UK Finance Announces Appointments of Thierry d’Argent from Societe Generale and Saif Malik from Standard Chartered

UK Finance has announced the appointment of Thierry d’Argent, CEO of Societe Generale UK; Saif Malik, CEO, UK, Standard Chartered; and Mickey Schiller, CEO of Leumi UK, to its Board, effective 8 February 2024.

TS Anil, CEO, Monzo; and Kelly Devine, Divisional President UK & Ireland, Mastercard, stepped down from the Board on the 1st of February. Anne Marie Verstraeten, Vice Chair BNP Paribas UK, will “step down from the Board on 13 February.”

d’Argent was previously Societe Generale’s Global Head of Coverage and Investment Banking, as well as Deputy Head of the Global Banking and Advisory business unit.

He previously worked at J.P. Morgan “as an M&A practitioner, where he became a Managing Director in 2001 in charge of its Investment Banking practice in France. He advises some of the largest corporations and financial institutions across Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the United States.”

Malik is the CEO of UK and “a member of the Global Client Coverage Leadership team at Standard Chartered, a leading international cross-border bank.”

In his current role, Malik leads the management and “development of corporate and financial institution client relationships in the UK and Turkey. Prior to this role, he was Global Head of Global Subsidiaries at Standard Chartered.

Schiller is CEO of Leumi UK Group, “a leading middle market specialist lender in the UK and in Europe, and a subsidiary of Israel’s largest financial group, Bank Leumi.

UK Finance acts to “enhance competitiveness, support customers and facilitate innovation across the financial services industry.”

It offers research, policy expertise and advocacy as well “as operational and project activity to enhance members’ own services where collective activity across the industry is appropriate. The Board, which is led by UK Finance Chair Bob Wigley, has been developed to ensure senior and fair representation across the industry.”

Bob Wigley, Chair of UK Finance, said:

“2024 poses fresh challenges for the financial services sector and the appointment of Thierry, Saif and Mickey adds significant expertise to the UK Finance Board ahead of the year. As the trade association for the financial services industry, we champion a thriving sector which acts in the best interests of consumers, businesses and wider society. I’d like to thank TS, Kelly and Anne Marie for their hard work and contribution to UK Finance.”

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