for Citibank in London and American Express in Mumbai.
Rajnish Kumar, SBI Regional Head of UK, said: 'We are delighted to welcome Deepak to help develop the retail arm of State Bank of India in the UK.
'With his proven experience in positively transforming NRI banking in the UK, we have the greatest confidence Deepak will strengthen our ethos of transparency and fairness with our retail customers'.
Ahuja has an MBA from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, recognised as one of the top business schools in India.
State Bank of India currently has eight branches across the UK - The City, East Ham and Golders Green in London, Birmingham, Harrow, Leicester, Manchester and Southall – with current plans to open two more, in Wolverhampton and Coventry.