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Manroop Khela

Head of Specialist Business Units, Santander

Race Equality Leadership Team

Manroop Khela was appointed to the role of Head of Specialist Business Units in December 2019, leading specialist segments including Santander Consumer Finance and Cater Allen Private Bank. He also developed new business models for Santander’s unsecured lending and is a member of the UK ExCo.

In March 2018 he held the position of Head of Transformation and CEO Office.  Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer for Retail & Business Banking in Santander UK. He has worked in the Santander Group since 2004 across Europe, Latin Americas and Asia focusing on consumer finance and retail banking and since 2013, with a special focus on transformation. In 2011, he launched and was CEO of Hyundai Capital UK, a joint venture between Hyundai & Kia Motor Groups and Santander specialising in automotive financing. 

In January 2019 Manroop was appointed a Trustee of Help for Heroes, a leading charity providing lifelong support to service personnel and military veterans with injuries, illnesses and wounds sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces.

About Business in the Community’s Race Equality Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Race Equality Leadership Team is to support employers to help break down the barriers that prevent the progression of ethnic minorities in their workplaces and show how an inclusive organisation better serves its customers, clients and communities.

Find out more about BITC’s work on race.  

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