Mashreq Bank, UAE’s leading financial institution, appoints Santhosh Mahalingam as MD

Bangalore, 13 June 2018: Mashreq Bank, UAE’s leading financial institution, today announced the appointment of Santhosh Mahalingam as the Managing Director of Mashreq Global Services in India, Bangalore.

Santhoshbrings with him more than 22 years of experience in the retail banking industryand his expertise spans over operations, projects, finance, processengineering, digitization and general management. 

Prior to joiningMashreq in 2014, Santhosh held several senior positions with Qatar NationalBank, Standard Chartered Bank and most recently, Standard Chartered ScopeInternational as Head of Consumer Operations and Change Delivery where he wasinstrumental in setting out quality standards for variousoperational areas, as well as, establishing efficiency measures forevaluating performance. 

Santhosh hasbeen a consistent champion of digitization, taking the responsibility ofheading the digitization of back office operations at Mashreq Bank. 

SandeepChouhan, Group Head of Operations and Technology, said, “We are happy to announce theappointment of Santhosh as the Managing Director of Mashreq Global Services inIndia. India will be an integral part of the next wave of innovation for Mashreq.Therefore, Santhosh’s role as Managing Director for Global Services in India isextremely important for us, his rich wealth of experience and passionateleadership will certainly bring immense value to MGS.” 

SanthoshMahalingam, Managing Director Mashreq Global Services in India, said, “I am excited to be joining MashreqGlobal Services. My passion for innovation and technology aligns with MGS’scommitment to leading with innovative solutions and services. For over 50years, Mashreq has been powering the future of banking using the latesttechnologies in data, software, intelligence and robotics. I look forward tobeing part of their journey of constant innovation.”

 Santoshholds an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Calicut, India. Heis also a qualified Executive Coach (PCC) and certified NLP Practioner. 

A part of Al-Ghurair Group, Mashreq Bank is oneof UAE’s leading financial institutions and the largest private sector bankwith presence in London, New York, Honk Kong and Mumbai. In India, Mashreq,recently announced its entry into the non-bank financial institution (NBFI)space through an engagement with IL&FS Financial Services Ltd to offerexternal commercial borrowings (ECB) in Indian rupees.

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