Sanjay Uppal

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

SanjayUppalAformer Chief Financial Officer with over twenty years of experience with leading banks across Asia, Sanjay has led complex transformation and growth in banks by bringing together a distinctive mix of financial management, strategy development, corporate governance, M&A and change management skills.

Sanjay’s career spans Group CFO, Country CFO, Business CFO and Board roles with leading multinational and regional banks in Asia. Throughout his career, he has worked with Boards and executives to deliver performance improvement, achieve excellence through strategic transformation,  and strengthen financial governance through enabling technology, organizational design and change management.

Standard Chartered Bank As CFO for Taiwan, Philippines and the UAE and in finance leadership positions in Singapore, India and Indonesia, Sanjay transformed the Finance function to become a true business partner and established robust corporate governance practices.

EmiratesNBD As Group CFO, he led the bank’s transformational growth to make it one of the largest banks in the MENA region with assets in excess of US$ 78 billion. He spearheaded the Bank’s US$ 11 billion merger with National Bank of Dubai and the successful integration and realization of synergies.

Hong Leong Bank As Group CFO, Sanjay led the transformation of the Finance function, post-merger financial integration, realization of synergies, balance sheet restructuring and successful capital and fund raising for the bank.

Sanjay is also a Mentor for ICAEW’s F-TEN (Financial Talent Executive Network) international leadership development program in Singapore that is delivered in partnership with INSEAD.

Over the years, he has delivered keynote speeches at CFO conferences across Asia and has been awarded by industry bodies for his role as a CFO.

Sanjay holds an MBA, a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and a Masters degree in Physics.

Areas of expertise
Financial Management and Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Investor relations
Corporate Finance & Capital Markets
Finance systems & technology
Post merger integration
Profit Improvement
Strategy Development & Execution
Organization development
Balance Sheet & Capital Management
Business Intelligence
Post-merger Synergies

Contact us for more information
Email us: info@straitsbridge.com
Call us on: +65 6408 0501

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Career summary

Hong Leong Bank:  Group Chief Financial Officer

EmiratesNBD: Group Chief Financial Officer

EmiratesNBD Capital: Board Member

Standard Chartered Bank: Global Head of Strategy – Wealth Management

Standard Chartered Bank: Chief Financial Officer, UAE

Standard Chartered Bank: Chief Financial Officer, Philippines

Standard Chartered Bank: Chief Financial Officer, Taiwan

Standard Chartered Bank: Head of Finance – Consumer Banking, Indonesia

Standard Chartered Bank: Head of Finance – Consumer Banking, India

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