Manroop Khela in a dark suit and red tie looks at the camera

Manroop Khela

Head of Transformation, Santander

Race Equality Leadership Team

Manroop is the Head of Transformation and part of the executive committee for Santander UK. 

He has worked in the Santander group since 2004 across Europe, the Americas and Asia, focused on consumer finance, retail and commercial banking and transformation. 

As part of his role as Head of Transformation, Manroop works closely with the universities division, embedding the relationship between Santander and higher education throughout the UK.

As the executive sponsor of the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) network in Santander UK, Manroop is passionate about promoting diversity to drive high-performing teams and mentors, both internally and externally.
Outside of Santander, Manroop recently became a trustee for 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.  

Having lived in Madrid for several years, Manroop is a Spanish speaker and bilingual. He is an avid traveller and a keen skier.

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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